Come listen to Colorado author Scott Graham as he speaks about and signs copies of his newest novel, "Canyonlands Carnage!" Seventh in Graham’s acclaimed National Park Mystery Series, "Canyonlands Carnage" provides insight into complex cultural and environmental concerns of the American West, an insider’s look at the world of whitewater rafting, and a page-turner of a tale set in the uniquely breathtaking redrock desert landscape of Canyonlands National Park.
Water has become a high-valued commodity in the arid West, where explosive growth and increased drought are taking a toll on the region’s rivers. In "Canyonlands Carnage," archaeologist and amateur sleuth Chuck Bender realizes water, to some, may be worth killing over. While serving as trip naturalist on a whitewater rafting expedition through Cataract Canyon in Canyonlands National Park, Chuck finds himself and his family in the midst of suspicious deaths among the expedition members, and it’s not long before they realize that evil intent lies behind the tragedies. They must risk their lives and act before the murderer makes an already deadly journey on the Colorado River through Utah’s redrock wilderness even deadlier—or turns on them instead.
Scott Graham is the author of the acclaimed National Park Mystery series, featuring archaeologist Chuck Bender and Chuck’s spouse Janelle Ortega. In addition to the National Park Mystery series, Scott is the author of five nonfiction books and a winner of the National Outdoor Book Award. Scott is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys backpacking, river rafting, skiing, and mountaineering. He has made a living as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, radio disk jockey, and coal-shoveling fireman on the steam-powered Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. He lives with his spouse, who is an emergency physician, in Durango, Colorado.