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The River of Souls - Robert McCammon, Vincent Chong
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... show more
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 Matthew's courage, commitment, and powers of endurance. It will also lead him to a confrontation with a figure from his recent past, which will alter Matthew's life, setting the stage for the next installment in this compulsively readable series. Gripping, unsettling, and richly atmospheric, The River of Souls is a masterful historical adventure and a major addition to Robert McCammon's extraordinary body of work.featuring the continuing exploits of a young hero USA Today has called 'the Early American James Bond.'
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781596066304 (159606630X)
ASIN: 159606630X
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it
3.5 Looking Better
Three and a half stars actually. I liked it better than The Providence Rider but I think it still falls to the second weakest book of the five so far. At least the dastardly Professor Fell and his evil global crime organization only played a minor role, in the end. I guess we know where the next ...
Reclusive Reads
Reclusive Reads rated it
3.5 The River of Souls (Matthew Corbett #5) by Robert McCammon
Matthew Corbett returns for a fateful trip down the cursed River of Souls and into the heart of darkness, to face horrors and mysteries both real and unreal in this relatively engaging fifth installment of the series.Sadly, it is also the weakest. The spark that made the series so fresh and exciting...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
3.5 The River of Souls by Robert McCammon
I'm a tad disappointed. Maybe it's because I love this series so much and I expected a lot from this volume. Maybe it's because I'm used to big books in this series and this volume is short. I'm not quite sure why, but I'm feeling unfulfilled. Our beloved "problem solver" Matthew Corbett has vent...
blackguysdoread
blackguysdoread rated it
4.0 The River of Souls
In this latest installment in the excellent series set in the early 1700's featuring the young problem-solver Matthew Corbett, Matthew is on edge after his dangerous adventure at the Caribbean stronghold of the mysterious Professor Fell (in the last book The Providence Rider), he takes the opportuni...
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