Earik Beann tells this true tale as one of the nine neighbors saved their neighborhood from the deadly and incredibly destructive California wildfires of 2017.
As the Pointe Patrol hunted down potentially dangerous embers and put out fires they were also plagued by looters.
The story focuses on Viewpointe Circle. A small neighborhood within the Santa Rosa mandatory evacuation zone.
My Review 3/5 Stars
I’m not sure what surprised me more about this story, the fact that there was no official warning about the fire bearing down on the city or the way this small community pulled together to save their home.
The book is called Pointe Patrol but the story isn’t just about those nine people. Their neighbors on the outside were just as active in helping to save the neighborhood. They brought supplies, checked in daily with encouragement, and gratitude to keep the Patrol in good spirits and well fed if not comfortable.
I gave Pointe Patrol three stars because Earik has a tendency to go off on tangents. Some of them are funny, some of them contain important information and a few of them slowed the story. They’re easy enough to skip. (Go to the next paragraph and he tends to pick right back up where he left off.) But I don’t like skipping pieces of books I read. I want to read the book. That’s the point after all. With some editing to remove the nonessential or entertaining tangents, I’d give this book four stars. It’s an incredible journey that is important for those of us who hear about the wildfires and tend to feel it’s as normal as a snowstorm. A seasonal occurrence that makes no difference. But these fires can get serious fast and people died in this fire and have died in fired since.
If you buy Pointe Patrol, Earik is donating the profits to victims of the fires as well as families of first responders. So please grab your copy today. You’ll get to feel good about your purchase while getting an inside perspective of the fires we hear about all too often.
Check out my interview with
More about Earik
About the Reviewer
Marissa Frosch loves reading paranormal romance, urban fantasy, thriller/mystery, memoir, and self-help/business books. Diversity in literature is incredibly important to her and she loves to see #Ownvoices.
Marissa is the co-founder and Head of Marketing at Amphibian Press. She got her Associate’s Degree in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University in May 2018 and is a Certified Book Launch Coach trained by Tim Grahl. Marissa created and runs Amphibian Authors, a place for authors to learn about marketing and publishing. Be sure to download your free Author Platform Guide. In addition to her Book Launch Certification, Marissa also received her Story Grid Editor Certification in March of 2019. Marissa also writes fiction under the name Cameron J Quinn.