The Next Lee Harden Novel Title is Revealed!

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I can’t believe that Terminus was released over a year ago! Yes, it was the last installment in The Lee Harden Series, but it was NOT the last of Lee Harden! I’ve been working on the The Valley all year, and while there were some ups and downs along the way, after 12 months of constant work, I am finally done with it and moving on to formatting and getting it ready for publication!

My plan with The Valley, as well as the future Lee Harden novels, is to write them in a way that will be accessible to everyone. Whether you have read the previous Lee Harden books or not. Those of you that HAVE read all 12 previous books(The Remaining Series and The Lee Harden Series), can recommend The Valley to others without the caveat of telling them they need to go back and read the previous books to understand what’s going on.

If you are new to D.J. Molles books, I would love for you to read all the other books that brought Lee up to this point, but I also know that 12 books can feel like a daunting task to someone who is a casual reader and/or someone who has never heard of Lee Harden before. If this is you, rest assured that you’ll have all you need within The Valley for a complete story!

So, to reiterate, The Valley is a stand alone novel. It is the first “Lee Harden Novel”. However, The Valley and any subsequent “Lee Harden Novels”, do not need to be read in any particular order.

The Valley is set to be released in April 2023.


OK! Without further ado, here is the book description you’ve been waiting for!

It has been 6 years since plague, famine, and war ravaged the planet. World powers have collapsed. The human population has been reduced by 90%, and those that survived must always contend with a novel apex predator: human beings whose very DNA has been radically altered by the plague.

In a quiet valley in northern California, a settlement of survivors called the Redoubt is threatened by Colin Horner, a savagely pragmatic ranch boss, whose land they’ve been squatting on for years. With barely any ability to defend themselves, all they can do is try to forestall Horner’s demands for a quantity of food they’re incapable of growing. But as the clock runs out for the Redoubt, a small group of heavily-armed individuals shows up out of the blue, led by a man with a scarred face and a missing eye.

Lee Harden might be scarred and battered, but he is a professional warfighter, with years of near-constant combat experience, and one mission: find settlements beyond the current reach of the Interim Government, give them hope, and keep them alive. Backed by his longtime team of operators, Lee aims to resolve the conflict between the Redoubt and Horner. But something strange is going on in this seemingly quiet valley. Someone is breeding hybrids—part human, and part mutated apex predator—and using them as a weapon.

When peace talks between the Redoubt and Horner go bad, Lee finds himself stuck in the middle of a seething conflict that’s about more than just land. As the valley devolves into chaos, Lee and his team gamble with their lives to unravel a convoluted network of lies, secret obsessions, and ties that bind, in order to learn just who it is they’re protecting, and what exactly they’re protecting them from.

The Valley will immerse you in a world of gritty realism and slippery morality, filled with characters that just want to do the right thing—if they can figure out what that is.


Are you ready for the next chapter in Lee Harden’s rough life?

It’s always an adventure!