Waterborne by J. Luke Bennecke
4/22/21; 340 pages
Black Rose Writing
Waterborne by J. Luke Bennecke is a recommended action/thriller set in the near future and the second novel in the series featuring Jake Bendel.
Jake Bendel with a team of experts has invented a desalination system that will radically innovate the availability of clean, safe water for Californians. The system is powered by environmentally friendly molten salt reactors and once complete the project will consist of five plants running, making ocean water safe to drink. Water will never be a problem for California again. Jake and his team are behind schedule, but are working hard to get the whole system up and running.
In the back of Jake's mind is always the fact that Viktor, a vicious
criminal featured in the first book, is still out there, wishing him
harm. He is right to be concerned because Viktor does have nefarious
plans and eliminating Jake is part of it. Simultaneously, someone has released an unknown virus into the water system, weaponizing the water,
and Viktor is the prime suspect. Jake works with the FBI to uncover who
is responsible and stop them before all of California is infected,
while at the same time Jake needs to watch out for his own safety.