In New York Times
bestselling author Andrew Gross's propulsive thriller, set amid the
drought-stricken oil country of Colorado's beautiful high plains, Ty
Hauck makes his long-awaited return rallying beaten-down farmers and
ranchers against a giant energy company in a deadly confrontation
involving murder, retaliation, and cover-up.
Leading a tour down the rapids
outside Aspen, Colorado, whitewater guide Dani Whalen comes upon the
dead body of a close friend. Trey Watkins's death is ruled an accident.
Finding evidence that seems to back up her suspicions that it wasn't,
she takes her case to Wade Dunn, the local police chief and her
ex-stepfather, with whom she shares some unresolved history. Wade
insists the case is closed, but Rooster, a hot air balloon operator in
town, claims he saw something from the air she should know. When he
suddenly dies in a fiery crash, Dani threatens to take her suspicions
public, goading Wade into tossing her in jail.
When an old friend contacts Ty
Hauck and says his daughter is in trouble, he doesn't hesitate to get
involved. Together, the two step into a sinister scheme running deep
beneath the surface of a quiet, Colorado town that has made a deal with
the devil to survive. But in the square off between giant energy
companies and beaten-down ranchers and farmers, one resource is even
more valuable in this drought-stricken region than oil. They both will
kill for itówater.
One Mile Under is a
thrilling rapid run of hair-raising twists and unforeseen turns set
against one of the most provocative environmental issues of our time.