Book two of the wildly popular, eight-book A New World series. Jack Walker journeyed halfway around the world and completed his daring rescue. He must now return home, traversing a world filled with endless hordes of night runners; the genetically altered, ferocious species that now inhabit the dark recesses left over from the demise of mankind and now dominate the planet. The only things more dominate are the billions of corpses left to rot where they died. It is through this world that Jack must use his special forces training to lead a small group of survivors back home to where there is the faint hope of sanctuary. His training is pushed to the limits as he is confronted with situation after situation coming face to face with the night runners. He must walk that delicate, fine edge between action and keeping his kids out of harm's way; between taking risks and turning away as he continues his quest for survival. Never having walked away from risky situations, Jack must now carefully weigh his decisions as the stakes are much higher. His kids' very safety hangs in the balance, along with the safety of the few remaining survivors. This gripping, action-packed tale tells Jack's story of survival in a post-apocalyptic world filled with peril. Safety is the dream. Nightmare is the reality. A nightmare where danger lurks around every corner.
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.