Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping. Flying past towering pillars of smoke, parachuting down to the edge of an all-consuming blaze, shoveling and sawing for hours upon hours, days at a time, all to hold the line and push back against the raw power of Mother Nature. But theres also little else as thrilling – at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are one of the most exclusive firefighting squads in the nation, and the job is in Rowans blood – her father is a legend in the field. Shes been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday. At this point, returning to the wilds of Montana for the season feels like coming home – even with reminders of the partner she lost last season still lingering in the air. Fortunately, this years rookie crop is among the strongest ever – and Gulliver Currys one of the best. Hes also a walking contradiction, a hotshot firefighter with a big vocabulary and a winter job at a kids arcade. He came to Missoula to follow in the footsteps of Lucas ‘Iron Man’ Tripp, yet hes instantly more fascinated by his heros daughter. Rowan, as a rule, doesnt hook up with other smoke jumpers, but Gull is convinced he can change her mind.