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Exciting and authentic! Author Mayer, a Green Beret himself, gave me a vivid look at the world of the Army’s Special Forces. His portrayal of Green Beret operations and techniques takes you deep into the world of Special Operations.” W.E.B. Griffin.

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, and 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.

Eyes of the Hammer is the first book in the bestselling Green Beret Series.

Stephen Coonts: “A scorcher of a novel!”



What does it take to change history and destroy our reality? Change events on the same date, 22 Septemeber, 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.

Fall Equinox comes on 22 September. The time when day and night are in balance.

1862. Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation. But there are some who want to twist this momentous event into something entirely different.

1692. Eight people are hung for being witches in Salem. But a young girl makes a very bold offer to prevent it, not knowing the potential consequences could change history.

1823. Joseph Smith claims to have found gold plates which would form the basis of a new religion. He did find something; which he was never supposed to see and they must be returned to their rightful owner.

1776. Nathan Hale has but one life to give for his country, but there is a plan to use that life to make George Washington make a strategic error that will destroy his army.

1948. The Berlin Airlift is keeping the western part of the city alive. On this day the first “Candy Bomber” scatters treats for the children. But others have a different plan.

1948. At Area 51 the first Rift opens. A rip into another dimension and Fireflies come through. In history is was sealed at great cost. But what if the Rift expands?

The Shadow’s plan is to disrupt our time-line, creating a time tsunami and wiping our present out.

It is up to the Time Patrol to make sure that doesn’t happen!



The 1918 Pandemic killed over 50 million worldwide. Another pandemic was inevitable, yet how many people and organizations prepared for it? Why don’t we learn from history?

This series is about disasters and how to avoid them, mitigate their effects and learn from them. As you will see studying seven significant events in each book, they didn’t just happen, and the people and organizations involved weren’t helpless victims. Taking the attitude shit happens is potentially fatal. It ignores painful and tragic lessons from the past. If we’re going to make the deaths and suffering of victims to mean anything, we must learn from them. That is the “gift of failure.”

The bottom line is we can predict and prevent many disasters because every disaster involving human interaction has a man-made factor, a cascade event, involved. In other words, we have control over whether shit happens. But it means changing a complacent mindset, getting rid of delusional thinking, and viewing the world around us in a different way.

This book not only dissects these seven disasters, it outlines ways for individuals and organizations to avoid future disasters.

Titanic: Systematic Failure
Little Big Horn: Leadership Failure
The Donner Party: Social Disintegration
New London Schoolhouse Explosion: Lack of Focus
The Housing Bubble: Greed Overwhelms Reality
The Kegworth Plane Crash: Trusting Experts
Apollo 13: Successful Failure


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With a special chapter added on dealing with the SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus/COVID-19) as of March 2020.

From events like the coronavirus (pandemic) to wildfires to floods to earthquakes and more, this book shows you in detail how to prepare, step by step and then deal with disasters.

The definitive guide to prepare for and survive any emergency or disaster. (Updated January 2020). This is the manual for neophytes who don’t know where to begin and experienced preppers who want insight and tactics from the elite Special Forces. (Newly updated and revised).

This book lays out how to prepare for and survive from mild, to moderate, to extreme emergencies in a logical flow that moves from initial preparation you must do now through more advanced work, to action in the actual emergency.

From the very first page you will be more prepared. The book covers the Special Forces Area Study, the essential step that allows you to tailor your preparation for your specific situation and saves wasted energy and valuable time.

It then goes into preparation with specific actions and gear you need, starting with the basics we all should have, then delving into more advanced and specific. QR codes (print) and hyperlinks (eBook) direct you to examples of what you need, taking the confusion out of the process. Direct links to free Apps and informative web sites that can be life-saving and useful in everyday life are included.

Checklists for all preparation are in the book and in an appendix at the end with a downloadable link so you can keep track.

Additional topics:
How to build your survival A-Team.

The five key elements of survival: Water, food, first aid, shelter, and fire.
The places for which to plan, including home, work, school, and traveling.
The grab-n-go bag.

Then the book moves into actual survival starting with the first five things to do in an emergency. Water and food procurement. Building shelter. Fire starting. Navigating and tracking. Specific environments. First Aid.
Then man-made threats and natural disasters are covered, one by one. Next, ‘bugging out’ and the hide site. A key stage, scavenging, ignored in other survival manuals, is covered in detail under stockpile, scavenge and sustain.

This is a book that can save your life and the life of those you love.

The author is a former Green Beret and taught for many years at the JFK Special Warfare Center and School, which trains Special Operations and included the SERE School (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape). He wrote this book for the civilian who needs to know where to begin and how to proceed in a time and cost-effective manner. He has been in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Forbes, Psychology Today, Sports Illustrated, the Discovery Channel, the SyFy Channel and more.


The fifth Will Kane book. Publication date, June 2021 (but most likely will be released earlier than that).

Will Kane has faced down the NVA, the IRA, the CIA and the Mafia.
But now he faces the most intense challenge of his life.
Someone is trafficking children in New York City.
Someone who has connections to very powerful people who want this kept very secret.

Kane’s investigation is getting too close.
But he can’t back off; not when children are involved.

It’s war.
And there will be no quarter taken or given.

“Fans of Jack Reacher, look no further. By the author with Jack Reacher’s background, Will Kane rings with authenticity.”

Walking side-by-side with death
The devil mocks their every step, ooh
The snow drives back the foot that’s slow
The dogs of doom are howling more


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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


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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. I’ve also included previously unpublished material such as the opening to my next book, New York Minute; a short story featuring characters from the Cellar; a complete Time Patrol mission of one character; a flashback cut from New York Minute; excerpts from my survival book and a complete event from Stuff Doesn’t Just Happen: The Gift of Failure covering the Titanic, and more

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; Duty; and Ides of March.

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.


Audio Samples

All samples are via Soundcloud. 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 samples. 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.


Eyes of the Hammer (Green Berets)




















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