Deadly Currents (RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery, Book 1)

By Beth Groundwater

A new sequence from award-winning writer Beth Groundwater

The Arkansas River, middle and soul of Salida, Colorado, fuels the small town's economic climate and thrums within the blood of river ranger Mandy Tanner. whilst 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 used to be a wealthy land developer with sour enterprise competitors, who cheated on his spouse, refused to help his kayak-obsessed son, and infuriated environmentalists.

Mandy's international is upended back whilst tragedy moves in the direction of domestic. Suspicious that the latest dying is hooked up to Tom King's homicide, Mandy is going on an emotionally turbulent quest for the truth—and leads to harmful waters.


"A outstanding booklet by way of an writer who sincerely is aware and loves her territory. Don't leave out it!" —William Kent Krueger

"Comes speeding 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 open air 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 trip throughout the rapids itself.”—MARGARET COEL, writer of The Silent Spring

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And the crops you noticed in his backyard have been monkshood. ” “So you’ve pegged him for Tom King’s homicide. What approximately for capturing Rob? ” “Also within the workshop was once a field of bullets that matched the form and quality of the single in Rob’s shoulder. We chanced on a few used bullets and shells in his again backyard. ” “Why have been they in his again backyard? ” “Target perform. certainly one of his pine timber was once lacking a few massive chunks of bark, and we dug bullets out of the trunk. I’m convinced the rifling marks on them will fit these at the bullet we took from Rob and the barrel of the rifle we came across stashed in Nate Fowler’s storage. With that facts and your testimony that he knew the rifle was once there, the tried homicide cost for taking pictures Rob will stick. Then, there’s the test in your existence. Lenny is aware his goose is cooked. ” “Did he confess to poisoning Tom King? ” Quintana nodded. “Said he rode within the comparable raft with King, correct at the back of him, so he may well look ahead to while he bought woozy sufficient not to manage to keep himself. Then Lenny deliberate to push King out of the raft after they hit a turbulent spot. ” “But the quantity 4 quick did that for him. ” “That it did. ” Nate Fowler approached the couch and held out his hand to Mandy. “I owe you my profound thank you. with out you, i'd nonetheless be sitting in detention center accused of Tom King’s homicide. ” Mandy shook his hand. “I’m definite Detective Quintana may have discovered you weren’t the killer. ” “I’m no longer so certain of that. ” Quintana stood and positioned a hand on Nate’s shoulder. “I wish you understand how undesirable i think approximately locking you up. My intestine was once telling me you weren’t in a position to homicide, yet the entire facts pointed to you. ” “That used to be Lenny Preble’s doing, no longer yours. ” Nate caught his hand out. “Apology authorized. The food’s now not part undesirable on your penal complex, both. I haven’t eaten beans and wieners considering i used to be a child. ” Quintana threw again his head and laughed. He grabbed Nate’s hand and shook it vigorously. “Sometimes I sneak a plate of these myself. ” “And now Lenny’s consuming them. ” Nate became to Mandy. “I wish you to understand that once i am getting my mitts on these water rights, I’ll be donating a few for leisure use on your uncle’s identify. ” “He’d like that. ” Mandy swallowed the lump in her throat. “Thanks. And talking of apologies, I owe you and your spouse one for trespassing on your backyard. ” With a wave of his hand, Nate stated, “Water lower than the dam, so that you can communicate. We had a great snicker over it. no less than you weren’t Peeping Toms. ” He winked. “Hey, am i able to get you a few nutrition? ” Mandy pointed on the complete plate Quintana had taken from her. “Thanks, yet I’ve obtained lots. ” She spied Rob leaning up opposed to a door jamb gazing her and signaled for him to come back over. “Do you brain? ” she requested the 2 males. They became and observed Rob’s process. “I may possibly use a fill up on my beer,” Nate acknowledged to Quintana. “Care to hitch me? ” “I’m ingesting iced tea, myself. There’s a few nice lemon pie out within the kitchen, although. ” After they moved away, Rob settled subsequent to her at the couch and placed his stable arm round her.

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