Stonedrift Press Ltd., Feb 18, 2016

All eyes are on the dams. The true threat lies elsewhere.

Explosive violence rocks Canada’s Slocan Valley after the shooting deaths of three teenagers in a bombing attempt at the Brilliant dam. A joint US-Canada military force locks down the area to protect dams critical to both countries but martial law incites more violence.

Geologist Alex Graham refuses to let politics stand in her way. She evades military patrols to slip into a restricted zone in her hunt for a silver mine to claim as her own. But her plans are derailed by an intentionally set fire that almost takes her life.

Someone wants her out of the Valley.

When Alex discovers a gunshot victim in an abandoned mine, she fears she could be next. But she’s never been one to wait for trouble to come to her and she tracks a suspicious man seen once too often in the lonely mountains.

All eyes are on the dams, but the true threat lies elsewhere.


THIRST leads the reader down a literary mineshaft where oxygen is running low and time short. Flavoured with insider expertise and a natural storyteller’s flair, THIRST is a gripping and fun ride. – Daniel Kalla, bestselling author of NIGHTFALL OVER SHANGHAI

With compelling characters and an extraordinary setting, THIRST is a fast-paced thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last word. – R.J. Harlick, author of the popular Meg Harris mystery series

THIRST not only goes where other detective/thrillers fall short; it provides a rivetingly absorbing story line that’s hard to put down. – D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

THIRST is easily one of the best modern mysteries to recently grace the shelves, with enough unique content to entertain fans of any genre. Hopefully Alex Graham will make another literary appearance in the future, because her adventures are more than worth the read. – Authors Talk About It Book Awards

THIRST is now available in audio book format.

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Available through most Canadian bookstores, including:


Otter Books, Nelson B.C.

Munro’s Books, Victoria BC

Novel Idea, Kingston ON


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