The Water Knife

by Paolo Bacigalupi

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  • The Water Knife "In the near future, the Colorado River has dwindled. When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in Phoenix, detective, assassin, and spy, Angel Velasquez is sent south, hunting for answers" to Tweet

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Decimated by drought, Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches, waiting. Into the fray steps Las Vegas water knife Angel Velasquez, who "cuts" water for the Southern Nevada Water Authority and its boss, Catherine Case, ensuring that her lush, luxurious arcology developments can bloom in the desert and that anyone who challenges her is left in the gutted-suburban dust. He becomes a pawn in a game far bigger, more corrupt, and dirtier than he could have imagined.