REVIEW: THE RIVER IS DARK by JOE HART I've been a devoted fan of Joe Hart since I read LINEAGE, immediately followed by SINGULARITY, and I realized his gift for seeing through the veil which coats normal human perceptions. This novel deals with the preternatural, but despite its bizarre nature, it has scientific and medical foundations. Yet at the core lie those inevitable human traits and failings, in this case specifically greed. Former Minneapolis detective Liam Dempsey is summoned from his rural isolation to the community of Tallston, Minnesota, upon the deaths of his estranged brother, and his sister-in-law. Their deaths were not the first nor the last, and Liam begins to uncover the real facts and purpose for the murders, while the state investigator goes for an easy closure.