Resurrection

CF-Ress2Child Finder: Resurrection published in November 2009, and it has received some wonderful praise, to include:

“Great read..Mike combines his expert knowledge of investigations and forensics with an exceptional writing style to create a great piece of fiction. I cannot wait for the next one.”
—Francis X. Taylor, Brigadier General, USAF (Ret), Former Ambassador-at-Large & Presidential Counterterrorism Advisor, & Former Commander, OSI

“Mike does not disappoint! The cat-and-mouse game between protagonist and nemesis will keep you on the edge of your seat.”
—John Wills, FBI (Ret) & author of the Chicago Warrior Thriller Series

Child Finder: Resurrection, award-winning author Mike Angley’s second novel, is rich with sensory images and Catholic philosophy. Mixing those two very literary techniques with a bang-bang shoot-em-up tale might seem risky to some—and it is. However, Angley has created a super-hero who transcends comic-bookery while maintaining the genre’s idealistic view of good overcoming evil. He created this approach in his first book, Child Finder, but the reader will find a maturation of style and new complexity in plotting in Resurrection. In this story, not only does Major Pat O’Donnell, the psychic protagonist, talk to God and the Saints and Angels, but God and the Saints and Angels communicate back to him. It’s a nice touch.

There’s a hint of Hitchcockian suspense – the reader knows more than the characters. The bad guy is really bad. What Pat can sense and what he can’t is a mystery, leaving the audience to scream out warnings about what’s behind that closed bathroom door. The mood is ominous and the threat isn’t only to Pat himself, but to his family and friends. If it’s so easy for Pat and the killer to see into the minds of others, shouldn’t we all be erecting brick walls around our own thoughts? Racing around corners and falling through space on the other side of a rickety climb, the novel is a tooth-grinding rollercoaster ride.

Like Child Finder, Resurrection is a general audience thriller which will also appeal to religious audiences and young adults. Fun and thought-provoking, the book can be read as a spiritual allegory or as a fast-paced action piece. Keep your bible and your valium nearby!”
—Joyce Faulkner, President of Military Writers Society of America, author of Shadow of Suribachi, Losing Patience, and For Shrieking Out Loud, Co-author of Sunchon Tunnel Massacre Survivors

Child Finder Resurrection is Colonel Michael Angley’s (USAF retired) sequel to his book Child Finder. We meet the main character, Air Force Special Agent Patrick O’Donnell a year and a half after he left the Top Secret child rescue program when events went horribly awry and his family was endangered.  Mike Angley brings much experience in criminal investigation and counterintelligence to his writing, which makes the storyline so real, but also so fascinating.

Patrick O’Donnell is a psychic and in Child Finder Resurrection, he is called back into the Top Secret community to help the government track down a very sick and twisted child killer. Patrick’s son, Sean, who also has psychic abilities that come into play in a big way, proves to be a source of help to his father.  It is interesting how the author lets the reader see things that the characters don’t see, which makes the reader want to shout “Watch out/Beware!” a number of times during this thriller. The real twist in this story, I believe, is the fact that this murderer is a psychotic genius.  The mind games that go on are ones that you don’t want to read if you are alone late at night! This book can and will send chills down your spine.

Colonel Angley is proving himself to be a fantastic writer of mystery thrillers.  He promises that the last book in the series, Child Finder: Revelation will be “nonstop action and peril.” Readers will want to read all of the books in this series if they find enjoyment in great thrillers.
—Joyce Gilmour, Copy Editor, Editing TLC

“What really differentiates this work from others of its ilk is Angley’s extensive forensic background. He uses it to enhance the credibility of the investigation going forward. Correct terminology regarding weapons, references to government practices, and handling of top-secret documents, even the interaction between agencies—it’s all spot on. The authenticity immediately brings the reader into the middle of a high level, shadowy government operation that reeks of the real deal. It is not difficult to imagine that this story may not be fiction after all, that possibly such a unit actually does exist somewhere in our government.”
—New York Journal of Books