Among the thousands of summer warriors battling to save America's crown jewel, is single mother Clare Chance. Her best friend (and fellow Texas firefighter), dies in a roof collapse. She flees to Montana to try and put the memory behind her. She's not alone in fighting personal demons as well as the fiery dragon that threatens the park. Chris Deering, a Vietnam veteran helicopter pilot and Ranger Steve Haywood (who lost his wife and baby in a plane crash), rally around Clare when tragedy strikes her yet again.
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The world's largest volcano does not reside beneath Hawaii's mountains, or in Washington state, but Yellowstone National Park. Past eruptions have darkened our continent and covered it with a blanket of ash that smothered both plant and animal life. Now the supervolcano, with its earthquakes and geysers, is monitored on a daily basis for signs of the beast reawakening.
It began with lies. One-quarter Nez Perce, Cord Sutton attempts to hide his Indian blood by adopting the life of a gentleman. As part of the ruse, he plans to buy the Lake Hotel, an island in the Yellowstone wilderness that offers elegant accommodations to travelers on the Northern Pacific Railroad.When Chicago heiress Laura Fielding is rescued from a stagecoach robbery in Jackson Hole by a rugged mountain man, she hides the fact she's wealthy. What she doesn't know is the man that's saved her is Cord Sutton.
Francesca di Paoli, an immigrant fallen on hard times, reaches what she hopes is a safe haven in Jackson Hole in June 1925 - only to narrowly miss dying in the historic Gros Ventre landslide. Hired as a cook at the Snake River Dude Ranch, she and the rest of the valley inhabitants watch a new lake form along a dammed river. Poised above homes and ranches, will the 300 foot wall of debris hold back the waters?