London, 1940. The German Luftwaffe are about to start a bombing raid that will last for 57 consecutive nights. A rag tag group of freshly-trained firemen, unfit to join the army, have assembled in the East End to contribute to the war effort. Young Tom Sedgwick finds himself thrown into a unit with five other men, including the Jewish watchmaker's son David Schwartkopf, and Sid Patterson, an ambitious boy who aims to prove himself to his father and on-off girlfriend Doris. After just six weeks of training and the occasional household fire to deal with, the first of the bombings begins and the firemen do everything they can to keep the fire at bay. Shift patterns go out the window as they find themselves working through the night to minimise the destruction and death on the home front. From being called army-dodgers before the Blitz to being cheered by crowds, Tom and his friends have become heroes. But fighting fires and saving lives pales in comparison to the daunting task of asking the bright-eyed Susan to the Fire Service Dance! Normal life must go on, but with loved ones dying and a bomb hitting the crew when they least expect it, they must muster all the courage they can... London's Burning is a thrilling story of a city at war. 'A memorable read. - Robert Foster, best-selling author of The Lunar Code.