THE SURVIVALIST MID-WAKE BY JERRY AHERN

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Copyright 1988.

John Rourke and Natalia are on the beach when men from the sea emerge and take them prisoner. The two are taken to an underwater city. The city is a pre-war base established by the Soviets and has since survived these five centuries. It is also discovered that an American base also survived called Mid-Wake. The two underwater cities have been fighting the war for the last five centuries. The Soviets get the information that there are other Soviet survivors on the surface and arrange to make contact with Karamatsov’s renegade army. Such a union would doom the forces of freedom. Now Rourke has to escape the underwater city and make contact with the last Americans to rescue Natalia and stop the proposed alliance.

This is a special unnumbered triple sized book. Its also a really interesting story that takes us into an underwater world. Ahern consulted a friend with knowledge of undersea technology and it shows. The diving suits, submarines and undersea cities have a feel of being real. The story gets into a real science fiction feel with the underwater technology. It introduces a new threat in the Soviet city. It also introduces American survivors. The story also sees the end of Karamatsov who at the end is decapitated by Natalia. Or is it?

No he’s dead. Future medical advances can cure cancer but can’t reattach heads. The evil Karamatsov is finally dead for sure which leaves a big question mark in wha’s in store for the Rourke family.

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THE SURVIVALIST# 15 OVERLORD BY JERRY AHERN

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Copyright 1987.

Karamatsov’s attempt to overthrow the Soviet government has failed and now his army is headed east toward China. What is in China? Why is he heading there? Rourke and his allies decide to find out. In China they find that there are survivors. Two underground cities that were build have survived. The first is ruled by an enlightened democracy. The second by an autocrat who has taken the name of Mao.

Karamatsov is looking to seize the pre-war nuclear arsenal of China. He knows where the weapons are buried and plans to blackmail the world with destruction if he’s not given absolute power. Now Rourke and his new Chinese allies must stop Karamatsov’s plan otherwise the world faces total destruction.

So more survivors are discovered. The human race is very adaptable. The first Chinese city offers new allies with an advanced civilization. Also a new enemy in the second city. Whose people have descended into barbarism. Karamatsov is shown to be a total megalomaniac and willing to destroy the entire world for his personal ambition. A side story also has a possible Nazi infiltration of the Eden base and Kurinami has to fight for his life. Another excellent book in the series.