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By Beth Groundwater

Between a rock and a troublesome paddle

Mandy Tanner and her fiancé Rob are best an offseason rafting-climbing journey in Utah’s distant Canyonlands. skilled courses, Mandy and Rob comprehend they must continue their cool after one in all their staff, Alex Anderson, seems to became endure bait. Walled off from the surface international with 11 shell-shocked consumers and miles of Colorado River whitewater forward, Mandy’s nerves threaten to solve whilst she learns that Alex’s dying used to be now not the paintings of a homicidal grizzly. no matter if it used to be against the law of ardour or the random act of a psychopath, Mandy fears that in the event that they don’t root out the river rat between them, one other camper could be operating the rapids in a physique bag.

“A extraordinary publication by way of an writer who essentially is aware and loves her territory. Don’t leave out it!”―William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling writer of the Cork O’Connor series

“Once back, Groundwater, blending secret with open air experience, comes up with an expedition that would please such a lot comers.”―Kirkus Reviews

“A exciting trip . . . jam-packed with river lore, shiny descriptions . . . and loving depictions of the numerous characters.”―Alfred Hitchcock secret Magazine

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We’re going to like having an expert’s mind to choose. ” Mandy smiled. one other challenge solved. After the ladies left, she confronted Kendra. “You ok with this? ” Kendra nodded. “Yeah, all of them look beautiful great. unsure how a lot sleep I’m going to get, although. ” “More than you will get with Gonzo,” Mandy shot again with a wink. guffawing, Kendra retreated to the again room. Returning to her place at the back of the counter subsequent to Rob, Mandy stated, “We might have to rescue Kendra from these chatterboxes. We can’t have a sleepy rafting consultant, particularly in Cataract Canyon. ” Rob shrugged. “We’ll move that bridge once we come to it. If want be, she will be able to sleep with you one evening, and I’ll mattress down outdoor. ” Mandy leaned on her elbows and checked out the roster. “You understand, after we have been making plans this journey, I imagined all types of items going improper. I by no means dreamed that tent assignments have been going to be any such problem. ” She puzzled if this tent shuffle used to be an indication of extra patron matters to return. With fun, Rob acknowledged, “Hopefully the Anderson relations can be ok with theirs. ” “We can’t do something approximately it in the event that they aren’t! ” In the duel of intercourse, lady fights from a dreadnought and guy from an open raft. —h. l. mencken While Mandy and Rob have been checking the signed liberate kinds for mistakes, front door to the outfitter’s development swung open. A breeze got here in the course of the doorway, stirring up the papers. Mandy slapped her hand on them to maintain them from flying, then appeared up. a truly tall, skinny younger guy stepped in the course of the door and swept his shoulder-length instantly brown hair out of his face. He wore a tattered T-shirt and torn denims, and his angular chin and cheeks have been lined with two-day-old stubble. The breeze introduced the powerful smell of physique smell to Mandy’s nostrils. She wrinkled her nostril and puzzled if the fellow was once homeless. “O’Day! ” Rob shouted and got here out from in the back of the counter to clap the guy at the again. secret solved. Mandy moved to hitch the boys. Tom O’Day used to be the hiking consultant that they had employed for the journey. Rob had interviewed him while he, Gonzo, and Kendra had pop out a month in the past to take an orientation rafting journey down Cataract Canyon. nonetheless convalescing from a cracked rib, Mandy hadn’t long past on that journey. Rob positioned an arm round Mandy’s shoulder and pulled her towards him. “Meet Tom O’Day, Mandy. Tom, this can be my associate and shortly to be ball-and-chain, Mandy Tanner. ” Mandy glanced at Rob and stuck his playful wink. O’Day grinned and held out a hand, yet his blue, virtually grey, eyes have been assessing her. “Glad to satisfy you, Mandy. name me Cool. each person does. ” “Nice to fulfill you, too, Cool. ” Mandy didn’t say whatever approximately his smelly nation, yet she prayed that it wasn’t general for him. certain, by means of the tip of a multi-day rafting journey everybody bought a bit ripe, yet and so they didn’t start off that manner. once they shook fingers, Cool regarded down at his filthy outfits. “Sorry I’m this kind of mess. I simply received again from a two-day climb that took longer than I anticipated. I figured I should still come over right here first ahead of I head domestic and bathe.

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