Wild World

Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War and the protest era of the early 1970s, a gripping novel of a power, corruption, injustice, courage, and hope—and one tenacious young man whose determination to overturn the system holds unexpected consequences for his own life.


A riveting exploration of one man trying to change a corrupt system from within… Rush’s agile writing is impressive.” – Clarion Review

“This is a well-written novel, one rich in period detail and dramatically dynamic.” Blue Ink Review 

“Set in the volatile days of the early 1970s, this superbly-written work is an absorbing story of youthful ambition tempered by real life.” The BookLife Prize

“Wild World is a crime novel, a love story and a mystery all rolled into one… well written and keeps your attention.” – Peace Corps Journal

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Wild World opens with the Kent State University massacre that took place on May 4, 1970. Here’s a short clip from CBS news of what happened that day to give you an idea of what the nation was watching and reacting to.