Michael Jason Brandt is a specialist in history and geopolitics. Born in Washington, D.C., he lived for a time in Spain and England, where his interest in foreign policy grew into a passion. He received his first degree in business and computers from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. After a decade in the corporate world, Michael elected to change his career to something more personally rewarding. Returning to school, he received degrees in International Relations from George Washington University and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Now dedicated to research and writing, Michael is the editor and co-founder of Casus Belli Books. He currently lives in Maryland, where nature is beautiful. Plagued, With Guilt is his first novel.
Modest professor Ben Appelstein and four gifted students join the first archaeological expedition in postwar Iraq. But their promising futures are cruelly shattered by a bloody Islamic insurgency that threatens to destroy everyone it touches. The survivors escape one chaotic maelstrom only to discover they unwittingly unlocked another, as humanity itself is imperiled by a horrific new affliction.