Arlen Wagner can tell when people face imminent death. He’s a is a World War I veteran trying to get by during the Great Depression by working for one of the government coservation projects.
He’s traveling with 19-year-old Paul Brickhill, an interesting character.
They get unexpectedly stranded at the Cypress House–an isolated Gulf Coast boarding house run by the beautiful Rebecca Cady–directly in the path of an approaching hurricane.
I wouldn’t say this is Koryta’s best. And it’s quite different.
Still, I enjoyed it. Koryta is one of the best writers working today.