Alive to the Burning - Howard BakerLondon: Robert Hale, 1985, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Leans. Pages lightly age-tanned.
From the cover: “In the blasted streets of a major city a motley array of volunteers join forces with the remnants of the emergency services in a last-ditch attempt to halt an approaching inferno, and to release those trapped in its path.
The flames prove relentless, the ruined buildings treacherous, and soon firefighters and rescuers alike are locked in brutal contest with their respective opponents; resisting the advancing conflagration with the stubbornness of desperation and pitting their wits against the deadly snares created by blast. With all else but determination in short supply the struggle is bitter, bloody and perilously unpredictable. As the tide of fire pounds against the final barrier the fate of the city hangs in the balance, as does the survival of its defenders…
Alive To The Burning brings to a climax the odyssey of Emergency Column Eight, the convoy of volunteer units whose journey across an England devastated by a conventional missile attack was portrayed in Howard Baker’s first novel All The Gods Are Dead.”