The water knife: a novel
Paolo Bacigalupi, New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award Finalist, dives once again onto our uncertain future with his first thriller for adults since his multi-award winning debut phenomenon The Windup Girl .
In the American Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, and California skirmish for dwindling shares of the Colorado River. Into the fray steps Angel Velasquez, detective, leg-breaker, assassin, and spy. A Las Vegas water knife, Angel "cuts" water for his boss, Catherine Case, ensuring that her lush, luxurious arcology developments can bloom in the desert, so the rich can stay wet, while the poor get nothing but dust. When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in drought-ravaged Phoenix, Angel is sent to investigate. There, he encounters Lucy Monroe, a hardened journalist with no love for Vegas and every reason to hate Angel, and Maria Villarosa, a young Texas refugee who survives by her wits and street smarts in a city that despises everything that she represents.
With bodies piling up, bullets flying, and Phoenix teetering on collapse, it seems like California is making a power play to monopolize the life-giving flow of a river. For Angel, Lucy, and Maria time is running out and their only hope for survival rests in each other's hands. But when water is more valuable than gold, alliances shift like sand, and the only thing for certain is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink.
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|Grouping Author||bacigalupi paolo|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-11 22:54:21PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-12 00:05:16AM|
|available_at_school||Cane Ridge High, Hume-Fogg Magnet High, MLK Jr. Magnet|
|detailed_location_school||Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction, Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction, MLK Jr. Magnet - Teen Fiction|
WATER IS POWER
In the near future, the Colorado River has dwindled to a trickle. Detective, assassin, and spy, Angel Velasquez "cuts" water for the Southern Nevada Water Authority, ensuring that its lush arcology developments can bloom in Las Vegas. When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in Phoenix, Angel is sent south, hunting for answers that seem to evaporate as the heat index soars and the landscape becomes more and more oppressive. There, he encounters Lucy Monroe, a hardened journalist with her own agenda, and Maria Villarosa, a young Texas migrant, who dreams of escaping north. As bodies begin to pile up, the three find themselves pawns in a game far bigger and more corrupt than they could have imagined, and when water is more valuable than gold, alliances shift like sand, and the only truth in the desert is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink.
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|isbn||080417153, 9780385352871, 9780385352895, 9780804171533, 9781469298320|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000460572|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Alfred A. Knopf,|2015.|371 pages ; 25 cm., ils:CARL0000462599|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Brilliance Audio, Inc.,||11 audio discs (14 hr., 5 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:a46269bd-5553-4329-a5d7-e8f860492366|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2015||
|series||Audible Studios on BrillianceAudio|
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|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Droughts -- Fiction, Dystopias, Water rights -- Fiction|
|title_display||The water knife|
|title_full||The Water Knife, The water knife / Paolo Bacigalupi, The water knife [sound recording] : a novel / Paolo Bacigalupi|
|title_short||The water knife|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Droughts, Dystopias, Fiction, Literature, Science Fiction, Thriller, Water rights|