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 . . .
2. New York Minute is the first book in a new series
by NYT bestselling author Bob Mayer featuring
former Green Beret Will Kane and set in New York
City in the late 1970s.
It’s based on Bob’s background growing up in the
Bronx, his time at West Point and in the Special
Forces. Like Bob, Will Kane has Aspergers, which
makes his social interactions awkward and,
But there is one thing Will Kane is very, very, good
3. 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.
4. NEW YORK MINUTE
The story begins in New York City, summer 1977. The
Bronx is burning. The twin towers of the new World Trade
Center loom over the skyline.
10. NEW YORK MINUTE
The Five Families rule the underworld as the city faces
bankruptcy and unrest seethes in the streets.
11. After his last tour in Vietnam and having been accused of
murder during wartime, Kane 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
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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.
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Kane has been working as a ‘fixer’ for a high-priced
lawyer, the sister of his late friend from West Point and
the 173rd Airborne, killed in Vietnam.
It begins with a simple job, taking a compromising picture
of a low level mobster in the seedy piers on the lower
But it soon escalates, involving the Mafia; then a billion
dollars 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 a man who doesn’t give ground easily?
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Eyes 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
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
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.”
15. Who protects the sheep from the wolves?
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?
16. 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
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
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
17. 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. 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.
18. Will Kane has faced down the NVA, the IRA, the CIA and the Mafia. But
now he runs into 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
19. 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.
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’s lived on an island off the east coast, an island off
the west coast, in the Rocky Mountains, the hill country of
Texas, the forests of New England, the Appalachians and
They haven’t caught up to him yet.
He is the New York Times bestselling author of over 80
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