‘Water Shock’: compelling work of fiction that holds many truths

Water ShockWater Shock by Milton N Burgess
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Water Shock may be fiction, but it holds many truths. This compelling work by Milt Burgess is a clarion call to action not only for every person living in the southwestern United States but the on Planet Earth.

In his important work, Burgess leaps forward to the year 2069 when an earthquake liquifies the levees in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, effectively leaving Southern California without water as the region struggles to dig out from the aftermath of the destructive temblor. When terrorists threaten to exacerbate the disaster by attacking the remaining water supply, the Colorado River, the stakes rise even higher.

Water expert Charlie Reagan must battle ideologues along with Mother Nature as he implements patch-work repairs to California’s devastated water infrastructure while he attempts to find a long-term solution to decades of misguided water policy. Water Shock engages the reader through its critical examination of a stark world struggling to survive because the populace of the American southwest and short-sighted politicians cannot come to grips with an unsustainable demand for water.

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About Polishing Your Prose

Larry M Edwards is an award-winning investigative journalist, author, editor and publishing consultant. He is the author of three books, and has edited dozens of nonfiction and fiction book manuscripts. Under Wigeon Publishing, he has produced six books. As author, "Dare I Call It Murder? A Memoir of Violent Loss" won First Place in the San Diego Book Awards in 2012 (unpublished memoir) and 2014, Best Published Memoir. The book has also been nominated for a number of awards, including: Pulitzer Prize, Benjamin Franklin Award, Washington State Book Award, and One Book, One San Diego. As Editor, "Murder Survivor’s Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources" won the Gold Award in the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, Self-Help. For a sample edit and cost estimate, contact Larry: larry [at] larryedwards [dot] com -- www.larryedwards.com -- www.dareicallitmurder.com -- www.wigeonpublishing.com
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