Explosive violence rocks Canada's Slocan Valley after the shooting deaths of three teenagers in a bombing attempt at the Keenleyside Dam. A joint U.S.-Canada military force locks down the Valley to protect Columbia River dams critical to both countries but martial law incites more violence.
Geologist Alex Graham refuses to let politics stand in her way. She evades military patrols to slip into a restricted zone in her hunt for a silver mine to claim as her own. But her plans are derailed by an intentionally set fire that almost takes her life. Someone wants her out of the Slocan Valley.
When Alex discovers a gunshot victim in an abandoned mine, she fears she could be next. But she's never been one to wait for trouble to come to her and she tracks a suspicious man seen once too often in the lonely mountains.
All eyes are on the dams, but the true threat lies elsewhere.
|Publisher:||Stonedrift Press Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
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Protagonist Alex Graham is a geologist looking to lay claim to gold mines in British Columbia, Canada. She thought she was simply risking arrest when she stepped over the bounds of a military perimeter established by a joint Canada-U.S. task force. Instead she almost dies at the hands of a crazed bioterrorist. Her story starts out running, gathers up a love interest and teenagers in turmoil along the way, and the action never quits as it races to a satisfying end. There are wonderful entwined plot threads and twists—ecological disasters, bureaucracies of the hospital and governmental ilk, and international intrigue. If you like mystery-suspense-thriller novels, pick up a copy of Katherine Prairie’s “Thirst.” I consider this a well-written and highly recommended read.
Most of us think of thirst as being in need of something to drink--but according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary-here is the definition of Thirst: " Full Definition of thirst 1 a : a sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat associated with a desire for liquids; also : the bodily condition (as of dehydration) that induces this sensationb : a desire or need to drink 2 : an ardent desire : craving, longing " This book has a bit of both definitions intertwined within its pages and in a way that will capture your imagination and keep you reading non-stop! I know I did--. Having an Environmental Science degree I will say she got the science right--but that is not really what this book is about. The story line is about a geologists search for a silver mine, a town that wants revenge for one reason and they want the US Military out of their small town--and a man who has a thirst for revenge which could possibly lead to the contamination of a major source of water which is protected by both the US and Canada This is actually true-read about the Canada-United States Action Plan for Critical Infrastructure . There are lots of articles you can read if you google Canada-United States Action Plan for Critical Infrastructure. Secrets, murder and intrigue abound-as well as twists and turns. The ending will both surprise and for me at least left me wondering--could this really happen? And unfortunately I know it could--I am hoping this author writes another book which continues where this one left off.
Wow, this book really impressed me. You can tell straight away that the Author has a talent for writing. This was such an easy and enjoyable book to read. Most people probably wouldn’t go camping or get into a tent again, if someone tried to burn them alive in one. However Geologist Alex Graham isn’t most people, and even though she gets burnt, it’s not going to stop her. She is a tough, gritty, and determined woman. Alex has a chance to take over a friends mining claims, but it just happens that the land is in a government restricted zone, patrolled by the military and the police. You can’t blame the military for being on edge, with a group of local’s intent on blowing up the dams, buildings and generally trying anything to get rid of the Americans. Now with a death in the hospital, with what looks like pesticide poisoning, Alex and Dr Keenan need to work out if someone has planted the pesticide into the drinking water, that could potentially affect allot of people, or if it’s isolated. This really is a great story, and it moves along at a good pace, with plenty happening. I’ll certainly be adding this Author to my list to watch out for.
Wow! I could not put this book down! From the first to the last action packed page I was enthralled. This book is a well-crafted mystery for educated people who like strong intelligent female characters and who also like to think and learn while reading. Alex Graham is a geologist out in the field when disaster strikes. She manages to survive but afterward is drawn into trying to solve a mystery that is multifaceted and very dangerous indeed. With murder, bombs and potential bio-terrorism there is a lot going on in this book but there is also the introduction of potential romance. I thoroughly enjoyed Alex, found the medical situations in the hospital spot-on and enjoyed Eric’s character and his interactions with Alex. As a parent I was intrigued by Nathan’s dilemma and how he would deal with his daughter Oliva. All of the threads of this story were woven together to create a tapestry that is taut, intriguing and oh so well executed. I look forward to future books in this series and/or any novels Katherine Prairie decides to write. Thank you to NetGalley and Stonedrift Press Ltd. For the copy of the ARC to read and review. 4.5 Stars