From NY Times Bestselling Author, Amazon top 25 Author, former Green Beret and West Point Graduate, Bob Mayer.
What if US Army Green Berets led by Dave Riley must take on not only criminal drug traffickers but also betray their own government?
A US Army Special Forces team carrying sterilized weapons and unmarked uniforms is on its way to Colombia. The mission: conduct covert, unilateral raids to destroy cocaine processing laboratories.
Of course nothing is as it seems especially once the CIA gets involved. Throw in an Israeli mercenary, betrayal and double-dealing in Washington and the team soon finds itself wondering what the real mission is.
“A scorcher of a novel. Mayer had me hooked from the very first page.” Stephen Coonts From Publishers Weekly When Colombia secretly requests U.S. aid against the drug cartel, a Special Forces A-Team becomes the "eyes" guiding gunships and helicopters--the "hammer"--against jungle cocaine-processing labs. Then treachery leaves four Green Berets dead and one in the hands of the "Ring Man," deadliest of the drug lords. Special Forces warrant officer Riley and CIA agent Kate Westland are sent in to kill the Ring Man and rescue the prisoner. Their slim chances sink to near-zero when Washington pulls the plug on the mission. But before his people are abandoned, a veteran Special Forces colonel still has a few cards to play. In his first novel (launching a series), former Green Beret Mayer successfully establishes the nuanced differences among U.S. Special Operations units: rangers, Delta Force and Special Forces. But his story line jumps unconvincingly from covert infiltration mission to secret agent-type assassination to commando raid. Descriptions of the tools of unconventional warfare are static, and characters, with the exception of agent Westland, never achieve full dimension. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal A thriller that delivers in all areas--plot, suspense, authenticity, and pace. Riley, a Special Forces man, is sent to one of a series of invasions of Colombia to destroy cocaine processing plants. After two successes and one failure, he is assigned to terminate a drug lord. His companion is a woman, Westland, a CIA agent. The intrigue and plotting of the military and various government agencies, in the United States and Colombia, and the incredible Colombian corruption are interwoven into a minor masterpiece of technology and suspense. The climax will have the reader yearning for more nails to bite. A first novel by a former Green Beret, this is not to be missed by fans of the genre. - Robert H. Donahugh, formerly with Youngstown & Mahoning Cty. P.L., Ohio Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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November 24, 2014
I wanna read this but don't have the money!! Aka credit card
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September 4, 2014
Wants a credit card. Unable to download, supposed to be free. What's up with that?
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December 27, 2014
Well scripted, decent storyline. Not entirely plausible, but most military action fiction isn't.
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About the author
NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer graduated West Point and served in the Infantry & Special Forces. He commanded recon teams, a Green Beret A-Team and held other positions in Special Operations, where many of his bestselling ideas were formulated.
Mayer's obsession with mythology and his vast knowledge of the military and Special Forces, mixed with his strong desire to learn from history, is the foundation for his science fiction series Atlantis, Area 51 and Psychic Warrior. Mayer is a master at blending elements of truth into all of his thrillers such as The Green Beret Series, The Shadow Warrior Series, The Presidential Series as well as his historical fiction, leaving the reader questioning what is real and what isn't.
Bob has lived all over the world, but has settled down on Write on the River with his wife and 2 yellow labs, 'Cool' Gus and 'Sassy' Becca. He spends his free time running with the dogs, biking, kayaking, and watching or reading whatever his much smarter wife tells him to. She controls the remote. He has a grandson, whom he is training to be the leader of the resistance against the machines.
For more information about Bob Mayer, his books or his consulting business, Who Dares Wins, please go to http://bobmayer.org or http://coolgus.com