The Forensic Geology Series
by Toni Dwiggins
Copyright 2011 by Toni Dwiggins
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All characters and events portrayed in this work are fictitious.
If there are factual or technical errors in BADWATER, they are mine alone.
In a real-life radiological emergency, many agencies might be involved and different approaches taken.
Cover art: J. Simmons http://www.jsimmonsillustration.com/
Maps: Linsie Snyder (MAPS located at the end of the book)
“Before outsiders changed our valley, it was described in the names of the places that were important for our survival here. Many are the names of springs. If the Manly Party, who traveled across our valley in 1849, had known our stories and trails, they would have found water, and Tumpisa (“red rock”) might not be known as a Valley of Death.”