Stories of the Trader and his convoy of war wagons endure in the badlands of post-holocaust America. A dealer in Deathlands' most precious commodities -- weapons and fuel -- Trader takes note of a young Ryan Cawdor. Surrounded in myth and rumor, Trader sets into motion the beginnings of legend at a place called Virtue Lake....
At Spearpoint, the ultimate redoubt housing a valuable cache of predark technology, two opposing wills clash. Levi Shabazz intends to carve his own empire out of the vast wastelands, but the Trader intends to thwart him and end him bloody siege of power. It all comes to a head at Virtue Lake - a heard lesson for Trader and a grim rite of passage for Ryan Cawdor.
This was the perfect start for "Trader" hogs like me....  I had  never read early books in the series before because I could not find them,   Alas I discovered a book store called "Half Priced Books"  I bought 26 of the early books and now can get back-filled on the DL world.   I enjoyed this book very much, with Poet and Ryan conflect and of course the "mess with the Trader" saga in all of the later book just did not have the effect .  It will now have true meaning.  Doc in this story was a supprise but he and Ryan never meet so ok i'll give you that one, but why would he ever leave the "golden retreat" of Spearpoint and jump again....weak but I'll hold back for now because I got some reading to catch up on ....25 more winter will be enjoyed a little bit better this time...shared with new friends....from Deathlands....
"enjoy it well you can"
NOTE: This is a review of the Graphicaudio book presentation.
Ok, This is what got me into the deathlands series. A friend picked it up then loaned it to me. I listened to it in the car to & from work.
I like this book! I love the trader and wish there was more about the WarWag days. The villain was easy to hate and the good guys tough in all the right areas.
The story is shallow, not a hell of a lot of character developement but for it's purpose: essentially doing for us guys what the romance novel does for ladies, this ROCKED!