“Nat Geo” has an article up on the pending loss of America’s aquifers, which are an important fresh water resource. Succinctly put:
Aquifers provide us freshwater that makes up for surface water lost from drought-depleted lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. We are drawing down these hidden, mostly nonrenewable groundwater supplies at unsustainable rates in the western United States and in several dry regions globally, threatening our future.
Inevitable sets out a story of how America will undoubtedly react to this problem, or more accurately fail to react. Now is the time, but like we see in Inevitable, we have done nothing. It will take an unmitigated crisis before anyone starts to address the drying Colorado River Basin and the Ogallala Aquifer. These are being depleted now, but they are not infinite. Like any natural resource they need to be preserved.
The Washington Post reports today on the front page of its news section that the water crisis is starting to scare some people in California.
Now, across California’s vital agricultural belt, nervousness over the state’s epic drought has given way to alarm. Streams and lakes have long since shriveled up in many parts of the state, and now the aquifers — always a backup source during the region’s periodic droughts — are being pumped away at rates that scientists say are both historic and unsustainable.
When I hear words like “unsustainable” I think back to Inevitable. What also makes me think of my constitutional thriller novel is the fact that there is apparently zero political response to this problem. Now is the time, before its too late, but nothing is being done. California – and the rest of the West – is just crossing its fingers and waiting for rain. When it doesn’t come, will the government react as they did in the prologue of Inevitable? Check it out for free at the Kindle store by clicking here and then selecting “Send Sample Now” on the right hand side.
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I could not put this story down. The premise is realistic and plausible. The characters are well drawn with good dynamics between them. The plot line has a good flow that is easy to read and follow. Lots of action and suspense. We make decisions that we feel are right at the time. But then later, there comes a time when things need to be changed. I received this from the author for an honest review. No compensation involved. Outstanding!!! Will recommend to any and all.
This was an intellectually amazing book. It makes you stop and think about real-world problems rather than the monopoly of dystopian challenges.
It was a very interesting read with an economic spin on it.
The author does a beautiful job of writing the story. You don’t know how many potentially great books I’ve read that were only dismal because of the writing or grammar. The characters and story was relatable, and that is not easy to do. Having relatable characters and a relatable story are probably on entirely different galaxies. Anyone can make a relatable character, but the feeling of connecting with the story itself is not something I come across often.
So, kudos to you, Mr. Nace. You’ve imposed the near impossible as approachable and given it a stability that others can relate to while also creating witty, fun characters.
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This is a real page-turner. I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen next. The main characters are all very likable, the story is believable, and it is very well written.