Peter Robinson keeps getting better. This book, the latest in the perennial Inspector Banks series, is certainly one of the best. Combined with the usual police procedural are Banks' problems and tribulations, making him one of the most human mystery characters around. The story itself is about fire (hence the title), and Robinson keeps you guessing throughout the book. The denouement is not without shock and a life-changing event for Banks, and it makes you look forward to the next installment with great expectation. If you haven't read any Inspector Banks novels, this could be a good place to start, but you'll probably want to begin at the beginning - this is one series that will quickly get you hooked.