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Chasing the Ghost

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  193 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published October 8th 2012 by Cool Gus Publishing (first published April 1st 2010)
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Joe Young
Jun 05, 2011 Joe Young rated it really liked it
Puzzling Mystery with Retired Military working two jobs, Homeland Security position (on call) attached to Boulder Colorado Police Department as an assigned Fed to help in Homicide investigations. Paired with a local experienced detective who knows investigation but in the small town Police Force, doesn't encounter death in day to day job. I enjoyed the technical detail about military life as an assassin (i.e. setting up weapons, sitting awaiting a shot, judging whether to shoot or not). Also enj ...more
Oct 24, 2010 Matt rated it really liked it
CHASING THE GHOST is very different type of fiction book then what Bob Mayer has written in the past. I really enjoyed reading it and I definitely would like to see more stories involving Horace Chase.
David Dalton
Jun 07, 2013 David Dalton rated it liked it
Shelves: meyer, suspense, boring
Not to be too critical or anything, but this is the 1st Bob Mayer book (out of 12 or so that I have read so far) that I am not crazy about. This is a 3-star review instead of my usual 4 or 5-star review of his books. It was labeled a Black Ops book (Green Beret) but it was really a detective/police story with very loose ties to Black Ops. The main character Horace Chase, was kinda boring and messed up....and he really did not do much except shoot one guy near the end of the book.. No spoilers as ...more
Jun 17, 2014 RJ rated it really liked it
Twas a bit confusing to get the gist of what was going on. First our hero is a detective working on a murder case, then he is also a federal counter-terrorism operative involved in other killings. It's unclear how he obtained this dual role and how the two are related. His father died in Vietnam and his mother when he was in Afghanistan. Lots of history and lots going on. Lots going on in our hero's head too. One must persevere through to the end and much will be revealed to you. It is a complex ...more
Rick Smith
Feb 16, 2014 Rick Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rick by: BookBub website
A first time read for me from Bob Mayer. Very good action packed thriller. Horace Chase is a good character,well developed with additional baggage. A likable fellow. Mayer is ex-military / Special Forces, so he adds a very believable side to his character. Lots of good twists and turns that keep you reading along. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a thrill-ride.
Tom King
Oct 21, 2016 Tom King rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Taut Thriller

This one gets 5 stars for its well drawn characters and intricate plot. Didn't need the gritty sex stuff but then I am a bit of a prude. Mayer delivers a solid story.
Monica Stanny
Sep 29, 2016 Monica Stanny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick good read

This book was a quick read and a good one. Mayer is a good storyteller. I would read more of his novels.
DJ Wilson
Ending was good, but the book didn't move to fluidly to get there, had to force myself to read it at times
Milton Moon Louie
May 11, 2012 Milton Moon Louie rated it liked it
Shelves: for-fun
This story keep me in suspense until near the end. Everything wrapped up nicely. Always like it when the good guys wins and justice served.
Aleksandr Voinov
1.5 stars. Read the start (hey, it was cheap, and the blurb read well), and just couldn't get into it.
Good plot and writing style and a troubled male lead always on the edge of the abyss. Good secondary characters.
Mike McNeff
Chasing the Ghost is a tight,fast moving action/mystery...just the kind of story Mayer does best. I read it in two nights because I couldn't put it down.
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I'm a West Point graduate, former Green Beret and a New York Times Bestselling Author. I've sold over five million books. I'm also the Co-Creator of Cool Gus Publishing.

I read whatever my wife tells me to read-- she's a voracious reader and has wide-ranging tastes as my reviews show (she also always has the TV remote and she's always right about what to watch). I read a lot of nonfiction, mostly
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