An Estes Park philanthropist with a decidedly shady past is found half-eaten on a mountainside, but it’s obvious that it was no accident. Then, a couple of days later, it starts to rain and doesn’t stop, raining so hard and so long that the little mountain town is inundated and, because of road closures, almost cut off from the rest of the world. And in the middle of it all, Mac MacQuarrie, retired spook, is caught up in a web of deception as, using unconventional and not altogether kosher techniques, he unravels the sadistic plot that got someone devoured alive.

With the actual Estes Park flood of September, 2013 as a central character, Wet Work interweaves the plight of the town with the aftermath of a fictional murder conspiracy to create a spell-binding tale of intrigue.