Deadly Currents (RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery, Book 1)

By Beth Groundwater

A new sequence from award-winning writer Beth Groundwater

The Arkansas River, center 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 coincidence happens, she deftly executes a rescue, yet a guy dies besides. seems, it wasn't the rapids that killed him—he used to be murdered. Tom King was once a wealthy land developer with sour company competitors, who cheated on his spouse, refused to aid his kayak-obsessed son, and infuriated environmentalists.

Mandy's global is upended back whilst tragedy moves towards domestic. Suspicious that the latest demise is attached to Tom King's homicide, Mandy is going on an emotionally turbulent quest for the truth—and leads to harmful waters.


"A impressive publication by means of an writer who essentially is aware and loves her territory. Don't leave out it!" —William Kent Krueger

"Comes dashing 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. for those who like outdoors 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 throughout the rapids itself.”—MARGARET COEL, writer of The Silent Spring

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Mandy shouldered her handbag. “What did you discuss? ” “You, in fact. ” He held out his hand. “C’mon, you’re the person who doesn’t are looking to be past due. ” She grabbed her jacket and him out the door. They crunched around the driveway, Mandy teetering on her heels within the asymmetric gravel, to Rob’s truck. whereas he drove to the Salida Steamplant, the outdated electricity plant that have been switched over right into a appearing arts heart, her nervousness rose. Being this past due, they’d by no means discover a shut parking spot, and jogging from a much one might cause them to even later. She’d need to plunge correct into networking. “Who may still I confirm I seek advice from? ” she requested Rob. He all started naming all of the owner-representatives of the several rafting clothes shop companies. whereas she listened, a small voice at the back of her head stored asserting she and Rob had unfinished company in their personal to settle. Rob cruised slowly on Sackett highway prior the tall pink brick construction squatting at the banks of the Arkansas River in downtown Salida. They either searched for a parking spot on both sides of the line. every little thing used to be taken, together with all of the spots within the ranger station lot around the highway. Mandy eventually situated a place 3 blocks west and Rob parked the truck. Trotting as speedy as she may well to the Steamplant, she stumbled within the unexpected excessive heels. Rob stuck her, tucked her arm in his, and pulled her shut. “Slow down. Being one other few minutes past due won’t make a distinction. You don’t are looking to rip one other pair of stockings. ” “And this is often the final unripped pair i've got. ” Rob slowed their speed. “A lot of individuals are going to need to assert anything to you approximately invoice. He was once good beloved, and other people are going to overlook him. are you able to deal with that? ” Mandy hadn’t learned she would have to spend the night speaking approximately her lifeless uncle. “I—I don’t comprehend. i am hoping so. ” “I’ll try and remain shut, and your brother might be right here, too, correct? ” “Yeah. yet he’s no higher at these items than i'm. ” they'd reached the wood steps as much as front door, and Mandy hesitated. along with his hand at the doorknob, Rob waited. She took a deep breath. “Okay, let’s pass. ” Rob opened the door. The loud buzz of conversations stuffed the foyer, besides a overwhelm of individuals. every person else appeared to have arrived a while in the past. Mandy noticed glasses in lots of palms. She determined a drink will be a good suggestion, provide her a few braveness. “Let’s locate the bar,” she shouted over the noise to Rob. He nodded, regarded round the room, and suggested her towards a nook bar at the left. A chime sounded thrice, signaling that individuals may still take their seats. all at once Mandy and Rob have been attempting to swim upstream opposed to the present of individuals flowing into the theater. Rob stopped and grew to become to Mandy. “Can you wait? If we don’t pass in now, we won’t get seats. ” “I wager i will wait. ” Mandy him into the theater and down the aisle until eventually he positioned a few seats. After she sat, an older girl on her left patted her hand and leaned towards her.

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