Mike Smith is a graduate of West Point and a decorated veteran of Operation Desert Storm. During his career with the U.S. Army, he lived in Saudi Arabia, and Iraq, with postings in Alaska, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Georgia. He served as an army combat engineer. Since his retirement from the army in 1995, he has worked in the defense industry. Backazimith is his debut novel and the first of a three-book series. A native of Alabama, Mike and his wife, Beth, live today in Fredericksburg, Virginia. They have four children.
Across the Line of Departure is a gripping thriller about a jaded army officer whose unconventional code of honor sets him on a dangerous path to vengeance, from which there can be no turning back. It's the dramatic sequel to Backazimuth, Mike Smith's debut novel.