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Jack Reacher meets the Equalizer

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Former Green Beret Will Kane has returned to his hometown, New York City, in the long hot summer of 1977. Against his will he's drawn into a conspiracy that grows larger by the day and brings back shadows from his covert past. Until, finally . . .

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Jack Reacher meets the Equalizer

  1. 1. NEW YORK MINUTE The last time former Green Beret Will Kane was involved in killing someone it made the cover of LIFE Magazine. Eight years later he’s getting pushed to the edge of a precipice he vowed never to go over again. He has undiagnosed Aspergers, like many creative people in the arts. Except his art is death. And he’s very, very good at it.
  2. 2. NEW YORK MINUTE Kane is born to a garbage man and housewife in the Bronx, New York City. Raised in the Catholic Church.
  3. 3. NEW YORK MINUTE Kane is a West Point graduate, class of 1966. The class most blooded in the Vietnam War.
  4. 4. NEW YORK MINUTE Kane is a veteran of two tours in Vietnam, his first with the 173rd Airborne, where he loses his West Point classmate and best friend. Near the end of his tour, he’s wounded.
  5. 5. NEW YORK MINUTE Kane’s second tour is with Special Forces, including running highly classified cross-border missions.
  6. 6. NEW YORK MINUTE Kane is serving under the real life Colonel who became the template for Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now.
  7. 7. NEW YORK MINUTE But he is implicated as the gun man in the Green Beret Affair, where a suspected double-agent is executed.
  8. 8. NEW YORK MINUTE He’s jailed at Long Binh Prison on charges of murder. The case goes all the way to the President, with the secret bombing of Cambodia as an integral part of the case. The murder charge is dismissed, but Kane is dishonorably discharged.
  9. 9. NEW YORK MINUTE He returns to his hometown, New York City, just in time to experience the worst imaginable personal tragedy in November 1969. Kane disappears overseas with his grief, only coming back to NY in 1975, bringing with him Montagnard refugees he’s rescued as well as a pair of Nung mercenaries.
  10. 10. NEW YORK MINUTE Now it’s New York City, summer 1977. The Bronx is burning. The twin towers of the new World Trade Center loom over the skyline.
  11. 11. NEW YORK MINUTE
  12. 12. NEW YORK MINUTE Son of Sam has been claiming victims for a year.
  13. 13. NEW YORK MINUTE Star Wars is released.
  14. 14. NEW YORK MINUTE The Yankees are heading toward the World Series with Reggie Jackson vs. Billy Martin.
  15. 15. NEW YORK MINUTE Studio 54 opens.
  16. 16. NEW YORK MINUTE Rupert Murdoch buys the NY Post.
  17. 17. NEW YORK MINUTE The Five Families rule the underworld as the city faces bankruptcy and unrest seethes in the streets.
  18. 18. NEW YORK MINUTE On the dark streets of a city the rest of the country believes is going down the toilet, Vietnam vet Kane’s life mirrors his hometown.
  19. 19. NEW YORK MINUTE Kane has been working as a ‘fixer’ for a high-priced lawyer, the sister of his late friend. It begins with a simple job, taking a compromising picture of a low level mobster in the seedy piers on the lower West Side. But it soon escalates, involving the Mafia; then a billion dollar worth of construction contracts are on the line; then the CIA shows up with ghosts from his covert past. Kane is drawn slowly and steadily into a world he thought he’d left behind. Is he in over his head, or have the others made a mistake in pushing man who doesn’t give ground easily?
  20. 20. NEW YORK MINUTE About the author: Bob Mayer up in the Bronx, New York City; graduated West Point, served in the Infantry including leading a recon platoon in the First Cav Division, and then Special Forces (Green Berets), commanding an A-Team and other assignments. After leaving active duty he studied martial arts in the Orient and was brought back for numerous ADSW (Active Duty Special Work) tours in Special Operations. He is the New York Times bestselling author of over 80 books.
  21. 21. NEW YORK MINUTEEyes of the Hammer (Green Berets) Stephen Coonts: “A scorcher of a novel. Mayer had me hooked from the very first page.” Lost Girls (The Cellar) Publishers Weekly: “Excellent writing and well-drawn, appealing characters help make this another taut, crackling read from Mayer.” Cut Out (Green Berets) Kirkus Reviews: “Sinewy writing enhances this already potent action fix.” The Journal of US Special Operations: “This is one book you can trust.” Bodyguard of Lies: “Heart-racing, non-stop action that is difficult to put down.”—Mystery News WEB Griffin: “Exciting and authentic. Author Mayer, a Green Beret himself, gave me a vivid look at the world of the Army’s Special Forces. Don’t miss this one.” The Assembly Magazine (Association of Graduates, West Point): “Mayer brings an accurate depiction of military life to this book which greatly enhances its credibility.” The Line (Shadow Warriors) Publishers Weekly: “Mayer has crafted a thriller in the tradition of John Grisham’s The Firm.”
  22. 22. Who protects the sheep from the wolves? Another wolf. Ex-Green Beret William Kane has crossed the line he vowed never to: killing. But for every action there is a reaction and now there are forces after him for revenge, chief among them the IRA. The CIA hasn’t forgotten about him either. As the long hot summer of 1977 drags on and the Bronx burns, Kane does some burning of his own, unraveling secrets from his past and helping those who need his particular brand of justice. His problem: where is his new line? Who can he really trust?
  23. 23. A BLOOD DEBT MUST BE PAID WITH BLOOD This is the message pinned to Will Kane’s door with a Bowie knife. It doesn’t take long before the first of the Hard Flint Brothers arrives to make good on the threat. Kane barely escapes with his life, but things go downhill from there, with five more Brothers swearing to take his life in vengeance for his killing of one of their own. But lurking behind it all, Kane is beginning to feel the presence of something bigger, an organization more secret than the CIA or FBI. One that has ties stretching back to World War II and involves the highest levels of power and
  24. 24. Death lurks below. Will Kane finds a body underneath Hell Gate Bridge. Where this gruesome discovery leads him is a world even he, a New York native, never dreamed existed. No one knows the full extent of the labyrinth that lies below New York City. It's a world unto itself. There are those who prowl the darkness for their own evil reasons. He learns this isn't an isolated incident and that murders are being committed in horrendous ways; and that seem so to be just the tip of the iceberg than can be seen. The police, not able to control the streets above, care little about what’s below and the missing. It's up to Kane to find out who is behind this. And as he literally digs deeper, he realizes it reaches to the highest levels of New York City.
  25. 25. Will Kane has faced down the NVA, the IRA, the CIA and the Mafia. But now he faces the most intense challenge of his life. Someone is trafficking children in New York City. Someone who has connections to very powerful people who want this kept very secret. Kane’s investigation is getting too close. But he can’t back off; not when children are involved. It’s war. And there will be no quarter taken or given. “Fans of Jack Reacher, look no further. By the author with Jack Reacher’s background, Will Kane rings with authenticity.” Walking side-by-side with death The devil mocks their every step
  26. 26. New York City. 1970s. Jack Reacher meets the Equalizer by NY Times Bestselling Author, West Point graduate and former Green Beret One of the top five new series of the year. http://bobmayer.com/fiction/
  27. 27. New York Times bestselling author, is a graduate of West Point and former Green Beret. He’s had over 80 books published, including the #1 bestselling series Green Berets, Time Patrol, Area 51, and Atlantis. He’s sold over 5 million books. He was born in the Bronx and has traveled the world. He’s lived on an island off the east coast, an island off the west coast, in the Rocky Mountains, the Smoky Mountains and other places, including time in East Asia studying martial arts. He now lives peacefully with his wife and dogs. www.bobmayer.com

Former Green Beret Will Kane has returned to his hometown, New York City, in the long hot summer of 1977. Against his will he's drawn into a conspiracy that grows larger by the day and brings back shadows from his covert past. Until, finally . . .

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