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Reviewed by Bernadette Longu for Readers' Favorite
Where Waters Run North: A Kent Stephenson Thriller by Frank Martorana is a page-turner of a book from the first chapter to the last with some wonderful surprises along the way. The main characters are very much ordinary people, very down-to-earth, and relatable. They are Kent Stephenson, his daughter Emily and son Barry (Skipper), Lute Crimshaw, his sister Jodi, his nephew Pegger and Jodi’s son, Jimmy Silverheel, and Merrill Stephenson the Chief of Police and brother to Kent, but you cannot forget the main character, the Chittenango River.
Frank Martorana is one of the few authors I have come across who give the history of the areas in which he has placed his stories, which helps the reader to picture the scene more clearly. The explanations about how and why the Native American people revere the rivers and all creatures in them and the land, and how they use what nature provides to heal and survive are wonderful. Native Indians and their ways are often considered unimportant but, by rights, they have been trying to save the world since the time of General Custer.
The author has taken a thought, a word, or a picture, and has written a most exciting and immersive book that takes the reader into the world of the main characters. What a wonderful trip! It takes a few minutes after you put Where Waters Run North down to realize that you are not in Jefferson, New York, or near the Onondaga Escarpment and the rivers that flow from it. Thank you, Frank, for a wonderful story that takes you away from the real world for a while and helps you recharge your batteries to face it again.