A River Of Ill Wind by Christopher Baird
|Title||A River of Ill Wind|
|Language||English, Spanish, and French|
There are times when a single decision, something done or left undone,changes the lives of many. A River of Ill Wind is the story of one such time.When a weekend canoe trip on a renowned whitewater river goesdisastrously off course, the lives of Paul Bennett and his five friends arechanged forever. The trip is interrupted as an abusive father follows the boysto the river, seeking money his son stole from him. Three people disappear,and a county sheriff, a police chief from an Indian Reservation and the FBIbegin an investigation. The lawmen fail to solve the mystery and four of theboys return home to find the town's residents have turned against them,leaving them confused and vulnerable. Paul, feeling he has lost everythingimportant to him, is overwhelmed with sorrow and guilt.A chance encounter years later rekindles the interest of all the lawmeninvolved in the case. The surprising conclusion leaves two people dead andthe lawmen facing an ethical dilemma. The story ends well for one manthough, reinforcing the adage, "It's an ill wind that blows no good."