Valentine Dalton, the author's fourth great grandfather accompanied George Rogers Clark on an expedition that historians argue was the most extraordinary feat of the Revolutionary War. Unfortunately, Dalton family research also suggests that Valentine participated Clark's two private and little known military actions that were thought to be treaasonable missions against America.
Corroborated by vintage photographs, two hundred year old copies of letters, court records and other documents, "A River Away" implies that Captain Dalton infiltrated the Spanish high command as a spy under General Clark.
"A River Away" is not a mere chronological trip through time by ordinary characters. Instead it tells the story of Captain Valentine Dalton who intimately knew the historical figures portrayed in this novel of love, revenge and survival.