On a scorching day in February 2009, an inferno roared through regional Victoria, killing 173 people. Among the dead were 11 residents of Churchill, Gippsland: victims of two fires lit by an arsonist. Every Australian grows up knowing that bushfires can be fatal in our dry, hot land. So why would someone deliberately start a dangerous blaze? One of Australia’s most considered writers investigates in this devastating account of a devastating day.