From the big cities to dense forests to disasters at sea, authors Michael Sasser and Charles W. Sasser present some of the toughest cases and most harrowing missions faced by arson investigators.
A brutal inferno snuffs out the lives of eighty-seven at the Happy Land Social Club in New York City... The Branch Davidians torch their compound in Waco, Texas, killing eighty-one men, women and children… Flames engulf the streets of Detroit on its deadliest Devil’s Day… In each case, some of America’s most intrepid detectives were on the case, seeking out the truth amid the ashes.
Here are the toughest cases from real arson investigators—men and women who apply steely determination and extraordinary skills in the pursuit of one goal: to catch scheming profiteers, vicious vandals, and diabolical pyromaniacs. Where the untrained eye sees nothing but destruction, these investigators see clues—and they plunge undaunted into the charred debris of destroyed buildings and incinerated lives to seek them out. From big cities to dense forests to disasters at sea, they bring one vow to every case: to never let justice go up in smoke.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fire Cops is an excellent book showing a little bit of the inside world of arson investigation. There are plenty of stories that made me feel revulsion and anger at the arsonists who murdered civilians for the smallest slights, and a story which is put together throughout the book about a professional arsonist who torched warehouses for insurance, who eventually meets his downfall. All the stories are true, and the names of the guilty are unedited thus the stories can be verifed.
There are books for writers on many aspects of crime, but it's hard to find much about arson investigation. This book is perfect for filling that gap.
I couldn't put this book down. Books like this, crafted of fact and research, forever prove that fiction can never go toe to toe with history. Incredible.
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