It is October 10th 1860 two young men find themselves on a Louisiana levee in the middle of the night cold, destitute, and the sole survivors of a steamboat explosion. It is just the first in a series of events that will forever change their lives and propel them on a voyage of adventure, romance, mutiny, and treasure. Raptor is also the tale of a naïve boy and his journey into manhood as he finds himself caught up in the intrigue of the American Civil War.