Wes Boyd's
Spearfish Lake Tales
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River Rat
Book 5 of the Dawnwalker Cycle
a novel by
Wes Boyd
©2005, ©2010

One phone call changed her life!

Outdoor girl Scooter Whitsell has been reduced to watching a counter, instead of being out on the trails and rivers she loves so well. Then she gets a phone call from an old hiking buddy -- and she’s on her way to her absolute dream job: a raft guide in the Grand Canyon! “The pay’s not bad, but it’s a hell of a lot of work,” she explains. “We live damn rough. You’re up before everybody else, do a lot of shit work, and stay up later than everyone else. You get dirty, and it’s hotter than hell, especially in July and August. Worst of all, it’s addictive. It’s like no place else on earth, because it has the most awesome scenery on the face of the planet.”

It isn’t an easy job, but Scooter was never a girl that asked for things to be easy. She has to put aside normal things to make a life in the Grand Canyon -- but she wouldn’t have it any other way!

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