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Who is Will Kane? Aspergers, Green Beret and more

  1. Who is Will Kane?
  2. Who is Will Kane?
  3. New York Minute is the first book in a new series by NYT bestselling author Bob Mayer featuring former Green Beret Will Kane and set in New York City in the late 1970s. It’s based on Bob’s background growing up in the Bronx, his time at West Point and in the Special Forces. Like Bob, Will Kane has Aspergers, which makes his social interactions awkward and, sometimes, humorous. But there is one thing Will Kane is very, very, good at: Taking action.
  4. NEW YORK MINUTE The last time former Green Beret Will Kane was involved in killing someone it made the cover of LIFE Magazine. Eight years later he’s getting pushed to the edge of a precipice he vowed never to go over again. He has undiagnosed Aspergers, like many creative people in the arts. Except his art is death. And he’s very, very good at it.
  5. Kane was born to a garbage man and housewife in the Bronx, New York City. Raised in the Catholic Church, but long lapsed. Kane’s Background:
  6. Kane is a West Point graduate, class of 1966. The class most blooded in the Vietnam War.
  7. Kane is a veteran of two tours in Vietnam, his first with the 173rd Airborne, where he loses his West Point classmate and best friend in the same battalion. Near the end of his tour, he’s wounded.
  8. Kane’s second tour is with Special Forces, including running highly classified cross-border missions.
  9. Kane is serving under the real life Colonel who became the template for Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now.
  10. Kane is implicated as the gun man in the Green Beret Affair, where a suspected double-agent is executed.
  11. He’s jailed at Long Binh Prison on charges of murder. The case goes all the way to the President, with the secret bombing of Cambodia as an integral part of the case. The murder charge is dismissed, but Kane is dishonorably discharged.
  12. He returns to his hometown, New York City, just in time to experience the worst imaginable personal tragedy in November 1969. Kane disappears overseas with his grief, only coming back to NY in 1975, bringing with him Montagnard refugees he’s rescued as well as a pair of Nung mercenaries.
  13. NEW YORK MINUTE The story begins: New York City, summer 1977. The Bronx is burning. The twin towers of the new World Trade Center loom over the skyline.
  15. NEW YORK MINUTE Son of Sam has been claiming victims for a year.
  16. NEW YORK MINUTE Star Wars is released.
  17. NEW YORK MINUTE The Yankees are heading toward the World Series with Reggie Jackson vs. Billy Martin. And some other team.
  18. NEW YORK MINUTE Studio 54 opens.
  19. NEW YORK MINUTE Rupert Murdoch buys the NY Post.
  20. NEW YORK MINUTE The Five Families rule the underworld as the city faces bankruptcy and unrest seethes in the streets.
  21. NEW YORK MINUTE On the dark streets of a city the rest of the country believes is going down the toilet, Vietnam vet Kane’s life mirrors his hometown.
  22. NEW YORK MINUTE Kane has been working as a ‘fixer’ for a high-priced lawyer, the sister of his late friend from the 173rd and West Point. It begins with a simple job, taking a compromising picture of a low level mobster in the seedy piers on the lower West Side. But it soon escalates, involving the Mafia; then a billion dollars worth of construction contracts are on the line; then the CIA shows up with ghosts from his covert past. Kane is drawn slowly and steadily back into a world he thought he’d left behind. Is he in over his head, or have the others made a mistake in pushing a man who doesn’t give ground easily?
  23. NEW YORK MINUTE Eyes of the Hammer (Green Berets) Stephen Coonts: “A scorcher of a novel. Mayer had me hooked from the very first page.” Lost Girls (The Cellar) Publishers Weekly: “Excellent writing and well-drawn, appealing characters help make this another taut, crackling read from Mayer.” Cut Out (Green Berets) Kirkus Reviews: “Sinewy writing enhances this already potent action fix.” The Journal of US Special Operations: “This is one book you can trust.” Bodyguard of Lies: “Heart-racing, non-stop action that is difficult to put down.”—Mystery News WEB Griffin: “Exciting and authentic. Author Mayer, a Green Beret himself, gave me a vivid look at the world of the Army’s Special Forces. Don’t miss this one.” The Assembly Magazine (Association of Graduates, West Point): “Mayer brings an accurate depiction of military life to this book which greatly enhances its credibility.” The Line (Shadow Warriors) Publishers Weekly: “Mayer has crafted a thriller in the tradition of John Grisham’s The Firm.”
  24. Jack Reacher meets the Equalizer One of the top five new series of the year.
  25. About the author: Bob Mayer up in the Bronx, New York City. He graduated West Point, served in the Infantry, including leading a Infantry platoon, a Battalion scout platoon, and a Brigade recon platoon in the First Cav Division. Then Special Forces (Green Berets), as an A- Team executive officer, and later commanding an A- Team. After leaving active duty he studied martial arts in the Orient and was brought back for numerous ADSW (Active Duty Special Work) tours in Special Operations. He is the New York Times bestselling author of over 80 books.

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