by Kenneth Baysinger
About the author
Confluence is Ken Baysinger’s fourth novel. A long-time resident of Canemah, Oregon. He lives on the Willamette Riverfront where his popular Corrigan Mystery Novels take place. He and his wife Linda enjoy the river from the deck of their 28foot cruiser. He was a whitewater outfitter and an advertising professional for many years before redirecting his creative talents to writing novels.
About the book
Frustrated that their “revolution” never materialized, a cadre of geriatric radicals hatches a plot to blow up hydropower dams in the Pacific Northwest and replicate the great ice-age floods that carved the Columbia River Gorge. They get support through an unexpected alliance with old-line communists, the new incarnation of Russia’s KGB, the government of Iran, and a would-be terrorist in Key West who has possession of a cold war era hydrogen bomb.
Undetected by Homeland Security, the plot is uncovered by “Swede” Larsson, Town Marshall in Riggins, Idaho (population 406), while investigating the seemingly accidental drowning of a young man in the Salmon River. As the scope of the conspiracy becomes apparent, Swede is joined by his river guide friend Cassidy Pierce and former Vietnam combat pilot Terry Caldwell in a desperate race to prevent a cataclysmic flood.
December 4, 2019