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Written By:Jerry Ahern - 1986

  • Pursuit - Jerry Ahern cover


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

The fiery aftermath of World War III left civilization on the brink of extinction. But John Thomas Rourke, ex-CIA Covert Operations Officer, weapons specialist and survival expert, will not be stopped in his bold bid to thwart the Communist takeover of the devastated planet.

When John Rourke's daughter is kidnapped by a Russian agent, Rourke follows their trail across a frozen Arctic wasteland—and stumbles upon a small pocket of humanity living in a tropical paradise surrounded by ice and snow. The community of Icelandic descendants has flourished in seclusion during the long years following the fiery holocaust, unaware of the fierce and bloody struggle in the outside world between the forces of freedom and Communist tyranny. And as the Russian strike force readies to assault the tranquil enclave, Rourke must quickly teach these people of peace the harsh realities of war, the techniques of killing to survive for freedom's sake, the hard-earned skills of... The Survivalist


Friend or Foe?

Rourke ran down the long green mall, his M-16 bouncing across his back on its sling. Ahead was a tall building, and Rourke could see green-clad men wielding swords pouring down the steps of the building, running toward him. They were shouting a bizarre but beautiful sounding language.

That this was some sort of survival colony was clear—but how they had survived? And who were they? Rourke swung the M-16 forward, chambered a round, worked the selector to auto, and fired into the ground a dozen yards ahead of the men running at him.

The leaders slowed, then stopped. None of them moved.

There was a word for it—standoff...




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