Over 13 days, as various decisions are second-guessed and sometimes regretted, both passengers and guides find that sometimes the most daunting adventures on a Colorado River trip have nothing to do with white-water rapids, and everything to do with reconfiguring the rocky canyons of the heart.
"Great! A Rolicking Ride."
Two weeks before Christmas, Dr. Diana Duprey is found floating face-up in a small lap pool in her back yard. A medical doctor with an abortion practice, and a national figure who inspired passion and ignited tempers, she had been the target of violent threats by right-to-life activists. Her husband, Frank Thomson, a lawyer in the district attorney's office, fought bitterly with her on the morning of her murder. To reveal the nature of their argument would cost him his career, and more.
"The Abortionist's Daughter"
JT Maroney, veteran river guide, is ready to take his 125th trip deep into the heart of the Grand Canyon, one of the most beautiful natural chasms in the world. JT think he’s seen it all before, but this trip will change him forever. For the next two weeks, his 12 passengers - mostly strangers to one another, and certainly to him - will paddle, swim, ride the rapids, sleep under the stars, and breathe in the drama of the landscape. They’ll also learn all about each other; more, perhaps, than they wanted to know.
Two weeks before Christmas, Diana Duprey, an outspoken abortion doctor, is found floating in her pool. A national figure, Diana inspired passion and ignited tempers, never more so than on the day of her death. Her husband, Frank, had fought bitterly with her on the day of her murder. Diana's daughter, Megan, had also quarrelled with Diana that day, and her role in her mother's murder will prove more significant than she ever could have anticipated.
"Not as good as I'd hoped"