Another 5-Star Review for “The Starchild Compact”

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 Amazon Customer 5-Star Review 

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best I’ve read…hands down!, February 18, 2015
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This review is from: The Starchild Compact (Starchild Series Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
Elegant, eloquent. Robert’s worlds and characters are completely engaging and believable, as is the compelling story line. My passion in the world is Scuba Diving and this read became a close second on an extended dive trip to Mexico quite recently. Love Hard Sci-Fi, and this completely exceeded my expectations! I’m rather tired of military Sci-Fi and while there is some relevant orientation here, it is thankfully not the focal point. Not a tedious moment. Given the current world situation, this story could be happening right now: from slippery, sadistic jihadists to back-biting and placating nations. Some critics have noted that the numerous characters and point of views were confusing or distracting. I completely disagree…they enhanced the intrigue and added to the many world views…but of course I was riveted throughout. If you’re into hard, sophisticated, intriguing Sci-Fi that will grip you, rip you & not let you go, then, do not let this one out of your hands!

 

A Bit of Planning and a Lot of Luck – A Graduate Course in High Adventure

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t started out when I was a youngster in Montana where my father pastored a small church in Conrad in the southwestern corner of the state. The other kids wanted to be…well, whatever kids want to be in rural Montana: Farmers, postmen, bankers. But little Bobby – me – wanted to be a fireman, because…

OPERATION IVY BELLS

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Operation Ivy Bells is in full throttle. Right now, through December 4, you can download it for free from the book website. Operation Ivy Bells is number one for Technothrillers on Amazon, and number 42 on the Amazon Bestseller list as of right now.

My new novel OPERATION IVY BELLS launches

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Winning the Cold War is in the balance… A super-secret, off-the-books spy organization; a security-clearance starting at Top Secret and going up from there; an attack by giant squid during a thousand-foot dive while breathing an exotic gas; a cat’s whisker escape from death during a three-day decompression – and that’s just the first two…

Who I Am is Everything

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My last blog entry was written by my stepson Arthur as described in the preamble to that entry. This entry was written by Robert Mayer, Arthur’s twin brother. Robert actually wrote this piece shortly after Arthur wrote the last one, but things intervened so that he did not give it to me until this Thanksgiving day.…

Why English is so Hard to Learn

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When Jill and I married two years ago, twin thirteen-year-old boys and a sixteen-year-old girl came with the package. All three are remarkably intelligent. Selena is now in her junior year at college with a high GPA in a Marine Biology major. Arthur and Robert are high school juniors, each with a high GPA in…

Why I believe — and What

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First, a bit of background. I was born in 1942 to fundamental Pentecostal missionaries on leave in Eastern Montana for the duration of World War II where they pastored a small Assemblies of God church. They had served in German Poland before the War, and they returned to West Germany in 1950, which was as…

The Truth about Airport security

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On November 14, 2001, shortly after 9/11, I wrote an article in the online journal DefenseWatch (see “Airline Safety: Simple Steps for Better Security,” DefenseWatch, Nov. 14, 2001), proposing a way to establish airport and airline security quickly and inexpensively. I followed that article with several more addressing the issue (see “Security, Common Sense and Gen. Joe Foss,” DefenseWatch,…