John Thomas Rourke, M.D., ex-CIA Covert Operations Officer, weapons expert, and survival authority, has accomplished one of his goals-he's helped his young friend Paul Rubinstein locate his parents. Now, Rourke's search for his own family must continue, hampered by severe storms raging along the Eastern Seaboard caused by the earthquakes which destroyed Florida. Rourke picJohn Thomas Rourke, M.D., ex-CIA Covert Operations Officer, weapons expert, and survival authority, has accomplished one of his goals-he's helped his young friend Paul Rubinstein locate his parents. Now, Rourke's search for his own family must continue, hampered by severe storms raging along the Eastern Seaboard caused by the earthquakes which destroyed Florida. Rourke picks up his relentless quest, avoiding the Russian troops searching for the missing data on the enigmatic Eden Project, and rides into the most bizarre situation he's discovered since the Night of the War. Life in the Tennessee mountain village is all too normal, seemingly unaffected by the war. It is there that John Thomas Rourke finds himself in the middle of a mass suicide pact... and is expected to participate! While battles rage and blizzards roar, Rourke fights to escape. He must go on-he is The Survivalist....
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Not all that different from the previous novels so far, except for Rourke running into some crazy people. Gun names, other gear names, badass survival, etc. One problem with these novels is that they repeat too much that has already been said in the previous books. We all know by now what his favorite pistols, revolver, shoulder holster, and assault rifle are. We know that his son looks like him because his wife thinks it 1,000 times per novel and the author tells us. The author isn't good at characterization, and uses repetition in its place. If you took this stuff out, I think you could combine the novels and reduce the number in the series by half. That said, I do find it interesting that the Soviet characters are not all cartoonish villains, which is something one might expect when first engaging with this type of novel, especially given the time period in which they were written and when the author grew up. But while they Soviets, like the protagonists, are only one or two note characters, he's gone out of his way to present several of them as fairly decent people. He certainly gets props for that instead of simply giving us repeated incarnations of Boris and Natasha.
This is my favorite adventure series. Dr John Thomas Rourke leads his family and friends through a post apocalyptic world fighting ever step if the way. Fantastic characters and plots. Very detailed weapon descriptions. Excellent series. My highest recommendation
Was fun easy reading in my teens. Would actually like to pick one up again and see what I think now. :D
The Survivalist series is interesting and it appears to be one large book broken down. To my knowledge the series consists of 27 books.
I'll quit my job before they make me work on another Survivalist. I'm going to spoil this book for everyone. John Rourke kills brigands. Sarah Rourke loves her kids. The end.
See my review under "Total War," Survivalist Book 1.