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Bob Mayer

Author of Agnes and the Hitman

115+ Works 7,761 Members 321 Reviews

About the Author

Writing under the pen name of Robert Doherty, Bob Mayer is the creator and author of the best-selling Area 51 series. He has more than two million books in print and has taught novel writing for colleges, workshops, conferences, and his own writers retreat. Mayer graduated from West Point and has show more served in the Infantry and Green Berets, where he commanded an A-Team show less
Disambiguation Notice:

Bob Mayer has written under the pen names Robert Doherty, Greg Donegan, Joe Dalton, and Bob McGuire.

Series

Works by Bob Mayer

Agnes and the Hitman (2007) 1,550 copies, 92 reviews
Don't Look Down (2006) 1,269 copies, 51 reviews
Wild Ride (2010) 537 copies, 39 reviews
Area 51 (1997) 523 copies, 9 reviews
Area 51: The Reply (1998) 346 copies, 8 reviews
Area 51: The Mission (1999) 275 copies, 3 reviews
Area 51: The Sphinx (2000) 263 copies, 5 reviews
Atlantis (1999) — some editions; some editions — 247 copies, 8 reviews
Area 51: The Grail (2001) 237 copies, 1 review
Area 51: The Truth (2003) 227 copies, 1 review
Area 51: Excalibur (2002) 218 copies
Area 51: Nosferatu (2003) 198 copies, 1 review
Area 51: Legend (2004) 168 copies
Eyes of the Hammer (1991) 131 copies, 2 reviews
Atlantis: Bermuda Triangle (2000) — Author, some editions; some editions — 126 copies
The Rock (1995) 122 copies
Atlantis: Devil's Sea (2001) — some editions; some editions — 108 copies
Bodyguard of Lies (2005) 95 copies
Atlantis Gate (2002) — Author, some editions; some editions — 91 copies
Lost Girls (2007) 89 copies, 2 reviews
Psychic Warrior (2000) 77 copies, 2 reviews
Assault on Atlantis (2003) — some editions; some editions — 74 copies
Nightstalkers (2012) 73 copies, 4 reviews
Battle for Atlantis (2004) — Author, some editions; some editions — 71 copies
Section 8 (2005) 68 copies, 1 review
Synbat (1994) 68 copies, 1 review
Dragon Sim-13 (1992) 62 copies, 1 review
The Jefferson Allegiance (2011) 52 copies, 2 reviews
The Book of Truths (2013) 49 copies, 1 review
Psychic Warrior: Project Aura (2001) 48 copies, 1 review
The Gate (1997) 42 copies
Black Tuesday (Time Patrol) (2015) 40 copies, 1 review
Cut Out (1995) 38 copies
Eternity Base (1996) 36 copies, 1 review
Chasing the Lost (2013) 35 copies, 1 review
Chasing the Ghost (2010) 32 copies, 1 review
The Rift (2014) 31 copies
The Citadel (2007) 31 copies
Time Patrol (2015) 31 copies, 1 review
The Line (1996) 31 copies, 3 reviews
Ides of March (Time Patrol) (Volume 1) (2016) 26 copies, 8 reviews
Z (1996) 24 copies, 1 review
The Omega Sanction (2013) 24 copies, 14 reviews
Independence Day (Time Patrol) (2016) 24 copies, 2 reviews
burners (Volume 1) (2015) 23 copies, 7 reviews
Prime (2015) 20 copies, 9 reviews
Shit Doesn't Just Happen (2014) 18 copies, 9 reviews
D-Day (Time Patrol) (2016) 18 copies, 4 reviews
Shit Doesn't Just Happen II (2014) 17 copies, 10 reviews
Redemption (Area 51 #10) (2018) 16 copies, 1 review
The Omega Missile (2011) 15 copies
Nine Eleven (Time Patrol) (2016) 15 copies, 2 reviews
Chasing the Son (2015) 15 copies, 3 reviews
The Fifth Floor (2016) 12 copies, 4 reviews
I, Judas The 5th Gospel (2012) 8 copies
WARRIOR WRITER (2010) 6 copies
Hallows Eve: Time Patrol (2017) 4 copies
70 Solutions to Common Writing Mistakes (2007) 4 copies, 1 review
New York Minute (2019) 4 copies
Area 51: Earth Abides (2020) 3 copies
Lawyers, Guns and Money (2019) 3 copies
Walk on the Wild Side (2019) 3 copies
Equinox: Time Patrol (2020) 2 copies
Hell of a Town (2020) 2 copies
Pearl Harbor 1 copy
Mexico to Sumter (2014) 1 copy
La Respuesta 1 copy

Associated Works

We Are Not Alone: The Writer's Guide to Social Media (2010) — Foreword — 37 copies, 5 reviews
Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone (2017) — Contributor — 31 copies, 1 review

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Mayer, Robert John
Other names
Doherty, Robert
Donegan, Greg
Dalton, Joe
McGuire, Bob
Birthdate
1959-10-21
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
The Bronx, New York, USA
Education
West Point, U. S. Military Academy
Occupations
novelist
speaker
CEO
Green Beret
Organizations
Cool Gus Publishing (CEO)
Disambiguation notice
Bob Mayer has written under the pen names Robert Doherty, Greg Donegan, Joe Dalton, and Bob McGuire.

Members

Reviews

Fluff. Good, fun fluff.
 
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Sporkles | 38 other reviews | Jun 29, 2024 |
While the plot kept me interested, Doherty's military techno jargon/lingo challenge the reader to keep pace--you kind of have to take his word for it. Also, as the book progresses, there's a lot of moving around among places/scenes to depict nearly simultaneous activities. For me, a slow reader (by choice), this requires longer reading times than that provided by my DC Metro commute.
 
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gmfbard | 4 other reviews | Apr 3, 2024 |
For my book club. Not impressed so far. Update: After the first third of the book things made more sense and I became more invested in the characters. Ultimately, it was an enjoyable beach novel. Library book -- don't pay money for this one.
 
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hmonkeyreads | 38 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |
This degenerated from silly but cute to just plain old stupid. The plot is an unnecessarily convoluted and nonsensical plot that somehow injects terrorists and mobsters and FBI and CIA and money laundering and stolen ancient artifacts into a Romance. Maybe it’s being purposefully meta, since that’s apparently what’s happened to the hot mess of a movie that our heroine has been hired to finish.

This heroine and her hero, ugh. She knows the guy for all of three days, and hasn’t even slept with him, thinks he doesn’t even have any romantic or sexual interest in her at all, but she’s considering moving herself and her family from NY & LA, respectively, to a swamp in Florida so he can be a part of her life. Then she just literally walks into a swamp in the dark in hopes of finding him so she can have sex with him. And she does! And they do! And it’s awesome! No bugs or anything.

I think it was at this point that I got so frustrated with this story, and cared so little about the characters or what happened to them, that it took real willpower to power on to the end rather than DNFing. I got through it by cheering on the alligator.

Hardcover version. I read this for the 2017 Booklikes-opoly square Cars Land 18: Read a book that was published in 2006, 2011, 2013, or 2014, the years of Cars and its sequels, or that has a car on the cover. This book was published in 2006.
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Doodlebug34 | 50 other reviews | Jan 1, 2024 |

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Works
115
Also by
2
Members
7,761
Popularity
#3,140
Rating
½ 3.6
Reviews
321
ISBNs
349
Languages
6

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