A dystopian novel about an America ruled by gangs and gun manufacturers and about the brave few who are willing to fight them both … A tight, thoughtful work that has much to offer readers on both sides of the gun control debate.
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The Wanderer and the New West reinvents the Western novel with a dystopian outlook on a possible America that fully protects the rights of armed citizens to stand their ground.

The cover for The Wanderer and the New WestIn the near future, the government leaves it to the American people to protect their own communities from the threat of mass shooters and motorcycle gangs. When a marksman known as the Wanderer opens war against injustice in the state of Arizona, his violent actions attract the attention of journalist Rosa Veras, writer of a subversive blog about America’s return to the Wild West.

As Rosa tracks the movements of the Wanderer, she exposes the new American folk hero’s past sins and quest for redemption. But after making waves with a blog post connecting the nation’s top gun manufacturer with its most violent gang, the reporter finds her life in danger and the Wanderer at her door. Rosa realizes she must join forces with the vigilante gunman if she is to live long enough to tell his story.

A dystopian view of an America that many may well see as a path the country is already headed down … I couldn’t put this book down and read it quickly and easily.

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The cover for The Wanderer and the New West
The Wanderer and the New West — Words by Adam Bender. Cover by Ben McLeod.


We live in a time of great individual freedoms. No government can tell us how to live our lives because we are free. In America, we are above the law.

We live in a time of great violence. Rob a bank, steal from a neighbor, murder a man who looks at you funny . . . but do it at your own peril. The people are watching, and we know the difference between right and wrong. Stand your ground, but beware: in America, we make our own justice.


These pages chronicle a people unbound by law — their actions and the consequences. We print only the wildest truth.

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Cowboy with two guns
Concept Art by Sandy Bender
Holding two pistols!
Concept art by Sandy Bender
Gunslinger and a crowd of guns
Concept art by Sandy Bender

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