The River by Cheryl Kaye Tardif
How far do we go until we’ve gone too far?
The South Nahanni River has a history of mysterious deaths, disappearances and headless corpses, but it may also hold the key to humanity’s survival―or its destruction.
Seven years ago, Del Hawthorne’s father and three of his friends disappeared near the Nahanni River and were presumed dead. When one of the missing men stumbles onto the University grounds, alive but barely recognizable and aging before her eyes, Del is shocked. Especially when the man tells her something inconceivable. Her father is still alive!
Gathering a group of volunteers, Del travels to the Nahanni River to rescue her father. There, she finds a secret underground river that plunges her into a technologically advanced world of nanobots and painful serums. Del uncovers a conspiracy of unimaginable horror, a plot that threatens to destroy us all. Will humanity be sacrificed for the taste of eternal life? At what point have we become…God?
ISBN: 978-0-9865382-3-0 (Kindle ebook); $2.99 US; March 3, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-926997-17-9 (Trade paperback); $9.99 US; May 31, 2011
"Cheryl Kaye Tardif has once again captivated readers in her third novel and latest suspense thriller, The River. Set in the wilds of Canada's north, The River combines intrigue, science, love and adventure and is sure to keep readers clamoring for more." ―Edmonton Sun
"Exciting and vivid…A thrilling adventure where science sniffs harder, desperate to find the fountain-of-youth." ―Midwest Book Review
"Superb! The River is Tardif’s most exciting novel yet! Full of unpredictable twists and lurching turns, The River is a non-stop adventure into Canada’s mysterious north." ―Kelly Komm, author of Sacrifice
"Cheryl Kaye Tardif specializes in mile-a-minute pot-boiler mysteries." ―Edmonton Sun