Mayday! Firefighter Down Gary Ryman 

Gary Ryman



ISBN: 978-1-55571-802-2
Pages: 290


“An incredible read! The Chief has blended just about all of the elements of a great American novel into this one—Mystery, Murder, Greed, a Sexy Love Story and Great Fire Fighting Action. This book should be required reading for all aspiring and new fire fighters.” —Chief Dennis Rubin, former Fire Chief Norfolk, VA; Atlanta, GA; and Washington, D.C.


Lieutenant Dave Michaels is a chief officer in the making, according to some, as is his best friend, fellow officer and brother-in-law, Matt Thompson. After an intentionally set fire kills Thompson, Michaels begins to investigate the fire himself, angered by the slow police action.

A series of similar fires convinces him that the key lies with the buildings’ owner, the ex-wife of his deputy chief. But Michaels’ dogged pursuit of the arsonist eventually puts him at odds with his superiors and a gritty, old-school detective named Witkowski.

And it’s not just his career that’s in danger. Michaels’ life is also on the line as the arsonist has a plan to permanently extinguish the fireman’s burning desire for justice.


“Mayday! Firefighter Down is a great read in the genre of Dennis Smith’s Steely Blue and shouldn’t be missed. Ryman kept the firefighter in me interested and the writer in me waiting to see what happens next.” —Deputy Chief Michael “Mick” Mayers,

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