I'd thought that James Patterson, on his own and with co-authors, penned the most novels until I came across Nora Roberts. Under her own name and also the pseudonym JD Robb she has ground out 190 works of fiction to date without a co-author. To her credit, talent-wise she gives Patterson a run for his money.
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts, 472pp 2012 Platkus paperback. Available at Asia Books and leading bookshops, 350 baht.
Roberts doesn't mention how much research she does on her stories, yet from the amount of information she dispenses the reader is aware that it's extensive. And in Chasing Fire, she chose a subject curiously overlooked by virtually all her contemporaries. Curious because forest fires, wherever they may be, are commonplace.
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