For someone who never got along well with the cops, C.T. Ferguson finds himself in a good place. His relationship with the Baltimore police is as solid as it’s been. He and his detective cousin Rich are almost friends. Then the news comes in: Officer down. The police quickly arrest a suspect. C.T. wants nothing to do with the case. You can’t always get what you want. When a vicious assault threatens his life, C.T. must figure out who really killed the murdered officer. It may cost him his life, not to mention his improved relationship with Rich, to find out.
Forensic geologists Cassie Oldfield and Walter Shaws investigate one way: trouble on the canyon’s Colorado River. Stranded raft. Life vests unused. Rafters missing. The only clue to the fate of the rafters is a bag of pebbles caught in the bowline. Following that clue, the geologists uncover a hellish scheme. Not only are the rafters in peril, but the river itself is under attack. The race to stop it takes Cassie and Walter deep into the canyon, and onto the mighty river, putting their own survival at stake.