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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Bob Mayer is a New York Times bestselling author, a graduate of West Point, a former Green Beret (including commanding an A-Team), and the feeder of two yellow Labs, most famously Cool Gus. He’s had over seventy books published, including the #1 bestselling series Area 51, Atlantis, and the Green Berets. Born in the Bronx and having traveled the world (usually not the tourist spots), he now lives peacefully with his wife and his Labs. His web site is www.bobmayer.comFrom 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 exSpecial 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 ``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.
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Book Description Presidio Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0891415106
Book Description Novato, California, U.S.A.: Presidio Pr, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. unread copy with minimal shelfwear r2s1 Z, the sixth of the critically acclaimed series of Dave Riley/ Green Beret novels, finds Riley, now a civilian, on his way to Africa with SNN reporter Conner Young (Eternity Base). Their mission: cover a massive American peace-keeping effort designed to stop the continuing civil war in Angola. Conner has managed to wrangle an invitation to accompany a U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) A-Team that is part of the advance party for the deployment of the 82d Airborne Division for their home in North Carolina to war-torn Angola. Once there, the team becomes infected with an ebola-like virus that has been devastating the Angola countryside. An immediate quarantine is declared as a Ďhot-zoneí team from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) is deployed to try to check the epidemic and prevent its spread back to the United States. The stocking truth about the virus points to Van Wyks, a South-African based diamond cartel. The only antidote to the virus, dubbed Z by the hot-zone team, is held in the cartelís heavily guarded headquarters on the Namibian coast. Former Green Beret Dave Riley is one of the few combat qualified soldiers still standing inside the quarantine zone. Although he is now retired from active duty, Riley is called on to lead a heliborne assault on the cartelís fortress. Itís a life or death race to the finish as Riley and the assault team struggle to secure the antidote before the cartel scientists can destroy it. Bookseller Inventory # 1212201002
Book Description Presidio Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110891415106