ABOUT Michael Angley

Michael Angley
MICHAEL "Mike" ANGLEY is the award-winning author of the mystery/suspense thriller series, the Child Finder Trilogy, that features a USAF Special Agent protagonist, Major Patrick S. O'Donnell. More information about the entire trilogy can be found at: www.childfinder.us.Child F More...



Child Finder is an award-winning debut novel, taking the Silver Medal for Fiction in the 2009 Military Writers Society of America's Annual Awards program!  It 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 murdered children reveal a hidden psychic gift which the government eagerly exploits, drawing him into a TOP SECRET program to find missing 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!

Child Finder 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. Colonel Michael “Mike” Angley is the award-winning author of the Child Finder Trilogy. He retired from the US 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. Mike 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. He 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.

“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. The author is a retired U.S. Air Force agent whose real-life experiences inspired his novel.”
--Library Journal

“I loved this book!  This is a book for anyone who loves political suspense, secret government agencies, and uniquely gifted heroes!  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.  I can’t wait to read the next two books in the series!”

--Armchair Interviews 5-Star Review

"Mike Angley used his experience as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) to create a suspenseful page-turner in Child Finder.  Being a criminal investigator, as well as a counterintelligence and counterterrorism specialist, gave him plenty of opportunities to put together characters that keep us guessing as we read.  The intriguing aspect, to me, is just how the paranormal adventures came to be part of the plot.

Be sure to carve out a chunk of time when you pick up Child Finder because you are not going to want to put the book down.  The characters pull you into the story and the mystery keeps you guessing right up to the very end.  We all have experiences in our lives but how many of us can turn them into a fantastic read?  Mike Angley has done just that.  I highly recommend this book to anyone that wants to see into the “intelligence world” and anyone that loves a great mystery thriller. The good news is…there are two more books to finish out the series and I can’t wait to get my hands on them.  Mike Angley is a terrific writer and you’ll find Child Finder a very well-written mystery."

--Military Writers Society of America

"Child Finder is a gripping, intriguing, rare and accurate look into the U.S. Intelligence Community. Angley uses his long government career to weave a believable fiction tale that is as current as today's news.

--Gerald E. Pratt, Operations Officer, National Security Agency (Retired)

"Slick....Mike has done a terrific job of transitioning from running counterintelligence operations and writing reports to creative fiction....his passion for writing coupled with years of experience in law enforcement has produced a wonderful read for mystery enthusiasts!"

--Dick Law, Colonel, USAF (Retired), Managing Editor, Global Alliance Magazine & Former Vice Commander, OSI

"Mike has created a page turner I didn't want to put down with a plot twist I never saw coming! Angley's imagination combined with his in-depth knowledge of the OSI, Interagency, and military working environments quickly and realistically took me back to my time at the Pentagon in the Fall of 2001. Can't wait for the next books in the series to see what exploits are in store for USAF OSI Agent Patrick O'Donnell and his extraordinary gift!"

--Jack Holt, Action Officer, Joint Staff USAF (Retired)