Authors: Rawles James Wesley
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A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse
James Wesley, Rawles
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Rawles, James Wesley.
Expatriates : a novel of the coming global collapse / James Wesley, Rawles.
1. Political fiction. I. Title.
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.
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
. 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
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.
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.
âPSALMS 9:9â10 (KJV)
Jacob “Jake” Altmiller
âHardware store owner/manager in Tavares, Florida.
âReal estate agent. Wife of Jacob Altmiller. Daughter of Alan and Claire McGregor. Sister of Rhiannon Jeffords.
Lance Alan Altmiller
âSon of Jacob and Janelle Altmiller. Eleven years old at the onset of the Crunch.
Captain Soekirnan Assegaf
âCaptain (“Kapten”) of the Indonesian Navy patrol boat
âAborigine ex-convict groundskeeper, Marrakai Heights, Northern Territory, Australia.
âAustralian Army WO1 warrant officer.
Randall “Rabbit” Burroughs
âOil and gas seismic crew member. Brother of Caleb Burroughs.
âOil and gas seismic crew member.
âRetired farm foreman. Paternal uncle of Bruce Drake.
âSalt and hide broker, Wyndham, Western Australia.
âWife of Alvis Edwards.
âPrivate pilot, Alice Springs, Australia.
âPrivate pilot, Alice Springs, Australia. Wife of Edward Hadley.
âChristian missionary from New Hampshire, living in Quinapondan, Samar Island, Philippines.
âChristian missionary, originally from Bella Coola, British Columbia. Wife of Peter Jeffords. Daughter of Alan and Claire McGregor. Sister of Janelle Altmiller.
âDaughter of Peter and Rhiannon Jeffords. Seven years old at the onset of the Crunch.
âMayor of Mount Dora, Florida.
âDisabled RAAF veteran and home automation systems specialist, Palmerston City, Northern Territory, Australia.
âMayor of Tavares, Florida.
âFormer Marine, self-employed gunsmith. A builder of custom AR-15 and AR-10 rifles and carbines in Tavares, Florida.
âMayor of Tangerine, Florida.
âSemiretired cattle rancher, Bella Coola, British Columbia. Father of Ray McGregor, Janelle Altmiller, and Rhiannon Jeffords.
âWife of Alan McGregor. Mother of Ray McGregor, Janelle Altmiller, and Rhiannon Jeffords.
âAfghanistan 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
âJeepney barker, living in Quinapondan, Samar Island, Philippines. Sixteen years old at the onset of the Crunch.
Paul Timbancaya Navarro
âCoastal fisherman in Quinapondan, Samar Island, Philippines. Owner and captain of FV
and part-time instructor of the Filipino Martial Arts. Grandfather (“Tatang”) of Joseph Navarro. Called Tatang by both his relatives and friends.
âAmerican petroleum geologist originally from Texas, living in Casuarina, Northern Territory, Australia.
âA GIS technician and Australian National University college student raised in Casuarina, Northern Territory, Australia.
Major General Rex Raymond
âSpecial Operations Commander Australia (SOCAUST), near Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia.
Colonel John “Jack” Reynolds
âCommander, 7th Combat Service Support Battalion (CSSB), in Enoggera, Queensland, Australia.
âRetired Philippine Navy NCO. Nicknamed Dolpo.
âClerk and accountant at Altmiller's Hardware in Tavares, Florida.
âImmigration officer with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
âFormer U.S. Army radio repairman. A photovoltaic power sales and service technician with Altmiller's Hardware in Tavares, Florida.
âFormer bush logger and commercial hunter, Rapid Creek, Northern Territory, Australia.
(“intermediate engineer”), Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia.
Unlike most novel sequels,
is contemporaneous with the events described in my previously published novels
. 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.