While working as both a local cop and a federal agent, Mike Roche has spent three decades chasing bad guys and conducting behavioral assessments of stalkers and assassins. He was an adjunct college instructor. He is the author of three fiction novels. The Blue Monster and Coins of Death are police procedurals and Karma! is a YA crime novel.

For over 30 years, Mike Roche has used his communication skills to develop relationships from the gritty inner city, to boardrooms, to plush hotels. His ability to develop rapport and effectively communicate, depended on an integrative interpersonal communication system. Mike’s ability to read people and interact with them was vital to his safety, as well as those he was charged with protecting. Face 2 Face: Observing, Interviewing, and Rapport Building Skills: an Ex- Secret Service Agent’s Guide is based on his experience.

He is an instructor with the Alpha Group teaching Behavioral Threat Assessments of Mass Killers. His newest book is  Mass Killers : How You Can Identify, Workplace, School, or Public Killers Before They Strike.

Mike retired in 2012, as a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service. He enjoys the serenity of spending time with his family in sunny Florida.

“His will be a strong new voice in crime fiction.” Michael Connelly, N.Y. Times bestselling author of the Lincoln Lawyer and Harry Bosch novels.

I was humbled by Lisette Brodey who was gracious enough to ask me for an interview. Stop by her website and read the interview to learn a few things not covered in my biography: http://bit.ly/12AuCLv


Contact Info: mike@mikeroche.com

2 Responses to About

  1. Lori says:

    I read the Blue Monster. I enjoyed the book except when you said firefighters screw around and wait for the ding, ding, I am a volunteer ff, and while we do wait for calls to go out, we also put our lives on the line. Many ff lost their lives on Sept 11, 2011, and have continued to loose their lives in fires. I will continue to read you any book you author, as I really enjoyed the Blue Monster

    • mike says:

      Hi Lori,

      I am thrilled that you enjoyed The Blue Monster. I am sorry that you were offended at the jurisdictional humor and Frank Duffy’s cynical dark humor. When I was street cop, we (PD and FD) would always trade barbs with each other. When the bell goes ding ding, there are not many people that are willing to risk their lives entering a burning structure. I did once, and I had no desire to do it again. The firefighters that backed me up, offered to buy me some donuts for my actions and continued razzing me at the awards ceremony. Having worked as an arson investigator with ATF and recovery operations at Ground Zero, I worked closely with the fire department and I have tremendous respect for the arduous job on a daily basis. As most will run from a fire, you and your fellow firefighters run towards the danger. This was well demonstrated by the loss of 19 firefighters in Arizona. Thank you for your service, especially as a volunteer. I grew up in an area that depended on an all volunteer fire department. I admire your devotion to public safety without the expectation of reward.

      Cheers, Mike

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