The Straw That Broke


The Straw That Broke

by Gregory Zeigler

In Gregory Zeigler’s environmental thriller The Straw That Broke, Lyn Burke, a vulnerable young scientist and free spirit, gets caught up in a battle between ecoterrorists and corrupt public officials over water in the drought-stricken desert Southwest. Lyn’s disappearance causes police officer Susan Brand and private investigator Jake Goddard to rush to her aid. Abduction, deceit, and murder threaten to trigger a cataclysm that places the entire region in jeopardy.

In a parched and frightening future in which two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to be living under severe water shortages, The Straw That Broke is a modern allegory, shedding light on the desperate clashes over precious water, and on our imperiled future.

"In The Straw That Broke, Greg Zeigler has written both a wonderful novel of sharp characters and a great story. He has also predicted our future. We can live without oil, but we can’t live without water, and Greg Zeigler has written a novel of intrigue and seduction showing just how that will play out in the near future. The Straw That Broke is a story to be savored.”
– Tim Sandlin, author

"A solid debut novel rooted in the eco-zeitgeist of our time ... an intriguing narrative [that] spares no social group from a jab."
– Todd Wilkinson, author of Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet.
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316 pages
6 x 9 inches