(From the publisher):
For Em Hansen, things couldn’t be better professionally and personally. She’s got a full-time gig with the Utah Geological Survey; she’s the go-to forensic geologist for state law enforcement—and a long-simmering acquaintance with a handsome pilot is turning into more than friendship. But when she’s called in to investigate how a massive quarry wall collapsed, she’s shocked to discover that the viciously-mutilated body that was trapped beneath belongs to none other than Em’s old colleague, Afton McWain, an oil tycoon-turned-controversial geological consultant.
It doesn’t take much digging for Em to uncover a deluge of motives for Afton’s murder—from his scandalous “three’s company” private life...to his one-man investigation into a mysterious water shortage and a billion-dollar real-estate fraud. And with adversaries as treacherous as a sudden canyon flood, Em also must employ her cutting-edge skills to explore the dark territory of the heart, where love and loyalty are the most deadly mirages of all...
Original title: Dead Dry
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Amateur