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OK First a gripe One of the things about reading this novel was that sooner or later the author would mention my home town of Blythe, California After all, it is right on the Colorado River and he has mentioned every single settlement from Page, Arizona on down So on page 301 I finally read this little nugget of dialogue What town is that up there Grant asked Oh that would be the thriving metropolis of Blythe, California Lloyd responded.There were many words Grant could use to describ OK First a gripe One of the things about reading this novel was that sooner or later the author would mention my home town of Blythe, California After all, it is right on the Colorado River and he has mentioned every single settlement from Page, Arizona on down So on page 301 I finally read this little nugget of dialogue What town is that up there Grant asked Oh that would be the thriving metropolis of Blythe, California Lloyd responded.There were many words Grant could use to describe Blythe, but neither thriving nor metropolis came to mind.Then our heroes grab a hamburger and leave And there is this little dig on page 239 when Grant is asked what is below Lake Havasu and Parker Not Much Just a couple of hick towns and an Indian reservation before you get to Yuma.Hick town And just what do you have against Blythe, Mr Hansen Fortunately, I m not the kind to hold a grudge, especially when the author writes such a page turner of a suspense thriller like Wet Desert And doubly so when he writes it with so much accurate knowledge about the American Southwest and the Colorado River I have been to many of the places he writes about on the river including having hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and Hansen has captured the area superbly His characters are also well developed and brings the plot alive all the way to the exciting end If you enjoy edge of the seat action thrillers you will love this One of the best reads I ve had all year I m not sure if either author would appreciate the comparison, but I really think that this is similar to the plot lines and solid research of a Tom Clancy novel.I am glad to have read it on Kindle, because in book form, I would likely have skipped ahead to see the author s note, because I was so curious about his background With so many details about the infrastructure and flow of the Colorado river, I speculated that he had a background in that industr One of the best reads I ve had all year I m not sure if either author would appreciate the comparison, but I really think that this is similar to the plot lines and solid research of a Tom Clancy novel.I am glad to have read it on Kindle, because in book form, I would likely have skipped ahead to see the author s note, because I was so curious about his background With so many details about the infrastructure and flow of the Colorado river, I speculated that he had a background in that industry So, I was surprised to see that these details were simply researched meticulously.Especially for a first time novel, I really think the characters were well developed The plot moved at a perfect pace I found myself staying up late to read just onepage The ending really worked for me I was afraid that it would wrap up with either no resolution to the reconstruction, or with another lame ending where the bad guys didn t get caught etc From my perspective, this ending was well done, and I think that this is generally an area of weakness with novels Well done, Gary Hansen We are on vacation, white water rafting the Grand Canyon and visiting Hoover Dam Perfect time to re read via audio w the family What would happen if an eco terrorist blew up the Glen Canyon Dam What would it be like for white water rafters in the Grand Canyon For boaters in Lake Powell For an engineer with the Bureau of Reclamation trying to save Hoover Dam This one would make a great disaster movie Are you listening, Hollywood I like thrillers of all sorts, and one that took place near where I grew up intrigued me It was easy to picture the area, and the descriptions were accurate I enjoyed seeing the action unfold, and liked the various characters I had a good time following them throughout the story The only disappointment I had was that this seems to be the author s only book I would love to readI hope he decides to tackle other topics, because Wet Desert was an entertaining and fun read I didn t want I like thrillers of all sorts, and one that took place near where I grew up intrigued me It was easy to picture the area, and the descriptions were accurate I enjoyed seeing the action unfold, and liked the various characters I had a good time following them throughout the story The only disappointment I had was that this seems to be the author s only book I would love to readI hope he decides to tackle other topics, because Wet Desert was an entertaining and fun read I didn t want to put it down, and was sorry to see it end This was a wonderful surprise find some months ago in the Kindle free book list For a first book, Hansen has done a great job I thoroughly enjoyed it I don t usually read the adventure thriller genre, but I love the Southwest desert and the Colorado, and the price was right, so I downloaded it What can I say I was carried away by Hansen s carefully crafted story, with not a moment of boredom or suspension of belief The sense of place is wonderful The technical details seem credible Chara This was a wonderful surprise find some months ago in the Kindle free book list For a first book, Hansen has done a great job I thoroughly enjoyed it I don t usually read the adventure thriller genre, but I love the Southwest desert and the Colorado, and the price was right, so I downloaded it What can I say I was carried away by Hansen s carefully crafted story, with not a moment of boredom or suspension of belief The sense of place is wonderful The technical details seem credible Characters are appropriately subordinate to the story, but sufficiently complex and nuanced to be believable One thing in particular struck me Hansen never goes over the top in building suspense or eliciting reader reaction, unlike so many current writers of this genre There are plenty of thrills, lots of suspense, but it never become gratuitous And I enjoyed it so muchbecause of that I liked this so much that I am ordering hard copies to give as gifts Thanks to Gary Hansen for such a great read And write another one 363 pp., 2007 Loved it It s got blowing up Glen Canyon damn yeah , near over topping of Hoover dam wow , the humiliation of high level bureaucrats yeah , rescue by number crunching functionaries yeah , clandestine activity , rafting actually very little , the Grand Canyon yeah , sex actually none , and water flowing to the Colorado River Delta yeah This is an easy read and one I recommend for everyone who a one time or another has dreamed of Glen Canyon damn going away Hayduke 363 pp., 2007 Loved it It s got blowing up Glen Canyon damn yeah , near over topping of Hoover dam wow , the humiliation of high level bureaucrats yeah , rescue by number crunching functionaries yeah , clandestine activity , rafting actually very little , the Grand Canyon yeah , sex actually none , and water flowing to the Colorado River Delta yeah This is an easy read and one I recommend for everyone who a one time or another has dreamed of Glen Canyon damn going away Hayduke lives Strongly recommend this book for anyone who loves the West, or anyone who has visited the Grand Canyon or the great Colorado River dams lakes Gary Hansen writes in the style of Dan Brown Tom Clancy hard to put down, hard to quit thinking about it I hope to readfrom Gary Hansen Strongly recommend this book for anyone who loves the West, or anyone who has visited the Grand Canyon or the great Colorado River dams lakes Gary Hansen writes in the style of Dan Brown Tom Clancy hard to put down, hard to quit thinking about it I hope to readfrom Gary Hansen (Free Book) Ù Wet Desert: Tracking Down a Terrorist on the Colorado River ⚫ 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 A very nice effort from a first time author I think this was a well researched book with an interesting plot line involving an environmental terrorist and various famous west coast American dams This book is a nice suspenseful thriller featuring a heroic mid level government engineer The main flaw, like in most of anything in this genre, is the lone hero factor It s hard to swallow in the world that we live in, that one lone person would be able to make major decisions that would have a majo A very nice effort from a first time author I think this was a well researched book with an interesting plot line involving an environmental terrorist and various famous west coast American dams This book is a nice suspenseful thriller featuring a heroic mid level government engineer The main flaw, like in most of anything in this genre, is the lone hero factor It s hard to swallow in the world that we live in, that one lone person would be able to make major decisions that would have a major effect on the lives of many Americans I would have expected the CIA Homeland Security to be involved in anything involving national security, not just the police and the FBI So read this for the enjoyable story knowing you ll have to suspend disbelief at some of the decisions that our hero is able to make on his own