Acclaimed by Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly
A dystopian government orders Agent Eve Parker to arrest her fiancé when he becomes a revolutionary known as Seven. When Eve learns more about the President’s plan to broaden citizen surveillance, she begins to question if she’s on the right side.
Meanwhile, a foreign enemy threatens to take advantage of an increasingly divided nation.
The second novel by Adam Bender mixes action and romance into an exciting science fiction adventure that exposes a current political issue. It carries on the tradition of dystopian classics 1984 by George Orwell and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, as well as more recent blockbuster novels like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
Divided We Fall is a Library Journal SELF-e selection, and Amazon and Publishers Weekly honored the original manuscript as a quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards.
Adam Bender is an award-winning journalist and author of speculative fiction that explores modern-day societal fears with a mix of action and romance.
Adam's latest novel is The Wanderer and the New West, a dystopian western about lawlessness in near-future America. He's also the author of two dystopian sci-fi novels about government surveillance: We, The Watched and Divided We Fall. Adam adapted his first novel into a screenplay and has written several short stories.
In his day job as a journalist, Adam has covered politics and technology for Communications Daily and Computerworld Australia. He has won multiple investigative reporting awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Specialized Information Publishers Association for his telecom and internet news coverage.
Despite how this all might appear, Adam is generally a rather modest and amiable fellow. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Mallika, and he'd be happy to have a craft beer with you at the next Phillies game.
Learn more about Adam at his WatchAdam.blog and @WatchAdam on Twitter!
Quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards
“Raises interesting questions about the influence of propaganda on the construction of the self, the idea of true tabula rasa and the power of memory … The central love story propels the narrative energetically.” -- Publishers Weekly
"A novel about a scheming president offers an excellent read for those who love thrillers or 21st-century history." -- Kirkus Reviews