The Jefferson Allegiance

The Jefferson Allegiance

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by Bob Mayer
     
 

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The Jefferson Allegiance: # 2 Nationally Bestselling eBook.

NY Times bestselling author, Bob Mayer. Over 4 million books sold.

Reference Mayer's Thrillers
"Mayer had me hooked from the very first page." Stephen Coonts
"Exciting and authentic. Don't miss this one!" W.E.B. Griffin
"Fascinating, imaginative and nerve-wracking." Kirkus Reviews
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The Jefferson Allegiance: # 2 Nationally Bestselling eBook.

NY Times bestselling author, Bob Mayer. Over 4 million books sold.

Reference Mayer's Thrillers
"Mayer had me hooked from the very first page." Stephen Coonts
"Exciting and authentic. Don't miss this one!" W.E.B. Griffin
"Fascinating, imaginative and nerve-wracking." Kirkus Reviews
"A pulsing technothriller. A nailbiter in the best tradition of adventure fiction." Publishers Weekly.

The 4th of July 1826. As Thomas Jefferson lies dying, he gives his part of his Jefferson Cipher to Edgar Allen Poe, with instructions to take the disks to West Point. In Massachusetts, John Adams entrusts his part of the Cipher to Colonel Thayer, the superintendent of the Military Academy. As Thayer rides away, Adams utters his final words: "Thomas Jefferson survives."

In the present, Green Beret Paul Ducharme has been recalled from Afghanistan after the 'accidental' death of his best friend, the son of one of the Philosophers. While Ducharme is visiting his friend's gravesite in Arlington, an old man is executed by a member from the Society of Cincinnati know as the Surgeon, who is seeking to gather all the pieces of the cipher. In a nearby restaurant, former CIA and now Curator at Monticello, Evie Tolliver, waits anxiously for her mentor to arrive, but he's killed by the same assassin at the Zero Milestone. His heart and the Philosopher's head are displayed as a grisly message on top of the stone, echoing Jefferson's famous head-heart letter.

Ducharme and Tolliver, the unknowing heirs to become the next generation of caretakers of the Jefferson Allegiance, team up and must battle the Surgeon to assemble the Cipher and find the Jefferson Allegiance, a document that has kept the balance of power in the United States for over two centuries.
The story is a race back through history and the founding of the country.

This is the first book in a new series: The Presidential Thrillers, each novel based on a historical puzzle left behind by a President. The Kennedy Endeavor will be released in summer 2012.

THE FACTS:
The Society of the Cincinnati was founded in May of 1783. A leading member was Alexander Hamilton, and the first President of the Society was George Washington. Thomas Jefferson was not allowed membership. The Society of the Cincinnati is the oldest, continuous military society in North America. It has its current headquarters at the Anderson House in downtown Washington, DC.

In 1802, President Thomas Jefferson, well known for his strong opposition to a standing army, established the United State Military Academy, the oldest Military Academy in North America. In 1819, Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia, the first college in the United States to separate religion from education. It has its current headquarters in Philosophical Hall on Liberty Square in Philadelphia.

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Thomas Jefferson 1787.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935712718
Publisher:
Cool Gus Publishing
Publication date:
10/23/2011
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
834,503
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

West Point Graduate, former Green Beret and NY Times bestselling author of factual fiction Bob Mayer

Born in the Bronx, Bob attended West Point and earned a BA in psychology with honors and then served as an Infantry platoon leader, a battalion scout platoon leader, and a brigade recon platoon leader in the 1st Cavalry Division. He joined Special Forces and commanded a Green Beret A Team. He served as the operations officer for 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and with Special Operations Command (Special Projects) in Hawaii. Later he taught at the Special Forces Qualification Course at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, the course which trains new Green Berets. He lived in Korea where he earned a Black Belt in Martial Arts. He's earned a Masters Degree in Education.

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.
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.

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The Jefferson Allegiance 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 129 reviews.
Leenin More than 1 year ago
Good engrossing story. Unhappy with the typos, page 442 has the wrong names for two of the characters. What I find so interesting is when I read reviews for other Mayer books they document the same complaint. Have to wonder what is wrong with the publisher...
catwak More than 1 year ago
Really, who proofreads this stuff? This is an action-packed adventure in the class of Clancy, and the use of history is both accurate and clever. But the grammatical gaffes are as numerous as Mayer's merks. My personal favorite? "Without having to not even inform Congress" (sic -- see p. 682 or thereabouts).
LongTimeStarTrekFan More than 1 year ago
This was a most engaging book. Couldn't let it go. Had to read it at work during breaks and lunch. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an OK book to read on a long air flight. It's 800 pages or so of a story line that is now fairly common (Think the movie plot of National Treasure.) The characters are a little hokey, but on that airline flight, you can always quit and take a nap. The editing is poor. At one point -- an action-filled one -- two or three new characters are suddenly inserted and then disappear. This will keep you hopping back and forth in the narrative a few times!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is the first book I read by this author. It is an interesting concept. The author does tell you at the start of the book which information is factual. Between sections of the book are chapter flashbacks that tell about particular presidents and what was happening during their administrations. Got a little wordy at times but overall I would definitely recommend this book especially to anyone interested in history/American government books.
rogosoko More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great story, suspenseful, historical, continued to turn the page. I would have given it four stars but the proof-reading and editing was surely lacking. Some typos, grammatical errors, and even words left out made it quite frustrating. Mr. Mayer - before your next publication comes out, please demand that is is proofed to the fullest extent. Looking forward to the next in this new series.
MrsGris More than 1 year ago
This was a very interesting book. I loved the historical parts.
Debbie Brown More than 1 year ago
I am dismayed at the poor editing of what is a fascinating novel. There is absolutely no excuse for sloppiness today. Bob, if I were you, I would be upset... Really enjoying.the story. Thanks.
ccslkm More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this. I love novels that mix little known facts of history in with modern day story-telling in this way. Enjoyed it very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting mix of historical info mixed with modern fiction. Mostly plausable, some situations perhaps far-fetched. Will read others.
Ireadlots More than 1 year ago
Good pacing and a fun story. Wish there were less of an agenda and better editing. Not recommended for book clubs, but for an escapism type of read it's just fine.
Awabi-Hunter More than 1 year ago
FACT: Both the Society of the Cincinnati and the Philosophical Society are real entities. This novel is so well written, the distinction between reality and fiction become blurred very quickly. The reader will find himself/herself, pausing frequently in order to 'Catch Their Breath' and wonder, "Could this be real?"
Joseph_Nookman More than 1 year ago
A very interesting book. A real page turner that kept me guessing. Well worth reading.
Bill_Sch More than 1 year ago
Interesting story with good pace and action sequences, blending fictional history and a current day story line. Ties fictional events from Jefferson's time to several instances over the years of actual political happenings at the presidential level. Very poor editing, at one point the names of the main characters changed for about six paragraphs and then back to the original names.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book that kept my attention throughout. Will read more books by Bob Mayer
Rick Slusher More than 1 year ago
First book I have read by this author. Liked the way the historical references were woven into the story. Buy this book and ENJOY!
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goldieinaz More than 1 year ago
Filled with history and a fantastic story line. I read it in no time and highly recommend it.
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Engaging story with many historical details worked in, sometimes so many that it appears the author had a book of history trivia as his side.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the dynamic characters, unique plot, and great action.
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I really enjoyed this book.  I love American history and this book had lots of history and fiction all wrapped up together.