The Defender is a series of action-adventure pulp fiction novels by American author Jerry Ahern. The series depicts American life where anarchy reigns due to Marxist-inspired terrorists controlling gangs and the federal response virtually non-existent. Now, a group of citizens called the Patriots – led by former Navy SEAL Dr. David Holden – have banded together to take the war to these terrorists.

Ahern began his Defender series in 1988 with The Battle Begins. The series lasted two years and 12 novels until 1990’s No Survivors. Below is a list of Jerry Ahern’s Defender books in order of when they were first released (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Defender Books


The Battle Begins(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killing Wedge(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Out of Control(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Decision Time(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Entrapment(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Escape(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vengeance(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Justice Denied(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deathgrip(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Good Fight(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Challenge(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Survivors(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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