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Day into Night

(Porter Cassel #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  34 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
A Porter Cassel Mystery
When a raging forest fire cannot suck in air quickly enough, smoke turns black, blotting out the sun and turning day into night. To a firefighter, this false dusk is a sign of conditions turning rapidly from bad to worse. But Cassel has more than just fires to contend with—he is a man with a tragedy in his past and the situation becomes more complex
Published February 2011 by Cormmorant Books (first published May 12th 2006)
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May 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Opening sentence: By the time I arrive, the fire has grown to an area the size of a small city.

From this alarming opening, and in breath-stealing smoke and ash that quickly feels all too real, we follow forest fire investigator Porter Cassel through his preliminary search for a point of origin. The fire is an arson, one of a string started in similar fashion by someone who knows just how to take advantage of natural fluctuations in wind and humidity, and the crews all know they are in for a long
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the first one this author has written but I sincerely hope it won't be the last. He has a wonderful way with words and makes a fairly simple plot eminently readable. His hero, Porter Cassel is very loveable and I look forward to reading about his further adventures as a firefighter in Alberta.
Jul 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm not exactly sure how to rate this book. This is definitely one of those times when half stars would come in handy! Perhaps it's more 3.5 than 4...

I don't remember how I ended up with this ebook in my Kobo app, maybe it was on sale or something, but it's been sitting around awhile, silently adjuring me to pick it. I finally did. And I did at a time that suited my mood. I needed something not heavy on the brain, something escapist, something Canadian. And most of all a good story. This one fit
Dec 07, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was incredibly excited to read this, but I'm sorry to say I was deeply disappointed. I technically didn't finish it, but only got about a third of the way through before I decided to put it down. I admit that my review is heavily biased; I have been working for SRD (previously the Forest Service) in Wildfire Management since 2008. I am an Information Officer (public relations), but I'm currently finishing off my BSc in Forestry so I can become a Forest Officer eventually. Saying that, I've gat ...more
Feb 24, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am on a bit of a project - reading books by Canadian authors and I like mystery/suspense/crime thrillers and where there is a series I kind of try to start with the first and, when possible, stay in order. Which brings me to Dave Hugelschaffer's first in the Porter Cassel series - Day into Night.
This story has a good plot, lots of action and plenty of twists but I kind of thought a bit of a weak ending.
I am not really in love with Dave's writing style which, in my opinion, is rather choppy
Chance Hansen
The description and technical fire and firefighter lingo isn't too difficult to understand while bringing you into his world. I found myself wanting more fire descriptions and to learn more about the methods which gives Dave Huggelschaffer an edge over other author's. His writing style is new, unique and I hope there are more in the future. I found the characters were solid and easy to picture. The mystery was well put together with a few good unpredictable twists. .
As a whole I found this boo
May 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
A mystery set in western Canada, the main character is an ex-forest ranger, part time arson investigator whose fiancee was killed three years before by an eco-terrorist's bomb. Now there's a serial arsonist out there setting forest fires on extreme fire danger days and the eco-terrorist has struck again. Porter Cassel (our hero) wants to solve both mysteries. He's a great character, too. Very real. He gets dirty, does stupid stuff, gets drunk and gets into bar fights, has hangovers, and is also ...more
Tina Siegel
Aug 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great summer read! Engaging from the first page. I love how Hugelschaffer plunges us right into the middle of the action, and orients us using every sense - he tells us how things look and smell and taste and feel and sound. I also enjoy the intense masculinity of the setting and context. Cassel is a little hard-boiled for my taste, sometimes, but otherwise he's fantastic! Can't wait to read the next one!
Dec 10, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-fiction
Not bad. Porter Cassell, the hero, is a bit too hard-boiled for my tastes so not my favorite protagonist in a mystery/suspense series. Plot was interesting enough but the writing style not my favorite; I think it was the over use of similes and I didn't like the italics all over the place either. I'm not thinking I'll be trying the second one in the series.
Maureen Rue
An interesting book about fire fighting in northern Alberta. Mystery, suspense and gives a real sense of life on the line fighting fires. I really liked it.
May 26, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Finally finished it. Took a while as it was a cheap buy for the Kobo and no pressure to get through it. Not too compelling and doubt I'll read another. Mystery, Canadian content, not fab writing.
May 04, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: canadian
Dave Hugelschaffers writing is great. He adds just the right amount of humor to his work, and the settings he chooses for his stories are just right!
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May 28, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story, but way too long.
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