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“Strange Fire” author Joel Burcat talks about his latest thriller

Burcat is an environmental attorney turned novelist

  • Scott LaMar
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Airdate: Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region of northeastern Pennsylvania isn’t the backdrop for a thriller novel that many people would picture, but that’s what Central Pennsylvania environmental attorney and author Joel Burcat has done with his latest book Strange Fire.

This is Burcat’s third book that stars Mike Jacobs — a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection lawyer — who gets involved in situations that involve danger, romance and international intrigue.

The story also includes contaminated wells from fracking and a missing contractor.

Joel Burcat is on Wednesday’s Smart Talk to discuss Strange Fire and his writing career.

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