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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information about any of his current novels, IMPLIED CONTRACT, PREY, DEAD FILES, GHOST HUNT, OUR MISSING and THE ENGLISH MAN.
“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.
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 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.
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.
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.
"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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.