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Another great military thriller from NY Times Best-Selling Author Bob Mayer.

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. Griffen"Fascinating, imaginative and nerve-wracking." Kirkus Reviews"A pulsing technothriller. A nailbiter in the best tradition of adventure

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Another great military thriller from NY Times Best-Selling Author Bob Mayer.

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. Griffen"Fascinating, imaginative and nerve-wracking." Kirkus Reviews"A pulsing technothriller. A nailbiter in the best tradition of adventure fiction." Publishers Weekly.

From Kirkus ReviewsAlthough retired from the US Army, Dave Riley is not out of the action as he battles crafty villains and a deadly pestilence in southwestern Africa in this sixth installment of Mayer's absorbing and well-written series (Cut-Out, 1995, etc.). Now a civilian security specialist hired to protect Satellite News Network correspondent Conner Young, the ex-Special Forces warrant officer accompanies his comely charge to Angola, where she's covering a multinational mission to end the civil strife that's racked the onetime Portuguese colony since it gained independence in 1975. After overrunning rebel strongholds and establishing a base camp along the Zairean border, the Green Berets in the UN's vanguard are stopped cold by the outbreak of a virulent plague. Quarantined with Conner and a handful of soldiers who have also been exposed to whatever's in the air, Dave apprehensively follows the unavailing attempts of epidemiologists who have been flown in from the States to deal with the highly contagious disease they refer to as &'grave;Z.'' Released from hot-zone confinement to escort the medical team on a fact-finding mission, he helps determine that man, not nature, has unleashed the lethal virus. With an assist from the National Security Agency, American commanders soon identify the likely culprit as Pieter Van Wyks, head of the syndicate that effectively controls the world's diamond trade. Aware that the avaricious mining magnate has stockpiled vaccine that can reverse the invariably fatal course of Z, the Pentagon details Dave to lead a small band of nothing-left-to-lose troopers in an airborne assault on the cartel's strongly defended headquarters on the Namibian coast. Though on his last legs and facing die-hard adversaries, the old soldier will manage to beat the odds. A ripping good biotech/military thriller that plausibly depicts the high costs (psychological and otherwise) of combating unseen enemies. — Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

This military action thriller set in the war-torn jungles of Africa, finds SF veteran Riley on the most dangerous mission of his life.

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Magazine - Kirkus Reviews
Although retired from the US Army, Dave Riley is not out of the action as he battles crafty villains and a deadly pestilence in southwestern Africa in this sixth installment of Mayer's absorbing and well-written series (Cut-Out, 1995, etc.). Now a civilian security specialist hired to protect Satellite News Network correspondent Conner Young, the ex-Special Forces warrant officer accompanies his comely charge to Angola, where she's covering a multinational mission to end the civil strife that's

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780891415107
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/10/1996
Series:
Green Berets Series, #5
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.76(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

West Point Graduate, former Green Beret and NY Times bestselling author Bob Mayer has had over 50 books published. He has sold over five million books, and is in demand as a team-building, life-changing, and leadership speaker and consultant for his Who Dares Wins concept.

He's been on bestseller lists in thriller, science fiction, suspense, action, war, historical fiction and is the only male author on the Romance Writers of America Honor Roll.

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.

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