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About John O'Brien
John O'Brien is a former Air Force fighter instructor pilot who transitioned to Special Operations for the latter part of his career gathering his campaign ribbon for Desert Storm. Immediately following his military service, John became a firefighter/EMT with a local department. Along with becoming a firefighter, he fell into the Information Technology industry in corporate management. Currently, John is writing full-time.
As a former marathon runner, John lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and can now 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.
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The dangers of China’s missiles persist, effectively keeping America’s mighty carriers away from the conflict. But time is running out, and an answer to the threat must be found if the United States hopes to retain any hope of keeping the South China Sea out of China’s hands.
There’s also the looming threat coming from North Korea as they mass their troops close to the DMZ. OPLAN 5015 includes contingencies for preemptive strikes against the secretive nation, but with the threat of WMDs, will they view that as a viable option?
Fearing retaliation and to be in a position of strength, both countries sortied their fast-attack submarine fleets. Will the leader of the powerful nations attempt to reduce regional tensions or will the two nuclear nations continue their plunge toward a war?
Like their own worlds, civilization has collapsed and danger lurks around every corner. The trio can do nothing but march forward, attempting to find some answers; some way to escape from the nightmare. Seeking only to return to their families, they must navigate through the unknown.
Everything seems to be converging Atlantis. Will Jack, Mike and Trip find what they are looking for in the City? Or will they meet an end that none of them were prepared for?
Jack Walker and Michael Talbot come from two worlds; the same, yet different. They both find themselves transported into an alien one, where things aren’t as they seem. While it appears similar to the ones they come from, there are some terrifying differences. Is it a dream? Or has reality been somehow warped?
Jack comes from a world filled with nocturnal creatures that were once human, but now seek to destroy the last vestiges of humanity. Mike, living under a constant threat from hordes of the undead, arrives with a companion, John the Tripper. Ripped away from their family members and thrown into the unknown, they find that the nightmares from their worlds have preceded them. Survival becomes moment to moment as they encounter old dangers, and new.
Each wants nothing more than to be reunited with their loved ones. With dangers lurking around every corner, they seek to unravel the mystery that brought them. It may be a long road ahead, but they begin by taking the first step, hoping the next one will be the one that takes them home.
It is a dangerous journey fraught with all manner of creatures. Zombies, Night Runners and the Alien Whistlers do their best to prevent the trio from ever going home again. The Whistlers are constantly roaming the wilds in search of food, the zombies gathered in large groups, and the night runners own the night.
Will they survive the nightmarish beasts only to be shredded by time itself? Trip may have some knowledge that could help but extracting it from him is proving exceedingly difficult. Mike’s memories are being tattered and Jack’s soul is tortured as he makes one final desperate bid to get back to his family. Time is truly running out, will the group manage to get back to their original worlds before this one folds into nothingness?
While heading to a cartel location hidden in the mountains, Red Team runs into Strigoi of a different nature. The subsequent fight forces the team away and leaves Jack bleeding in the dirt with death hovering nearby. Will the team be able to extricate him in time?
A Fracture Forms…
Jack Walker and the other survivors continue their search for others. Unbeknownst to them, the night runners have initiated their own gathering and, with Michael’s leadership, they are adapting. The survivors learn about some of these adaptations and strive to stay one step ahead. Their very existence depends on it.
Factors enter the picture which could fracture both groups. Jack fights for the survival of humankind while Michael must do the same for the night runners. Heading off to search for other remnants of humanity, Jack is unaware of the danger that lurks in the heart of the sanctuary - an act of kindness, seemingly so small, that could bring about the destruction of all he holds dear.
While both sides fight for their very existence, an infatuation arises that could destroy the both of them.
The smallest of tremors
Can start an avalanche…
A place where the brave tread warily
Jack Walker has returned from the rescue of his girlfriend with a small band of survivors. Their harrowing journey from the Middle East included a stop at the CDC where they learned vital information about the ferocious new species that hunt at night. The night runners dominate the landscape and a world turned upside down by the sudden death of billions.
With humanity on the brink, the small group must carve out a sanctuary against the nightly onslaught from night runners on the prowl for food. They must enter into darkened buildings in search of supplies; darkened buildings that are now the domain of the night runners. Danger lurks with each step and death lies in waiting for the unwary. Jack and the group must stay one step ahead of the game; a game where the night runners continue to adapt to this new world. Will his training and instincts be enough? Will this last remnant of humanity make it through this next phase of survival?
The shadows await…
Book I – A New World: Chaos
Book II – A New World: Return
Book III – A New World: Sanctuary
Death Watches and Waits
The sanctuary walls were breached and through it poured screaming hordes of night runners. About to be overrun, the survivors formed a last stand against the thousands that threatened to end their existence. Inexplicably, the night runners, who were on the verge of taking one of the last vestiges of humanity, departed, carrying the limp body of Lynn with them.
Communications with the compound failed as Jack was out searching for additional survivors, leaving him unaware of what was happening at home. A tragedy sends him rushing back where he learns about the attack and Lynn being taken. Not knowing if she’s alive or dead, he sets off in search for her.
A mysterious image is sent setting forth a confrontation with Sandra, the female night runner responsible for the attack on the sanctuary. Is Lynn alive or is this some elaborate trap? Jack will put everything on the line in order to find out.
When logical reasoning fails…
Insanity must be expected