The wind howled and she looked back at the fire. The powerful blast of air sent tent fragments and ash towards the trees. There was little risk of forest fire this early in the spring. But as she watched the billowing smoke stretch high into the clear night sky, she knew she had another, more serious problem.

Predators. If the pilots in some far-off American city who controlled these sophisticated unmanned surveillance aircraft hadn’t spotted the smoke yet, they would soon.

So begins the novel THIRST, a Morgan Peters mystery.

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