About the book:

As a raft guide, Eddy Arway is living his dream, leading tourists safely down North Carolina’s untamed Thunder River every summer. But Eddy’s whole life is about to change, when he starts to hear the eerie, anguished voice of a long-dead Cherokee woman. Is she real or is Eddy going crazy? What does it all mean? With the help of Rainy Jackson, a gutsy--and beautiful--young trainee, Eddy tries to uncover one of the river’s oldest secrets, but will he die trying? Whitewater, legend, and love collide in Gary Alan’s action-packed debut.

About the author:

Shortly after graduating college, Gary Alan found excitement and adventure working as a whitewater raft guide in the Great Smoky Mountains. These experiences inspired him to write Big Thunder-Hearted River. Gary Alan currently lives in Arlington, Virginia, where he is actively planning his escape from the corporate world so he can work on the river again.