Dead Dry

Dead Dry

Book - 2005 | First St. Martin's Minotaur edition
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Baker & Taylor
Assigned to assist the Salt Lake City police in the investigation into the brutal murder and mutilation of Afton McWain, a controversial colleague whose body turns up in a gravel quarry, forensic geologist Em Hansen comes face to face with the results of the victim's turbulent personal life, as well as his overzealous dedication to the "green" lifestyle.

McMillan Palgrave
Sarah Andrews' newest geological mystery finds geologist and investigator Em Hansen helping out the Salt Lake City police on the murder of a fellow geologist. Dumped in a gravel quarry, his arms and legs removed and his face bashed in so he'll be unrecognizable, Em IDs him anyway because of a strange tattoo--a geological map of the world--she spots on his body: It's Afton McWain, a controversial figure who worked in big oil in Colorado but who now works in the field of water and droughts.
In Andrews' universe, things are never what they seem, and the murder may have as much to do with McWain's personal life (his ex or his common-law wife?) or his overzealous dedication to the "green" lifestyle (the traditional neighbors of his liberal ranch)? as it does with his job. Either way, the combination of suspense and science makes this novel another winner.


Holtzbrinck
Sarah Andrews’ newest geological mystery finds geologist and investigator Em Hansen helping out the Salt Lake City police on the murder of a fellow geologist. Dumped in a gravel quarry, his arms and legs removed and his face bashed in so he’ll be unrecognizable, Em IDs him anyway because of a strange tattoo—a geological map of the world—she spots on his body: It’s Afton McWain, a controversial figure who worked in big oil in Colorado but who now works in the field of water and droughts.
In Andrews’ universe, things are never what they seem, and the murder may have as much to do with McWain’s personal life (his ex or his common-law wife?) or his overzealous dedication to the “green” lifestyle (the traditional neighbors of his liberal ranch)? as it does with his job. Either way, the combination of suspense and science makes this novel another winner.


Blackwell North Amer
Sarah Andrews's latest crime novel finds geologist and investigator Em Hansen working for the Utah Geological Survey and charged with helping out the Salt Lake City police on the murder of a fellow geologist. Though the victim is buried beneath a slide in a gravel quarry, his hands and face crushed, Em recognizes him anyway because of a strange tattoo - a geological map of the world - she spots on his body: It's Afton McWain, a controversial figure who made his name in big oil in Colorado but then worked in the political minefield of water and droughts.
In Em Hansen's universe, things are never what they seem, and her analysis of the crime scene proves, in fact, that the body was planted and the slide purposeful. In her investigation, Em quickly learns that McWain's murder may have had as much to do with his scandalous personal life or his zealous dedication to the "green" lifestyle as it did with his job.

Baker
& Taylor

Assigned to assist the Salt Lake City police in the investigation of the murder of Afton McWain, a controversial colleague whose body turns up in a gravel quarry, forensic geologist Em Hansen confronts the results of the victim's turbulent personal life.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, [2005]
Edition: First St. Martin's Minotaur edition
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780312342524
0312342527
Branch Call Number: MYS Andrews, S 100.10 2005
Characteristics: 306 pages ; 22 cm

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KatherineHere
Mar 13, 2016

Aside from the mystery, this is really interesting in regard to the missing glacial water table in Colorado, similar to the missing water table now in California.

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