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Colonel Michael Angley, USAF (ret.) “is a seasoned criminal investigator and a counterintelligence and counterterrorism specialist.  Following the 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia, he was dispatched to command all OSI units throughout the Middle East, with responsibility for 23 countries.  During his tenure Colonel Michael Angley 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.

Colonel 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.  Colonel Michael Angley is a former National Defense Fellow and Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Florida International University, Miami, FL, and is an Honor Graduate of the Defense Language Institute’s Korean language program. Colonel Michael Angley is the author of Child Finder.

According to the book description of Child Finder, it “gets its inspiration from Angley’s long, multifaceted career where he was able to experience the full gamut of felony-level criminal investigations, as well as dangerous counterintelligence and counterterrorism operations around the world.  His second novel, Child Finder: Resurrection will debut in the fall, 2009, followed by the third story in the trilogy, Child Finder: Revelation in late 2010.

Child Finder, the debut novel by Colonel Michael “Mike” Angley (USAF, ret), launches his new mystery/suspense thriller trilogy.  Angley introduces a protagonist as tough as 24’s Jack Bauer, but with the endearing, family-values heart of 7th Heaven’s Eric Camden—Special Agent Patrick S. O’Donnell…an early-thirties Air Force Major assigned to the Pentagon when the 9/11 terrorist attacks take place.  His haunting dreams about missing children reveal a hidden psychic gift which the government eagerly exploits, drawing him into a TOP SECRET program to find abducted kids.  But to make matters complicated, Uncle Sam has other ideas in mind for his unique paranormal talents…after all, there is a War on Terror underway. One thing’s for sure—ever since joining this new, secret community, he is surrounded by murder, and the very real threat of harm to his own family!

O’Donnell is a man of deep faith and is a loving and devoted husband and father.  He must make tough ethical choices in order to balance his desire to rescue children with what he knows to be right and wrong when it comes to what the government expects him to do.  And all the while he threads through this murky moral morass, he must solve the murders that occurred because of him, while protecting his family who have become trapped in a twisted web of government intrigue.”

On reader of Child Finder said, “I received a tip about Mike Angley's new book Child Finder. I contacted the Author and received a signed and numbered book.  I started reading and could not put it down! Thrilling, entertaining, and mystery are all built into this story. I was not disappointed. If anything I was amazed at how quick it caught me and didn't let go. I am on the look out for the next release. It was a thrill ride from the beginning and I expect the ride to continue.”


On reader of Child Finder said, “Child Finder is a gripping tale that combines the psychic world with the oft-times political world in which law enforcement agencies battle over turf at the expense of innocents. Angley's ability to give the reader a behind the scenes look at what happens behind closed government doors is an eye opener. His character development is superb, from the protagonist to the most obscure bit player. I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller. He had me on the edge of my seat at several junctures, causing me to read on and on. I look forward to the follow-up in the series.”

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Library Journal said of Child Finder, “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.”  Armchair Interviews gave it five stars and noted, “I loved this book!  This is a book for anyone who loves political suspense, secret government agencies, and uniquely gifted heroes!” said of Child Finder it “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.”

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