The Resource Chasing the ghost, Bob Mayer, (electronic resource)

Chasing the ghost, Bob Mayer, (electronic resource)

Label
Chasing the ghost
Title
Chasing the ghost
Statement of responsibility
Bob Mayer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Horace Chase has been chasing ghosts his entire life. First, his Medal-of-Honor winner father who died in Vietnam without ever meeting his son. And left him the legacy of an automatic appointment to the Military Academy at West Point which shaped the next thirty-five years of Chase's life. Then, the memory of his mother, who died while he was at war in Afghanistan and wounded, causing him to resign his commission and return to the United States, a lost soul. Chase now wears two hats as a Federal counter-terroisim liaison to the local police department in Boulder, Colorado where he becomes embroiled in two seemingly un-related cases. Working as a detective with Boulder PD he chases another death, this one the apparent rape/murder of Rachel Stevens, an upscale housewife attending night classes at the University of Colorado. And with his counter-terroism team he is embroiled in a series of killings involving a militia group, a rogue ex-Special Forces officer, a psychopathic ex-CIA contract mercenary, and a ruthless drug dealer." -- from publisher's website
  • "NY Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Bob Mayer Over four million books sold. Translated into over a dozen languages. Covert operative Horace Chase has been chasing ghosts his entire life. First, his Medal-of-Honor winner father who died in Vietnam without ever meeting his son. And left him the legacy of an automatic appointment to the Military Academy at West Point which shaped the next thirty-five years of Chase's life. Then, the ghost of his mother, who died while he was at war in Afghanistan and wounded, causing him to resign his commission and return to the United States, a lost soul. Chase now wears two hats as a Federal counter-terrorism liaison to the local police department in Boulder, Colorado where he becomes embroiled in two seemingly un-related cases. Working as a detective with Boulder PD he chases another death, this one the apparent rape/murder of Rachel Stevens, an upscale housewife attending night classes at the University of Colorado. And with his counter-terrorism team he is embroiled in a series of killings involving a militia group, a rogue ex-Special Forces officer, a psychopathic ex-CIA contract mercenary, and ruthless drug runners. From the streets of Boulder, to the highest railroad tunnel in the world, to a swingers club hiding in plain site in suburbia, Afghanistan starts to look pretty good to Chase."
  • 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
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Biographical or historical data
Bob Mayer is a West Point Graduate, Former Green Beret, CEO of Cool Gus Publishing and a NY Times Bestselling Author. He 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, which he translated into Write It Forward: a holistic program teaching writers how to be authors. He is also the Co-Creator of Cool Gus Publishing, which does both eBooks and Print On Demand, so he has experience in both traditional and non-traditional publishing. His books have hit the NY Times, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and numerous other bestseller lists. His book The Jefferson Allegiance, was released independently and reached #2 overall in sales on Nook. 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.
Cataloging source
DAD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mayer, Bob
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A95227
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The Green Beret
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Terrorism
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Terrorism
Label
Chasing the ghost, Bob Mayer, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
Content category
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Content type MARC source
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Control code
ocn907460573
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781935712022
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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remote
Stock number
00BB4001-4FFE-4D33-8591-5CD581FA31D3
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Label
Chasing the ghost, Bob Mayer, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907460573
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781935712022
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
00BB4001-4FFE-4D33-8591-5CD581FA31D3
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o907460573
  • (OCoLC)907460573

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