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352 pages
Jul 2008
Bethany House

Wind River

by Tom Morrisey

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Five months after returning from Iraq, Tyler Perkins hardly cares about anything, not his marriage, not his future, nothing but the guilt he feels over the deaths of his squadron mates in Iraq. So author Tom Morrisey takes him to Wind River to fulfill a promise made years ago to his aged mentor: to take him into the mountains when he couldnít go himself. But Soren Andeman, his mentor, has a decades-old agenda that has rocked his life. Together the two men seek a path that has life-and-death implications while a forest fire and a rogue bear threaten.

Morrissey explores the question of guilt and the freeing power of truth in Wind River, with a heavy reliance on Psalm 51, Davidís song of confession. Ty and Soren are both menís men and the strong friendship between the grieving young soldier and the octogenarian drive the interest in the story. Though not a suspense novel in the sense of a mystery or a thriller, this character-driven novel keeps you turning the pages. Well-written, the characters grab you: feisty outdoorsman Soren Andeman, and pain-deadened Ty. This is a novel that men can fully enjoy, as well as women. -- Debbie W. Wilson,

Book Jacket:

Desperate to forget what happened to him in Iraq, Tyler Perkins flees to the emptiness of Wyoming. He's here to escape and also to fulfill a long-ago promise by accompanying his 86-year-old friend Soren Andeman on a fly-fishing trip-once more for old time's sake.

But their trek to an idyllic trout lake soon becomes something more deeply harrowing-a journey that uncovers long-held lies, deadly crimes, and the buried secrets of the past. Ty barely has time to contemplate the question of what constitutes justice when nature unleashes her own revenge. Trapped in a race back to safety, he must face his own guilt-ridden past or risk being consumed.

Powerfully imagined by the acclaimed author of In High Places, Wind River is an engaging wilderness adventure that explores the power of confession, the beauty of forgiveness, and the freedom of truth unveiled.