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text 2018-12-05 06:28
Those pipe breaks are to systems that had been installed

It’s a whole other matter in terms of the pipes our drinking normal water flows through or the sewer methods that remove waste from our own towns and cities.

 

It doesn’t take the scorching heat of your wildfire to melt plastic, while. Decisions regarding pipe materials still should be made through the judgment along with experience of professionals who consider a variety of factors in awarding contracts, not special interests pushing a particular advantage that benefits one type of material but aren't what is best for this community.

 

Often, those pipe breaks are to systems that had been installed fewer than a ten years ago. The chemical leaked in to the water when the plastic pipes melted through the heat of the inferno.

 

Naturally, they and their families are drinking that water, too, protected special interests move on for their next political fight. That’s where plastic fails the charge test.. We all know local government budgets are usually tight, and there’s no magical weed of money that’s going to drop from the sky.

 

One of the worst situations we now have seen this year is some sort of town in Northern California that had barely survived a wildfire just for residents to come home and find their mineral water supply had been contaminated by simply benzene.

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review 2018-09-15 20:36
Wildfire at Midnight
Wildfire at Midnight - Mary Stewart

This was an interesting first dip into the works of Mary Stewart. 

 

Stewart created an atmosphere for the story that was almost tangible. It beautifully written and very much made me feel like I was there, on Skye, on a overcast day, just waiting for the clouds to break. 

 

Unfortunately, the main characters and the utterly implausible, ridiculous plot left the book wanting. It mostly wanted a good slap. 

 

I also wish the leading woman had pushed her ex-husband off the ferry at the end. 

 

Still, I'm keen to try another one of Stewart's.

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text 2018-09-15 20:06
Reading progress update: I've read 286 out of 325 pages.
Wildfire at Midnight - Mary Stewart

Why did you kill Heather Macrae?’

He looked to me in surprise.

‘They wanted it.’

‘They?’

‘The mountains.’

 

Whaaaa....?!?!? 

This book did not improve in the second half. Now, we're getting to read the incredible wrap-up .

 

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text 2018-09-15 11:39
Reading progress update: I've read 153 out of 325 pages.
Wildfire at Midnight - Mary Stewart

This is a somewhat contrived story. And I am saying that as a regular reader of plots that are riddled with convenient twists and dreamt-up coincidences.

 

Anyway, the likelihood of a demented serial killer on an island that preys on only a single group of people, and no police having made any appearance at all yet, not even a single village bobby, ... even I'm going to say that this is a bit far-fetched. 

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text 2018-09-15 07:46
Halloween Bingo - Romantic Suspense
Wildfire at Midnight - Mary Stewart

I'm bracing the Romantic Suspense square next. It is the square I have probably struggled with most.

 

However, I seem to have seen so many great reviews for Mary Stewart's books that I just have to try some of her work. 

 

This one seemed like a lot of fun:

 

Beautiful but troubled, Gianetta cannot seem to escape her past, her pain, or her ex-husband -- not even in a remote hotel on the Scottish Isle of Skye. One of her fellow guests, however, is also hiding secrets . . . and a skill and penchant for murder. And now the killer only has eyes for Gianetta . . .

 

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