"Years of drought have given the United States a terrible thirst and turned water into blue gold. A powerful agrichemical magnate and corporate visionary, William Greele, puts a consortium together to pipe water down from northern Quebec. Politicians and federal security agencies ride shotgun for him at home, while in Quebec his path is cleared - and covered - by a brilliant, existentially torn deputy minister. Stealth and deception are crucial to the project's success." "But Malcolm Macpherson, a Seattle aerospace executive and conservationist, finds out about the pipeline. Appalled, he appeals to rebel-girl Claire Davidowicz, director of eco-Justice USA, to stop it. Soon they've enlisted a Quebec law professor, a feisty British journalist, three rogue policemen, a reluctant eco-terrorist, and a maverick Vermont governor. It's a heart-pounding, deadly race as they desperately try to figure out how to save the continent - and their own lives - before it's too late." "Ranging across the US, into the cities and beautiful wilderness of Quebec, and reaching as far as Mexico, Lisbon, and Brussels, Water Inc. is a tale of greed, heroism, clashing loyalties, love, and mortal risk."