The River of Souls

The River of Souls

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"The year is 1703. The place: the Carolina settlement of Charles Town. Matthew Corbett, professional "problem solver," has accepted a lucrative, if unusual, commission: escorting a beautiful woman to a fancy dress ball. What should be a pleasant assignment takes a darker turn when Matthew becomes involved in a murder investigation. A sixteen-year-old girl has been stabbed to death on the grounds of a local plantation. The suspected killer is a slave who has escaped, with two family members, into the dubious protection of a nearby swamp. Troubled by certain discrepancies and determined to see some sort of justice done, Matthew joins the hunt for the runaway slaves. He embarks on a treacherous journey up the Solstice River, also known as the River of Souls. He discovers that something born of the swamp has joined the hunt... and is stalking the hunters with more than murder in mind. What follows is a shattering ordeal encompassing snakes, alligators, exiled savages, mythical beasts, and ordinary human treachery. The journey up the River of Souls will test the limits of Matthew's endurance, and lead him through a nightmarish passage to a confrontation with his past, and a moment that will alter his life forever" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: Burton, MI : Subterranean Press, 2014
Edition: Deluxe hardcover ed., 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596066304
159606630X
Branch Call Number: FICTION McCammon 2014
Characteristics: 257 p. ; 24 cm

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LouWSytsma
Aug 17, 2014

This book truly represents the midway point of McCammon's planned 10 book series. It's the tipping point or fulcrum in the series coming in at a relatively slim 257 pages when compared to the rest of the books in the series.

Loved the story concept and I can forgive the somewhat clunky concluding chapters because it leaves Matthew Corbett in such a precarious position. Hope new character Magnus Muldoon continues to a major player in the upcoming books and dear, oh dear how will his friends - especially Berry - react to the news of Corbett's supposed demise?

It is going to be a killer wait for book 6.

McCammon is one of my favorite writers and along with Stephen King and Jim Butcher this has been a helluva of a great summer for reading!

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