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Mike Smitley was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but spent much of his youth on a cattle farm in southern Missouri. He is a retired police chief with over thirty years of service in all capacities of law enforcement. He currently resides in Missouri with his wife and two sons. He has a broad base of experience in all fields of public safety and municipal government.
Mike has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's degree in Administration of Public Affairs. His experience as a chief of police affords him a perspective on homicide investigation not normally seen by most homicide investigators. In his novels, Mike expertly blends his insight into municipal governments, law enforcement, and homicide investigative techniques specifically into thrilling suspense novels about the most difficult, complex and challenging types of homicide investigation facing law enforcement today.
Mike can be reached at his web-site: www.fatherspress.com. or by e-mail at mike@fatherspress.com for information about any of his current novels, IMPLIED CONTRACT, PREY, DEAD FILES, GHOST HUNT, OUR MISSING and THE ENGLISH MAN.

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The Laborers Are Few
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,510. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Throughout our lives we will be presented with opportunities. Some opportunities lead to our personal and professional success. Others lead to the personal success of those we choose to help.
Moon Base One: Ascension
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,960. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Young Dean Autumn wants nothing more than to go to the Moon. After much hard work he was finally selected by the Federation of Galaxy Explorers as the first kid to land on the Moon.
Pressing Matters
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,430. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
“Lives are shattered, careers ruined, and loose ends are not tied up nice and neat - all because the newspaper owner and his staff stood up to an injustice and tried to right it... One can easily identify with the personalities and egos of key characters because they reflect those found in any community.
The Well Of Destiny
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,130. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Dr. Judd Manson, disillusioned by the South, soured on marriage, returns to Mississippi to investigate a lethal disease outbreak.
Angels In My Heart: A Journey of Love and Loss
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,340. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Each year, in the United States alone, nearly one million women experience the heartbreak of a miscarriage. An additional 26,000 families are faced with the trauma of a stillborn baby.
A Tale Of Two Cultures: Islam and the West
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 107,400. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam
Mark Walia’s A Tale of Two Cultures: Islam And The West lays out the contrasts between the Western and Islamic worlds with remarkable clarity and documentation, and concludes there are nearly irreconcilable differences between these worlds.
Mirror of Heaven: Physical Object Lessons of the Spritual World
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,130. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Mirror of Heaven points to a powerful, creative God who knew exactly what He was doing when He spoke the world into being. His intent, from before the beginning, has been to make Himself known to mankind.
The So What Club
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,810. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
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This collection of 21 short stories will help you and your family or your discussion group interact with Scripture in a new way, discover Biblical life lessons in everyday eventsand ask and answer the SO WHATs of life.
Job Experiences God
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,030. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
This study of Job has everything a good Bible-study book ought to have: careful exposition, practical application and good illustrations of Biblical truth. You find yourself carried along from chapter to chapter as though reading an adventure story.
Prayer, Faith, And A Bit Of Chocolate
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,500. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
The stories in this book are about prayer and trust in God. Turning to God in everyday living and especially in difficult times, acknowledges our trust in Him and our complete dependence on Him.
But YOU When You Pray: Another Look At The Lord's Prayer
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,680. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
"In a sea of books on prayer, Pastor Rick has emerged with a very informative book on the matter that is both fresh and insightful. It is an easy read, yet each time you do, you come away with another thought or truth that will challenge and enrich your time with God.
Veiled Honor
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 115,370. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam
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Veiled Honor is an incredible account of the plight of women and religious freedom. Veiled Honor gives us a remarkable insight into the evolving Arab world and the challenges we in the West face in dealing with it. You need to read it!
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: Living and Lasting as a Missionary
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,310. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Christian studies
Winter Spring Summer Fall shares twelve hard-earned lessons learned during Murphy’s first four years in Africa, as well as stories of surviving civil war, traveling to exotic places, grieving poverty and disease, and celebrating the transforming love of Jesus Christ.
All That You Can't Leave Behind: A Rookie Missionary's Life In Africa
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,500. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Christian studies
You will find the insights Ryan and Heather Murphy share in this book to be real and refreshing. If you want a very readable book on missions in Africa which deals with both the practical and the theoretical, look no further. You will enjoy this book.
The Christian And The Struggle With Truth: In Sin, Salvation, and Santification of the Human Soul
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,860. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
In a world that is filled with false religion, false gods and man’s pursuit of his own desires, true believers in Christ are bombarded with doctrines that are not only contrary to God’s truth, but ones that lessen man’s accountability to God and seek to mold God into a God of convenience that suits the personal desires of man.
America Unraveling: A Politically Incorrect Analysis of Public Faith And Culture
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,800. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Essay » Political
In a new book, aptly entitled America Unraveling: A Politically Incorrect Analysis of Public Faith and Culture, Dr. L. Scott Smith distinguishes himself as a critical voice of social and political reform. His critique of American culture is white-hot, while his scholarship, reasoning, and logic are incisive and courageous.
Detour: Outliving Termination
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,840. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
My life story is much like a long trip. Two years ago I was terminated from a position that I had held for 18 years. The ensuing journey was replete with twists and turns, doubts, and what appeared on the surface to be dead-end streets. Although from the beginning I had a familiar voice guiding me, I wrestled for control.
Six Years' Worth
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,260. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
Most of us have glimpsed at least one of that segment of society without homes, hope or happiness. The stories are varied and numerous as the stars in the sky. But one cannot help but wonder: What brought them to such a point of despair?
Holy Man-Secular Job
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,850. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
Tom May, writing out of personal experience, helps the reader to grasp the ways in which Christians can be called by God into non-church vocations, but nevertheless still have an awareness that they are on a mission from God to communicate Christ in words and in deeds in the secular workplace.
Spending God's Money
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,500. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
What’s Happened to Our Contributions? A hundred years ago, collective giving seemed the perfect solution. What one individual or church couldn’t do, combined efforts accomplished with ease. National agencies sprung up, offering to spend on our behalf. And we embraced them.
Terminal Justice
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,050. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
TERMINAL JUSTICE is the story of highly trained but ordinary people who find themselves at a moment in life when they have nothing to lose by using their skills outside the law and following through on their secret impulses. Knowing they’ll soon die releases a strong sense of justice in this group of federal agents as they pick up where the justice system failed.


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