If you’re a fan of novelist Eric Douglas’s Mike Scott series of novels where scuba diving plays a major role, Douglas has a new book out this week.
Freshwater supplies are dwindling and refugees from drought, famine and war are straining neighboring countries around the world. That exists today. But what happens when someone attempts to create water refugees in the United States?
That was the question Douglas took on in his latest novel, “Water Crisis: Day Zero.”
Douglas said he became interested in this situation when he read about the situation in Cape Town, South Africa, where the city nearly ran out of fresh water:
“They tried all sorts of conservation methods, but they were facing Day Zero. The day when there would be no water left to drink. That is a city of nearly four million people.”
Douglas discovered this problem is happening all over the world and has been designated by the U.S. military as a national security issue.
That’s the backdrop for “Water Crisis: Day Zero,” where a Russian oligarch attempts to eliminate a water desalination system before he releases a toxin into the water supply in south Florida, potentially throwing the USA into turmoil as millions of water refugees head north.
“Water Crisis: Day Zero” is the 10th Mike Scott story in the series. Mike Scott is an international photojournalist working on a water story when he gets caught up in the attempts to eliminate the creator of a revolutionary water system and discredit her invention. The story travels the world from Washington, DC to Moscow to the Bahamas and Miami.
Douglas‘ Mike Scott series often focuses on environmental issues, and this latest book also involves the ocean, action, scuba diving and adventure in beautiful locations.
“Water Crisis: Day Zero” went on sale this week wherever books are sold.