River on Fire is the story of Randall Smith, a foundling orphan growing up in the midwestern United States in the late 1960s. Without the intimate guidance of loving parents, Randall struggles to understand a dangerous and confusing world during one of the most tumultuous times in modern history. Filled with humor and irony, River on Fire will both warm and break your heart.
©2013 Scott Pratt (P)2013 Scott Pratt
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Frankly, I'd much rather listen to a Joe Dillard novel. River of Fire is on balance a disappointment after reading all seven of Pratt's Joe Dillard novels as well as Justice Redeemed. I wonder what led Scott Pratt to write River of Fire because it is so very, very different from his other novels. The classroom type assignments at the end off the audiobook are obviously asking the reader to find deeper meaning than I found. Had I bought this Pratt novel before any of his legal thrillers I definitely would have not purchased another Scott Pratt book. My big issue with the book is whether to give it one star or two. My only question now is whether to return it.
I am a Scott Pratt fan, so I looked forward to reading this new offering from him. I loved this book and I am curious about from where in Mr. Pratt's heart and soul this book came...and I wonder if additional one-off stories will be available. I certainly enjoyed this book, but I'm also looking forward to more books about Joe.
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