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Publisher's Summary

On 7 February 2009, Roger Wood was the police officer in charge of Kinglake, at the epicentre of the worst ever bushfire disaster in Australia's history, Black Saturday.

As the firestorm engulfed the community, he risked his life again and again to try to save people. When he phoned home to warn his wife what was coming, she screamed that the fire had already hit their property. Then the line went dead.

This is a book about the monster - and the fear, grief, desolation and heroism of those who confronted it.

©2011 Adrian Hyland (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A masterpiece of storytelling." (Kerry O’Brien)
"Terrifying and moving." ( The Australian)

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It was incredible to hear the first hand account on what was one of Victoria’s darkest days

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As a Victorian, who lived through this day just KMs away, this was both fascinating and heartbreaking to read. Amazing stories respectfully told

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Brilliant

This book really gives an incite to the way our emergency service personal reacted and responded to the events of Black Saturday, especially in the Kinglake area. They were just as blinded and unaware of the location of the fire. No one knew. Worth the time to read.

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