A tense Western and an assured debut, Black River tells the story of a man marked by a prison riot as he returns to the town—and the convict—who shaped him.
When Wes Carver returns to Black River, he carries two things in the cab
of his truck: his wife’s ashes and a letter from the prison parole
board. The convict who held him hostage during a riot twenty years ago
is being considered for release.
Wes has been away from Black
River ever since the riot. He grew up in this small Montana town, and,
like his father before, he made his living as a corrections officer. A
talented, natural fiddler, he found solace and joy in his music. But
during that riot, Bobby Williams changed everything for Wes—undermining
his faith and taking away his ability to play.
How can a man who
once embodied evil ever come to good? How can he pay for such crimes
with anything but his life? As Wes considers his own choices and grieves
for all he’s lost, he must decide what he believes and whether he can
let Williams walk away. Download and start listening now!