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Arts & CultureBooksMill Street Books to host signing by local author & veteran firefighter, Saturday, February 8th,

Mill Street Books to host signing by local author & veteran firefighter, Saturday, February 8th,

Searching for the truth is the most dangerous thing firefighter Donny Robertson will ever do. Everyone believes the blaze that killed Donny’s Captain was just a terrible accident. Donny’s search for the truth will cost him his home, his relationship and his job. His only chance is to confront the person pulling the strings. It’s a desperate plan and it will cost him everything he has left.

 The Spark is a fast paced, intelligent thriller that offers an insider’s view of the unique and demanding world of firefighting. Written by veteran firefighter John Kenny, The Spark gives the reader a firsthand account of the merciless heat and blinding smoke; the camaraderie and conflict between men and women who place their lives in each other’s hands; the moments of grim hilarity, unexpected grace and heartbreaking tragedy that are part of life in the fire service.

John will be signing copies of The Spark at Mill Street Books, 52 Mill St. in Almonte, on Saturday, February 8th, from 1:30 until 3:00 pm.

John Kenny has been a professional firefighter since 1989. He lives just outside of Ottawa, Canada with his wife Liz. The Spark is his debut novel. A complete biography is available at

High resolution photographs of John and the book cover are available at

“The Spark is a well-paced thriller, anchored in real-world firefighting. Just be careful if you plan to read it on the subway – you’re likely to miss your stop.” – Andrew Hudson, Beach Metro Community News

“Kenny keeps the pages turning quickly with a combination of action sequences, semi-comic romance, [and] detailed looks into the world of emergency services and toxic chemicals” – Rod Croskery, The Millstone





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