Robert McCammon's The River of Souls

Information  Synopsis  Reviews and Comments 
  • The River of Souls is the fifth book in the Matthew Corbett series.

  • Subterranean Press published The River of Souls in May 2014. There were three states: Lettered, Limited, and Trade Hardcovers.

  • The limited edition includes the short story "The Scorpion's Eye," featuring Minx Cutter.

  • Bibliographical information for The River of Souls

  • View the Cover Gallery for The River of Souls


Hardcover:256 pages
Publisher:Subterranean; Hardcover Edition (May 31, 2014)


From Subterranean Press:

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 Matthews 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."

Reviews and Comments (may contain spoilers!)

© 2020 Robert McCammon Last updated 2020-07-17 00:17 Suffusion theme by Sayontan Sinha