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 […]


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.