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Survivalist

The Quest

Written By:Jerry Ahern - 1981

  • The Quest  - Jerry Ahern cover

Synopsis

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

World War III has passed and John Thomas Rourke, ex-CIA Convert Operations Officer, weapons specialist and survival expert has at last reached his home only to find that his wife and two children have fled for their lives. With the knowledge that his family has survived the nuclear holocaust, Rourke, with the aid of young Paul Rubenstein, must find his loved ones.

But the Soviets are consolidating their military hold on the country and both the ruthless KGB and the fledgling post-war U.S. government have begun their own search. First they must learn the purpose behind the massive launch of secret U.S. rockets on the night the war began.Then they have determine the meaning of the mysterious Eden Project and find the one surviving NASA official who can answer all the questions.

A deadly game of intrigue within the Soviet High Command, the formation of the American "resistance" and a highly placed traitor in the new U.S. government all block Rourke's path. But nothing can stop him—he is THE SURVIVALIST

Excerpt

Rubenstein was consumed with amazement as Rourke lead him through the supply room of the retreat.

There was row upon row of bootsocks, combat boots, holsters, slings and ammunition. Thee were countless bins of firearms of all imaginable makes. There were vises, power saws, a drill press, spark plugs, fan belts...

Rourke's steps echoed past the rows of tables. He hit the light switch, reducing Rubenstein's view to a vast darkness. Rubenstein followed the sound of Rourke's bootheels. Once again, they were in the main cavern. Rourke crossed the great room and drew Rubenstein's attention to the television set and stereo resting on an expansive shelf of books. Rubenstein stood in amazement as Rourke sank into a large leather chair, reaching out to flip another switch. Suddenly, a light from a different room fed into the cavern.

"Another room?" Rubenstein couldn't believe his eyes.

"How about a shower?" Rourke quipped, as if it hadn't been months since they'd seen the real thing.

Catastrophe:

war

Type:

realistic
Other Titles in the Survivalist list

-1     Legend, The

0     Mid-Wake

1     Total War

2     Nightmare Begins, The

3     Quest, The

4     Doomsayer, The

5     Web, The

6     Savage Horde, The

7     Prophet, The

8     End is Coming, The

9     Earth Fire

10     Awakening, The

11     Reprisal, The

12     Rebellion, The

13     Pursuit

14     Terror, The

15     Overlord

16     Arsenal, The

17     Ordeal, The

18     Struggle, The

19     Final Rain

20     Firestorm

21     To End All War

22     Brutal Conquest

23     Call to Battle

24     Blood Assassins

25     War Mountain

26     Countdown

27     Death Watch