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October- November, 2007

I could tell you that this is a fact paced page turner. I could also suggest that through most of this book you will find yourself on the edge of your seat, but it would not do justice to this spine tingling thriller.  I recommend one last trip down a Colorado River you have never before experienced.

 

The real hero of this novel is the Colorado River, from Lake Powell to the dry and desolate Colorado River Delta. The other hero -- for those who prefer the flesh and blood type -- believe it or not, is an engineer.

Grant Stevens greatest ambition is to build dams. He works for the Bureau of Reclamation, but this organization has no immediate plans to build dams in the United States any time soon. Needless to say, Grant is very frustrated by this state of affairs. Enter an environmentalist whose greatest ambition is to restore the Colorado river to its former glory.

I could tell you that this is a fast-paced page turner. I could also suggest that through most of this book you will find yourself on the edge of your seat, but it would not do justice to this spine tingling thriller. The author inundates the reader with fascinating facts and figures, but fear not, you will not be bored. Like I did, you will find this not only adds to the intrigue, but embellishes the suspense.

Even though the summer is over, I recommend one last trip, this time down a Colorado River you have never experienced.

-- Bruce Christensen