Wet Desert: Tracking Down a Terrorist on the Colorado River

Wet Desert: Tracking Down a Terrorist on the Colorado River

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by Gary Hansen
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780979352102
Publisher:
Brigham Distributing
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Pages:
363
Sales rank:
608,210
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Wet Desert 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
SHARON39 More than 1 year ago
WET DESERT is one you'll want to read in one sitting. It is entertaining, thought-provoking, fast-paced, intelligent and fascinating. There is a lot of interesting historical detail that shows a lot of research went into this book. I think the plot is brilliant and intriguing where Grant, an engineer and employee of the Bureau of Reclamation, seems to be left in charge while water is pouring downriver with impossible, dangerous speed. A terrorist blows up Glen Canyon Dam which in turn sets forth a chain reaction which creates the desperate need to save Hoover Dam and others on the Colorado River. There is a lot of action and adventure in this nightmare that will hold your interest throughout.
Sweet-Tangerine More than 1 year ago
This novel, which was a finalist in The Whitney's this March, well earned that recognition, as this novel hits with a resounding bang!!! The action is non stopping and it comes to a loud climax. The story begins with a twisted environmentalist, bombing several of the dams along the Colorado River, attempting to restore the Colorado River. It takes Grant Stevens, a mid-level manager for the Bureau of Reclamation, to try and stay one step ahead of the bomber and attempt to find out why he is doing this. This is a great book for learning about the Colorado River, about the intricacies of dams and the damage and destruction that the River does by being unleashed. We see how ineffective beaucracy can be in situations like this. We see the heroes who step up to the plate to save lives and see how everyday people handle these grave situations. If you want a roller-coaster ride down the Colorado River down to the Mexican border, you'll love this thrilling page turner. I highly recommend this fascinating novel to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding book! The research and thought that had to have gone into this book is amazing. The story just keeps moving on so quickly. Loved the characters and how Hansen developed them. This thriller is bound to go somewhere!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Wet Desert. It is rare for a book to generate such a compulsion for me to turn the pages. I felt as if I was being pulled through the book. It's fast-paced, intelligent, thought-provoking, cohesive, and entertaining. Wet Desert not only met those criteria, it takes a place among my favorite books, in company with others from Clancy, Crichton, Grisham, and Cussler. I liked the fact that it was technical enough to lend credibility, but not so much as to be tedious. Characters are well-defined and remain believable and consistent throughout the story. The book presents some thought-provoking issues and offers fascinating facts and insights, but for the most part allows the reader to draw his or her own conclusions. Specifically, the novel provides interesting historical details about the Colorado River, the Glen Canyon and Hoover dams, Lake Powell, and the Colorado River Delta. I found it so intriguing that I did further research, starting with Wikipedia. (In fact, you might want to refresh your knowledge of the Colorado River before you read.) Most importantly, I couldn¿t wait to set aside time to read Wet Desert and looked forward to turning each page from beginning to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not much to say except that this is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. I couldn't put it down. I've been to most of the places where the story takes place. The author described them perfectly. I was amazed that this was his first book.