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Area 51 [Kindle Edition]

Bob Mayer , Robert Doherty
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (252 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer writing as Robert Doherty

Over 1.2 Million copies of Area 51 sold in print—also author of bestselling Atlantis series

****Updated Novembert 2011****

Deep in the Nevada desert is the most secure compound in the United States: Area 51

The most chilling experiment of all time is about to begin there. The President doesn’t know about it. Just a few scientists and military personnel working for Majestic-12 do, and they are about to make a very big mistake . . .

Former Green Beret Mike Turcotte, assigned to Nightscape, security for Area 51, begins to realize things aren’t as they seem. Deep inside the Great Pyramid in Giza, an archeologist makes a startling discovery in the lowest chamber. On Easter Island, what are the giant statues guarding? What was Thule and why were the Nazis so intent on finding it during World War II? What are the strange stones off the coast of Bimini? All these clues and more add up to a frightening countdown that could bring about the end of our planet. Turcotte and Presidential Science Adviser, Lisa Duncan must race against time to save the world from the secret hidden at Area 51.

Praise for Atlantis by Bob Mayer:
“Spell-binding! Will keep you on the edge of your seat. Call it techno-thriller, call it science fiction, call it just terrific story-telling.” Terry Brooks, #1 NY Times Bestselling author of the Shannara series and Star Wars Phantom Menace

Reference Mayer’s Thrillers
“Mayer had me hooked from the very first page.” Stephen Coonts
“Exciting and authentic. Don’t miss this one!” W.E.B. Griffen
“Fascinating, imaginative and nerve-wracking.” Kirkus Reviews
“A pulsing technothriller. A nailbiter in the best tradition of adventure fiction.” Publishers Weekly.

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When nine atmospheric crafts of unknown origin were discovered in the Antarctic in the late 1940s, the U.S. government established Area 51 to study the abandoned technology. Dr. Hans Von Seeckt, who is the only original member of the secret research committee, has observed the marvelous craft in flight and witnessed a fantastic array of bizarre, unexplained phenomena. But Dr. Van Seeckt fears that the technology of the mothership is beyond our scope and an explosive threat to the entire planet. He must race against time to unlock the secret of the ship--and to the origins of mankind itself.

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When nine atmospheric crafts of unknown origin were discovered in the Antarctic in the late 1940s, the U.S. government established Area 51 to study the abandoned technology. Dr. Hans Von Seeckt, who is the only original member of the secret research committee, has observed the marvelous craft in flight and witnessed a fantastic array of bizarre, unexplained phenomena. But Dr. Van Seeckt fears that the technology of the mothership is beyond our scope and an explosive threat to the entire planet. He must race against time to unlock the secret of the ship--and to the origins of mankind itself.

Product Details

  • File Size: 637 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0440220734
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Who Dares Wins Publishing (May 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZVD3HC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,757 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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70 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Outstanding Series Out There November 21, 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Bob Mayer (AKA Robert Doherty AKA Greg Donegan AKA Joe Dalton AKA Bob McGuire) is truly one of the more masterful newcomers to the sci-fi genre in many, many years. Intermingling sci-fi with edgy military techo-thriller action, Mayer weaves some of the most enjoyable and imaginative fiction I've ever read with each novel. I look forward to every book he writes and have yet to be disappointed. The Area 51 series has been one of the most exciting I've ever read and just when I thought it couldn't get any better, along came the Atlantis series, which is equally as good, if not better.
For those in the know about government secrecy on UFOs and the various black projects and secret operations that they have undertaken over the years, you'll find that Mayer truly did his homework on this series. Mayer name-drops numerous actual military projects from Operation: Paperclip to Project Aquarius as bits and pieces of a puzzle that the government has been piecing together since the accidental discovery of an alien mothership hidden in the Nevada mountains so many years ago.
From clues hidden in the most remote locations on Earth for thousands of years to new discoveries on the Martian landscape, the complex story continues to unravel the true origin of humankind and each subsequent saga is more fascinating than the last. Being a special forces trainer himself, the attention to detail as far as the military aspect in Mayer's stories is phenomenal as well. Bob Mayer is very quickly making a name for himself as one of the finest action authors of the modern age.
If the Area 51 series intriques you, be sure not to miss his Atlantis series (under the Donegan pen name) and his military thrillers such as The Omega Missile (Dalton pen name), The Gate (McGuire pen name) and Psychic Warrior (Doherty pen name). All smashingly good reads!!
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is a compelling tale built on a conglomeration of some of the world's most fascinating mysteries and conspiracies . Those interested in UFOs and government secrets will have no trouble understanding the basic premises, but readers without such a background may have trouble immersing themselves in the story. In this novel, Majic-12 is the group of individuals working inside the secret government to oversee all matters of alien technology, specifically the one mother ship and nine UFOs which have been found and stashed away at Area 51 in Nevada. The leader of the group, Gullick, is determined to undertake a test flight of the mothership within the next four days, despite the fact that no one knows how to control it or how it works. Von Seeckt, a transplanted German scientist "acquired" by the U.S. in 1942 after taking part in a secret Nazi SS mission that entered the bottom chamber of the Great Pyramid in Egypt (years before the chamber was officially discovered) and took possession of a mysterious, important black box housed in the sealed sarcophagus, is convinced that a flight of the mothership will bring disaster to earth, but Gullick ignores his concerns. The President has sent his scientific advisor, Dr. Lisa Duncan, to join Majic-12 and find out what is really going on, and she in turn has recruited a Special Forces operative named Turcotte as a mole within Area 51. Meanwhile, a Brooklyn scientist has managed to decipher some of the prehistorical high runes found in the Great Pyramid, among Mesoamerican ruins, and on Easter Island. The scientist eventually joins forces with Von Seeckt, Duncan, Turcotte, and a freelance reporter, and the group embarks on a mission to save mankind from an unknown catastrophe. Read more ›
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Area 51 Series February 23, 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I've read the first four books of this series and while I find it a good read and nice escapist fantasy, it does tend to drag a bit in parts--too many long explanations on the same subject in each book, cardboard characters and minor, yet noticeable, oversights (Captain Turcotte becomes Major Turcotte then Captain Turcotte again). On the other hand Doherty does manage to break up the seemingly constant downturns (the aliens and their Earthbound agents seeming to get the upperhand, for example) with small but significant triumphs. All in all it's a really fun read, and if you're not looking for more than that, these books are for you.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and thought provoking. September 21, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Doherty has managed to tie together just about every aspect of UFOlogy from abductions to crop circles to the Great Pyramid of Giza to the statues on Easter Island in a coherent tale. Even if you don't have much interest in this topic I recommend this book simply because it's a fun, fast paced story. Then go and get the sequel, AREA 51 THE REPLY. Can't wait for publication of AREA 51 THE MISSION next March. In the author interview it says that Doherty is the pen name for Bob Mayer. Checked out some of his books-- interesting also and much more down to Earth in his special forces series-- he was a former green beret. If you like this book, you might want to read any of the six books in that series-- try Dragon Sim-13, Eternity Base, or Cut Out. This is action with a realistic edge from someone who's been there.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take it as it's meant to be taken... March 23, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Ok, so Area51 isn't great literature, but that doesn't mean it's worthless. Sure I've read books with better plotting and writing, but that's not what I expected when I picked up this book. It was a great escape and a very fun ride. It's not meant to reveal anything grand or tell you something didn't already know. It's simply entertainment and there's nothing wrong with that. I stayed up late to finish the book because I couldn't put it down and now I want to read the rest of the series. Sometimes it's fun to just read something that won't broaden your horizons or change your life. I recommend this book for those who want something to read on a plane or on the beach. It's light reading at its best.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and logically accurate
The book held my interest from start to finish, and the technical aspect held up well (no brazen illogical, physically impossible theories. Read more
Published 2 days ago by David Snodgrass
4.0 out of 5 stars great book
The best books are the ones where you want to know what happens next. Area 51 mix fiction with a touch of reality.
Published 3 days ago by nifty
5.0 out of 5 stars Hold on to your hat, it's a wild ride!
Fun book, very enjoyable read. Sci if can be hit or miss sometimes, but I enjoyed this book very much. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Cory Yeates
4.0 out of 5 stars F-16's flying off a carrier?
I liked the book, but part of Mr. Mayer's credibility is that he served in the military and should know what he is talking about. Read more
Published 5 days ago by MSZRXrider
4.0 out of 5 stars Well researched, fun read on UFOs, Aliens and big gov coverups
I only rated it 4 stars simply because I found the number of temporary characters excessive. Despite that, I really enjoyed the book. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Duane De Vries
4.0 out of 5 stars Sci Fi Must Have
THis is one of those "one more page" books that you essentially read from cover to cover before you realise its finished. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Sven Topp
4.0 out of 5 stars Area 51& Aliens
What more can you ask for…… Book one hooked me in second book has me on edge trying to figure if the aliens are the good race or the rebels…. Or are they all bad???? Read more
Published 17 days ago by Dialma
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read.
This is such an interesting book and it keeps you guessing all the way through it. You won't be disappointed.
Published 28 days ago by Carlene P. Anderson
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast moving UFO fun
Fun read that keeps you entertained. Great for reading on the plane, with fast moving storylines and just enough historical reference to bring out that inner "what if...". Read more
Published 29 days ago by Ben Sapp
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good read
It does make us just what goes on in area 51, but in reading the next few books, maybe I'll have a good idea..
Just let the mind wander.
Published 29 days ago by G00fn0ff
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