'The River is both beautifully written, a crisp, ice cold immersion in the glory of the wilderness, and unbearably tense, as peril moves in on Heller's gratifyingly competent explorers, whose deep friendship is tenderly evoked.' - The Observer
Wynn and Jack have been best friends since their first day of college, brought together by their shared love of books and the great outdoors.
The adventure of a lifetime.
When they decide to take time off university and canoe down the Maskwa River in northern Canada, they anticipate the ultimate wilderness experience.
No fellow travellers.
No way of going back.
A hellish ride
But as a raging wildfire starts to make its way towards them, their expedition becomes a desperate race for survival. And when a man suddenly appears, claiming his wife has vanished, the fight against nature's destructive power becomes entangled with a much deadlier game of cat and mouse.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co