From a Yellowstone day hike that veers into surreal territory, to a slaughterhouse on the verge of paranormal bedlam, to a strange island where a magical book may hold the key to a young castaway's happiness, Wanderings - A Collection of Short Stories, delivers six fresh, original, pulse-pounding tales guaranteed to mesmerize and entertain.
"Bennett prevails when it counts, leading readers toward a riveting and unequivocally satisfying showdown." – Publishers Weekly
"There is not a wasted word in this tense thriller. It's the reincarnation of Michael Crichton with an occasional side of Tom Clancy at his best."
– Abyss & Apex, Magazine of Speculative Fiction
“Exodus 2022 opens full throttle and never lets up. A fresh, original sci-fi thriller full of unexpected twists and turns. Kept me guessing to the very last page.”
Joe Stanton is in agony. Out of his mind over the death of his young daughter. Unable to contain his grief, Joe loses control in public, screaming his daughter’s name and causing a huge scene at a hotel on San Juan Island in Washington State. Thing is, Joe Stanton doesn’t have a daughter. Never did. And when the authorities arrive they blame the 28-year-old’s outburst on drugs.
Sixteen-year-old Jaden Walker and his friends live idyllic, carefree lives as hunter-gatherers in a vast, pristine wilderness teeming with Pleistocene-era animals. What they don’t know is that their parents immigrated to this unspoiled parallel Earth via a portal deep in the climate change-ravaged North Cascade Mountains of Washington State.