THE SURVIVALIST #36 OPERATION PHOENIX BY JERRY AHERN SHARON AHERN BOB ANDERSON

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Copyright 2019.

The Globalist conspiracy to form a one world government is meeting with success. The alien KI and their Russian allies have attacked the minor governments of Britain and Spain effectively destroying their opposition. The major powers of the U.S., New Germany and Australia stand down and let them take over thanks to the puppet leaders of these nation. Yet the Rourke family is now ready to take the fight to the enemy. After faking their deaths they with their followers are now safely hidden in Retreat II in Missouri. Already an alliance is forming with a faction of the KI. Also they have the mysterious alien Keeper on their side. Yet they have to fight off a kooky religious group in Missouri. Rourke goes to search for a third Chinese city that survived the Night of the War. There he finds allies in the fight for freedom.

So there is some sad news to announce. Bob Anderson the main writer for the revived series has passed away. He died of heart complication on January 31 at 72. Without him I don’t know what the future for this series holds. I have enjoyed the new books. Sure they go off on some weird tangents and meander along in plot but they were always interesting and entertaining. He did get the characters of the Rourke family right and the stories still felt like Survivalist books because of that. It seems poignant that he ended with a tribute to his Air Force buddy that just recently died. He based the alien Keeper on him. He writes “Allen, I’ll see you when I see you, old friend.”

Rest in Peace.

2 thoughts on “THE SURVIVALIST #36 OPERATION PHOENIX BY JERRY AHERN SHARON AHERN BOB ANDERSON

  1. rdfranciswriter

    This is sad. I loved reading The Survivalist books in my youth (along with Mack Bolan).

    Not but a few months ago, I reviewed The Survivalist (1987) starring Steve Railsback, which is . . . and isn’t . . . an adaptation of Ahern’s character. As usual: the book is always better than the movie.

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