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Chasing the Ghost: The Green Berets [Kindle Edition]

Bob Mayer
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Book Description

The Green Beret Series by NY Times Bestselling Author, former Green Beret and West Point Graduate, Bob Mayer

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 and return to the United States, a lost soul.

Chase now 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. Working as a detective with Boulder PD he chases another death, this one the apparent rape/murder of Rachel Stevens, an upscale housewife attending night classes at the University of Colorado. And with his counter-terrorism team he is embroiled in a series of killings involving a militia group, a rogue ex-Special Forces officer, a psychopathic ex-CIA contract mercenary, and ruthless drug runners.

From the streets of Boulder, to the highest railroad tunnel in the world, to a swingers club hiding in plain site in suburbia, Afghanistan starts to look pretty good to Chase.

The Green Beret Series:

Eyes of the Hammer
Dragon Sim-13
Cut Out
Eternity Base

And Introducing Horace Chase in:
Chasing the Ghost
Chasing the Lost

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. Griffin
“Fascinating, imaginative and nerve-wracking.” Kirkus Reviews

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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. He is also the Co-Creator of Cool Gus Publishing.

Bob 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 four 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, including keynote presentations, all day workshops, and multi-day seminars. For more information see and

Product Details

  • File Size: 970 KB
  • Print Length: 267 pages
  • Publisher: Cool Gus Publishing (January 7, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003UD816Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,078 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars mixed review January 4, 2012
This is the first book I've read written by Bob Mayer. I might read more if this becomes a series. Horace Chase is a federal liaison with the Boulder Police Department. He is investigating a murder but also involved in a black ops assignment involving a militia group. I found the flawed characters interesting. I enjoyed the twists and turns in the story, but I felt the ending was too contrived. However, I would be willing to try another Bob Mayer novel. I received a copy of this in exchange for my review.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Challenging Novel February 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a complex story, and it was fascinating to see it develop. It is a mystery/thriller, but not just that; there's a boatload of excellent writing going on here, leading the reader through paths and concepts which just aren't expected in an everyday thriller. The characters are wonderfully developed and flawed but don't become caricatured by their flaws. When I got to the end of the book, I felt as if I'd been surfing an avalanche and survived. This is one of the best books I've read recently.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great acton story February 10, 2011
By MikeM
Format:Kindle Edition
Chasing the Ghost is a tight,fast moving action/mystery...just the kind of story Mayer does best. I read it in two nights because I couldn't put it down.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different but good. August 22, 2011
By James
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This one has so many plot twist and surprises, it will keep you up trying to finish another chapter. It's different from Mayer's regular story lines. Think James Patterson and Brad Thor co-writting the sequel to Demile's "The Generals Daughter"! Somehow Mayer is able to make it his own and make it a great read. Looking foward to more of Federal Liason Horace Chase.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Latest Read October 2, 2010
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Okay I am dying for the next one in this series to come out. I do still have some catching up on past books. I just can't put his books down. All you see with me these days is my kindle!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book October 21, 2012
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Black Ops is a study in misdirection. Its a well written example of the seamier side of the human experience, showing deductive reasoning and a fine example of investigative dedication. This book is another fine example of how the authors convoluted mind functions. If you have read any of Mr. Mayers other books you don't want to miss this one!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, outsanding author October 10, 2012
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This is another fantastic book by a great author. The Black Ops series is outstanding, I look forward to each new installment, I have spent many hours reading his work and the twists and turns his novels take are great. Hard to put down and keep the pages turning to find out what really is happening. Thanks Bob for another great novel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars E publishing leads to bad books. September 30, 2011
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Along with the numerous problems with spelling and syntax that others have mentioned this also relied on the tired cliche of numerous crimes all being connected in the end. It also featured another of my pet peeves, in which someone uses a silenced revolver. The only way to silence a revolver is to build a shroud over it to contain the gases escaping the cylinder. One would think that a former Green Beret would know guns better.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
so so
Published 16 days ago by Akira W. Kim
1.0 out of 5 stars garbage
Really what is with the sex crap, and what does it have to do with anything. This is the second book that you have now decided to put sex stuff in and that is not what I want to... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Nunya
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read.
We found Bob Mayer through his Jennifer Crusie collaboration and have since enjoyed everything he's written.
Published 3 months ago by John W. Holmes
5.0 out of 5 stars Bob Mayer good writing
Very interesting read. Exciting and full or suspense and action.
Published 5 months ago by Kenney
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Bob writes great books.
Published 6 months ago by bill porter
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book could not put down !1
Published 6 months ago by PLR
5.0 out of 5 stars Chasing the Ghost
I enjoyed this book very much couldn't put it down. Bob Mayer gives the reader something to think about fun stuff.
Published 8 months ago by Russell Stein
4.0 out of 5 stars unintended consequence of the war on drugs
Good yarn..I read the follow on in this series first and it is good also...I like stories that don't glorify the big government alphabet soup agencies, but instead show them in the... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars DISAPPOINTED
Published 11 months ago by GreenJeans
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series of books
Very entertaining book, I am really liking his books. Well written and characters that you can relate to while following their predicaments.
Published 12 months ago by Lloyd Rantanen
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More About the Author

Bob Mayer is a NY Times Bestselling author, graduate of West Point, former Green Beret (including commanding an A-Team) and the feeder of two Yellow Labs, most famously Cool Gus. He's had over 60 books published including the #1 series Area 51, Atlantis and The Green Berets. Born in the Bronx, having traveled the world (usually not tourist spots), he now lives peacefully with his wife, and said labs, at Write on the River, TN.

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