World War III was only the beginning. Inevitable death now awaits every soul who lived through the holocaust as the earth's atmosphere is about to explode into a searing blaze of fire. But one man refuses to die, refuses to accept the horror: John Thomas Rourke, the ex-CIA covert Operations Officer, weapons expert and survival authority. Rourke, desperate to find and save his family, must first smash through Russian patrols and then cut to the heart of a KGB plot that could spawn a lasting legacy of evil. And when the sky bursts into flames, consuming every living being on the planet, it will be the ultimate test for... THE SURVIVALIST.