Roger is an idealistic person who can become frustrated when things don't match up with his expectations. Usually extroverted and outgoing, he tends to be the life of the party, emitting an aura that people want to be close to. He is kind and empathetic, though he may maintain a stoic exterior around strangers.
Roger doesn't trust very easily, especially after his ordeal with the hitchhiker. He becomes closed off and suspicious, trying to decipher people's ulterior motives in getting close to him.
He is fiercely protective of his younger sister, Stephanie. He feels his emotions very strongly, which proves to be a double-edged sword.
After battling the wendigo, he works on regaining his inner strength and confidence.
One fateful night in 1983, Roger Cowell picked up a female hitchhiker outside of a Washington state park: a decision he’d regret for the rest of his life. When the girl turned up dead the next day, Roger tried to help the police but instead found himself charged with her murder and thrown into his worst nightmare. Now, half a year later, he has been acquitted at trial, but the court of public opinion has reached a harsher verdict. His dreams of a law career destroyed, an unemployed and disgraced Roger can’t find much inspiration to do anything—that is, until he meets Meg at his sister’s wedding. Meg is bright and beautiful and might be the only person who can help Roger find a second chance at life.
But there’s a killer lurking around Seattle, leaving mysterious disappearances in their wake, and the police yet again turn their spotlight on Roger. With his life coming apart at the seams, Roger must investigate for himself and follow the strange, incongruous clues that point to something more sinister than a serial killer.
He has a thin white scar on his arm from an ambush in jail.
His charisma gets him pretty far, and his above-average intelligence opens a lot of doors for him.
Favorite bands: The Rolling Stones, The Smiths, Men at Work, The Police, Billy Squier, Billy Idol, Genesis, Phil Collins, Simple Minds, Huey Lewis & the News, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bruce Hornsby, Steely Dan, Boz Scaggs
Bad habits: Quick to anger, tends to assume the worst of people
Deadly sins that best represent him: pride and lust
"I had a dog when I was growing up. His name was Bonzo, because I loved Led Zeppelin when I was 13. He was a Christmas present from my dad."