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Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite
The Spark by John Kenny is set in the aftermath of a fire which claimed the life of one firefighter and left another, Donny, in critical condition. Slightly over a year later, Donny returns to work, doing the same thing as before, putting out fires and saving lives. He still thinks that the fire that killed his captain and mentor was not an accident; there were way too many coincidences for his liking. He decides he will not rest until he finds out the truth so he starts digging, looking over reports, speaking to witnesses, and making calls. There is, however, someone on the other side who will do anything to ensure that the truth never sees the light of day, and she has help from powerful people who can call in favors from as high up as the NSA. But Donny is determined to get to the bottom of it and will not stop, no matter what.
The Spark portrays the life of the men and women of the fire department. It has interesting details of the inner workings of the fire department and the tough love that keeps the teams together. John Kenny shares in deep detail the day-to-day life inside the fire department, while at the same time unfolding an enticing and fast paced thriller about a man willing to go to any lengths to discover the truth about the fire that killed his boss and mentor. I learnt so much about the fire department and got to appreciate firefighters even more for putting their lives on the line all the time, while at the same time enjoying an incredible story. I loved every single page of it and read it nonstop to the very end.