Jack is a lost boy, a spoilt, rich delinquent sent to college in Japan to keep him out of trouble. Miyu is a lost girl, fighting to dig her way out of a life of mystery, struggle, and personal sacrifice.
When tragedy begins to wrap its arms around her, Miyu finds companionship in the unlikeliest of places. Jack wants only to go home to Britain, Miyu only to find the mother who abandoned her sixteen years before. Together they form an uneasy alliance that takes them from the seedy underbelly of Tokyo to the rice fields of Nagano, where they will discover that what they are searching for is something that already exists within them both.
Finding my World is a novel of love and mystery from Chris Ward, the acclaimed author of the dystopian science-fiction trilogy The Tube Riders.

Jack is a lost boy, a spoilt, rich delinquent sent to college in Japan to keep him out of trouble. Miyu is a lost girl, fighting to dig her way out of a life of mystery, struggle, and personal sacrifice.

When tragedy begins to wrap its arms around her, Miyu finds companionship in the unlikeliest of places. Jack wants only to go home to Britain, Miyu only to find the mother who abandoned her sixteen years before. Together they form an uneasy alliance that takes them from the seedy underbelly of Tokyo to the rice fields of Nagano, where they will discover that what they are searching for is something that already exists within them both.

Finding my World is a novel of love and mystery from Chris Ward, the acclaimed author of the dystopian science-fiction trilogy The Tube Riders.


Life is good in Elmhurst, Ohio. The war is over, the economy is booming, and the future looks bright. But just across the deep ravine known as Dog’s Run is a different life, one where times are always hard and dreams seldom come true. When Wanda Jean Reider, a beautiful young woman from the wrong side of town, is found dead in Dog’s Run secrets begin to come out. Secrets that will expose hidden sins and a dark side of life carried on behind the manicured lawns and inside the back rooms of the stores along Main Street. Secrets that will erupt in violence and lead to a showdown that will change the lives of some of Elmhurst’s best known citizens forever.

Nick Russell, New York Times Kindle bestselling author of the Big Lake mystery series, weaves a tale of intrigue, lust, and broken dreams that you will remember long after you finish the last page. One early reviewer said of Dog’s Run, “It’s gut-wrenching, fast-paced, sometimes crude, brutally honest, and often sad. It is also Nick Russell’s finest writing to date. Well done!”
Life is good in Elmhurst, Ohio. The war is over, the economy is booming, and the future looks bright. But just across the deep ravine known as Dog’s Run is a different life, one where times are always hard and dreams seldom come true. When Wanda Jean Reider, a beautiful young woman from the wrong side of town, is found dead in Dog’s Run secrets begin to come out. Secrets that will expose hidden sins and a dark side of life carried on behind the manicured lawns and inside the back rooms of the stores along Main Street. Secrets that will erupt in violence and lead to a showdown that will change the lives of some of Elmhurst’s best known citizens forever.

Nick Russell, New York Times Kindle bestselling author of the Big Lake mystery series, weaves a tale of intrigue, lust, and broken dreams that you will remember long after you finish the last page. One early reviewer said of Dog’s Run, “It’s gut-wrenching, fast-paced, sometimes crude, brutally honest, and often sad. It is also Nick Russell’s finest writing to date. Well done!”