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The Mission (Area 51 series) [Kindle Edition]

Bob Mayer
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Book 3 in the Area 51 series

The bubonic plague was a trial run. Ebola was a dress rehearsal. The real destruction begins now, and, if the Airlia are successful, the result will be total annihilation of the human race…

Deep in the Amazon rain forest, villagers are falling to an unseen enemy—a brutal virus that inflicts plague-like symptoms and certain death. There’s no cure for this Black Death, only the threat of imminent worldwide contagion. And the source, it seems, is not organic.

Scientist Lisa Duncan and Special Forces officer Mike Turcotte suspect the Airlia. Now that Area 51 has been exposed and a fleet of the aliens’ warships destroyed, the virus could be the Airlia’s last weapon. Duncan and Turcotte believe the source of the virus—and possibly their salvation—may lie with a mysterious place called the Mission, where they hope to give humankind a chance at survival. But the battle has only begun…

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author, West Point graduate, and former Green Beret Bob Mayer weaves military, historical, and scientific fact through his gripping works of fiction. His books span numerous genres—suspense, science fiction, military, historical, and more—and Mayer holds the distinction of being the only male author listed on the Romance Writers of America Honor Roll. As one of today’s top-performing independent authors, Mayer has drawn on his digital publishing expertise and military exploits to craft more than fifty novels that have sold more than four million copies worldwide. These include his bestselling Atlantis, Area 51, and Green Beret series. Alongside his writing, Mayer is an international keynote speaker, teacher, and CEO. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2306 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: 47North (11 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0083X4YJO
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,937 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This series just keeps getting better 29 Nov 2002
By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The thrill and adventure of the Area 51 series shows no sign of diminishing in this third novel; so far, this series seems to get even better with each new entry. That's easier said than done; already the author has thrown together strands of a diverse set of conspiracy theories, touching on the Egyptian Pyramids and ancient sites in MesoAmerica and China, the lost civilizations of Atlantis and Thule, ancient astronauts, life on Mars, an alien invasion, Majestic 12 and other secret government agencies, Nazi scientists, secret alien bases in the world's most inhospitable locations, etc. The good guys, whose numbers are dwindling with each book, have exposed the secrets of Majestic 12, shuttled all over the planet trying to locate and stabilize ancient alien command centers, and destroyed an alien fleet coming to attack earth. After basically one day of rest, the situation becomes even more dire and more complicated. Whole tribes of villagers are dying en masse in the Amazon River basin. With the help of a Russian operative, presidential scientific advisor Lisa Duncan, Special Forces officer Mike Turcotte, and their allies at Area 51 (strangely running the whole show with virtually no government intervention of any kind) discover that the alien enemies have now unleashed the Black Death (a souped-up bubonic plague with a 100% kill rate) against the population of earth, planning to rescue a few humans who will do their bidding and return them to earth when the rest of the population has died. In their race to stop the further spread of the virus and to hopefully find a cure or antidote, they are aided as well as stymied and confused by strange individuals of unknown origin as well as unknown loyalties. Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why the one-star ratings, readers? 15 Aug 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Why? This book is the best in the AREA 51 series so far! At the end of the REPLY, was the mothership in space destroyed? No, it seems it has survived a nuclear strike(yes, this is ALIEN technology) and is still OUT THERE . . . meanwhile, in Bolivia, a plague virus is raging out of control. WHat is the cause, and what is the link with the fourteenth century Black Death outbreak? Were humans slaves to alien control then? Some amazing and alarmingly plausible theories are present in this story. Also the action element is well put across. You get the reverse-engineered alien spacecraft joining forces with the US military, you get a space combat mission(laser guns are old hat and out in this case, too infeasible - Doherty describes the MK-99 kinetic energy projectile gun which might be possible one day), and the startling discovery of controlled, enslaved humans engineering a terrifying plot. Read it and keep an open mind!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dull hodgepodge 3 July 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I don't think I've ever read book where such interesting subject matter was handled in such an uninteresting, colorless and passionless way. I can accept that the background of "Area 51: The Mission" is a dull hodgepodge derived from Graham Hancock, Von Daniken and other writers, but it's all presented like a laundry list of conspiracy theories, with no emotion attached to it. This might have been tolerable if the book didn't feature characters who are such ciphers that any sense of wonder or mystery is completely diluted. The characters have so little personality or individuality that when they come across truly mind-boggling evidence of alien vistations, they react with the same kind of emotion as if they've stumbled over a Howard Johnsons. Most of the dialogue is so flat and lifeless that I "heard" the characters speak as if they had taken elocution lessons from Ben Stein. There are interminable "talking head" scenes, one briefing after another. The author's apparent fascination with acronyms--UNACO, MEDCAP, USAMRID, and those are just a mere sampling--became extremely tedious. This was a contrived and transparent effort to give the proceedings an air of authenticity and didn't work...at least not for me. Other than being sluggishly paced, there is a serious lack of detail in the descriptions of characters, action and locales, almost as if the writer decided it was easier for him to let the reader fill in those blanks. Due to this, the book comes across more like a treatment for a movie than a novel. Also, rather than offer a cogent recap of the events in the first two Area 51 novels, the writer offers only disjointed references to what went on before. Read more ›
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2.0 out of 5 stars The Mission? Predator vs The Hot Zone 13 Feb 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
So many books beg to be read, and the Area 51 series shouts like a carny on the midway. You pays your money and takes your chances. Unfortunately, this story wandered into the Fun House and never got out. Bob Doherty slips from :The Reply into :The Mission without even a trip to the toilet. The audience is already defined as readers who survived the first two forays into this conspiracy maze, so why (oh, why!) does Doherty waste time and toner cartridges reviewing the trivia from novels 1 & 2? Imagine if J.R.R. Tolkien spent 50% of his trilogy pounding the reader with unnecessary references to the previous books. Bottom line, Bob: who cares? The Reply ended with loose threads and tried to weave into The Misson and missed the loom. Kelly Reynolds is STILL hugging the Guardian in Rapa Nui, and the mothership is still in orbit (now full of NASA trash) . . . c'mon Bob, clean up your messes! The whole Black Death scenario is pretty poorly plotted. We read The Hot Zone and know more about ebola than the CDC, but you feel obliged to slam us in the forehead with another dreadful "bug in the jungle" story. Now, if the satellite had whacked, say, Cleveland or Baghdad, this story would have taken off. Why bring the Nazis back to life anyway? Their fun in the sun is over. What makes the first two books exciting is the cat and mouse game with the Airlia. After the first part of The Mission, we never hear about Mars again. Dang! Why not power up the mothership and go and raise a serious ruckus on the Red Planet? This storyline is interesting and speculative, like all good conspiracy pieces, but it tries too hard to synthesize a comprehensive answer. I look forward to Area 51: The Apology
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5.0 out of 5 stars Totally starting the next book immediately
This is action packed and it keeps you wanting more and more. Still. Little too much on the explaining of certain things. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Shanna_boo
4.0 out of 5 stars Again very fast paced
On the whole another fun book to read, the only slight downside is the xray for characters was not working
Published 7 months ago by Technomouse
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
I really enjoyed this book and the series as a whole. It has got me gripped. Now to download the next one.
Published 8 months ago by Steve and Faye Clarke
4.0 out of 5 stars SCi Fi and shoot em up in one package
Found this by accident when trawling Kindle books. Enjoyed the first book read and have added to the collection since. Totally unbelievable but so what isn't? Read more
Published 10 months ago by G L HISCOCK
3.0 out of 5 stars Area 51 The Mission
A bit heavy on explanations and several continuation errors. Not such a good read as the first books in the series.
Published 11 months ago by Jim Henderson
1.0 out of 5 stars Copied
Whole paragraphs copied straight from his other book The Green Berets,very poor story did not expect this from such a good writer
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