Publishers Weekly has posted their review of Robert McCammon’s The River of Souls, the fifth novel in the Matthew Corbett series (mild spoilers):
The River of Souls
Robert R. McCammon. Subterranean (www.subterraneanpress.com), $24.95 (264p) ISBN 978-1-59606-630-4
Macabre surprises abound in McCammon’s entertaining fifth Matthew Corbett historical (after 2012’s Providence Rider). In the summer of 1703, while on a visit to Charles Town in the Carolina colony, “problem-solver” Matthew and Magnus Muldoon, his “big as a mountain” new friend, join a manhunt for three escaped slaves, one of whom has been accused of murdering a plantation owner’s daughter (though Matthew has uncovered evidence that implicates one of the hunters). Their travel up the River of Solstice—which the locals refer to as “the river of souls”—proves to be a journey into the genuine heart of darkness, replete with ravenous alligators, a tribe of fiercely savage Native Americans, and a seemingly demonic monster known as the Soul Cryer. McCammon resorts to a few credibility-stretching gambits in the closing chapters, but, as usual, he nicely evokes America’s colonial past and deftly straddles the boundary between the explicable and the supernatural. Agent: Cameron McClure, DMLA. (May)
Reviewed on: 03/03/2014
Release date: 05/01/2014
The River of Souls will be released in May 2014. You can pre-order copies from Subterranean Press, Amazon US, B&N, Amazon UK, Amazon CA. Ebook editions will also be available.