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Don't miss Tim Johnston's new novel, The Current, available January 22, 2019!

The Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, who are taking a family vacation before their daughter leaves for college. But when Caitlin and her younger brother, Sean, go out for an early morning run and only Sean returns, the mountains become as terrifying as they are majestic. 
Written with a precision that captures every emotion, every moment of fear, as each member of the family searches for answers, Descent races like an avalanche toward its heart-pounding conclusion.

“Read this astonishing novel . . . The magic of his prose equals the horror of Johnston’s story.” —The Washington Post

“A compelling thriller that is both creepy and literary . . . Descent is not just a mystery. It is an emotional story of evil, fear, acceptance and irony.”—The Denver Post
What makes the novel unforgettable is its sense of character, its deliberate, unadorned prose and Johnston’s unflinching exploration of human endurance, physical and psychological.” —Miami Herald
“A super-charged, addictive read.” —The Missourian                                                                   
“An original and psychologically deep thriller.” —Outside magazine
“Outstanding . . . The days when you had to choose between a great story and a great piece of writing? Gone.” —Esquire
“[A] dazzling debut . . . Exquisitely crafted.”  —The Dallas Morning News 
“Incredibly powerful, richly atmospheric.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune 
“ [An] engulfing thriller-cum-western.” —The New York Times Book Review 
 “Brilliant . . . As gripping as any Everest expedition.” —Peter Heller, author of The Dog Stars

Mysteries & Thrillers
January 6
Algonquin Books
Workman Publishing Co., Inc.

Customer Reviews

Sc1peters ,


One of the most gripping, complex, heart wrenching novels I've ever read. I will remember this story for a long time.

cgibb ,

Too much work

What's the point of being purposefully obfuscating in a novel? I made it through 150 pages before giving up. Give me some clue about the story line, some character to relate to, something (anything) to make me want to turn the page. I tried, I really did.

Aloharn ,

Work for it.

Trying to get to the actual story is a bit difficult due to the Author's love of run-on sentences, some over 100 words in length. This book took me several days to read which is most unusual for me. I wanted to get to the main storyline but had to wade thru all the extra word salads.

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