A New World: Sanctuary

A New World: Sanctuary

by John O'Brien
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A New World: Sanctuary by John O'Brien

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...

Book I - A New World: Chaos
Book II - A New World: Return
Book III - A New World: Sanctuary

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468142600
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/03/2012
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 448,546
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

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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A New World: Chaos 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
vg0 More than 1 year ago
I finished reading A New World 10 book series by John O'Brien. This series is so good and exciting and unique, I will have to read it again after I get caught up with other books on my reading list. I'm going to miss all my good friends who are characters in the books. If you like the zombie/horror genre, I highly recommend this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Zombie Story with something different. This was a very interesting and exciting zombie apocalypse story. The characters were well-written and multifaceted. I can't wait for the next one in the series.
Lexie1 More than 1 year ago
I really wish I could say that this series is terrible and the writing is horrific, but I can't!! The 2nd book was even better than the first. John O'Brien does a great job of interweaving his past military knowledge with humor and suspense through this book. I found myself laughing at the banter between Jack and Lynn, but even more so when reading Jack's inner dialogue to himself. It sounds just like things I would be saying to myself-minus all the combat/zombie issues. This really is a great series that is completely different than any "zombie" books I have read. I really like the fact that Jack has him family around him, he has a big heart tempered with a take no bs from anyone attitude, and the story line focuses on a bigger picture than just lots of fight scenes with "night runners" as Jack and his group now call them. I like the test message that popped up on his open phone lying in his hands, "Are you alive? I need help." Excellent series. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
GPDC More than 1 year ago
Anonymous 19 days ago
My hubby and I have a zombie plan as well! ??
Ibeth_Argentina91 More than 1 year ago
This series is addictive, I started reading because someone recommended it to me and I couldn't stop. I have already read all his books, I am starting this series all over again, and can't wait to read more. you fall in love with the characters and from page one you get sucked into the story you wont want to stop reading. If you haven't read any of John O'Brien's books this is a wonderful one to start with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think some of the human reactions and interactions were muted. Some characters were left flat that could have really added to the story. But a very fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love where this story is going, just finished it and jumping into the next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is close to Mark Tufo, but not quite. Its a new spin on the zombie genre. I like it so far, gonna read the next book to see where it goes. Can't wait.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AudiobookReviewer More than 1 year ago
This has been one my to listen to pile for way too long. What kept me from listening? The poor reviews of the narration kept me away. There is little that can ruin an audiobook experience faster than a narrator that either tries too hard or not hard enough. There is a delicate balance that some are never able to find. In Chaos John O’Brien follows the fairly standard zombie apocalypse format. The is a world wide pandemic virus outbreak that is, at first, very similar to the flu. Then people start dying all over the place. To be replaced by zombie-like creatures that are sensitive to sunlight, are fast (runners) and have a horrifying scream and growls. The protagonist is an ex-air force pilot that finds himself in the midst of the end of the world. He is on a mission to rescue his wife from Kuwait. He gathers up his three kids and off they go in a stolen airplane. Along the way they meet other survivors and encounter the vicious and violent creatures of the night, or infected zombie like beings. I really like that he was not a master survivalist or really special in any way other that his drive to see a mission through. For me the most impressive part of this story are the infected creatures. Screaming to call others to their location. Running after their victims before they know what hit them. Then there is the crashing into planes and buildings as they try to get inside. So freaking creepy and tense. While this was not my favorite story in this genre. It was very entertaining enough for me to want to listen to more. With characters that are deeper than most and action that made me look behind me a few times. I have a feeling, also judging from the other reviews, that you are either going to love or hate the performance by Mark Gagliardi. At first I thought I was going to be in the latter group. As at first Gagliardi’s voice comes as quite a shock to the system, first thing I thought of after hearing him was this guy. Good news is that he does lighten up a little the further into the audiobook we get. So do I love or hate his style? The jury is still out on that one. I do know that he was above average in terms of a solid performance and average as far as characterizations. Does he make me want to listen to the next one, not on his own. I know that is is beating around the bush a bit, but I took a chance, you should too. Audiobook provided for review by the author. Please find this complete review and many others at my review blog [If this review helped, please press YES. Thanks!]
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! I am now devouring the rest of the series & I can't get enough. I have read tons of zombie books & this series is better than most I have read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Was hard to stop reading so I could lead a normal life. Great new take on the tired zombie genre. Would recommend to anyone. The humor and realism makes it most enjoyable. I have purchased the rest in series after reading the first two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked this up after reading A Shrouded World with Mark Tufo. The story was slower and more detailed, characters not as well developed as Tufo's. Some parts of the story are a real stretch, even in a ZA story. I'm not sure if I will continue this series.
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I got this book because of the plot and rave reviews. This is one dull read. The author spends too much time on minute details that add nothing to the story. I can skip a few pages and the character is still droning on about mundane things. The beginning is confusing as it does not explain what happens to the children's mother, or she is indeed the reason they are hiding in the basement. I would think the kids would be a bit more upset at not knowing the fate of their mother. And really, this guys takes his kids and another girl to the middle East to search for his girlfriend??? His main priority is to find a safe refuge for his family and trekking around the globe for, as he puts it, his sweetheart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to start reading book #2 John O'Brien's A New World Series is a definite read for zombie lovers.