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 this year was Area 51: Interstellar (29 April). Next is New York Minute (24 June); Lawyers, Guns and Money (16 Sept) and Walk On The Wild Side (9 December). New York Minute is a prequel to the Green Berets series as are the next two books. 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.
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Who protects the sheep from the wolves?
Ex-Green Beret William Kane has crossed the line he vowed never to: killing. But for every action there is a reaction and now there are forces after him for revenge, chief among them the IRA. The CIA hasn’t forgotten about him either.
As the long hot summer of 1977 drags on and the Bronx burns, Kane does some burning of his own, unraveling secrets from his past and helping those who need his particular brand of justice.
His problem: where is his new line?
Who can he really trust?
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.”
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Live today on all eBook platforms, in print and audiobook, New York Minute, introducing my newest and most intriguing character, Will Kane. While it’s technically book 10 in the Green Beret series, it stands on its own as a precursor to that series and is set in 1977....read more
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