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Rambo Meets Breaking Bad, New York City, 1977

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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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Rambo Meets Breaking Bad, New York City, 1977

  1. 1. NEW YORK MINUTE First Blood meets Breaking Bad in New York City in the summer of 1977, culminating during the citywide blackout.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. NEW YORK MINUTE Kane’s second tour is with Special Forces, including running highly classified cross-border missions.
  5. 5. NEW YORK MINUTE Kane is serving under the real life Colonel who became the template for Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now.
  6. 6. NEW YORK MINUTE But he is implicated as the gun man in the Green Beret Affair, where a suspected double-agent is executed.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. NEW YORK MINUTE
  11. 11. NEW YORK MINUTE Son of Sam has been claiming victims for a year.
  12. 12. NEW YORK MINUTE Star Wars is released.
  13. 13. NEW YORK MINUTE The Yankees are heading toward the World Series with Reggie Jackson vs. Billy Martin.
  14. 14. NEW YORK MINUTE Studio 54 opens.
  15. 15. NEW YORK MINUTE Rupert Murdoch buys the NY Post.
  16. 16. NEW YORK MINUTE The Five Families rule the underworld as the city faces bankruptcy and unrest seethes in the streets.
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. NEW YORK MINUTE Carrying a past littered with death and tragedy, Kane has been working as a ‘fixer’ for a high-priced lawyer, this 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 contracts on the line, then the CIA shows up with ghosts from the 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?
  19. 19. NEW YORK MINUTE As the long hot summer begins to boil, so does Kane as he faces threats and betrayal, and then on 13 July 1977 the Blackout occurs and Kane explodes.
  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 75 books.
  21. 21. NEW YORK MINUTE Author’s Note: After a number of years writing science fiction, I am returning to my roots in the thriller genre. Will Kane represents my most intriguing character to date, a flawed man, with a deep moral code, much like many of those I served with. I’ve surrounded him with a recurring cast of characters with their own strengths, flaw and secrets. I’m very excited to be launching this series. And for those who’ve read my earlier Green Beret books, you’ll be happy that Dave Riley, the protagonist of that series is Will Kane’s cousin and makes an appearance in this book as a 17 year old. BTW— the next Riley book, Old Soldiers, will be out 9 December 2019.
  22. 22. 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.”
  23. 23. Click on the cover for buy links in eBook, Print and Audio Rambo meets Breaking Bad in New York City in the summer of 1977, culminating during the citywide blackout.
  24. 24. Kane’s journey will continue in Lawyers, Guns and Money and then Walk On The Wild Side
  25. 25. Lawyers, Guns and MoneyWho 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? Coming 16 September 2019
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  29. 29. New York Times bestselling author, graduate of West Point, former Green Beret, and feeder of Cool Gus. He’s had over 75 books published, including the #1 bestselling series Green Berets, Time Patrol, Area 51, and Atlantis. He’s sold over 5 million books. Born in the Bronx and having traveled the world. He’s lived on an island off the east coast, an island off the west coast, in the Rocky Mountains and other places, including time in the Orient studying martial arts. He now lives peacefully with his wife and dogs. www.bobmayer.com

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