In When the Dead Come Knocking: A youth, growing up quick, when he loses everyone he loves and has to fend for himself. Always a bit of a handful, now he has to learn how to survive, and sometimes that means doing things he doesn't want to do. River is very artistic, and his defiance is to hide a soft and loving heart. His story starts in Sacramento where he was visiting his dad. His mom lives back east in Maine. He desperately wants to get back to Maine, if he can.