In this thrilling, fast-paced adventure, the least likely hero works against time and the elements to save his big brother's life. When Ryan's older brother, Tanner, insists he go on a kayaking/camping trip with him, Ryan wants to refuse. Ryan is not the outdoorsy type. He is more the "sit inside and play multiple video games" sort of a person. But Tanner is a charmer and determined . . .so Ryan goes on the trip that will change his life forever.
As they whoosh down the river in their yellow plastic kayak, Tanner teaches Ryan how to fish while Ryan makes Tanner laugh with his corny made-up songs. Little do the brothers know they are headed into deadly danger. In just one pivotal moment, their trip changes. Now Ryan must draw on every bit of his knowledge and skill -- and must reach far beyond any imaginable physical, emotional, and mental capacity -- in order to save his brother's life.
This is a breathless thriller that grabs the reader by the throat and won't let go until the very end. Ryan is a likeable and believable main character we must root for . . .but does he have what it takes to triumph over the river and help Tanner, before it's too late? Very highly recommended.