Summer of Zombie Blog Tour
John O'Brien is a prolific author who's written some of the best zombie action you will ever read… but why take my word for it? John lets you glimpse each of his releases, what it's about, and what to expect.
A New World
There is no Sanctuary…
That was taken away in the blink of an eye. Humanity went out not with a whimper, but a bang
A swiftly spreading flu virus sweeps across the globe bringing many services to their knees. The high mortality rate of the virus brings fear to the world’s populace. Panicked governments and pharmaceutical companies quickly develop a live strain vaccine. The world changes…..
Jack Walker is a former Air Force pilot and special operator retired to the country to live the next years of his life in peace. That peace was not to last long as he is suddenly thrust into a world where the infrastructure which cherished Armani suits, night clubs, fast and expensive cars and watching the daily stock market vanish. Left in its place is the material world mankind built but a majority of the population has vanished; replaced by a new, savage, unrelenting, cunning, animalistic species which hunts and operates at night.
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.
A New World: Chaos
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 the last of mankind from existence? Humankind was once at the top of the food chain. But that has now changed.
A New World: Return
Safety is the dream.
Nightmare is the reality. A nightmare where danger lurks around every corner.
Jack Walker, journeyed half way 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. Those who have survived remember a time when the dream was the reality. But now, the world has moved on.
A New World: Sanctuary
Danger lurks in the shadows
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...
A New World: Taken
Dark clouds gather
A storm is breaking...
With the sanctuary built, there is a respite from the nightly night runner assaults. Jack Walker and the group of survivors have bought themselves a little breathing room. Or have they?
A peaceful daytime outing turns into yet another nightmare sweeping Robert and Bri up with it. The world has changed. Another danger has emerged. Ferocious packs of night runners still prowl at night and Jack must now locate and rescue his kids. With vengeance on his mind, he heads into the heart of an armed camp. Night runners own the night and encircle the encampment. Jack must thread his way through this ring of fire to bring his kids to safety. Will his actions bring safety or invite more harm? With Night runners behind and armed men in front, Jack's skills are pushed to the limit.
Mistakes were made.
Payment is coming....
John O’Brien Bio
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 starting two large casinos in Washington as the
Information Technology Manager and becoming the Network Manager for the
Washington State Legislature, the Northwest Information Technology Manager for
the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Network Systems Manager for
Hollywood Video. Currently, John is self employed with his own Information
Technology consulting company consulting and managing various businesses with
their information technology needs. He also volunteers for a local youth center
managing their computer lab. 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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All six of us - Todd Brown, Mark Tufo, Ian Woodhead, Armand Rosamilia, John O'Brien and Dave Jeffery - hope you'll keep following us on the Summer of Zombie blog tour, and comment as we go along.
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