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Forty Days And Forty Nights

by Amber Edwards & Justin Scott

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Forty Days And Forty Nights by Amber Edwards & Justin Scott, a novel of the Mississippi River, will be published October 5, 2021.

Justin Scott has a new collaborator--his wife Amber Edwards. Amber made award-winning documentary films for thirty years before deciding to write a thriller. Justin decided he could not go wrong joining forces with a seasoned story teller. They had a ball writing Forty Days And Forty Nights together and are writing another.

Forty days and forty nights of torrential rain swell the Mississippi River to the brink of deadly rampage. Clementine Price, a young Army Corps of Engineers officer born beside the river, draws on science, brutal loss, and a warrior spirit to protect the people and the homeland she loves from a catastrophic flood. Suddenly, she discovers that a richly funded domestic terrorist—hiding in plain sight as a pillar of the community— has ingeniously weaponized the looming natural disaster.
Inspired by a river as powerful as it is unpredictable, his plot to inundate the Delta and cleave from America his own white supremacist nation is already in motion. Clementine has only hours to stop civil war and save millions from drowning. With the help of fellow Corps officers, civil servants, farmers, and local law enforcement, Clementine must harness the power of the torrent to turn nature’s fury against her enemy and embrace the raging river as her most potent ally.


A wonderful novel...the river—ominous, atmospheric, somehow inevitable—is so much more than just a part of the story....it is the story, in all its might and majesty. Very impressive and highly recommended.

Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series

At this novel’s heart is a mighty river, raging and swirling, swirling and raging, and its characters are plain unforgettable. I sat down to read a few pages but got caught in its inexorable current and I couldn’t stop (and didn’t want to). A love story, an adventure story, a timeless story: Forty Days and Forty Nights is remarkable. I just wish it were longer!

Tom Franklin, Edgar-winning author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Harrowing, fascinating, and entirely too plausible, Forty Days and Forty Nights is a thriller you’ll lose sleep over.

Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of House on Fire

What a book! I was hooked not just by the plot and the rich mix of folks who make up the U.S., but by the characters, who are fantastically drawn. Clementine—‘just a farm girl who got herself to West Point’—what a powerful and down-to-earth hero.

Susan Isaacs, New York Times bestselling author


October 5, 2021, 6 pm

The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007