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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mike Angley’s Award-Winning Debut Novel Gets 5-Stars

Title: Child Finder
Author: Mike Angley
Publisher: TotalRecall Publications, Inc.
Genre: mystery/thriller
ISBN: 978-1590958278
Rating: 5-Stars

Reviewed by Stephanie Boyd for Armchair Interviews

Child Finder is the first book of a new suspense thriller series featuring Air Force Special Agent Patrick O’Donnell.

Patrick discovers he has a psychic gift as he begins to experience very vivid and sensory detailed dreams about children that are missing. Not wanting to risk his military career he approaches a trusted former commander who is rumored to run a Top Secret program that includes anything in the paranormal realm. Patrick is quickly pulled into the program and proves he can locate these missing children under the right conditions. But Patrick is worried about how the program is affecting his family life and he is also very concerned about some of the government’s methods to ensure this program remains a secret. Murderers are being caught–but are innocent people’s rights also being violated?

I loved this book! 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.

Patrick is a remarkable character, honorable, moral, patriotic, and a devoted Catholic. It does not matter what your religious beliefs are, Patrick’s conflict between his religious beliefs and his psychic gift makes for a fascinating contrast. You’ll but love the character of this dedicated and truly caring man. I would not say this is a “Christian book” as that puts limitations on it that are not really valid. Patrick has a strong belief system but the other character’s beliefs do not come into play and obviously some of them are not believers by their actions. This story is in no way preachy. His beliefs are what make up his character and a part of him that cannot and should not be separated out.

I can’t wait to read the next two books in the series!

Armchair Interviews says: This is 5-star read for anyone who loves political suspense, secret government agencies, and uniquely gifted heroes!

Author Biography

Colonel Michael “Mike” Angley is the award-winning author of the Child Finder Trilogy. He retired from the Air Force in 2007 following a 25-year career as a Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations (OSI). He held 13 different assignments throughout the world, among which were five tours as a Commander of various units, to include two Air Force Squadrons and a Wing. He is a seasoned criminal investigator and a counterintelligence and counterterrorism specialist. His debut novel, Child Finder, received the Silver Medal for Fiction in the 2009 Military Writers Society of America’s Annual Awards program. Child Finder features a USAF Special Agent protagonist, and it gets its inspiration from Angley’s long, multifaceted career.

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