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Bob Mayer is a West Point Graduate, Former Green Beret, CEO of Cool Gus Publishing and a NY Times Bestselling Author. He 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, which does both eBooks and Print On Demand, so he has experience in both traditional and non-traditional publishing. His books have hit the NY Times, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and numerous other bestseller lists. His book The Jefferson Allegiance, was released independently and reached #2 overall in sales on Nook. 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.

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  • File Size: 4680 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Cool Gus Publishing (August 22, 2011)
  • Publication Date: August 22, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,115 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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85 of 88 people found the following review helpful By CC10 on July 22, 2011
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This is my first exposure to Bob Mayer ... and I am now a fan!

This ebook surprised me with the strong story and just enough technical details to keep me interested without entering the domain of Clancy level technical minutiae. I loved the characters and the character development. But, the plot and developing story line is what kept me glued to my Kindle for hours on end.

I'm absolutely hooked on this author now and will read everything he's written.

The only negative, and I believe it's a significant one, is the need for a proof reader. I could barely go a few pages without coming across missing or mis-used words. No spelling errors (so spell check must work:-)), but the need for human review is obvious as you find the wrong use of "too" vs "to", "of" vs "off", missing words, and mis-used words. It became really distracting in the second half of the novel.

Please, Mr. Mayer, pay someone to proof-read your work in the future. (This is a 5-star book without these careless errors.)
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Diver on August 23, 2011
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I thoroughly enjoyed the content of this book but was constantly distracted by the numerous (over 50) editing errors I found - extra or missing words, improper tenses, extraneous character names, misspellings etc. Over the past two years I have read over 120 kindle books, both fiction and non-fiction, and have yet to read a book without editing errors but the average is around 5 per book. I thought this book had excessive errors that should have been corrected before its release in digital format. This is the first book I have read by this author and I look forward to reading more of his work when I can be assured that the editing has improved - kind of like reading high school essays before we had spell and grammar check.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By C. Dwinell on October 24, 2011
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Having first been introduced to Bob Mayer through The Line, I had high expectations for this book. To be succinct, I was disappointed. As one reviewer noted there were many, many editing errors - which was distracting. More than that, the story was very convoluted. It started good, but Mayer wove another aspect, upon another aspect, upon yet another aspect. Instead of making the story richer, it only made it more confusing.

The characters were two dimensional. And there were a lot of background characters that did not enrich this story, but only added to the confusion, making much of the story seem contrived.

It's possible Lost Girls would have been better had I read Bodyguard of Lies first, but I doubt it.

The only reason this wasn't 1 star is because the story was action-packed and written well enough to make me wonder what was coming next. It was fast-paced and gripping. Mayer could have focused on the main characters, introduced more aspects of the conspirators sooner, and thereby stream-lining the story and it would have been better.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By ilbob on October 21, 2011
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I enjoyed the story. As some other reviewers noted, there are a fair number of editing mistakes. But, not so many that they ruined the story for me. Just minor annoyances here and there. There are some oddly placed hyphens here and there, including line break hyphens in the middle of the words "writte-n" and "bri-ef" on the copyright page. I am guessing these are artifacts from some kind of conversion program.

This is book 2 of the Black Ops series. It focuses on John Gant, brother of Anthony Gant who died in book 1 from cancer. The first book focused on Neeley, Anthony Gant's lover and student, and Hannah, wife of a former cellar operative as they try to protect themselves from assassins as they run around trying to solve a mystery.

Hannah (believe it or not) has taken over as the new head of "The Cellar", kind of a star chamber for covert ops types. It really stretches the imagination that someone with no experience would be chosen for such a role. But Hannah is very much a bit player in this volume, so the reader does not have to dwell on that a whole lot, probably a good choice by the author. No amount of logic can make that choice reasonable. Better not to waste a lot of time trying.

This volume is about John Gant's efforts to investigate some mysterious crimes with the help of a psychologist who has been studying special ops soldiers and profiling them in an attempt to improve selection means. Eventually he finds that some special ops soldiers thought long dead are behind the crimes. Later he finds the crimes extend up the food chain and has to deal with that problem as well.

Like the first book, you really just have to suspend belief to enjoy the story.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Onefrozenmigra on February 10, 2013
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This was the second book I have read written by Mr. Mayer. I breezed through it. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Much like the first book of his I read "Bodyguard of Lies" in the "Cellar Series" it was full of suspense and excitement. I found the author's style and military background brought everything together. Much like WEB Griffin, it seems the fact that the author has done his homework. He also understands what the characters are going through or their mindset based on the fact he was a Special Forces Operator himself. Mr. Mayer also attended the Military Academy off the Hudson. I enjoy books where the Authors do their homework or are writing about things they know intimately because they have been there and done that. I recommend this Author to anyone who is a fan of WEB Griffin. You will get the same sense of knowing the characters. You feel as if you knew them. You will openly laugh out loud, feel a range of emotions based on what the characters are dealing with. At the end of the book(s), especially those from a series and immediately do a Google search for the release date of the next book in the series. I am in that situation right now. I thought I would stop by and leave a review first.

I did find several grammatical errors in the book version I read. I use Kindle. I also noted an error in the name of the Colonel at the end of the book where they were heading back on the aircraft. The Colonel's name was Cranston, yet, for some reason the name of Nero's replacement was used. Calling him Colonel Masterson instead of Cranston. Although those errors did break the flow, they were far and few between.
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The Black Ops books can be read in pretty much any order.
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