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Thinning The Herd: The Ophir Ridge Saga Book One [Kindle Edition]

Rob Turnbull , Mark Williams , Brad Melichar , Ken Huss

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Jim's day started off normal. After sleeping off the night shift he meandered out to the curb in his bathrobe to get his mail. When three blood-covered lunatics screech in rage and charge across the street after him he runs for his life. Scared, sore, and confused, Jim must learn to adapt to the new reality of a world where the majority of the population has devolved into a primitive state, perpetually enraged and focused on stomping the life out of those left unchanged. Together with a small group of survivors he must carve a life out of the chaos.
On the other side of the world the event has created untenable geopolitical rifts with the surviving nations. Alliances are abandoned, old feuds are acted on, and the populations face hunger and hardship. The British execute the provisions set forth in a joint operational plan they hoped would never be necessary: Ophir Ridge, designed to protect America's nuclear assets in the event of a world-wide disaster. A small military force embarks on a mission to Dayton, Ohio where what remains of the United States military tries to maintain a foothold against overwhelming odds.
Meanwhile, the new lawlessness allows human monsters to flourish. Fran is a special breed of predator, a smart, sadistic and practiced serial killer now free to indulge his urges and inflict misery on those who survived the initial wave of death. He recruits others to his cause to create an empire comprised of the subservient, the weak, and the unfortunate.
As these forces collide, who will emerge the victor? Will the world recover, or will humanity fade from existence?

About the Author

I am a retired Naval officer living in Portland, Oregon, and I love reading, writing, and discussing about what would happen if the world as we know it went away. From my many conversations with friends, family, and sometimes just people that I meet while walking around or getting coffee, lots of others share a similar fascination with the topic. Some of the books I have read portrayed what I thought were unrealistic or untenable events, interactions, or dialogues in their presentation of how things would happen. I may not have actually lived through an end-of-the-world scenario, but I do know this: It won't be nice, it won't be civilized, and the weak will perish or become victims of the strong. My book was written to counter authors that fluffify (my word haha) TEOTWAWKI. Writing a book was both difficult and easy with a ratio of about 80:20. Believe it or not, the hard part wasn't the writing, it was getting the writing right, it was having confidence in myself, and it was dedicating the time and effort to do the best I could. The easy part was coming up with the ideas. Heck, everybody has them, they just don't take the time to put them to paper (or to digital storage). Three of my closest friends edited my book and I have to admit that I couldn't have done it without their help. Anyway, this biography is supposed to be about me, not my motivation or my writing process, but if you want to know who I am read my book. Bits and pieces of me are all over it.

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  • Print Length: 449 pages
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  • Language: English
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Turnbull has created an engrossing world of "what-if" ... 26 Aug. 2014
By Edward Greyland - Published on
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Mr. Turnbull has created an engrossing world of "what-if" with his fresh take on the end-of-everything-as-we-know-it. Although the Kindle edition clocks in at just over 500 pages, the novel reads much faster and definitely deserves appreciation as a non-stop action page turner. Very much looking forward to the sequel.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book that sucked me in! 11 Nov. 2014
By S.M.H. - Published on
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I like the way Rob uses the plot narrative to take you one direction and then when you least expect it, he takes you in another. I can't wait to read whatever he has next. does anyone know when that is? I would love to preorder!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read 1 Nov. 2014
By Doris D. - Published on
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This book is Awesome ! Rob Turnbull knew how to whet my appetite with a fast moving & hard to put down read in every chapter. I can't wait for his next book.I hope my Imagination will not be left hanging for too long.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read with many twists and turns 28 Sept. 2014
By Steve Rutter - Published on
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Easy read with many twists and turns. Looking forward to sequel as it will have many possible directions to take. Is this where our world is headed?
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read! 3 Dec. 2014
By Matthew Williams - Published on
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First off lets just say I haven't read many books that I particularly liked nor cared to continue reading. I began reading this book with not too much hope that it would keep me interested or entertained. I found out that It indeed kept me very entertained and interested in what's going to happen next. Jim's love interest eh? Overall my experience with this book began slow but quickly overturned with suspense, humor, and excitement. It's a different take on zombies than I've read, seen, or heard before. It also takes part in different areas which at first I wasn't too excited with as it took from the "flow". Much like World War Z's book that I couldn't really stay interested because the different change of events. However, as I got further in I started realizing that the merging of different areas would soon begin. And now I'm excited for book two. Thanks Rob. Great read.
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