Jack, a sometimes humorous, sometimes philosophical ex-special operations pilot and soldier is one of the few left to struggle through the desolation left in the aftermath; seeking to survive as a new ferocious species emerges from the rubble, hungry and unrelenting. Will his special forces training be enough? Will he be able to keep his children safe and guide the few survivors through perils that now roam the world they once knew? Or will the hordes that now own the night prevail, forever removing all of mankind from existence? Humankind was once at the top of the food chain. But that has now changed.
I wrote this series with one thought in mind - What would I actually do in the event of an apocalyptic event? This story and series being true to the actual skills and experiences I possess. No super heroes or someone possessing miraculous abilities, just a normal person seeking to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Being an ex-Air Force pilot and operating in the special operations arena, the experiences I have gathered lend themselves well to surviving in a world such as I have presented, being advantageous in certain aspects of survival. Written in the first person, it takes you through an accounting of what that world and survival looks like through the eyes of someone being suddenly thrust into a situation that looks normal from first glance, with regards to the physical environment, but with a terror lurking underneath and survival in question at every turn. Imagine yourself looking out of your window and everything looks the same; buildings stand tall and straight reflecting sunlight from their exteriors; trees sway in the morning breeze; cars sit silently in parking lots; a bright blue sky looks down and the air clear of smoke from burning fires. Except there is one simple but huge difference, there's nobody around. The plausibility of the scenario and premise make this a truly unique story and interesting read and I truly hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. If you enjoyed the story, feel free to leave a review and let me know.
John O'Brien is a former Air Force fighter instructor pilot who transitioned to Special Operations for the latter part of his career earning a campaign ribbon for Desert Storm. After the military, John fed his thirst for challenge as a firefighter/EMT before moving on to manage the computer networks of multiple government agencies and corporations. John now writes full-time developing his immensely successful series, A New World. A former marathon runner, John lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and can be found kayaking out in the waters of Puget Sound, mountain biking in the Capital Forest, hiking in the Olympic Peninsula, or pedaling his road bike along the many scenic roads.
Mark Gagliardi is best known as a narrator on Comedy Central's Drunk History and as a regular in the hit podcast The Thrilling Adventure Hour. He is a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University and The Second City Conservatory and improvises at iO West in Hollywood regularly. He has acted in over two-hundred plays and toured as a member of the original revival cast of National Lampoon Lemmings. On TV he appeared as Savage on Disney XD's I'm In The Band and other shows including How I Met Your Mother and The League. He currently plays the Genie in Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular at Disney's California Adventure and works at Universal Studios as an actor and improv coach.