Top critical review
August 18, 2015
I've read two other Mayer Green Beret stories (Dave Riley 1 & 2) and really liked them, but this one was truly disappointing. The characters were very stereotypical, the plot unbelievable, and it was generally poorly written.
**SPOILERS FOLLOW: Bad guys gave out tons of valuable information just because a good guy asked. The good guy was able to get everyone he needed (who were nearly all ex-special forces/delta force/rangers, of course) to immediately help him right out of the blue without any trouble, even if it meant giving up their lives and livelihood. Two guys with seemingly little income were able to bury a secret underground bunker on an island - a very low island - and fill it with explosives, machine guns, including fifty-caliber machineguns, sniper rifles, ammo, radios, night vision goggles, and lots of other highly illegal and restricted military hardware, and it was all in perfect shape when they opened it up. I have no idea how they kept the sea water and humidity from seeping in and ruining everything. On top of that, I felt the ending was totally ridiculous. END SPOILERS**
Maybe Mayer should stick with straight military stories. He's done of great job with those that I've read. As for "Chasing the Lost," I do not recommend.