Mike Angley is the multi award-winning author of the Child Finder Trilogy. He retired as a Colonel from the 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. In his last assignment, he was Commander of OSI Region 8 with responsibility for all of Air Force Space Command. Among other things, he was the chief architect of all space-related counterintelligence programs where he exercised responsibility over anything entering or exiting the Earth’s atmosphere. Much of what he experienced in those heady, esoteric days, to include what he calls “sexy technology,” informed his writing and inspired his trilogy.
His debut novel, Child Finder, received the Silver Medal for Fiction in the 2009 Military Writers Society of America’s (MWSA) Annual Awards program. When it debuted in June 2009, it earned placement on Library Journal’s Summer Reads List. His second novel, Child Finder: Resurrection, received a fiction award in the 2010 Annual Awards Contest of the Public Safety Writers Association, and it also won a Silver Medal for Fiction from the MWSA in the 2010 Annual Awards Program!
Mike writes thrillers with a paranormal twist. His protagonist is a man whose deep faith guides him through his page-turning perils. The Child Finder Trilogy is a hot thriller series with a light, somewhat edgy spiritual theme…it is not typical Christian fiction. But fans of that genre as well as suspense and thriller enthusiasts thoroughly enjoy it!
About his military career: Following the 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia, Angley was dispatched to command all OSI units throughout the Middle East, with responsibility for 23 countries. During his tenure, he 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. In 2004, he commanded all OSI units in South Korea where he and his teams countered a classified target in Seoul. For his efforts, the President of South Korea presented him with a Presidential Citation and medal, and the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) Commissioner decorated him with the KNPA Medal of Cooperation.
Earlier, while commanding an OSI unit in northern Japan, Angley conducted an operation that effectively blocked a KGB agent’s efforts to steal critical U.S. technology, and thereby stymied Soviet military advances for years. In 1999, he was the Chief of counterintelligence within the Directorate of Intelligence, U.S. Strategic Command. His office competed for the prestigious Killian Award, a White House level honor that annually recognizes the very best intelligence unit in the entire U.S. government. His unit came in as first runner-up for this significant honor.
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. In 2001, he served as a National Defense Fellow and Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Florida International University, Miami, FL.
Mike and Evelyn, his wife of 29 years, make their home in Colorado Springs, CO. They have three children, and they can usually be found chasing their rambunctious beagle, Brynn.