Hot Point by M.L. Buchman
Mount Hood Aviation Profile
Full Name: Robin Harrow (heroine of Firehawk #5, 2016)
Occupation: substitute Firehawk pilot (filling in for 1 season for a pregnant Emily)
Hair Color: blond
Eye Color: blue
Originally from: Tucson, AZ
Describe yourself in 100 words or less:
I come from a long matriarchy of desert truck stop owners. Single women, born that way and going to die that way. I’m still not sure how discovered helicopters. Did my two tours, but six years in the Army Air National Guard was about all I could stand. The drawdown grounded me back in the states and I’m not good at sitting still. Firefighting seemed like a good way to keep my feet in the air for another season.
What is the hardest part of your job? What is the most rewarding?
Hardest part? What the hell to do when your butt is on the ground. Most rewarding? Getting to heave ten tons of helicopter across the sky—damn cool job for a girl.
When not working, how do you spend your time?
Fishing isn’t much bigger in the desert than skiing. Never was exactly the outdoor type, and while I enjoy a good book, they move kinda slow. Have any movies handy? Tom Cruise is pretty cute even if he is old.
If money was no object and you had 3 weeks of vacation what would you do with your time?
Give me a warm beach and hot man and I couldn’t give a rat’s ass where I am.
Title: Hot Point
Author: M.L. Buchman
Series: Firehawks, #3
Pubdate: August 4th, 2015
Pulled apart by past mistakes. Driven by a passion neither could deny.
FROM WILDFIRE TO GUNFIRE
Master mechanic Denise Conroy—with a reputation for being as steel-clad as the aircraft she keeps aloft—shuns useless flyboys who don’t know one end of a wrench from the other.
Firehawk pilot Vern Taylor—known for unstoppable charm and a complete lack of mechanical skills—proves his talent for out-of-the-box thinking with every flight. He’s a survivor and a natural-born heli-aviation firefighter.
When Denise and Vern crash together in the Central American jungle with wildfire on one side and a full-fledged military coup on the other, their newly forged partnership is tested to the max. They have each other, but not even their formidable skills combined can protect Denise and Vern from the conflagration sweeping the jungle…and their hearts.
L. Buchman has over 35 novels and an ever-expanding flock of short stories in print. His military romantic suspense books have been named Barnes & Noble and NPR “Top 5 of the year,” Booklist “Top 10 of the Year,” and RT “Top 10 Romantic Suspense of the Year.” In addition to romantic suspense, he also writes contemporaries, thrillers, and fantasy and science fiction.
In among his career as a corporate project manager he has: rebuilt and single-handed a fifty-foot sailboat, both flown and jumped out of airplanes, designed and built two houses, and bicycled solo around the world.
He is now a full-time writer, living on the Oregon Coast with his beloved wife. He is constantly amazed at what you can do with a degree in Geophysics. You may keep up with his writing at www.mlbuchman.com.