"His name is Connor Ford and he falls like an angel of mercy
from the sky, braving the flames to save the woman he loves but knows he cannot have.
For Julia Bishop is the partner of his best friend and fellow "smoke jumper",
Ed Tully. Julia loves them both -- until a fiery tragedy on Montana's Snake
Mountain forces her to choose between them, and she burns a brand on all their hearts.
In the wake of the fire, Connor embarks on a harrowing journey to the edge of
human experience, traveling the world's worst wars and disasters to take photographs
that find him fame but never happiness. Reckless of a life he no longer wants,
again and again he dares death to take him, until another fateful day on another
continent, he must walk through fire once more."