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Posted: 1/27/2009 3:04:03 PM EDT
Has anybody ever read this series? Worth reading or not?


http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/a/jerry-ahern/
Link Posted: 1/27/2009 3:24:12 PM EDT
[#1]
I read many of em as a youngster...I even found a AG Russel Sting IA in black chrome thanks to Ahern...

They got wierd once the whole cryogenic thing kicked in...
Entertainment if your 14-15 though...
Link Posted: 1/27/2009 3:27:01 PM EDT
[#2]
I read the series when I was in high school (late 80's) and enjoyed them.  I'd give 'em a go if you have access to them.  The first eight books in the series were the best, after that the series got a little off track.  John Thomas Rourke was the man back in the day.
Link Posted: 1/27/2009 3:38:29 PM EDT
[#3]
Jerry Ahern also made some good holsters. I still have a couple and I wish he still made them.

John Thomas Rourke's primary weapons were various AR's and 1911 derivatives.
Link Posted: 1/27/2009 3:45:32 PM EDT
[#4]
Detonics Combat masters...
Link Posted: 1/27/2009 3:48:52 PM EDT
[#5]
Just my opinion, but that's what you asked for:

Sophomoric drivel.  The protagonist carries twin Detonics .45 autopistols, which he "fans with both hands."

There is a world full of better books to spend your time with.
Link Posted: 1/27/2009 4:17:37 PM EDT
[#6]
Mental chewing gum, keeps you in practice for reading but not very filling.
Link Posted: 1/27/2009 4:21:33 PM EDT
[#7]
Quoted:
Just my opinion, but that's what you asked for:

Sophomoric drivel.  The protagonist carries twin Detonics .45 autopistols, which he "fans with both hands."

There is a world full of better books to spend your time with.


Plus:
Python
Lawman
and at least 1 m-16 plus mags, assorted ammo and 2 knives.

Pete
Link Posted: 1/27/2009 4:24:30 PM EDT
[#8]
The local used bookstore had most of the series, and I read a couple.

It's little more than cheap pulp fiction, but cheap pulp fiction that gun nuts would enjoy.  That is, until perhaps book #10, where the series turns into a cheezy sci-fi.  So I've heard...

A better read would be the Deathlands series by James Axler.  They come out once every three months for the last twenty-three years or so.



Link Posted: 1/27/2009 4:30:25 PM EDT
[#9]
there fun i have read all of them
Link Posted: 1/27/2009 4:33:28 PM EDT
[#10]
I have 2 sets of the original series i'd be willing to part with.......

IMO it wasn't bad reading back in the day, but it got a little cheesy later in the series.
Link Posted: 1/27/2009 4:48:35 PM EDT
[#11]
Jerry Ahern used to also write as Axel Kilgore. I believe the series was "The Mercenary".

Entertaining at the very least. Character liked Browning Hi-Powers.

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