The River Characters

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Brian Robeson

Brian Robeson is the main character of the novel. Brian previously appeared in a novel titled Hatchet, in which he was flying to Canada to see his father when the pilot died of a heart attack. Brian crashed the plane into a lake and survived for fifty-four days in the woods. Now three employees of a government-run survivalist program want Brian to do it again so that they can learn better techniques to teach their students. At first Brian is put off by the idea, but then he decides to go.

Brian insists that his return to the wilderness be like his previous experience, with no tents, guns, or other survival gear. Despite the lack of gear, Brian and his partner, Derek Holtzer, settle right down in the woods as though they are on an enjoyable camping trip. Brian feels ill at ease because he feels as...

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