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Former USAF Colonel and Special Agent, now the award-winning author of a mystery/suspense trilogy...Child Finder.

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MICHAEL "Mike" ANGLEY is the award-winning author of the mystery/suspense thriller series, the Child Finder Trilogy, that features a USAF Special Agent protagonist, Major Patrick S. O'Donnell. More information about the entire trilogy can be found at:

His debut novel, Child Finder, won the Silver Medal for Fiction in the 2009 Military Writers Society of America Annual Awards program!

Mike retired from the U.S. Air Force in September 2007 in the rank of Colonel, following a wonderful 25-year career as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI). During his career, he held thirteen different assignments around the world. Among these assignments were five tours as a Commander of different units, to include two Air Force Squadrons and a Wing.  In his last assignment as the Commander of OSI Region 8 at Air Force Space Command, he was fond of saying, “If it entered or exited the Earth’s atmosphere, I had a dog in the fight!”

Michael Angley is a seasoned criminal investigator and a counterintelligence and counterterrorism specialist. Following the 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia, Angley was dispatched to command all OSI units throughout the Middle East, with responsibility for 23 countries. During his tenure he and his teams effectively neutralized numerous terrorist threats to U.S. forces in the region, to include an imminent threat to senior Department of Defense officials. In 2004 he commanded all OSI units in South Korea where he and his teams countered a classified target in Seoul. For his efforts the President of South Korea presented him with a Presidential Citation and medal, and the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) Commissioner decorated him with the KNPA Medal of Cooperation.

Earlier in his career, while commanding an OSI unit in northern Japan, Angley conducted an operation that effectively blocked a KGB agent's efforts to steal critical U.S. technology, and thereby stymied Soviet military advances for years. In 1999, he was the Chief of Counterintelligence within the Directorate of Intelligence, U.S. Strategic Command. His office competed for the prestigious Killian Award, a White House level honor that annually recognizes the very best intelligence unit in the entire U.S. government. His unit came in as first runner-up for this significant honor.

EDUCATION: Michael Angley has an M.A. in National Security Affairs from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, and a B.A. in Criminal Justice and Psychology from King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA. In 2001 he served as a National Defense Fellow and Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Florida International University, Miami, FL. He currently works as a consultant to Henley-Putnam University, San Jose, CA.

FAMILY: Mike and Evelyn, his wife of 24 years, make their home in Colorado Springs, CO. They have three children, and they recently adopted a beagle puppy named Brynn.

Birth Place
Newark, NJ USA

I'm a debut author whose first novel became an award-winning book in a prestigious national-level awards competition. Child Finder won the Silver Medal for Fiction in the 2009 Military Writers Society of America Annual Awards program!

It has also received some great reviews for which I am both thrilled and grateful. My publisher has submitted me for an annual award, the international Thriller writers (iTw) Best Debut Novel for 2009. Wish me luck!

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Here are some of my debut novel's reviews: “This compelling debut novel, the first in a trilogy, features a memorable protagonist who is a combination of devoted father and mystic. For fans of supernatural thrillers and those who enjoy the TV show Medium, this is a real find. The author is a retired U.S. Air Force agent whose real-life experiences inspired his novel." ---Library Journal “I loved this book! This is a book for anyone who loves political suspense, secret government agencies, and uniquely gifted heroes! A former Military Intelligence Officer, the author’s background adds credibility to this fascinating look into covert operations. But just because he knows what he is talking about doesn’t mean he can tell a good story or especially write one! Luckily for those of us who love secret undercover organizations, paranormal stories, and great intriguing suspense filled tales, Mike Angley has it all together. I can’t wait to read the next two books in the series!” ---Armchair Interviews 5-Star review "‘Slick’….Mike has done a terrific job of transitioning from running counterintelligence operations and writing reports to creative fiction…was always a quick study and a bright articulate officer…his passion for writing coupled with years of experience in law enforcement has produced a wonderful read for mystery enthusiasts!” ---Dick Law, Colonel, USAF (Ret), Managing Editor Global Alliance Magazine & Former Vice Commander, OSI “Mike Angley’s imagination combined with in-depth knowledge of the OSI, Interagency, and military working environments quickly and realistically took me back to my time at the Pentagon in the Fall of 2001. He has created a page turner I didn't want to put down with a plot twist I never saw coming! Can’t wait for the next books in the series to see what exploits are in store for USAF OSI Agent Patrick O'Donnell and his ‘extraordinary gift!’” ---Jack Holt, Action Officer, Joint Staff, USAF (Retired) “Child Finder is a gripping, intriguing, rare, and accurate look into the U.S. Intelligence Community. Angley uses his long government career to weave a believable fiction tale that is as current as today’s news. Once you finish the book, you will be anxious to read the rest of the trilogy!" ---Gerald E. Pratt, Operations Officer, National Security Agency (Ret)

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