"The Wind is Not a River" is a historical novel, a wilderness survival drama, and a grand love story. National Geographic journalist John Easley struggles to find meaning from the loss of his younger brother, shot down over the Channel in World War II. Hearing about the Japanese invasion of the Aleutian Islands and discovering that the U.S. government is censoring the story, John decides to investigate. Traveling to Alaska, he dons his brother's uniform and talks his way onto a bombing run. When the plane is shot down over the island of Attu, Easley and one other survivor struggle to survive and escape detection by the enemy.
Meanwhile, back in Seattle, John's wife Helen is living with her father while helping him recover from a stroke. When John disappears Helen joins the USO in a desperate attempt to travel north to discover what has happened to her husband. Exploring themes of war, life and death, morality and love, The Wind is Not a River takes the reader into a little known piece of history and the tale of two people who fight to find each other again.
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