Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wet Desert by Gary Hansen

Wet Desert by Gary Hansen

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.

Forever Friends Rating 5 Stars by Teri
Until Next Time, See You Around The Book Nook

Wet Desert by Gary Hansen
Publisher: Hole Shot Press
Pub. Date: May 2007
ISBN-13: 9780979352102

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