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4.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 4.17 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Hansen Narrator: Greg Dehm Publisher: Hole Shot Press (Consignment) Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN:
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Grant Stevens, a mid-level manager for the Bureau of Reclamation, only wanted to build dams. He never imagined he would be swept into a desperate race against an environmental terrorist bent on restoring the Colorado River by blowing up the dams. Left temporarily in charge of the Bureau, Grant must react when the first dam is attacked. He faces the unthinkable task of mitigating the massive flood roaring down the Colorado. The flood will eventually threaten the mighty Hoover Dam, and if Hoover fails, the other dams downstream will fall like dominos.

Working with the FBI, Grant uses his engineering skills, river knowledge, and plenty of gut instinct in an attempt to outmaneuver the terrorist. The chase will lead all the way downstream to the Gulf of California in a cat and mouse game where the stakes are high and the potential for destruction is enormous.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jwjohnsen | 2/19/2014

    " Although homophonic and punctuational errors abound, this book is very well-written and a great quick read. I hear a second edition with many corrections is about to come out. There is something about quadrillions of gallons of water escaping their boundaries and causing destruction that appeals to me - haven't we all wished we could see a dam break? Anyway, I would recommend this to anyone who is into novels that don't require a lot of analysis or pondering. Which is me, I guess, at least during semester breaks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 2/16/2014

    " Interesting book. First few chapters slow then had a hard time putting it down. Very educational (hopefully correct) about the Colorado River and dam systems. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 2/9/2014

    " Superbly researched, very well written. Takes place in my "backyard" the Colorado River lakes. Gripping and a wonderful education on the building and workings of dams. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Tanner | 1/31/2014

    " Local author Gary Hansen attended our book club in January 2009. He was a delight and it was so fun to be able to ask him questions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Humphries | 1/24/2014

    " I'm not sure that my planned trip through this area didn't influence my enjoyment of this book, but Hanson's debut was great in my estimation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 1/16/2014

    " A well-documented, thoroughly enjoyable technothriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 12/29/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia Lunsford | 12/23/2013

    " was a good easy read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynette Andrew | 12/17/2013

    " I actually know this author! This is a great book-an envirornmental terrorist situation taking place in a part of the country I love--southern Utah. The author did a lot of research to make this book very believable. I highly recommend this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 12/1/2013

    " Good premise but would have been better without the author's ham handed right leaning political diatribes being shoved into the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 11/20/2013

    " I enjoyed the book but there were a few dry parts (not a pun). Some of the things were surreal but it was still a good read. Whether or not the engineering is correct or not I really didn't care. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny | 10/27/2013

    " I loved this book! I recently visited all the places mentioned in the book and I could really relate to the entire story. We camped along the river just where this took place! Excellent read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Serena | 10/24/2013

    " You wouldn't think a book about dams would be this awesome. Know more about dams than I had ever hoped to learn. Pretty impressive for a first novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 9/9/2013

    " Best dam book I ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 7/21/2013

    " Good story! Sad thing is it almost could happen. I'm hoping Mr. Hansen writes another novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 pendy | 7/16/2013

    " With a few revisions, this book would make an awesome action movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki Tyley | 4/27/2013

    " Engaging and fast-paced eco-thriller. Well worth a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 2/4/2013

    " Excellent thriller. Makes one appreciate the power of nature and the risks of trying to hold it back or divert it. "

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