Michael A. Crane after serving in the United States Marine Corps, he was an attorney, a prosecutor
and police officer, with the Oakland Police Department. He has published numerous articles on the western peace officer and
related topics in various publications over the past several years. Crane has a J.D. Degree and a Master's in History.
His unique career experiences have placed him face to face with much of the same political corruption and violence that animates
his novel, A Fistful of Thorns. His novel details remarkable and violent lives of gunfighter Doc
Holliday and his volcanic consort, Kate Elder.