In this long-awaited return of detective Ty Hauck, he and a courageous young whitewater guide step into a deadly showdown between downtrodden farmers and a clandestine energy giant in this topical and unrelenting thriller from New York Times bestselling author Andrew Gross.During a routine trip down the rapids outside Aspen, Colorado, whitewater guide Dani Whalen finds a body washed up on the river's edge, and it turns out to be a close friend. His death is ruled an accident, but Dani is convinced something far more sinister has occurred. And when she takes her case to Wade Dunn, local police chief and Dani's ex-stepfather, he tosses her in jail.Ty Hauck has been sailing the Caribbean for three months, recuperating from his last deadly case. When Dani's father, an old friend, reaches him and says his daughter is in trouble out west, Ty doesn't hesitate to get involved. He and Dani quickly become ensnared in a sinister scheme revolving around the only resource more valuable than oil in this drought-stricken region: water. As they discover the true price that all will pay to get it, they're drawn in deeper as the stakes grow even higher.