With the oppressive Transport Authority controlling every aspect of their existence, Leah and her father do what they can to carve a good life for themselves. Leah spends her nights scavenging in the rural zone around the City, risking capture by the Wild Ones as she hunts for salvage her father can trade for food and other essentials.
But when Leah takes a bag of salvage from a dying stranger, she and her father are drawn into the world of Transport and its war against the terrorist organization, TRACE.
A war that could cost them both their lives.
The Girl in the City is a standalone science fiction novella set in the world of Michael Bunker’s Pennsylvania and is approximately 60 pages long.
Now that she’s alone, Leah has nothing left to lose…
Leah feels almost nothing now that her father is dead. When she sees the Transport Authority destroy another village, she remains cold as she flees back into the wilderness. Her only thoughts are survival and revenge, but the latter takes hold as she learns a secret about her father’s killer that changes everything…
To avoid capture, Leah must work with TRACE, Transport’s sworn terrorist enemy. While she’s resistant to picking a side, she finds a kindred spirit in a battle-weary operative. As the attacks grow more and more frequent, Leah will need to make a choice: fight for a worthy cause or lose herself in a mindless quest for revenge…
The Girl in the Wilderness is the second book in the Leah King series, a set of dystopian sci-fi thrillers set in Michael Bunker’s Pennsylvania world. If you like flawed, fully-rounded characters, captivating stories, and a touch of cyberpunk, then you’ll love Philip Harris’ worthy addition to Bunker’s universe.
For teenager Leah King, the war against the authoritarian Transport Agency is personal. With her home destroyed and her family dead, only TRACE gives her life any meaning. Under the mentorship of Sergeant Alice Williams, she’s learning how to travel through the virtual reality networks and is finally discovering her place in this dangerous new world.
But a key TRACE operative has been captured. With TRACE leadership reluctant to act, Alice, Leah and the rest of their squad are forced to take matters into their own hands and attempt a rescue.
The mission brings Leah face to face with a new and deadly enemy, who just may hold the secrets to her past. But time is running out, and Leah will be forced to risk everything to find the answers she needs.
The Hunger Games meets William Gibson in the final part of this gripping science fiction trilogy, set in the world of Michael Bunker’s Pennsylvania.