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Going Crazy in Public: A Mac Fontana Mystery (Mac Fontana #4)

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The fourth entry in the acclaimed Mac Fontana series follows Fire Chief Fontana as he attempts to track a deadly arsonist.Mac discovers he has two foes to contend with -- an arsonist and the media. Mac and his crew are thrust into the national media spotlight after a daring rescue. But a former actress and her son, who has a fascination with fire, become the focus of some...more
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Published by Avon Books (first published 1996)
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LJ
Going Crazy in Public - G
Emerson, Earl - 4th in Mac Fontana series

On a balmy night in June someone strikes a match and starts a fire, sparking outrage and fear in the sleepy town of Staircase, Washington. Fire Chief Mac Fontana's job is to restore the town's safety and stop the arsonist before he strikes again. The media descend on Staircase, and unexpectedly the town erupts with celebrity fever. A dramatic rescue effort by Mac's crew to pluck six people from another house on fire brings nationa...more
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Jeffers is the most disgusting excuse for a reporter I've ever seen in a book this year but I don't doubt for a minute he is an accurate representation of many real life ones. I adore Mac and I still dislike Mo. This is a good series, but the writing is becoming the usual cadence of this genre instead of the unique choppy rhythm set in the first book.
Mary
Mac Fontana is fire chief for Satircase,WA near Seattle. A widower with a young son, he is good at his job and finds himself in some very interesting situations. An arsonist is on the loose and Mac sets out to catch him. This series will require my further attention.
Jeff Dickison
An excellent book that I would give 4 1/2 stars, if I were allowed to. This is the best Mac Fontana book that I have read. Fontana must battle an arsonist and murderer while trying to keep small town gossip at bay. Highly recommended.
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Earl Emerson's Mac Fontana series books are worth reading for the chapter titles alone.
Dale Rosso
Excellent story in the series.
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Earl Emerson is a lieutenant in the Seattle Fire Department. He is the Shamus Award-winning author of Vertical Burn, as well as the Thomas Black detective series. He lives in North Bend, Washington.
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