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.
Review - Lethal encounters. Dangerous defenses. Bombings and Homeland Security: all are out of range of the usual geologist's field work. But Alex is no usual geologist, and Thirst is no usual mystery. Detective readers will find it a compelling, involving read. - D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Review #2 - THIRST leads the reader down a literary mineshaft where oxygen is running low and time short. Flavoured with insider expertise and a natural storyteller's flair, THIRST is a gripping and fun ride. - Daniel Kalla, bestselling author of NIGHTFALL OVER SHANGHAI