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An epic series in the vein of HBO’s Rome, following two ordinary men through extraordinary times; from West Point, through the Mexican War, and into the Civil War.

Elijah Cord and Lucius Rumble swore oaths, both personal and professional. They were fighting for country, for a way of life and for family. They and their West Point classmates carried more than rifles and sabers into battle. They had friendships, memories, children and wives. They had innocence lost, promises broken and glory found.

Duty, Honor, Country is history told epic and personal so we can understand what happened, but more importantly feel the heart-wrenching clash of duty, honor, country and loyalty. And realize that sometimes, the people who changed history, weren’t recorded by it.

The story starts in 1840, in Benny Havens tavern, just outside post limits of the United States Military Academy. William Tecumseh Sherman, Cord, and Benny Havens’ daughter come together in a crucible of honor and loyalty. On post, in the West Point stables, Ulysses S. Grant and Rumble are preparing to saddle the Hell-Beast, a horse with which Grant would eventually set an academy record. On this day, all make fateful decisions that will change the course of their lives and history.

We follow these men forward to the eve of the Mexican War, tracing their steps at West Point and ranging to a plantation at Natchez on the Mississippi, meeting Major Robert E. Lee at Arlington, and go to Charleston, SC. We travel aboard the USS Somers and the US Navy mutiny that led to the founding of the Naval Academy at Annapolis.

We end with Grant and Rumble in New Orleans, preparing to sail to Mexico and war, and Cord with Kit Carson and Fremont at Pilot Peak in Utah during his great expedition west.

This is book 1 in the Duty, Honor, Country series. (Formerly titled West Point to Mexico)

“Will leave you spellbound. Mayer’s long suit is detail, giving the reader an in-depth view of the inner workings of the Army and West Point.” Book News

 

New York Minute

 First Blood meets the Equalizer in New York City in the summer of 1977, culminating during the citywide blackout.

The last time former Green Beret Will Kane killed someone it made the cover of LIFE Magazine. Eight years later he’s getting pushed to the edge of a precipice he vowed never to go over again.

New York City, summer 1977. The Bronx is burning. The twin towers of the new World Trade Center loom over the skyline. Son of Sam has been claiming victims for a year. Star Wars is released. The Yankees are heading toward the World Series with Reggie Jackson vs. Billy Martin. Studio 54 opens.  Rupert Murdoch buys the NY Post. The Five Families rule the underworld as the city faces bankruptcy and unrest seethes in the streets.

On the dark streets of a city the rest of the country believes is going down the toilet, Vietnam vet Kane’s life mirrors his hometown.

Carrying a past littered with death and tragedy, Kane has been working as a ‘fixer’ for a high-priced lawyer since returning to the city in disgrace with a dishonorable discharge after following the real life Colonel who became the template for Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now. But is he really fixing anything? As the long hot summer begins to boil, so does Kane as he faces threats and betrayal, and then on 13 July 1977 the Blackout occurs and Kane explodes.

Kane’s journey will continue in Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door and then Walk On The Wild Side

 

 

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A US Special Forces team lead by Green Beret Dave Riley is on a top secret mission to take down drug traffickers in Colombia, but while doing so they are faced with betrayal by their own government.

The team is carrying sterilized weapons and unmarked uniforms and the operation is “off the books.”

Of course, nothing is as it seems, especially once the CIA gets involved. Throw in an Israeli mercenary and betrayal, Dave Riley and his team soon find themselves wondering what the real mission is and will they become collateral damage from all the double-dealing going on back in Washington.

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‘If not, the Fates with traitors do contrive!’ Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 3.

What does it take to change history and destroy our reality? Change events on the same date, 15 March, in six different years. The Time Patrol must send an agent back to each day, with just 24 hours for each to defeat the Shadow’s plan to disrupt our time-line, creating a time tsunami and wiping our present out.

44 BC. Caesar heads to the Senate for his date with death, despite the warning about the Ides. But some have another idea for his fate.

1783 AD: George Washington gives his historic speech in order to prevent a mutiny among his officers. But someone would prefer he didn’t. And among his slaves is one whose descendant will write a very important book.

1917 AD: The Last Czar, Nicholas II, abdicates. He, and his family, are supposed to be taken prisoner; but the Tsarina has other plans.

480 BC: A massive Persian Army is invading Greece. Standing in its way: King Leonidas and 300 Spartans. More than the future of Western Civilization is at stake.

493 AD: The First King of Italy, Odoacer, is assassinated by Theodoric, But what if the sword goes the other way?

1493 AD: Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after ‘discovering’ the New World. But he’s bringing back more than just word of his discovery; something that could wipe out mankind.

From the #1 bestselling science fiction author of Area 51, Atlantis, and Nightstalkers series.

 

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Readers Guide: To His Fiction, Nonfiction, Author’s Notes and More

Cool Gus and I welcome you to this Reader’s Guide. We put this together so that you can peruse all my titles, see books in series orders, and have convenient links to the platforms the books are available on.

Books are listed in order in their series with a brief note from me on each book. Connections between books and series are explained, along with links where the books can be found—just click on the appropriate symbol. For the Audible symbol, you’re taken to the Amazon Audible Page, but you can also find those titles directly on Audible.

Several books are free so you can get a feel: Eyes of the Hammer; West Point to Mexico; and Ides of March. For those who like audiobooks, there are free audio short stories. There are also free Time Patrol short stories.

Books that have only Amazon and Audible links are enrolled in Kindle Unlimited and can be borrowed on Amazon. If you’re enrolled in Amazon Prime you can also borrow those books.


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Wondering what to get someone that is both useful and thoughtful? Whether worn in the sheath on a belt, carried in a purse, in a desk drawer or in a glovebox, this multitool will find daily use. I have four, one on my belt, one in a bag on my mountain bike, one in my grab-n-go bag and one in my survival vest. While there are cheaper version, I go with Leatherman for quality.

 

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I’d show you a picture of the inside of my Jeep and these seat covers, gear carriers, but my wife would kill me because of all the dog hair, the stains, and how worn they are. I have these on driver and passenger seat and every bag is stuffed full of both survival stuff and useful stuff. She makes fun of it sometimes but I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been somewhere and gone out to the Jeep and gotten something someone needed from these. I even have all sizes of batteries in the narrow, long case. You can re-arrange these anyway you want. For the man or woman who likes have things handy and not scattered about.

 

 

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Do you know how to get out of a car that’s going under water or submerged? This tool is a must have. It will cut your seat belt and break your glass.

Here is a free slideshow on what you need in a car, including a glass breaker/seat belt cutter.

And here is a free slideshow that includes a video to show you what to do if your car goes into water.

By the way. Anything I put on this page, I’ve bought myself.

 

 

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A pocket-sized survival guide. I have one in Jeep and car glove compartments, Grab-n-Go bag, and house. Full of life-saving information, including First Aid.

 

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Touchscreen gloves. Good for when you’re outside, it’s cold, but you need to use your phone. Very light, thin, but better than bare skin. I own several pair. One thing I learned from various deployments was keeping my hands covered when I was outside.

 

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I carry one of these in my Leatherman sheath on my belt all the time. While you can use your phone as a flashlight this is brighter, more focused, and doesn’t use phone battery. Used at least once a day.

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I got this as a gift and while it doesn’t replace the Leatherman I carry all the time on my belt, it’s in my Jeep, in a case on my Smittybilt seat cover within arms reach of the drivers seat in the middle side. The pliers and other tools have come in extremely handy. The vice grip capability makes them useful for various bolts and all sorts of repairs. A very thoughtful gift.

 

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Water is almost always the #1 priority in a disaster or emergency. What is the first thing shipped in? After any flood the water system is almost always contaminated and floods accompany 80% of all natural disasters. While it might seem a mundane gift, it can be a life saver. How many water systems are already compromised? I keep one of these in my Jeep and one in my grab-n-go bag. I also use it when camping– you really can’t trust any water source, no matter how far out in the boonies you go.

 

 

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At under $10 you can’t afford NOT to have this. Especially in your car. I keep one in both our vehicles and my GnG bag. While it doesn’t seem like much, you’d be surprised how much heat this can conserve. A life-saver if trapped in winter.

 

 

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In a hurricane, flood, earthquake, etc this could be your only source of news as regular radio, TV and cell phone service is disrupted. One of the three key survival iteams.

 

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Self-explanatory. Again, one in vehicles, home and Grab-n-Go bag. This is something you WILL use.

 

 

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Free Audio Shorts (MP3 download)


 My audiobooks are available (click HERE) on Audible. If you are not a member of Audible, you can download one of my books for free and test the program for a month. If you don’t want to participate, you simply cancel your membership. Below are free MP3 downloads. Some are complete Time Patrol missions. Other are the opening to various books. I also give free Audible download codes for my books to my Facebook A-Team and via my newsletter on a monthly basis, so please join or sign up.


BOOK TRAILERS


Eyes of the Hammer (Green Berets)

 

 

 

ATLANTIS

 

 

 

BURNERS

 

 

 

IDES OF MARCH (TIME PATROL)

 

 

 

THE JEFFERSON ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

West Point to Mexico (Duty, Honor, Country)

 

 

 

Roland’s Mission from Black Tuesday

Roland’s Mission from D-Day

Roland’s Mission from Independence Day

Eagle’s Mission from Ides of March