Eyes of the Hammer

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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...

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Overview

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.

"A scorcher of a novel. Mayer had me hooked from the very first page." Stephen Coonts

"Exciting and authentic! Author Mayer, a Green Beret himself, gave me a vivid look at the world of the Army's Special Forces. His portrayal of Green Beret operations and techniques takes you deep into the world of Special Operations." W.E.B. Griffin.

"If you want action, you've got it." NY Times.

"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.

"Sizzling, first-rate, war fiction." Macon Beacon.

"This one will leave you spell-bound." Books News

Explosive, fast-paced military action in the tradition of Harold Coyle's Team Yankee, written by a former Green Beret. From the Persian Gulf to the Caribbean, the U.S. Special Forces have fought the most dangerous battles--and won. Now, the time has come for their deadliest mission of all. Their target: "Ring Man"--the most dangerous drug lord of them all.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's 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. (July)
Library Journal
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
Author - W. E. B. Griffin
“Exciting and authentic! Author Mayer, a Green Beret himself, gave me a vivid look at the world of the Army’s Special Forces. His portrayal of Green Beret operations and techniques takes you deep into the world of Special Operations.”
Magazine - Book News
“This one will leave you spell-bound.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621250401
  • Publisher: Cool Gus Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/3/2012
  • Pages: 302
  • Sales rank: 1,234,528
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

NY Times bestselling author Bob Mayer has had over 50 books published. He has sold over four million books, and is in demand as a team-building, life-changing, and leadership speaker and consultant for his Who Dares Wins: The Green Beret Way concept. He is the Co-Creator of Cool Gus Publishing.

Bob Mayer grew up in the Bronx. After high school, he entered West Point where he learned about the history of our military and our country. During his four years at the Academy and later in the Infantry, Mayer questioned the idea of "mission over men." When he volunteered and passed selection for the Special Forces as a Green Beret, he felt more at ease where the men were more important than the mission.

Mayer's obsession with mythology and his vast knowledge of the military and Special Forces, mixed with his strong desire to learn from history, is the foundation for his science fiction series Atlantis, Area 51 and Psychic Warrior. Mayer is a master at blending elements of truth into all of his thrillers, leaving the reader questioning what is real and what isn't.

He took this same passion and created thrillers based in fact and riddled with possibilities. His unique background in the Special Forces gives the reader a sense of authenticity and creates a reality that makes the reader wonder where fact ends and fiction begins.

In his historical fiction novels, Mayer blends actual events with fictional characters. He doesn't change history, but instead changes how history came into being.

Mayer's military background, coupled with his deep desire to understand the past and how it affects our future, gives his writing a rich flavor not to be missed.

Bob has presented for over a thousand organizations both in the United States and internationally, including keynote presentations, all day workshops, and multi-day seminars. He has taught organizations ranging from Maui Writers, to Whidbey Island Writers, to San Diego State University, to the University of Georgia, to the Romance Writers of America National Convention, to Boston SWAT, the CIA, Fortune-500, the Royal Danish Navy Frogman Corps, Microsoft, Rotary, IT Teams in Silicon Valley and many others. He has also served as a Visiting Writer for NILA MFA program in Creative Writing. He has done interviews for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Sports Illustrated, PBS, NPR, the Discovery Channel, the SyFy channel and local cable shows. For more information see http://bobmayer.org and http://coolgus.com

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  • Posted June 28, 2011

    Now this is how you write a book.

    From beginning to end, Bob Mayer keeps the pages turning. I've never given a book a Five Star rating, but this was an easy decision. If you want Spec Ops action, with constant suprises and a great ending, EYES OF THE HAMMER is it.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    Entertaining.

    A good read, though it does have some spelling and line continuation issues.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Excellent - a believable one for a change

    Great story

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2014

    Very good

    really liked the book, Mr. Mayer knows how to keep you reading

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  • Posted July 15, 2014

    This was an extremely fun and enjoyable read. A page turner for

    This was an extremely fun and enjoyable read. A page turner for me, couldn't wait to see what happened next. It's an older one but well worth the read if you enjoy military based stories.

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  • Posted February 12, 2014

    Detailed Information Provides Realistic Feel Mayer¿s knowled

    Detailed Information Provides Realistic Feel




    Mayer’s knowledge of military protocol as well as all the tools of the trade supplements the details of this interesting premise. A conspiracy between opposing Colombian parties commences a Special Forces operation against drug lords. When the conspiracy turns against the American forces, Special Forces warrant officer Riley turns assassin to save the day. The detailed information about the process of Special Forces teams creates believable scenarios. The action is non-stop, sure to keep the reader with the book until the end. Do not look for a love story here.




    I thoroughly enjoyed the fast pace and the detailed look at military life.  I recommend it for readers of military suspense. I already have the next in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    excellent book, get it!

    Bob Mayer is a great, descriptive, knowledgeable writer. He keeps the action moving and knows the details of his subjects. This was an exciting book that I couldn't put down. The premis was great, going after the Columbian Cocaine cartels, I loved the fast pace action and the characters. Try this book, it's great. thanks, Larry the Lounge Lizard

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    save your money

    very very predictable

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  • Posted December 29, 2012

    Great Read

    My first Bob Mayer book, and I was pleasantly surprised. Will definetely read more of his books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    Excellent - highly recommended

    Fast moving, exciting, action packed. Another terrific Mayer read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Well written and entertaining, a bit Tom Clancy ( Clear and Pres

    Well written and entertaining, a bit Tom Clancy ( Clear and Present Danger) but for .99¢ well worth it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Great Story - Great Action!

    Bob Mayer is able to take his experiences as a Green Beret and use them in this book to show how much planning goes into a Special Ops mission. The story follows a group of soldiers as they plan a mission into Columbia to take out drug factories. From start to finish the reader is able to connect to the characters and experience the mission first hand with them. Great book to kick off the Dave Riley series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Good read.

    Fast pace and good story. Good plot twists so reader has to pay attention. A few story items are a stretch, but that makes Mayer's work that much more enjoyable.

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  • Posted December 12, 2011

    Good military read

    Enjoying this book. It flows well and holds my interest.

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