By Beth Groundwater
A new sequence from award-winning writer Beth Groundwater
The Arkansas River, middle and soul of Salida, Colorado, fuels the small town's economic climate and thrums within the blood of river ranger Mandy Tanner. while a whitewater rafting twist of fate happens, she deftly executes a rescue, yet a guy dies besides. seems, it wasn't the rapids that killed him—he was once murdered. Tom King used to be a wealthy land developer with sour company opponents, who cheated on his spouse, refused to help his kayak-obsessed son, and infuriated environmentalists.
Mandy's international is upended back whilst tragedy moves towards domestic. Suspicious that the newest loss of life is attached to Tom King's homicide, Mandy is going on an emotionally turbulent quest for the truth—and results in risky waters.
"A amazing publication by way of an writer who in actual fact is aware and loves her territory. Don't pass over it!" —William Kent Krueger
"Comes speeding at you from the 1st web page like roiling whitewater, and culminates in a riveting climax that lives as much as this book's identify. in case you like outside event and gripping characters, this one's a must-read."—SANDI AULT, Mary Higgins Clark and WILLA Award-winning writer of the WILD secret series
“A heart-racing debut with as many twists and turns and unforeseen upsets as a journey during the rapids itself.”—MARGARET COEL, writer of The Silent Spring
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Evie Olson stood subsequent to the bleachers with Shirley Logan, the 2 dolled up in sherbet-colored capris, spaghetti-strap tops, and matching floppy straw hats. Evie had accessorized with a spangly, sheer scarf in a rainbow swirl of colours draped over her capris and tied on the hip. She took a loud slurp of her beer. “Hello, Evie,” Rob acknowledged in a wary tone. Evie took a step towards Mandy and swayed. She evidently had inebriated one too many beers. She jabbed a finger in Mandy’s thigh. “I don’t enjoy you siccing Detective Quintana on me when you pulled a quick one within the Day Spa. ” Mandy swept Evie’s hand away. “I didn’t sic him on you. He’s engaging in his personal research. ” “With your slimy aid. fats lot of fine it’s performed. The fool can’t come to a decision who to arrest subsequent for what. First he is going after Paula King then he shall we her move and selections up Nate Fowler. ” Shirley laughed and slapped Evie’s arm. “He’ll be coming when you subsequent. greater get your legal professional coated up. ” “That’s now not humorous! ” Evie glared at her pal, who dunked her nostril in her beer glass and stepped away. Evie swung her evil eye towards Mandy. “You and Quintana should still circulate to Summit County. You’d healthy correct in at Keystone, considering the fact that you’re a few Keystone Kops. ” Shirley snorted out a hysterical snigger. Titters got here from a number of parents within the bleachers round them. “You evidently rehearsed that line,” Mandy acknowledged with a sneer. “Couldn’t you return up with whatever extra ingenious? ” While Evie drew herself as much as her complete top, as though getting ready for one more around, Rob stood. “You’re spoiling a great time for everybody, Evie. And you’re inebriated. ” He signaled Shirley. “Take her domestic so she will sleep it off. ” Pointing a menacing finger at Rob, Evie acknowledged, “That’s an insult. it's not that i am inebriated. ” She stumbled, inflicting the people within the stands to titter back. She frowned on the team, then became her wrath on Rob back. “I could make existence very tough for you, Robbie boy. have in mind, my daddy’s a councilman, and whilst I inform him—” Her phrases have been drowned out by means of the roar of the gang, signaling that one other team of rafts had begun down the river direction. all people else within the bleachers stood and craned their necks to determine. while Evie discovered she had misplaced her viewers, she threw down her beer cup and stomped off. Shirley picked it up and scurried after her. “Good timing, there,” Rob acknowledged in Mandy’s ear. “Don’t fear. She’ll most likely disregard all approximately this by way of the next day. ” Mandy nervous her lip as she watched Evie gesturing angrily at her buddy. “I’m now not so convinced. ” the lady yes had a mood while she received inebriated. may well she building up adequate anger to kill anyone, anyone who jilted her? Rob nudged her and pointed upstream. This team integrated a raft formed just like the roof of a home with “FEMA sucks” painted on it. “Oh, i am getting it,” Mandy acknowledged. “They’re typhoon Katrina sufferers. ” The drowning condo was once through a raft with upright, open plastic rubbish cans lashed to the perimeters. Grinning passengers stood within the cans, their hips inspite of the water point.