On 3/28/2018 12:05 AM, Dimensional Traveler wrote:
> On 3/27/2018 7:18 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:
>> _The Survivalist (National Treasure)_ by Arthur Bradley
>> Book number ten of an eleven book post apocalyptic viral plague
>> series. I read the well printed and bound POD (print on demand) trade
>> paperback. I will purchase the eleventh book in the series when it
>> is available.
>> It has been a year since the superpox killed 98% of the people on the
>> planet. Half of the survivors are infected and sub-intelligent with
>> visible markings. The other half of the survivors are shell-shocked
>> and trying to survive.
>> The author is intertwining two stories throughout the entire series.
>> The first story is about U. S. Marshall Raines and his 160 lb Irish
>> Wolfhound. The second story is about his father and his adopted
>> sister. Their stories are different, yet both pairs are trudging
>> through the leftover horribleness of the USA.
>> My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
>> Amazon rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (130 reviews)
> Hmmm, someone's reusing the name. There was a "The Survivalist" series
> of post-apoc books from the late '70s-'80s IIRC that I made the mistake
> of buying several volumes of. Prepper gun porn basically, I remember
> every time the protagonist had to use his beloved handgun the author
> spent several _PAGES_ loving describing the grabbing of the grip, the
> draw of the weapon from the holster, moving the gun into position and
> aiming and the minute details of the physical actions of the components
> when the trigger was squeezed as well as the ballistic path of the
> bullet. All interspersed with trivia about the history and
> specifications of the weapon.
You are thinking of the old Jerry Ahern series. He was a friend of
Jerry Pournelle's who was a backwoods prepper and running out of money.
Jerry persuaded him to write prepper books which sold quite a few copies
and kept Ahern out of bankruptcy.
There are actually two series using "The Survivalist" name now that I