On Saturday at Downtown Books in Apalachicola, Donna Meredith debuted her newest novel, “Wet Work,” an environmental thriller that centers on a graduate student, Summer Cassidy, who finds dangerous levels of arsenic in wells near
The resulting backlash is more than she bargained for. Her scholarship is threatened and then her life. Cassidy shows she is more than a geek when she fights back and brings the affray to the corrupt enemy’s doorstep.
“Wet Work” is the first in a “Water Warriors” series in which Meredith plans to showcase water problems across the
Meredith has been a full-time writer since her retirement from teaching English at
“Wet Work” is Meredith’s fourth book. Two earlier works are recipients of Florida Presidential Book Awards. “The Color of Lies,” a novel dealing with racial tensions during the 2009 presidential campaign, took a gold medal. Meredith recently learned the novel has been chosen as a textbook for a course on multicultural issues at the
“Magic in the Mountains,” Meredith’s only nonfiction publication, took a silver medal. – BY LOIS SWOBODA