John's Reviews > Wet Desert: Tracking Down a Terrorist on the Colorado River

Wet Desert by Gary   Hansen
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Dec 04, 2013

it was amazing
Read in August, 2010

One of the best reads I've had all year.

I'm not sure if either author would appreciate the comparison, but I really think that this is similar to the plot lines and solid research of a Tom Clancy novel.

I am glad to have read it on Kindle, because in book form, I would likely have skipped ahead to see the author's note, because I was so curious about his background. With so many details about the infrastructure and flow of the Colorado river, I speculated that he had a background in that industry. So, I was surprised to see that these details were simply researched meticulously.

Especially for a first-time novel, I really think the characters were well developed. The plot moved at a perfect pace. I found myself staying up late to read 'just one more page'. The ending really worked for me. I was afraid that it would wrap up with either no resolution to the reconstruction, or with another (lame) ending where the bad guys didn't get caught etc. From my perspective, this ending was well-done, and I think that this is generally an area of weakness with novels.

Well done, Gary Hansen!
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Gwen Jones You've convinced me . . . I'm going to start this one right away.

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