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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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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
The fourth Will Kane book. Publication date, Spring 2020.
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.
‘The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.’ Einstein.
What does it take to change history and destroy our reality? Change events on the same date, 4 July, 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.
Doc travels to the 4th of July, 1776, one of the most important dates in American history where forces are at work in Philadelphia to add a Declaration of Emancipation to the Declaration of Independence.
Moms goes to Monticello exactly 50 years later, in 1826. The day on which two of the architects of that document and the country, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, die within hours of each other. What secrets do they hold close on their deathbeds? And who else might know about them?
Roland is at Gettysburg, the day after the Confederacy reaches its ‘high water mark’ with Pickett’s charge on the 3rd of July 1863. But on the 4th, both armies stare at each other on a rainy day, waiting for the other to make a move. What if the Union attacks?
Ivar is in the same war, in the same year, at a victory that is over-shadowed by Gettysburg in terms of publicity, but of more value strategically, when Grant takes Vicksburg on the 4th of July, 1863. But what if this great victory turns into the Union’s greatest shame?
On the 4th of July 1976, before there was a ‘War on Terror’, the Israelis launch a daring raid to free hostages at Entebbe. There is only one casualty in their force, the older brother of the current Prime Minister; what if that had turned out differently? Eagle is there to make sure it doesn’t.
Scout travels furthest back, to the 4th of July 362 B.C. to the Battle of Mantinea in Greece, in which Sparta is defeated by Thebes in a Pyrrhic victory, leading to a third party uniting Greece: Philip II, father of a man who would change history: Alexander The Great. But what if Sparta wins the battle?
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!
From the NY Times Bestselling author who has sold over 5 millions books.
After the Chaos, mankind surrendered control to Dealer, a powerful computer that has kept society running for centuries.
It helped mankind survive the phage. A virus that devolved human DNA into four groups with different lifespans, ranging from People with no Deathday, to burners with a median Deathday of 25.
Except it’s all been a lie.
Twins, Grace and Millay were separated on Dealing Day; one a burner, the other a People.
They are the Prime, but in order to achieve their fate, they must be together.
The Truce between Dealer and cyborgs is over. A new Chaos threatens. And Grace and Millay are the deciding factor.
But first, they must figure out: what is the truth?
Bob Mayer has taught thousands of writers over the years through writer conferences, retreats and his own Novel Writing Workshop and now his innovative new Warrior Writer Workshop. One of things he’s noticed in may workshops is how the focus is always on the problems and mistakes writers make, but no one ever focuses on the solutions and how to correct these problems.
102 Solutions to Common Writing Mistakes covers not only the problems, but offers suggestions and solutions.
Bob looks at the issues writers have with HABITS, IDEA, the STORY AND PLOT, the WRITING, the CHARACTERS, EDITING and REWRITING, SELLING YOUR WORK, and THE PUBLISHING BUSINESS. He breaks down the mistake, discusses why it’s a mistake, and how to correct it.
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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.
The next book in the Area 51 series
Devastated by World War III, then an alien invasion coupled with Danse Macabre, a deadly virus attack, Earth is almost completely depopulated. The land is devastated. The sky is dark with nuclear winter. Despite the Swarm’s invasion ultimately being defeated, billions of humans were taken on board the Battle Core, infecting it and then wiped out when it plunged into the sun to prevent further infecting the Swarm.
The remnants of the invaders, monsters out of humanity’s worst nightmares, prowl the dark, shrouded landscape. The mothership, containing the Chosen has disappeared into Faster Than Light Transit to an unknown destination.
The survivors, including former Green Beret Mike Turcotte, the young Metabols in their biodome, Nosferatu and Nekhbet, the last of the Elders, and others are scattered and in despair.
Most strangely, though, is another group: the Fades. The humans who did not become Chosen or Metabols but also didn’t die. Who are they? What are they?
There seems to be no hope.
But it must always be remembered that Earth Abides.
Covert operative Horace Chase has been chasing ghosts his entire life.
First, his Medal-of-Honor winner father who died in Vietnam without ever meeting his son. And left him the legacy of an automatic appointment to the Military Academy at West Point which shaped the next thirty-five years of Chase’s life. Then, the ghost of his mother, who died while he was at war in Afghanistan and wounded, causing him to resign his commission, leave Delta Force, and return to the United States, a lost soul.
In the first book, Chase wears two hats as a Federal counter-terrorism liaison to the local police department in Boulder, Colorado where he becomes embroiled in two seemingly un-related cases. What he uncovers sends shock waves through the government and he’s forced to resign.
In Chasing the Lost, Chase goes to Hilton Head Island to pay his last respects at the Intracoastal Waterway where his late mother’s ashes were spread and to inspect the home his mother left him in her will.
What could possibly go wrong?
Within six hours of arriving on Hilton Head, Chase is exchanging gunfire with men who’ve kidnapped a young boy and tried to grab the boy’s mother. Soon he’s waist deep in an extortion plot to funnel a hundred million dollars of Superbowl on-line gambling money into an offshore bank account or else the boy dies. At the end, he learns a life-changing secret which leads to:
Chasing the Son. Chase teams up with another former covert operative, Dave Riley, and one of Riley’s old CIA friends, Kate Westland, to uncover the truth. Barely into their investigation they become caught up in a land development deal for Daufuskie Island worth hundreds of millions.
Chase and Riley’s covert background has taught them many things, but the most valuable has been that nothing is ever as it appears as an old nemesis rears her head, hell bent on revenge against them both along with a good helping of greed.
And in the shadows hovers THE CELLAR, the agency that polices the world of covert operations.
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.
Eyes of the Hammer (Green Berets)
IDES OF MARCH (TIME PATROL)
THE JEFFERSON ALLEGIANCE
West Point to Mexico (Duty, Honor, Country)