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The End is Coming

Written By:Jerry Ahern - 1984

  • The End is Coming  - Jerry Ahern cover


If civilization were destroyed today—would John Thomas Rourke be able to survive...?

World War III was only the beginning. Inevitable death now awaits every soul who lived through the holocaust as the earth's atmosphere is about to explode into a searing blaze of fire. But one man refuses to die, refuses to accept the horror: John Thomas Rourke, the ex-CIA Covert Operations Officer, weapons expert and survival authority.

Rourke, desperate to find and save his family, must first smash through Russian patrols and then cut to the heart of a KGB plot that could spawn a lasting legacy of evil. And when the sky bursts into flames, consuming every living being on the planet, it will be the ultimate test for... the survivalist


Better dead...

The Russians around the lead tank were moving, the second tank already starting laterally across the road—some of the Russians who had ridden on the outside of the tanks, now hidden beside the treads, returned fire. The rocks below Rourke and a hundred yards or so ahead of him took the impact of the automatic weapons fire.

Rourke felt a smile cross his lips. "So long, asshole," and he was up, moving, the CAR-15's safety coming on under his right thumb, raising his body up from its crouch, breaking into a long-strided run toward the Harley. There was a roar, a high-pitched loud whistling sound—the 125mm smooth-bore turret gun. He moved fast into a right angle, breaking through the tree line, running, feeling the ground tremble as he was slapped forward by a rush of air—the HEAT round had impacted to the left of his original line of movement. If he hadn't broken right, he realized, looking back through the cloud of smoke and dirt and foliage raining down, he would have been dead.




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