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Survivalist

The Reprisal

Written By:Jerry Ahern - 1985

  • The Reprisal  - Jerry Ahern cover

Synopsis

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

World War III and its aftermath of all-consuming fire left civilization on the brink of extinction. But John Thomas Rourke—the ex-CIA Covert Operations Officer, weapons specialist and survival expert—still lives, fighting the elements and the odds.

And those odds have never been more heavily stacked against Rourke than when he hinds his son mortally wounded and Natalia and all of his family kidnapped by a Russian foe, long thought dead.

As Rourke's son hovers between life and death under the watchful eyes of John Rubenstein, Rourke loads his weapons and sets out across a desolate America. His destination: "The Womb" in Colorado, where he must battle an enemy who brutally tortures his helpless captives before killing them. Rourke cannot afford to fail. There will be no second chances for... THE SURVIVALIST

Excerpt

CRUSHED TO DEATH

From less than two yards away, Rourke looked at the man—he was at least seven feet tall. The technician's body looked to have been poured into the fatigue uniform with his muscles rippling visibly underneath it.

"Vitamins?" Rourke asked him.

The technician smiled, hurling himself forward. John Rourke side-stepped. But his couldn't get out of the reach of the huge man's fists. He took a glancing blow and edged back—and then Rourke stepped in and hit the technician with a right hook to the chin. The big man toppled over... right on top of Rourke!

The next split second was critical. The technician had the bulk and strength to pin Rourke down and kill him. And Rourke wasn't sure if he had it within himself to survive...

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