While laying on my living room floor as a young teenager, I read my first adult book. The French Connection by Robin Moore captivated me with excitement and intrigue. I moved on to The Valachi Papers by Peter Maas and to the Joseph Wambaugh novels of gritty police work.
Initially, having dreams of becoming an astronaut, my realization that my weakness in math would not be an asset. Those previous books that I devoured along with watching Adam-12 and the original Police Story solidified my career aspirations and a lifelong interest in police work and writing.
While working as both a local cop and Federal agent, I spent over four decades chasing bad guys and conducting behavioral assessments of stalkers and potential assassins.
I was an adjunct instructor at St. Leo University, an instructor with the Alpha Group Center for Crime and Intelligence Analysis, a frequent speaker about Mass Killers, as well as a previous faculty member of the esteemed Writer's Police Academy.
Retired after 26 years from the U.S. Secret Service, Mike enjoys the serenity of Florida with his family.