“With Wolves, D. J. Molles gives us a postapocalyptic rescue thriller that pulls no punches and takes no prisoners. A brutal tale wrapped like barbed wire around love, honor, and a father’s love for his daughter. Highly recommended.” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author
They took everything—killed his wife, enslaved his daughter, destroyed his life. Now he’s a man with nothing left to lose … and that’s what makes him so dangerous.
Ten years after the collapse, Huxley had built a good life again. He had a loving wife, a farm with fields of golden barley, and a daughter with a strange and wonderful gift. Then the slavers came. Working out in the fields during the attack, Huxley returns too late. His daughter has been taken and his wife is bleeding out, her last whispered words about a man with a scorpion tattoo on his neck.
Where do the slavers go? Huxley has no idea. He only knows that they headed east and so will he, setting out on foot across the desert of the Wastelands. Eighteen months into his journey, he has no hope of ever seeing his daughter alive. Dying of thirst in the open desert, he doesn’t even expect to see another day.
Then a man appears out of the desert and offers Huxley water from his canteen, an unheard of kindness in these savage times. Jay is an odd man, full of violence and guided by his hatred of the slavers, but he helps Huxley survive. And he gives Huxley a new purpose: nothing can bring back the dead, but we can chase down the slavers and make them bleed.
Together, Huxley and Jay carve a path of destruction across the remains of a once-great land. The slavers are brutal, but they have no idea what’s coming for them. Huxley has found something to live for again: blood and vengeance.
In his most powerful work yet, New York Times bestselling author D. J. Molles delivers a carefully woven novel of violence and redemption, bringing to life a devastating portrait of a man pushed to the edge of his own humanity.
“A hugely atmospheric read…One the one hand, Wolves is a fantastic post-apocalyptic tale of unbridled revenge…On the other, it is a quiet consideration of how memory, especially of family, makes us human, giving us compassion and empathy for our fellows. When everyone has lost something, all becomes unhinged. Yet, sometimes there is a way back as Wolves poetically and unobtrusively shows.” —The Bookbeard’s Blog
“Revenant meets Mad Max in this postapocalyptic thriller that proves D. J. Molles is back on the top of the genre…A stunning and sometimes shocking tale of survival and redemption that I couldn’t put down…Fans will devour Wolves in one sitting.” —Nicholas Sansbury Smith, bestselling author of Hell Divers
“With Wolves, D. J. Molles has forged a gorgeously textured and unflinchingly gritty world that fans of King’s Gunslinger and McCarthy’s The Road are sure to savor to the very end.” —William H. Weber, author of Last Stand: Surviving America’s Collapse
“A roller coaster of blood and dust, Wolves will keep you turning pages deep into the dead of night. D. J. Molles spins a harrowing tale that riffs on the darkest aspects of human nature. Loss, pain, revenge, restitution, and the thirst for survival carry an unlikely cast of characters through a ravaged world that brings the shadows of the human psyche to life. Wolves revives the soul of a Western in a dystopian America. Fasten your seat belt, you’re in for a rough and wild ride.” —Eliot Peper, author of Cumulus and Neon Fever Dream
D. J. Molles has two published short stories, “Darkness” and “Survive,” which won a short fiction contest through Writer’s Digest. The Remaining series are his first novels and have been met with overwhelming success. He lives in the southeast with his wife and daughter.