The River

Peter Heller

The River
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The River

Peter Heller

Wynn and Jack have been best friends since their first day of college: a gentle giant from Vermont and a rugged kid raised on a ranch in Colorado, brought together by their shared love of literature and the great outdoors.

When they decide to take time off university and canoe down the Maskwa River in northern Canada, they anticipate the ultimate wilderness experience: two young men navigating the rapids through the quiet, imposing landscapes of North America. No phones. No fellow travellers. No way of going back. 

But as a raging wildfire starts to make its way towards them - reducing the towering trees to charred carcasses - their idyllic expedition becomes a desperate race for survival. And when a man suddenly appears, seemingly in a state of shock and claiming his wife has vanished, the fight against nature’s destructive power becomes entangled with a much deadlier game of cat and mouse. Because the only thing more dangerous than a burning forest is a man’s thirst for revenge…

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