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Synbat: The Green Berets: Dave Riley #3 by [Bob Mayer]
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Kirkus Reviews. "Action packed entertainment. An atavistic milieu plausibly conjured up by Mayer."
Publishers Weekly. "Mayer keeps story and characters firmly under control.  Thevenalmotives of the scientists and military bureaucracy aretellinglycontrasted with the idealism of the soldiers--a treat formilitaryfiction readers."
Library Journal: "This book will appeal to a variety of horror and military fiction readers. Recommended!"
Assembly Magazine (Assoc of Graduate, West Point):"Bob Mayer has stretched the limits of the military action novel as this isalso a gripping detective story and an intriguing sciencefictionthriller. Mayer brings an accurate depiction of military life tothisbook which greatly enhances its credibility."

Praise for the Green Beret series:

WEB Griffin: "Excitingand authentic.  Author Mayer, a Green Beret himself, gave me a vividlook at the world of the Army's Special Forces as they battleAmerica'smost deadly enemy.  His portrayal of Green Beret operationsandtechniques 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. Quite possibly thebestbook every written about the Green Berets.  Bob Mayer tells GreenBeretstories 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 missedbyfans of the genre."
Kirkus Reviews: "Fascinating,imaginative and nerve-wracking. Mayer's tough, businesslike soldiersagain 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: "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 itcomesto hardware, but Mayer knows what all Infantry types will tell you: it's the soldier who makes all the difference. Fans of military actionwilleat 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 deadlyebola-likevirus. Inventive, entertaining, and realistic adventure.Highlyrecommended."
Kirkus: "A ripping goodbiotech/militarythriller that plausibly depicts the high costs ofcombating unseenenemies. An absorbing and well-written series."

From the Author

This was the book where I started to make a foray into science on top of my military thrillers. History has born out that what I postulate is becoming a reality as we are able to manipulate genetic sequences with much more precision and ease. The future is becoming very, very scary!

Product details

  • Publication date : April 21, 2011
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 198 pages
  • Publisher : Cool Gus Publishing (St Martins) (April 21, 2011)
  • File size : 5313 KB
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
  • ASIN : B004XWFW7M
  • Language: : English
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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Mark Mac
3.0 out of 5 stars A little off course
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 9, 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars It could happen
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bit slow to start but an enjoyable read
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Paul Pengilly
5.0 out of 5 stars Unusual, difficult and compelling
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 29, 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars good story though
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 8, 2014
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