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Eyes of the Hammer: The Green Berets: Dave Riley #1 by [Bob Mayer]

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Praise for the Green Beret series:

WEB Griffin: "Exciting and authentic.  Author Mayer, a Green Beret himself, gave me a vividlook at the world of the Army's Special Forces as they battle America's most deadly enemy.  His portrayal of Green Beret operations and techniques takes you deep into the covert world of Special Operations as a you follow an A-Team into combat.  Don't miss this one.
Stephen Coonts: "A scorcher of a novel. Mayer had me hooked from the very first page."
Macon News-Record: Incredibly believable and absolutely riveting. Quitepossibly the best book every written about the Green Berets.  Bob Mayertells Green Beret stories like Joseph Wambaugh tells cop stories!
Library Journal: "A masterpiece of technology and suspense.  A thriller that delivers in all areas--plot, suspense, authenticity and pace.  Not to be missed byfans of the genre."
Kirkus Reviews: "Fascinating, imaginative and nerve-wracking. Mayer's tough, businesslike soldiers again include a tough, businesslike female."
Publisher's Weekly: "A pulsing technothriller.  A nail-biter in the best tradition of adventure fiction."
Journal of US Special Operations: "This is one book you can trust."
Kirkus Reviews: "Action packed entertainment.  An atavistic milieu plausibly conjured up by Mayer."
Publishers Weekly: "Mayer keeps story and characters firmly under control.  The venalmotives of the scientists and military bureaucracy are tellinglycontrasted with the idealism of the soldiers--a treat for militaryfiction readers."
Library Journal: "This book will appeal to a variety of horror and military fiction readers. Recommended!"
Assembly Magazine (Association of Graduates, West Point): "Bob Mayer has stretched the limits of the military action novel asthis is also a gripping detective story and an intriguing sciencefiction thriller. Mayer brings an accurate depiction of military life to this book which greatly enhances its credibility."
Kirkus Reviews: "Sinewy writing enhances this already potent action fix.  An adrenaline cocktail from start to finish."
Southern Book Trade: "Clancy, Coonts and Brown might have the market cornered when it comesto hardware, but Mayer knows what all Infantry types will tell you: it's the soldier who makes all the difference. Fans of military action willeat this one up. Bob Mayer just keeps getting better and better."
Kansas City Journal Enquirer: "What a delicious adventure-thriller.  Its clever, plausible plot gives birth to lots of action and suspense."
San Francisco Examiner: "A fast-paced thriller with compelling main characters and incredibly determined foes."
Midwest Book Review: "Unlike most military stories this will appeal to general audiences as a fine thriller. Highly recommended, indeed."
Bookpage: "Take an original look at a simmering world hot spot, and generates a lot of suspense along the way. A winner on all points."
Library Journal: "A heart-pounding thriller about the emergence of a deadly ebola-likevirus. Inventive, entertaining, and realistic adventure. Highlyrecommended."
Kirkus: "A ripping good biotech/militarythriller that plausibly depicts the high costs of combating unseenenemies. An absorbing and well-written series."


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The first book in the 2.5 million copy selling Green Beret series.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004TXOK46
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cool Gus Publishing (October 9, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 9, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2597 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 329 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 1,662 ratings

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Bob Mayer grew up in New York City and is a NY Times Bestselling author and graduate of West Point. He was an Infantry platoon leader, a Battalion Scout platoon leader and Brigade recon platoon leader in the First Cav Division. Then he joined Special Forces and commanded a Green Beret A-Team as well as other special duty assignments. He’s had over 75 books published and sold over 5 million, including the #1 series The Green Berets, Shadow Warriors, Area 51, Atlantis and the Time Patrol. Having traveled the world, including living in the Orient where he earned a black belt, and on an island off the east coast of the US and one off the west coast, in the Rockies and Smokies and places in between, he now lives peacefully with his wife and dogs. He previously wrote under multiple pen names including Robert Doherty, Greg Donegan, Joe Dalton and Bob McGuire. Download his free Readers Guide for a list of all his titles and links.

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