Water Hazard

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Random House, Jun 2, 1996 - Fiction - 416 pages
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From across a crowded bar, a tall, muscular man calls out to Anderson. He has never seen this man before, but he plays along, hoping that this stranger's face will eventually ring a bell. A few drinks later, Anderson staggers drunkenly out of the bar with his new acquaintance and is driven deep into the woods of North Minnesota.

There, on the shores of his boyhood lake, Anderson experiences in real life the nightmare he has had for years: someone is trying to drown him. As Anderson struggles for his life, he gains the advantage and drowns his own assailant. But when he pulls the dead man from the lake, it isn't the face of a stranger he sees--it's his own. Confused, Anderson tries to put together the pieces of the complex plot his life has become. Who tried to kill him at the lake? Who's trying to kill him now? And who in fact is he--the wealthy, brilliant professor whose driver's license he carries in his pocket or simply Anderson, the college drop-out?

Under his new identity, Anderson stumbles into a world of academic fraud, sexual indulgence and illegal insider trading. The truth--and Anderson's redemption--lies with one man--Peterson, the brilliant, twisted mastermind who has claimed Anderson's life for his own.

"AN IMMENSELY READABLE DEBUT jammed with odd details, elaborate fight scenes, and loads of athletic, midwestern sex. . .an intricately descriptive first novel."-- "Kirkus Reviews"

." . .INTRIGUING. . .ENGAGING. . .ENTERTAINING. . .Borg pulls it all off with panache and spirit."-- "Chicago Tribune"

"[A] HEART-STOPPING DEBUT NOVEL that lies somewhere between Kafka and Alfred Hitchcock_with a dash of inventive and steamysex."-- "-St. Paul Pioneer Press"

." . .A NIGHTMARISH DILEMMA straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock thriller."-- "Connecticut Post"

." . .suspense builds as the story unfolds and the reader is drawn into a shifting whirlpool of reality and dreams."-- "Rochester Post-Bulletin"

"This impressive first novel heralds an impressive talent."-- "Booklist"

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Borg's first novel is written in the suspenseful tradition of Alfred Hitchcock. Anderson, approached in a bar by a stranger, is drugged and kidnapped. He awakens as someone is drowning him; to his ... Read full review


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