Welcome to my world, which I share with my wife, Cool Gus and Scout, our new rescue dog. I grew up in the Bronx, graduated West Point, served in Special Operations and have written over 70 books across a variety of genres.

I’ve written a lot of books. Need help figuring out where to start or what to read next? Download my free readers guide from your favorite platform (available under books, then nonfiction). Click on cover to get links.

My titles coming out this year will be Area 51: Interstellar (29 April); New York Minute (24 June); Lawyers, Guns and Money (16 Sept) and the next Dave Riley book, Old Soldiers (9 December). New York Minute is a prequel to the Green Berets series. I’m very excited about it and it is live for pre-order.

Also, check out my Freebies page where you can get started on a variety of genres. There are also free audio stories.

There are over 225 free Powerpoint presentations on the free Slideshows page– lots of useful stuff on writing, survival tips, history, etc.

I consult and present workshops on personalized Area Studies for individuals, neighborhoods, organizations and businesses. With everyone facing climate related incidents and growing unrest, this is more important than ever. Click on the window to the right for more information.

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Coming 24 June 2019.

First Blood meets Breaking Bad

The last time former Green Beret Will Kane was involved in killing someone it made the cover of LIFE Magazine.

Eight years later he’s getting pushed to the edge of that 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. Star Wars. Studio 54. The Five Families. The city faces bankruptcy and unrest seethes.

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 cratered with death and tragedy, Kane has been working as a ‘fixer’ for a high-priced lawyer since returning to New York in disgrace. But is he really fixing anything?

It begins when he takes a compromising picture as part of the job. As the long hot summer boils, so does Kane as the mob, the CIA, the IRA and other forces are brought to bear on him. What they all seem to have forgotten, and Kane wishes he could, is that he is a highly trained and experienced warrior.
A skilled killer.

What should a good man do when faced with evil that the law can’t touch?

Kane faces threats, betrayal and shadows from his past, and then, on 13 July 1977, the Blackout occurs and Kane explodes.

For fans of the Green Beret series of books, Dave Riley makes an appearance as Will Kane’s 17 year old cousin.

Publishers Weekly reference The Line: “Mayer has crafted a thriller in the tradition of John Grisham’s The Firm.”

Publishers Weekly reference Lost Girts: “Excellent writing and well-drawn, appealing characters help make this another taut, crackling read from Mayer.”

A slideshow introducing you to what an Area Study is and why it is critical you must do one. I conduct consulting and workshops on personalized Area Studies for individuals, neighborhoods, organizations, and businesses.

Bob’s Latest Thoughts & Ramblings

Your Voice as a Writer: Point of View

Honestly, this is the hardest topic to discuss or teach. For example, I wrote New York Minute in omniscient, translucent, single character. Right. Got it? What I mean is I wrote in omniscient voice, which is different than third person, but following only one...

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A Baratheon on the Iron Throne with a Stark as Hand

That's how it started, that's how it will end. That's why it's a Game of Thrones. As writers, we work with what we have. Looking at the myriad possibilities, it makes sense to have Gendry, the true heir to the Iron Throne as Robert Baratheon's bastard (certainly more...

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