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Thirst (Alex Graham #1)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Explosive violence rocks Canada’s Slocan Valley after the shooting deaths of three teenagers in a bombing attempt at the Keenleyside Dam. A joint U.S.-Canada military force locks down the Valley to protect Columbia River dams critical to both countries but martial law incites more violence.

Geologist Alex Graham refuses to let politics stand in her way. She evades military
Paperback, First, 328 pages
Published February 18th 2016 by Stonedrift Press Ltd.
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Lelia Taylor
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every now and then, very rarely, a story grabs me by the throat from the first page and doesn’t let go until the end. Such a story is Thirst by Katherine Prairie and I’m here to tell you, if you’re looking for a thriller with heart and a darned good mystery, this one needs to go on your Christmas wishlist right now.

I won’t waste a lot of time delving into the plot—you can get that from the jacket copy and other reviews—but I’ll just say Ms. Prairie knows how to do plot as well as all the trappin
Cathy Geha
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I could not put this book down! From the first to the last action packed page I was enthralled. This book is a well-crafted mystery for educated people who like strong intelligent female characters and who also like to think and learn while reading.

Alex Graham is a geologist out in the field when disaster strikes. She manages to survive but afterward is drawn into trying to solve a mystery that is multifaceted and very dangerous indeed. With murder, bombs and potential bio-terrorism there
Susan Angela Wallace
Thirst by Katherine prairie.
Alex graham is a geologist. She refuses to let anyone bully her into leaving a site she is working on. Someone wants her to leave and they will do anything. But murder? Who is it? Can alex stop them?
A very good read. I liked the story and characters. But found it slow in places. I liked the ending. 4*.
Sharon Mensing
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Geologist Alex Graham is looking for silver veins in Canada’s Slocan Valley, near the Columbia River dams, a militarized zone. After three teenagers had attempted to blow up one of the dams, and the police had killed them in the process, the U.S.-Canadian treaty protecting the dams was invoked. Now, the entire area around the river and dams is under heavy protection from both countries’ military forces. Alex, working inside the “perimeter,” is attacked but works hard to cover up her prospecting ...more
Todd Simpson
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this book really impressed me. You can tell straight away that the Author has a talent for writing. This was such an easy and enjoyable book to read. Most people probably wouldn’t go camping or get into a tent again, if someone tried to burn them alive in one. However Geologist Alex Graham isn’t most people, and even though she gets burnt, it’s not going to stop her. She is a tough, gritty, and determined woman. Alex has a chance to take over a friends mining claims, but it just happens tha ...more
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it.. great characters, location and story. I had trouble putting it down until I finished. Would love to read more about Alex and her adventures in the world of geology!
Sarah Boon
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
Interesting premise but weak story with many unaddressed plot holes.
C.J. Petterson
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I picked this ebook to read in a Facebook challenge ...Protagonist Alex Graham is a geologist looking to lay claim to gold mines in British Columbia, Canada. She thought she was simply risking arrest when she stepped over the bounds of a military perimeter established by a joint Canada-U.S. task force. Instead she almost dies at the hands of a crazed bioterrorist.

Her story starts out running, gathers up a love interest and teenagers in turmoil along the way, and the action never quits as it rac
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Most of us think of thirst as being in need of something to drink--but according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary-here is the definition of Thirst:

" Full Definition of thirst

a : a sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat associated with a desire for liquids; also : the bodily condition (as of dehydration) that induces this sensationb : a desire or need to drink

: an ardent desire : craving, longing "

This book has a bit of both definitions intertwined within its pages and in a way that will
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stonedrift Press Ltd. and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Thirst, in exchange for an honest review.

When a night on the mountain turns dangerous, Alex Graham must keep her mind focused and her wits sharp in order to survive. As a geologist, she is hired by clients to retrieve valuable gold or silver, outside or inside the restricted perimeter near the Columbia River dams. Providing hydroelectric power and certain natural resources to two countries, the river is of the utmost impo
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THIRSTBY: Katherine Prairie
Reviewed By: Jane Krabbeler
Stars 4 out of 5

This explosive story detonates a ring of truth about the horrors of terrorism facing our world today.
The Canadian government has teamed up with US troops to enforce martial law. There was a major bombing at the Keenleyside dam in the Slocan Valley, in which three teens were killed.
Geologist Alex Graham has defied martial law and has set up camp inside the unauthorized perimeter.
What Alex doesn’t know is that someone is watc
J.P. McLean
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Promising New Series

The cover of Thirst grabbed my attention, and then I had the opportunity to hear the author talk about writing, and I was hooked.

Thirst is a well-written, fast-paced thriller set in the Slocan Valley in B.C. The protagonist, Alex Graham is a gutsy female geologist who uses the cover of her job to surreptitiously assess the viability of mining properties to which she has an inside track. Alex skirts the authorities to gain access to restricted areas, and soon finds out that he
Toni Boughton
I have read a lot of books in my life, so at this point I'm desperate for anything that does something new or different. I found it in 'Thirst'.

Not only is the story interesting, with careful plot development and a thrilling tale, but the characters are interesting, too. It's so refreshing to read a novel where characters and their histories and motivations are revealed naturally rather than with a massive infodump. I greatly enjoyed the fact that the main female protagonist was the out-in-the-
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I received this book free through a Goodreads giveaway.

I enjoyed this book so much, it is a well written, interesting and exciting read. The main character Alex is a geologist prospecting in an area, which is under very tight control of the military. Things turn nasty, she forms a relationship with a doctor at the local hospital and together they end up trying to solve a mystery as to what is going on in the valley. The story goes along a good pace and I found myself wanting to continue reading
Kristen Chandler
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was my first Alex Graham novel as well as the first of Katherine Prairie's work that I have read. I will definitely bee back for more. Thirst was a page turner from beginning to end.

In Thirst, geologist Alex Graham gets caught up in a twisted web of revenge while trying to do her work and abide by army rules. While tracking a suspected pesticide poisoning, she realizes that someone may be after her......but the question is why.

I really liked Alex as well as the chemistry between her and E
Becc Nelson
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Thirst is a book with a political action theme and a book with a conscience. The author challenges us to see emotionally charged issues from more than one side and see that their is no easy answers. It enjoyed reading it because it had substance while also providing an interesting story for engagement. Several issues in the book seem to ask you, "What would you do?"
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book ,as an ARC from Goodreads. Great storyline . This book kept my attention from the first chapter. Wanted to keep reading to find out what was behind all that was happening in the Valley. Loved the characters and the writing. I highly recommend this book if you like lots of action and intrigue.
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, thriller
I received a free copy via Netgalley in return for a honest Review
I must admit this was something slightly different to the normal mystery read but was none the worse for this.
From the first page you are drawn in for a action packed ride.
May 24, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, mystery, water
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley.

A thinking person's mystery-thriller based on real conflicts and conditions in the Upper Columbia River Basin, with good use of larger personal and political themes. Well done.
Mary Nee
Feb 24, 2016 rated it liked it
A suspense novel, about a geologist Alex Graham and her attempt to claim a silver mine.
Glenda Bixler
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Katherine Prairie, an international geologist and IT professional, stepped away from her career to follow her passion for writing. An avid traveler with an insatiable curiosity, you never know where you’ll find her next, but most days she’s in Kingston quietly plotting murder and mayhem under the watchful eye of a cat. She is an award-winning presenter, a Crime Writers of Canada Director, and the ...more