Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Thomas W. Wente  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction


-- Thomas W. Wente on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Wente was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. While living in Springfield, he attended Springfield College in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Wente currently lives in California where he works regularly with members of the screen writers and screen actors guilds. His hobbies include writing short stories and other pieces of fiction. He also enjoys watching baseball and working on his computer.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

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ISBN: 1425922287. OCLC Number: 123895092

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What happens in a world gone mad? Plenty! Most people are exterminated. From all lands between Peking and Washington there is a trial of death and destruction. How did this come to be? Poor countries have become prominent with backing from Communist China and the Russians. Missile sites appear in these parts of the world. China keeps waiting for a new missile delivery system being developed by the Soviets. The plan is to blow America off the earth. Successive explosions throughout the world did occur causing mass destruction and the eradication of many families. Several surviving groups include a wealthy Chicago family, one notorious bank robber, a California father and his attractive daughter, and a carrer military man. The Colorado mountains eventually become their home. Their trials take them through many desolate cities where many lives were lost and thousands of skeletons remain. There are love triangles and children brought into this world. One member leaves this group but leaves instructions in his lock box. Life goes on.