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Atlantis [Kindle Edition]

Bob Mayer
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By West Point Graduate, Former Green Beret and NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer (author of the bestselling Area 51 series)

A #1 Kindle Science Fiction Bestseller

“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

What if the Shadow that destroyed Atlantis 10,000 years ago, comes back to threaten our present world?

A war beyond time. An enemy beyond space. A thriller beyond your wildest dreams. Three areas on the Earth’s surface defy explanation: the Bermuda Triangle, the Devil’s Sea of Japan, and a small region of Cambodia. Inside these realms, planes have disappeared, ships have vanished, and, in Cambodia, an entire civilization has been lost leaving behind Angkor Wat.

In 1945, Training Flight 19 disappears in the Bermuda Triangle.

In 1963, the USS Thresher, a nuclear submarine, is lost under unusual circumstances, part of a secret government investigation into mysterious gates.

Near the end of of the Vietnam War, Green Beret Eric Dane led a team of operatives deep into Cambodia and encountered a strange fog near the legendary city of Angkor Kol Ker. His entire team disappears, attacked by strange creatures out of the fog. Only Dane survives to return.

Now a plane goes down. In the same area Dane lost his team. He’s called back. To find out who is the darkness behind these gates to our planet. What does this Shadow force want? It is a threat that will take on the world’s greatest military forces and defeat them. A power that will overwhelm our science and technology. A merciless enemy that will lead Dane—and the whole planet—into the final desperate battle for survival.

If you enjoyed LOST, you’ll love this book and be amazed at the similarities in concept (although this book was published before Lost).

Atlantis Series:
Atlantis Bermuda Triangle
Atlantis Devil's Sea
Atlantis Gate
Assault on Atlantis
Battle for Atlantis

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About the Author

NY Times bestselling author Bob Mayer has had over 50 books published. He has sold over four million books, and is in demand as a team-building, life-changing, and leadership speaker and consultant for his Who Dares Wins: The Green Beret Way concept, which he translated into Write It Forward: a holistic program teaching writers how to be authors. He is also the Co-Creator of Cool Gus Publishing. Mayer grew up in the Bronx. After high school, he entered West Point where he learned about the history of our military and our country. During his years at the Academy and later in the Infantry, Mayer questioned the idea of "mission over men." When he volunteered and passed selection for the Special Forces as a Green Beret, he felt more at ease where the men were more important than the mission. 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, leaving the reader questioning what is real and what isn't. He took this same passion and created thrillers based in fact and riddled with possibilities. His unique background in the Special Forces gives the reader a sense of authenticity and creates a reality that makes the reader wonder where fact ends and fiction begins. In his historical fiction novels, Mayer blends actual events with fictional characters. He doesn't change history, but instead changes how history came into being. Mayer's military background, coupled with his deep desire to understand the past and how it affects our future, gives his writing a rich flavor not to be missed. Bob has presented for over a thousand organizations both in the United States and internationally. He has taught organizations ranging from Maui Writers, to Whidbey Island Writers, to San Diego State University, to the University of Georgia, to the Romance Writers of America National Convention, to Boston SWAT, the CIA, Fortune-500, the Royal Danish Navy Frogman Corps, Microsoft, Rotary, IT Teams in Silicon Valley and many others. He has also served as a Visiting Writer for NILA MFA program in Creative Writing. He has done interviews for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Sports Illustrated, PBS, NPR, the Discovery Channel, the SyFy channel and local cable shows.

Product Details

  • File Size: 916 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Cool Gus Publishing; 2 edition (August 29, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0037CEV5I
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,273 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent thriller with a beautiful twist ... May 13, 1999
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is an excellent book by Greg Donegan. I picked it up simply because it presented an interesting twist to the age-old "Atlantis" and "Bermuda Triangle" mysteries. The author weaves an intricate web of adventure and mayhem entangled with very believable sci-fi. From start to finish there is an incredible pace to the book. The main plot is very intriguing and it is really hard to put the book down. Simply because of the unique nature of the plot and the good finish it is a MUST READ! The only thing that begs a question is, "When is the sequel coming out?"
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular and thought-provoking at the same time! February 21, 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Is there an alien connection with the lost city of Atlantis? How does the ancient city in Cambodia of Angkor Kel fit in? This exciting novel penned by the author of many names(Bob Mayer aka Greg Donegan here!) is the start of a new series and attempts to answer these questions, among many more about the world's mysteries. In the story, which begins with aircraft disappearing in the Bermuda Triangle in 1945 and then a strange alien encounter with a special forces unit despatched to Angkor Kel to recover a crashed reconnaissance aircraft occurs during the Vietnam war. Move forward to the present. Another plane, a privately-owned geological survey jet, crashes in the same spot. As communications are blacked out by strange signals, a special forces unit led by Eric Dane, survivor of the Vietnam encounter is sent there by the President. Not only that, signals are being bounced off satellites all round the globe which arer believed to be too advanced for human technology! Military action buffs and sci-fi fans will love this introductory novel to a new series, and to those who gave it one star, give it a chance. The prose is easy reading, the narrative fast-paced and the technologies are explained in the least amount of detail so as anybody can understand, which in this type of novel is fine. And this comes highly recommended.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre at best July 11, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is my first review for a Kindle ebook....I always read customer reviews in order to help me make my decisions. I hope this review is helpful. I enjoy all genres of literature and have been on a bit of a scifi kick. This novel had potential to be very interesting and suspenseful, but sadly fell quite short. It left many unanswered questions and lacked much detail in character depth/detail and plot. When I finished the novel, I was left wondering...will there be a sequel? If so, will it answer the questions that the original did not? In my opinion, Atlantis left the reader asking..."Who", "What" and "Why"?
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Last third is junk July 14, 2011
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Ok, appears a lot of people are fans of the author(s) and series. I'm a newbie, and this will be my last. First 2/3 of the book was a good 3.5 stars, despite the fact that the author could never really present a good tangible description of the 'others'. Then wow, the last bit of the book was fractured, disjointed, called for something beyond a suspension of disbelief, and it almost seemed like it was in a hurry to end itself. Very disappointing.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book May 27, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
About seven years ago, I was searching through the Sci-Fi section for a good "Alien Race vs. Human Race" plotline and happened to run across this book. I wasn't too sure about the whole Atlantis / Bermuda Triangle combination, but after reading the teaser on the back of the book, I decided that I'd give it a try.

I'm glad I did. It's probably one of the most well-written books I've read within the past decade. Robert Doherty (pseudonym for Bob Mayer) provides the reader with excellent character development from the main protagonist, Eric Dane, to the more enigmatic characters such as Foreman. He also weaves a fast-paced reading experience from page one until you close the book. When I sat down and began reading, I became so engrossed that I found myself 75 pages deep in almost no time at all. The action scenes feature diverse details and punchy pacing, but not so much that it becomes difficult to understand. I also enjoyed how Mr. Mayer seamlessly incorporated various "history lessons" into the book regarding the mythical city of Atlantis and other paranormal topics.

Overall this book comes together as a great piece of writing and a compelling, fast-paced read. To this day, it remains one of my favorite novels.
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
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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.
With the Atlantis series, Mayer weaves a story of how the deadly elements of what was once thought to be ancient mythology collide with our modern militarized world, bringing to bear a frighteningly realistic, gruesome battle for world domination. A centuries-old war being fought between interdimensional foes has resurfaced in three of the Earth's most mysterious regions. A ship missing since WWII and a covert group of soldiers missing since the Vietnam War, both of which vanished in such regions, suddenly re-emerge from them as though not a day has passed. Only one man has been successful at returning from any of these mystical regions alive and after learning what really happened to Atlantis, he may be the only man who can save the world from a similar fate at the hands of the most deadly evil that has ever threatened it.
The Atlantis series is truly some of the most inspired and imaginative fiction in recent history and masterfully mixes the sci-fi genre with modern age fiction, providing enough action to keep fans of even Tom Clancy glued. Mayer has truly authored some of the best page-turners in recent history.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars So far so good...
So far the book series is good. Will give a better review when I'm done, on book 3 of 6.
Published 6 days ago by Steven Perry
4.0 out of 5 stars This was another Ripping good read from Bob Mayer
This was another Ripping good read from Bob Mayer, so good I went and purchased the rest of the series
Published 12 days ago by Bob Barnes
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun page-turner starring Arnold and Jesse
This is exciting and well-written science fiction with a few special twists that make it completely original. Read more
Published 17 days ago by kwadzana
5.0 out of 5 stars Pick it up, can't put it down
I really like this book, all of them in the series is just as good. Best series I have read in a while.
Published 1 month ago by CHARLES EASLEY
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read
This is a great storyline! Like any good book you find yourself slacking off on other things to finish reading.
Published 1 month ago by Gary Lightfoot
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
This book is on par with all of the Bob Mayer books I have read, from Area 51 to the current book I am reading. It is hard to put them down once you start reading.
Published 1 month ago by J.R.
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a look
I've been reading sci fi and fantasy for many years.This is okay,fairly well written.Some creative license with things about the Bermuda Triangle etc. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dragonsbane
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, thought provoking!
Just finished this book and have always been intrigued by the Bermuda Triangle stories and legends. This book gives a plausible storyline to make you think about what may be going... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Trio Lover
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice companion to pleasantly pass some time
It is a nicely written book, a little bit too much into unimportant technical details at times. Those boring passages are probably meant by the author to increase credibility, but... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Krzysztof Kukula
5.0 out of 5 stars Inventive, original & fun series!
This book is the first in a series, which I got on a special kindle sale. I figured since stores like the Bermuda Triangle, Atlantis, etc. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jess George
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