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ALSO BY JAMES WESLEY, RAWLES

Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It

Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse

Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse

EXPATRIATES

A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse

James Wesley, Rawles

Dutton

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA

Rawles, James Wesley.

Expatriates : a novel of the coming global collapse / James Wesley, Rawles.

p. cm.

ISBN 978-0-698-13830-8

1. Political fiction. I. Title.

PS3568.A8437E97 2013

813'.54—dc23

2013015366

PUBLISHER'S NOTE

This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

DISCLAIMERS

All Rights Reserved. Any unauthorized duplication in whole or in part or dissemination of this edition by any means (including but not limited to photocopying, electronic bulletin boards, and the Internet) will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This is a work of
fiction
. All of the events described are imaginary, taking place
in the future
, and do not represent the world as we know it in the present day. It does not reflect the current geopolitical situation, governmental policies, or the strategic posture of any nation. It is not intended to be commentary on the policies, leadership, goals, strategies, or plans of any nation. This novel is not intended to be predictive of the territorial aspirations or tactics of any nation or any planned use of terrorist tactics. Again, it takes place in the future, under
fictional
new leadership. Any resemblance to living people is purely coincidental.

The making and/or possession of some of the devices and mixtures described in this novel are possibly illegal in some jurisdictions. Even the mere possession of the uncombined components might be construed as criminal intent. Consult your state and local laws! If you make any of these devices and/or formulations, you accept sole responsibility for their possession and use. You are also responsible for your own stupidity and/or carelessness. This information is intended for educational purposes only, to add realism to a work of fiction. The purpose of this novel is to entertain and to educate. The author and Dutton shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any citizen, person, or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused, or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly by the information contained in this novel.

 

This novel is dedicated to my wife, “Avalanche Lily,”

for her inspiration, encouragement, and diligent editing.

She has filled the enormous gap in my life after Linda

(“The Memsahib”) passed away.

CONTENTS

ALSO BY JAMES WESLEY, RAWLES

TITLE PAGE

COPYRIGHT

DISCLAIMERS

DEDICATION

EPIGRAPH

DRAMATIS PERSONAE

AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTORY NOTE

 

1 | A GLIMPSE

2 | DOUBTS

3 | LIFE IN OZ

4 | SISTERS

5 | PLATEAU

6 | FORTIFICATION

7 | SOLDADOS

8 | FOSSICKERS

9 | BARGAIN HUNTING

10 | DOWNLOADS

11 | THE MISSING UMBRELLA

12 | NIPA

13 | CHARTS

14 | IN FULL FLIGHT

15 | UNFETTERED

16 | CROSS SECTION

17 | FOX HUNT

18 | QUISLINGS

19 | WATER

20 | E&E

21 | RABBLE IN ARMS

22 | THE WAIT

23 | MAD MINUTE

24 | MADAGASCAR

25 | INTO THE DEEP

26 | SHIPSHAPE

27 | WYNDHAMITES

28 | THE UTE

29 | LODGINGS

30 | THE KING HIT

31 | MONITORS

32 | THE RAIDS

33 | DISPATCHED

34 | CRESCENDO

35 | TO YOUR GUNS

36 | EXIGENCIES

37 | LUAU

38 | IBOMB

39 | RULE .303

40 | DEBRIEF

41 | DENIAL

42 | A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE

43 | THE SPIRIT

44 | CONTACT

45 | HEAD SHOT

46 | CLAYMORES

47 | STAR OF COURAGE

48 | A NEW FLAG

49 | RESTORATION

50 | O CANADA

 

GLOSSARY

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

—PSALMS 9:9–10 (KJV)

DRAMATIS PERSONAE

Jacob “Jake” Altmiller
—Hardware store owner/manager in Tavares, Florida.

Janelle Altmiller
—Real estate agent. Wife of Jacob Altmiller. Daughter of Alan and Claire McGregor. Sister of Rhiannon Jeffords.

Lance Alan Altmiller
—Son of Jacob and Janelle Altmiller. Eleven years old at the onset of the Crunch.

Captain Soekirnan Assegaf
—Captain (“Kapten”) of the Indonesian Navy patrol boat
Sadarin
.

Sam Burnu
—Aborigine ex-convict groundskeeper, Marrakai Heights, Northern Territory, Australia.

Caleb Burroughs
—Australian Army WO1 warrant officer.

Randall “Rabbit” Burroughs
—Oil and gas seismic crew member. Brother of Caleb Burroughs.

Bruce Drake
—Oil and gas seismic crew member.

Thomas Drake
—Retired farm foreman. Paternal uncle of Bruce Drake.

Alvis Edwards
—Salt and hide broker, Wyndham, Western Australia.

Vivian Edwards
—Wife of Alvis Edwards.

Edward Hadley
—Private pilot, Alice Springs, Australia.

Paula Hadley
—Private pilot, Alice Springs, Australia. Wife of Edward Hadley.

Peter Jeffords
—Christian missionary from New Hampshire, living in Quinapondan, Samar Island, Philippines.

Rhiannon Jeffords
—Christian missionary, originally from Bella Coola, British Columbia. Wife of Peter Jeffords. Daughter of Alan and Claire McGregor. Sister of Janelle Altmiller.

Sarah Jeffords
—Daughter of Peter and Rhiannon Jeffords. Seven years old at the onset of the Crunch.

Lyle Jenkins
—Mayor of Mount Dora, Florida.

Samantha Kyle
—Disabled RAAF veteran and home automation systems specialist, Palmerston City, Northern Territory, Australia.

Byer Levin
—Mayor of Tavares, Florida.

Tomas Marichal
—Former Marine, self-employed gunsmith. A builder of custom AR-15 and AR-10 rifles and carbines in Tavares, Florida.

Tom Martinson
—Mayor of Tangerine, Florida.

Alan McGregor
—Semiretired cattle rancher, Bella Coola, British Columbia. Father of Ray McGregor, Janelle Altmiller, and Rhiannon Jeffords.

Claire McGregor
—Wife of Alan McGregor. Mother of Ray McGregor, Janelle Altmiller, and Rhiannon Jeffords.

Ray McGregor
—Afghanistan War veteran and military historian. Originally from Bella Coola, British Columbia. Living in Newberry, Michigan. Son of Alan and Claire McGregor. Brother of Janelle Altmiller and Rhiannon Jeffords.

Joseph Caylao Navarro
—Jeepney barker, living in Quinapondan, Samar Island, Philippines. Sixteen years old at the onset of the Crunch.

Paul Timbancaya Navarro
—Coastal fisherman in Quinapondan, Samar Island, Philippines. Owner and captain of FV
Tiburon
and part-time instructor of the Filipino Martial Arts. Grandfather (“Tatang”) of Joseph Navarro. Called Tatang by both his relatives and friends.

Chuck Nolan
—American petroleum geologist originally from Texas, living in Casuarina, Northern Territory, Australia.

Ava Palmer
—A GIS technician and Australian National University college student raised in Casuarina, Northern Territory, Australia.

Major General Rex Raymond
—Special Operations Commander Australia (SOCAUST), near Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia.

Colonel John “Jack” Reynolds
—Commander, 7th Combat Service Support Battalion (CSSB), in Enoggera, Queensland, Australia.

Rudolfo Saguisag
—Retired Philippine Navy NCO. Nicknamed Dolpo.

Lisa Schoonover
—Clerk and accountant at Altmiller's Hardware in Tavares, Florida.

Ralph Simmonds
—Immigration officer with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

José Valentin
—Former U.S. Army radio repairman. A photovoltaic power sales and service technician with Altmiller's Hardware in Tavares, Florida.

Quentin Whittle
—Former bush logger and commercial hunter, Rapid Creek, Northern Territory, Australia.

Adhi Wulandari
—
Perantara insinyur
(“intermediate engineer”), Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia.

AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTORY NOTE

Unlike most novel sequels,
Expatriates
is contemporaneous with the events described in my previously published novels
Patriots
,
Survivors
, and
Founders
. Thus, you need not read them first (or subsequently), but you'll likely find them entertaining. Another novel is planned for the series. Check out my blog, www.SurvivalBlog.com, for updates.

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