award: Awesome Indies: APPROVED
author: Shaun J. McLaughlin
series: Ryan's Journey
Counter Currents is a story of smugglers, river pirates, rebels, love, war, and freedom fighters. Spanning 1837 to 1845, most scenes are set against the beauty and grandeur of the Thousand Islands during the drama of the Patriot War in 1838. That year, rebels attacked Canada 12 times from the USA. Among the raiders was the legendary Bill Johnston. Bill Johnston schools Ryan in the smuggler's ways in the lawless archipelago of the Thousand Islands. Ryan’s first taste of violence is a midnight raid on a private steamer, the Sir Robert Peel. Johnston, Ryan, and a dozen others attack the ship, remove the passengers and crew, and then loot and burn it.