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Eyes of the Hammer by Bob Mayer

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From Publishers Weekly
When Colombia secretly requests U.S. aid against the drug cartel, a Special Forces A-Team becomes the "eyes" guiding gunships and helicopters--the "hammer"--against jungle cocaine-processing labs. Then treachery leaves four Green Berets dead and one in the hands of the "Ring Man," deadliest of the drug lords. Special Forces warrant officer Riley and CIA agent Kate Westland are sent in to kill the Ring Man and rescue the prisoner. Their slim chances sink to near-zero when Washington pulls the plug on the mission. But before his people are abandoned, a veteran Special Forces colonel still has a few cards to play. In his first novel (launching a series), former Green Beret Mayer successfully establishes the nuanced differences among U.S. Special Operations units: rangers, Delta Force and Special Forces. But his story line jumps unconvincingly from covert infiltration mission to secret agent-type assassination to commando raid. Descriptions of the tools of unconventional warfare are static, and characters, with the exception of agent Westland, never achieve full dimension.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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A thriller that delivers in all areas--plot, suspense, authenticity, and pace. Riley, a Special Forces man, is sent to one of a series of invasions of Colombia to destroy cocaine processing plants. After two successes and one failure, he is assigned to terminate a drug lord. His companion is a woman, Westland, a CIA agent. The intrigue and plotting of the military and various government agencies, in the United States and Colombia, and the incredible Colombian corruption are interwoven into a minor masterpiece of technology and suspense. The climax will have the reader yearning for more nails to bite. A first novel by a former Green Beret, this is not to be missed by fans of the genre.
- Robert H. Donahugh, formerly with Youngstown & Mahoning Cty. P.L., Ohio
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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  • 1. What if US Army Green Berets led by Dave Riley must take on not only criminal drug traffickers but betrayal inside their own government? “Sizzling, first-rate, war fiction.” Macon Beacon. Sunday, August 18, 13
  • 2. A three car convey transporting a person in Witness Protection to an important meeting stops at a stop sign in front of a school en route to their destination when gunmen brutally attack the convoy. Sunday, August 18, 13
  • 3. The marshals exit the lead car to protect the innocent children when the gunmen turn on them. Their original target. Sunday, August 18, 13
  • 4. In a matter of moments everyone in the convey, Six Marshals and One Columbian Supreme Court Judge in Witness Protection are killed along with most of the children in front of the school. How will America respond? Sunday, August 18, 13
  • 5. CIA, FBI, DOA, DEA, the President of the USA review the files, the intell. They cover all options. They need an A-Team. Sunday, August 18, 13
  • 6. MISSION: Enter Columbia, locate and destroy Cocaine Labs. Flush out the Drug Lords. Sunday, August 18, 13
  • 7. Treachery leaves four Green Berets dead and one in the hands of the "Ring Man," deadliest of the drug lords. All Team LEader Dave Riley wants is to return to Columbia and find his men. Sunday, August 18, 13
  • 8. CIA agent Kate Westland and Warrant Officer Dave Riley are sent to assassinate the Ring Man and rescue the prisoner from Columbia. Their slim chances of a successful mission sink to near-zero when Washington pulls the plug on the mission. Sunday, August 18, 13
  • 9. Will Dave rescue his injured man? And will they finally put an end to the Ring Man’s terror. Find out in this fast paced military thriller Eye of the Hammer. Sunday, August 18, 13
  • 10. Meet Bob Mayer Bob Mayer is a West Point Graduate, fromer Green Beret and NY Times Bestselling author of Factual Fiction. http://bobmayer.org http://coolgus.com “A thriller that delivers in all areas—plot, suspense, authenticity and pace.A masterpiece of technology and suspense.The climax will have the reader yearning for more nails to bite. Not to be missed by fans of the genre.” Library Journal. Twitter Facebook Blog Sunday, August 18, 13
  • 11. From NY Times Bestselling author Bob Mayer: A US Army Special Forces team carrying sterilized weapons and unmarked uniforms is on its way to Colombia.The mission: conduct covert, unilateral raids to destroy cocaine processing laboratories. Of course nothing is as it seems especially once the CIA gets involved.Throw in an Israeli mercenary, betrayal and double-dealing in Washington and the team soon finds itself wondering what the real mission is. “If you want action, you’ve got it.” NY Times. Click here for a free excerpt of Eyes of the Hammer Sunday, August 18, 13
  • 12. The Green Beret Series Sunday, August 18, 13

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