From NY Times Best-selling 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.
©2011 Bob Mayer (P)2012 Bob Mayer
"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)
Well written - well read - an enjoyable story set in the modern day with modern troops. Detailed enough to make one feel like you are there, but not bogged down. Strong characters, compelling story - an excellent read.
This was a fair story, if you like military jargon and tactical language this would be a good story for you. Very masculine in the execution of the story, which is fine as the genre is one I like but I know it is not for everyone. There are villains and they are well developed and the good guys are cut from the right fabric and are a very wholesome type of heroic man. The politics are well presented and roll within the fabric of the story without much friction. The story has some ability to build tension and has some surprises but in the end things work out like you expect, not that that is a disappointment, the ending is fine and produced with some excitement and leaves you feeling good about the world. If you like military styled masculine action stories then this would be a good pic. Recommended for that audience.
Eyes of the Hammer was read out of order, or actually it was read to me via the Whispersync application with my Kindle Keyboard. I do enjoy the Audible offerings, listening when in the car, and reading when in private, but this one was enjoyed totally in audiobook format. I have been obtaining these books out of sequence, but each stands alone, and when I read one that should have been read before, it still makes sense and enhances my understanding of those read previously. The author has created strong story lines that are believable, strong character development, and lots of action with some mysteries thrown in. What more can one ask for?
This one was very realistic going thru the chain of command and procedures on how SF personal interact, prepare and execute missions. The ending was a little disappointing, not sure an SFOD man would behave the way the main character did to the civilian in the end, not important to the overall though, the very end could have been omitted anyway more of an epitaph, also he mixed up high schools, Dewitt Clinton is on Mosholu Parkway not Evander Childs HS.
The lead character is nicely developed and the story itself is good.
yes, it was a good plot and story line.
He needs to do a little more research on pronunciation of military terminology.
Sure, Hollywood would love this anti-military and anti-CIA plot line. Maybe even Woody Harrelson or Sean Penn. You could even have Rachel Maddow play the seasoned Green Beret Warrant Officer.
Yes. It's a fast-paced, exciting book.
I've also listened to the Jefferson Allegiance. All of his performances have been very impressive.
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