Jerry Ahern (1946-2012) was an American author of science fiction and action novels, best known his post-apocalyptic series The Survivalist. Aside from being a novelist, Ahern wrote for firearms magazines including Guns & Ammo, Handguns and Gun World. He often collaborated with wife Sharon Ahern. Jerry passed away in July 2012 from cancer.

Jerry Ahern became a published novelist in 1980 with The Killer Genesis (writing as Axel Kilgore). His first novel using his real name was Total War in 1981, the start of his Survivalist series. Below is a list of Jerry Ahern’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of They Call Me the Mercenary Books

Fourth Reich Death Squad (1901)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Opium Hunter (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Slaughter Run (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Canadian Killing Ground (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vengeance Army (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slave of the Warmonger (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Assassins Express (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Terror Contract (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Lust! (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
They Call Me the Mercenary (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bush Warfare (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killer Genesis (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Naked Blade, Naked Gun (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Siberian Alternative (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Afghanistan Penetration (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
China Bloodhunt (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Buckingham Blowout (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eye for Eye (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Survivalist Books

Total War (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nightmare Begins (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Quest (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Doomsayer (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Web (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Savage Horde (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Prophet (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End Is Coming (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Earth Fire (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Awakening (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reprisal (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rebellion (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pursuit (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Terror (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Overlord (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Arsenal (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ordeal (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mid-Wake (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Struggle (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Final Rain (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Firestorm (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To End All War (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Legend (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Assassins (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Watch (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Countdown (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
War Mountain (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Call to Battle (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brutal Conquest (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Inheritors of Earth (With: Sharon Ahern) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Earth Shine (With: Sharon Ahern) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Quisling Covenant (With: Sharon Ahern) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deep Star (With: Sharon Ahern) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lodestar (With: Sharon Ahern) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Moon (With: Sharon Ahern) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Operation Phoenix (With: Sharon Ahern) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Survivalist Collections

(with Sharon Ahern)

Shades of Love (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Once Upon a Time (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Light Dreams The Survivalist Short Story Collection Book 3 (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Track Books

Atrocity (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ninety-Nine (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Armageddon Conspiracy (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hard Way (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Origin Of A Vendetta (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cocaine Run (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Certain Blood (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Master Of D.E.A.T.H. (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Revenge of the Master (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The D.E.A.T.H. Hunters (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Takers Books

(with Sharon Ahern)

The Takers (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
River of Gold (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Summon the Demon (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ed Mulvaney Books

(with Sharon Ahern)

Yakusa Tattoo (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kamikaze Legacy (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Defender Books

The Battle Begins (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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
Death Grip (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

Publication Order of Surgical Strike Books

Assault on the Empress (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Surgical Strike (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Infiltrator (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Rourke Chronicles Books

(with Sharon Ahern)

Everyman (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Demons and Monsters (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Soldier for Hire Books

Libyan Warlord (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Miamigrad (With: Sharon Ahern) (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
WerewolveSS (With: Sharon Ahern) (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Shield of Ibf (With: Sharon Ahern) (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Illegal Man (With: Sharon Ahern) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Written in Time (With: Sharon Ahern) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Freeman (With: Sharon Ahern) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
America Undead (With: Sharon Ahern) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

(with Sharon Ahern)

Siege Perilous (With: Sharon Ahern) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Silent Pace (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Ccw, Carrying Concealed Weapons (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Survive! (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Armed for Personal Defense (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gun Digest Buyer's Guide to Concealed-Carry Handguns (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Home Defense Handbook (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sharon Ahern Short Stories/Novellas

(with Sharon Ahern)

Siege Perilous (With: Sharon Ahern) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The They Call Me The Mercenary series was written under the pen name Axel Kilgore. The Takers series, Ed Mulvaney series, the collection Silent Pace and all standalone novels and novellas were written alongside Sharon Ahern. Starting in 2013, the Survivalist series is written by Sharon Ahern and Bob Anderson, based on the writing of Jerry Ahern.

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