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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.
Gripping, unsettling, and richly atmospheric, The River of Souls is a
masterful historical adventure featuring the continuing exploits of a
young hero the USA Character Approved Blog has called “the Early
American James Bond.”