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No one knows the full extent of the labyrinth that lies below New York City. It’s a world unto itself. People, mostly homeless, have made inroads to the more accessible parts for shelter. But there are other who prowl the darkness.
Will Kane has settled back into his life, but while bodyguarding a VIP couple on a routine ‘garbage’ tour of the seedier parts of the city, they witness an attack; one that draws Kane’s attention to a world he’d never paid attention to while growing up in the city: beneath his feet.
He learns this isn’t an isolated incident and that someone has been preying on the homeless and other subterranen denizens of the city. Murders are being committed in horrendous ways. The police, not able to even control the streets above, care little. It’s up to Kane to find out who is behind this. And as he literally digs deeper, he realizes it reaches to the highest levels of New York City.
Ex-Green Beret Will Kane has undiagnosed Asperger. He is a high functioning autistic, like a number of exceptional people, especially in the arts. Except his art is death and he is very, very good at it. Now he faces is greatest challenge yet.
These shorts and excerpts are on Soundcloud. The missions are complete short stories, each being one of six missions in the book they’re from. My audible page is HERE
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What if the Japanese had succeeded in its atomic weapon program in World War II? And one of the results of that program now lies at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge?
Library Journal: “A heart-pounding thriller. The panorama of modern warfare and the details of hand-to-hand combat encounters add excitement. Inventive, entertaining, and realistic adventure. Highly recommended.”
Two story lines, one present, one past, come together in this thriller.
A deadly weapon, built by the Japanese during World War II, has been hidden and forgotten about at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. Lake, a covert operative for the US is now on a race with time against rogue militia terrorists to find and destroy this weapon before the terrorists in order to prevent a nuclear disaster of epic proportions.
In Manchuria in 1945 a German U-Boat delivers the dying Reich’s processed uranium. As Russian forces close in on the infamous Unit 731 Concentration Camp, the Japanese load one of the two bombs they’ve developed on a submarine bound for the United States. They detonate the other to destroy all evidence.
Present day United States. Lake learns that various factions are all searching for something in the San Francisco area. Something powerful. Something deadly if in the wrong hands. Battling the Japanese Yakuza, North Korean agents, home-grown terrorists, and betrayal in his own organization, Lake must uncover the history the Japanese atomic bomb program in order to prevent certain disaster and an all out war.
A modern thriller steeped in uncovering the secrets of the past.
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.
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.
I do ask if you do download a free or discounted book, please consider leaving a review! Thanks and enjoy!
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.
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I do ask if you do download and enjoy a free or discounted book, please consider leaving a review! Thanks!
“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!”
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)
IDES OF MARCH (TIME PATROL)
THE JEFFERSON ALLEGIANCE
West Point to Mexico (Duty, Honor, Country)