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Unabridged. World War III has passed and John Thomas Rourke, ex-CIA Cover 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 onesUnabridged. World War III has passed and John Thomas Rourke, ex-CIA Cover 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 to 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...

Title : The Quest
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ISBN : 9780890838518
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 239 Pages
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The Quest Reviews

  • Kevin
    2018-10-01 13:03

    Jerry Aherns The Survivalist series for me is a very guilty pleasure. The hero John Rourke is a ridiculous, over-the-top every man's, man. Rourke is a doctor, an ex-CIA agent, an arms expert and a world renown survivalist, making his living giving seminars on the subject of survival until WWIII breaks out and America is tossed into chaos by a premeditated nuclear strike from Russia.Jerry Aherns prose are not quite refined. The writing style is striped down, short, but to the point. The pace at times can be frantic, barely giving the reader time to breathe, but Mr. Ahern somehow manages to pull in the reins when need be and gain control of his bucking Bronco.My biggest gripe with Mr. Aherns writing approach is his constant need to describe every weapon his main characters put into their hands. This wouldn't be such a bad thing if the author was creatively descriptive and dropped the dictionary approach to describing each weapon, plus oncea weapon is described we do not need to be reminded of it's description every time it is picked up. Repetitive? Holy Crap- YES!Even with this series short comings I find myself hooked and coming back for more. There is something about a grandiose action series that sucks me in, I find it a bit like eating potato chips “you cant stop at one”. The sheer craziness, ridiculousness, and mind numbing dumb is all part of the intrigue which makes this series so fun. As I stated earlier – A VERY GUILTY PLEASURE.

  • Matt
    2018-10-17 16:16

    This book is a crime against humanity.At least we get to read one of the most indulgent passages in the history of writing, where Rourke shows Rubenstein his gun collection. Ahern just writes gun names stream of conciousness. ***Rourke: "Smith and Wesson Model 29 six-inch, Metalifed and Mag-Na-Ported; Smith and Wesson Model 60 two-inch stainless Chiefs .38 Special; Colt Mk IV, Series '70 Government Model; Metalifed with a Detonics Competition Recoil system installed and Pachmayr Colt Medallion grips. That little thing is an FIE .38 Special chrome Derringer, and the little tubes on the shelf down here are .22 Long Rifle and .25 ACP barrel inserts made by Harry Owens of Sport Specialties. Makes the little gun able to fire .38 Special, .22 rimfire, or .25 ACP. I've got more of those insert barrels for my Detonics, for my shotguns, et cetera. That gun is a Colt Official Police .38 Special five-inch—Metalifed with Pachmayr grips. Same frame essentially as a Python, so I had it reamed out to .357 to increase its versatility. That's a standard AR-15, no scope. That's a Mossberg 500ATP6P Parkerized riot shotgun. Safariland sling on it. That's an original Armalite AR-7 .22 Long Rifle. Take it apart and it stows in the buttstock, even floats. Had enough?"***Yes John Rourke. I had enough on page one of the first book of this series of twenty six books.

  • Keith
    2018-10-08 11:00

    Was fun easy reading in my teens. Would actually like to pick one up again and see what I think now. :D

  • Charles
    2018-09-19 15:16

    See my review under "Total War," Survivalist Book 1.

  • Sir Nicho
    2018-09-23 16:12

    I got a couple of the books in this series at Goodwill, $1 each. Not too much money invested and the premise is always good for some light entertainment. Holy shit was I in for some ridiculous nonsense. John Rourke must be the most badass person in the history of literature. With expert level skills in everything from guns, to survival, to engineering, military tactics and apparently he's a medical doctor as well. He's never wrong, everyone wants to be him (every character compliments him or is in constant awe of his abilities) This series really stretches believability. The writing style in short and choppy. Very low on details (unless it's dealing with guns, in which case be prepared to read about them ad nausium) and everything happens really fast with little or no consequences. He's like Rambo, MacGyver, Jason Bourne and James Bond all rolled into one with absolutely no reasoning behind all these skills. I could see how some people could get really into this series and even hope to be a man like Rourke, but that is wholly unrealistic. If you're a fan of the genre and can deal with the awkward writing style you'll probably enjoy this one man war on communism. On a final note, if you couldn't tell this was written prior to the end of the cold war you probably shouldn't read it anyway...talk about propaganda.

  • Timo
    2018-10-13 10:11

    Venäläiset on pahoja, paitsi ne joilla on tissit. Mutta kaikista pahimpia ovat venäläiset, jotka ovat kommunisteja.Amerikkalaisissakin on pahoja, mutta jos niitä uhkaa aseella, niin ne näkevät valon ja tulevat hyviksi.Olihan tämä.... muistanutkaan, että tämä oli tälläinen. Viihdyttävän nopea lukea ja varmasti amerikkalaisilla seisoi, kun tätä lukivat. Mulla ei.

  • Timothy Boyd
    2018-09-19 11:26

    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

  • Kurt Vosper
    2018-09-27 14:19

    see book 1

  • Nicholas
    2018-09-18 18:06

    Guns! Blah blah blah! Russians! Blah blah blah! Missing family! Blah blah blah! More Guns!Yep.

  • Ron
    2018-09-27 14:08

    Post-apocalyptic pulp goodness.

  • Dale Rosso
    2018-10-07 10:26

    Good read.