Beneath the Flames by Gregory Renz!
Author Event: Beneath the Flames by Gregory Renz!
Beneath the Flames by Gregory Renz! Beneath the Flames is the story of Mitch Garner, a small-town firefighter who begins work in Milwaukee's roughest neighborhood and sees conflict he never could have imagined. Written by Gregory Renz, an actual firefighter, this story is one of suspense, racial strife, and ultimately, love. Please join us on Tuesday, July 23rd at 7pm, as we welcome Greg to read from his book, answer questions, and sign copies for attendees. Wine will be served!
July 23rd @ 7:00 PM
A fire in a neighboring farmhouse has young farmer and volunteer firefighter, Mitch Garner, blaming himself for the tragic outcome. He loses all hope of forgiving himself. His only hope for redemption is to leave Jennie, the girl he's loved since high school, and journey from Wisconsin's lush farmland to the decaying inner city of Milwaukee to prove himself as a professional firefighter.
Mitch is assigned to the busiest firehouse in the heart of one of the most blighted areas of Milwaukee, the Core, where he's viciously hazed by senior firefighters. He struggles to hold it together at horrific scenes of violence and can't do anything right at fires. Within weeks, he's ready to give up and quit. His salvation comes in the form of a brash adolescent girl, Jasmine Richardson. Mitch is assigned to tutor her little sister through a department mentoring program. Despite Jasmine's contempt toward Mitch, her courage and devotion to her little sister inspire Mitch to stay and dedicate himself to helping her and the neighboring children overcome the hopelessness of growing up in crushing poverty.
Trouble on the farm has Mitch torn between returning home to Jennie and staying in Milwaukee where he'll be forced to risk his life to protect Jasmine from the leader of the One-Niner street gang.