"A bracing confluence of adventure, murder, and breathtaking scenery." —Kirkus
It is not yet spring in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. Whitewater rafting season has already begun, however. Streams filled with snowmelt are pouring into the Hudson Gorge, an almost inaccessible twelve-mile canyon. But someone who knows every foot of the backcountry is stalking those who are attempting to run the Gorge as the river reaches flood stage.
Richard Carlyle, a former raft guide and veteran criminologist working with state and local police, is desperately searching for the person who has murdered two people already. Tracking the killer to a remote cabin in the Gorge, Carlyle confronts an ecoterrorist with a grudge against anyone who dares to invade his territory.
"Fans of backwoods suspense will find this thriller strikes the perfect balance of tense excitement and opportunities for testing their deductive skills." —BookLife
"...a fabulous read. I’d love to see more of Richard Carlyle and will be watching this author for more works of this caliber. The Gorge is most highly recommended." —Readers' Favorite
"Plenty of action and fascinating. A solid fictional narrative that will appeal to a variety of audiences, young and old alike." —City Book Reviews
"This is a brilliant read. Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start...Can't wait to read what the author brings out next. Recommend reading." —NetGalley Review
"The author, who is an experienced rafter, does an excellent job of capturing the beauty and danger of white water rafting near the headwaters of the Hudson." —★★★★★ Reader Review
"The plotting, the writing, and the dense, convincing depiction of the rafting scene in upstate New York are worthy of the premier mystery fiction writers. The suspense hooked me. Pleasure reading at its finest." —★★★★★ Reader Review
"Ronald Berger’s debut is nothing short of excellent..." —★★★★★ Reader Review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ronald Berger has a PhD in British history from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and an MFA degree in creative writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is the author of The Most Necessary Luxuries: The Mercers' Company of Coventry, 1550-1680 (Penn State University Press, 1993).
He was a licensed whitewater raft guide on the Hudson River from 1992 to 1997. The Gorge is his first novel. He and his wife live in upstate New York.