In the Skagit River Valley—gateway to the Pacific Northwest wilderness—vegetation, birds, and people are inexplicably dying. Does the river carry pollutants from illegal waste sites?
A bully’s greed has trapped her victims in a toxic web:
- JoAnne, a former World War II pilot, is wheelchair-bound after an accident veiled in secrets.
- Maria, JoAnne’s niece and professional pilot, masks the unresolved pain of childhood abandonment.
- Spencer, an organic vintner, suspects the rich valley soil has been polluted by undocumented wastes.
- Russell, a spunky 95-year-old ham radio buff, intercepts curious messages that provide clues to the decades-long cover-up.
Threatened with exposure, the perpetrator steps up the assault, and her victims must join with the community to save the valley. All must face difficult truths in order to halt the accumulation of more than one kind of toxic behavior.
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