Book Review: Chasing Fire by Pamela Clare

Title: Chasing Fire        
Series: Colorado High County #10
Author: Pamela Clare
Rating: Five out of five stars
Published: 12/13/2018
Publisher: Self-published
Genre(s): Contemporary romantic suspense


For fans of Pamela Clare’s acclaimed I-Team and Colorado High Country series…

An I-Team/Colorado High Country Crossover Novel

Fire chief Eric Hawke knows it’s only a matter of time until the next big wildfire. He’s done everything he can to prepare his crews for the inevitable. When high winds turn a small blaze into a raging crown fire that threatens Scarlet Springs, he, Brandon Silver, and the rest of Scarlet FD put their lives on the line to save the town and its citizens. But the one thing Hawke hadn’t planned for was bureaucratic red tape and waffling from higher-ups that could turn this crisis into a catastrophe. When his requests for support go unheeded, he’s faced with the prospect of watching the town he loves burn to ashes.

But sometimes help comes from unexpected places.

Marc Hunter, Julian Darcangelo, and Zach McBride are in the mountains above Scarlet Springs for an interagency training exercise when they see a single wisp of smoke to the west. What begins as a fun day of playing cops and bad guys soon becomes a battle against time, as they join forces with Hawke and members of the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue Team to save friends trapped by the fire.

Together, they pit their strength and courage against a terrifying and unforgiving force of nature. Will it be enough? Or will the ravenous flames claim lives—and leave the people of Scarlet Springs forever scarred?


Chasing Fire was an immersive read like no other I can recall. Throughout the entire book—from the raging beast of the fire, the numerous close calls, the extreme acts of heroism, the rescues, the injuries, and the losses—I experienced rushes of adrenaline, chills, tears, and finally relief. (Gosh, I’m worn out!) For those of us who have met and known Pamela Clare’s I-Team and Colorado High Country heroes (and heroines) for years, we totally expect and get why they do what they do. For those readers who are just meeting them in this crossover novel, she’s got you covered with brief, yet informative, introductions. As far as their incentive to be the best and truest kind of heroes just read, gasp, sigh, and find out!