The Survivalist (Dark Days)by Dr. Arthur T Bradley
"The Survivalist may be the best post-apocalyptic series out there," raves Steve Erwood of the Disaster Preparedness Blog. "In addition to a steady stream of gunfights with zombie-like mutants, roadway bandits, and opportunistic warlords, the books teach dozens of useful survival tricks. Learn to hotwire cars, construct homemade booby traps, build garbage-powered generators, and retrieve fuel from abandoned gas pumps."
Bryan Foster, author of The Prepper's Handbook, says "It's rare to find books this entertaining that are so well researched." Nicholas Sansbury Smith, author of Extinction Horizon, adds "The Survivalist books are incredibly addictive. They create a cool western vibe not seen since Louis L'Amour's timeless classics."
Still reeling from the death of President Glass, Deputy Marshal Mason Raines finds himself working for the New Colony. Using his unique skills as both lawman and soldier, he leads an elite team tasked with retrieving critical supplies for mankind's last survivors. While delivering goods to an independent food supplier, known only as "The Farm," Mason uncovers a secret that goes against all that it means to be human. Refusing to join their ranks, he soon finds himself the target of a man willing to do anything to keep that secret from being revealed.
Hundreds of miles away, Tanner and Samantha investigate a cryptic call from the Watts Bar Nuclear Facility. There they discover a menace so great that it threatens to leave the surrounding area forever uninhabitable. When Tanner is captured by a militia group, Samantha is faced with not only surviving on her own, but also finding a way to secure his escape.
With Tanner and Samantha away, Issa secretly departs for Mount Weather to share the exciting news of her pregnancy. Armed with an elephant rifle and her two trusty blades, she discovers a band of men trafficking in those who have been afflicted with the virus. It is then that Issa must decide where her loyalties lie, as well as how much risk she and her unborn child can endure.
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Great series I love it
I'm ready to tap out of this series. As most survivalist series it has gone on for too long. Same stuff over and over and all the "new" stuff (Issa?) is not all that. I could tell from the last book it was losing steam - the gigantic weird mutant woman birthing “babies”? The series has been good for its believability and no it is going SyFy channel. Another thing I wonder - does Bradley not really like the military or preppers - seems like most of the military are the bad guys or loonies and preppers are weirdos that live in hovels and molest little girls. Even the new bad guy is another white, power hungry male and almost every woman is some hot babe that Raines falls for (but hey, Ava). Yep, time to find something else. Had a good run but now it’s just boring.
It has a lot of potential.
Exciting new adventures! The Survivalist (Dark Days), is the eighth book in the very popular post-apocalyptic series by Arthur T. Bradley, Ph.D. In Dark Days, the characters we have come to know and love, Deputy Marshal Mason Raines, his “wonder” dog Bowie, Tanner Raines (Mason's ex-convict Father), Samantha Glass (Tanner's young “adopted” daughter), and Issa (Tanner' new spouse who's a survivor of the pandemic SuperPox 99 virus) set out on all-new adventures. As we have come to expect from them, they exhibit courage, integrity, ingenuity, and remarkable survival skills as they encounter challenges ranging from uncovering the dark secret behind why food bars being manufactured for residents of the New Colony are causing a terrible illness aptly named “The Craze”, stopping a group of paramilitary extremists from causing a melt-down disaster at a nuclear plant, and rescuing SuperPox 99 survivors from slavers. The triple story lines move along at a brisk pace with lots of well-written action and believable character development. I was happy to see the “ladies” coming into their own in this installment of the saga and proving that it's not just Mason and Tanner who are resourceful and brave. The only problem with the books in this series is that you like them so well you read them too quickly and then have to wait until Dr. Bradley can finish writing the next one! Although The Survivalist (Dark Days) can be read on its own, you'll enjoy it more if you have already read the first seven books in The Survivalist series – which I'd strongly encourage you to do. As another reviewer has suggested, if you can, you should try to get all eight books in The Survivalist series at once so you won't have to wait for the next book to arrive after you've finished the one before it and are eager to find out how the story continues! Speaking of which, I hope Dr. Bradley is busily working on book 9 of the series because I'm really looking forward to reading what happens next!
Dark Days - This is Bradley's 8th book in the Survivalist series. This book was less about the survival of the USA but rather about the continuing saga of lives of Tanner and Samantha and Mason and Bowie. Challenges almost routinely occur due to the moral compass guiding the heroes. They have a hard time ignoring injustice. So, the encounters with the Infected and evil-doers continue: a rogue nuclear power plant, betrayal of a former lover, an exploding dam, many near death episodes, and heroics. Of course the book is constantly peppered with essential survival skills. In typical Bradley fashion, the book sets up the next installment (series). The Survivalist books are an easy read; great holiday and summer time reads.