Those who followed Ty's previous adventures know that his previous case was a tough one. He is recuperating physically and emotionally in the Caribbean when his good friend asks him to please go check on his daughter (Ty's god-daughter), who has gotten herself arrested. Dani Haller, has become a guide for a whitewater rafting company in beautiful Colorado. While leading a tour she comes across the body of her good friend, Trey Watkins. The death seems suspicious to her, but local police chief Wade Dunn (Dani's step-father)tells her that the case is closed. When she refuses to stop digging Dunn arrests her. When Ty obtains her release, the two of them find themselves pitted against giant energy companies that seem to be controlling the water and some influential people in the area.
This novel, like all of Gross' works, is tightly written and draws the reader into the beautiful surroundings and a story that is both relevant and frightening. His main characters are always slightly flawed but always morally unshakeable. His "bad guys" are despicable but show a human nature rather than the caricature-like qualities some authors resort to using.
I always seem to learn a little something in Gross' books too. In One Mile Under his
description of what fracking for oil entails helped clarify the process for me. As always he tries to show both sides of every issue and helps the reader understand the politics of some very sticky situations.
I did miss some of the more humanistic aspects of Ty in this novel though. There was no real interaction with a love interest, and Ty can be so lovable. His cooking skills were not brought to light in this novel either, and that is quite a loss. When this man prepares a meal the reader definitely is ready for his/her own snack.
After waiting several years for Ty's return though, I was not disappointed. I recommend this and all of Andrew Gross' books to anyone who has not come across this talented author. I promise that you won't be sorry.
Publisher - William Morrow
Date of Publication - April 7, 2015