Michael O'Gara

Biography

I'm a novelist and I love my work.

I live in Missouri with my wife Ronda who provided photographs and art work for some of my book covers. We both graduated from Fontbonne University in St. Louis where I earned MBA and MFA degrees. My favorite thing to do is write.

I have published several novels in the Millie Mystery Thriller series. The published eBook titles in the Millie series (in chronological order) are: The Happenstance Marshal, The Deliberate Sheriff, The Persistent Sheriff, The Windfall Sheriff, The Mogul Sheriff, The Mentor Sheriff and "The Caring Sheriff".

My work includes a historical action adventure "Sword, Cross and Crown." It is available in eBook and print format.

I have also written thrillers titled "Crossing Cassandra" and "Ambassador Death" which are part of the Cassandra Crossing series. A mystery thriller titled "Generational Sin" will be released in 2014 as will a yet untitled romance novel and a western titled "Gunnerson's Gunners".

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Books

Sinister Intent
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,170. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
ADA Vince Foley is assigned to a case that seems routine. It isn’t and pushes him to uncover a tangled international web of evil and a threat beyond anything he’d imagined. The clock is ticking as Vince must use skills and contacts he thought were only a part of his past. He is reluctantly drawn into the world of espionage and terrorism where a lot of lives depend on his success.
The Caring Sheriff
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Series: The Millie Thriller Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,120. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Millie’s Life Lesson #7 - If you care enough you may get the very best. The naked body of a young woman is found beside a rural road and Sheriff Millie’s team finds the crime is one of a string of serial murders. Millie suspects it's connected to greater evil; one she does not want to give voice to. It’s a dangerous case that "hits home" because of events in Millie's personal life.
Ambassador Death
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,880. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Cassandra Crossing went from spymaster to national hero, but what’s next? The president intends her to be a bishop on his chessboard of international threats. It's a mission that will make Cassandra a high profile target. She will be faced with challenges that require the balance of a tight rope walker, the skills of a spymaster, the wisdom of Solomon, courage, and diplomacy.
Crossing Cassandra
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,470. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
Events have abruptly ended Cassandra Crossing's career as a covert operative. To complicate matters her intelligence based predictions of an imminent national threat have started to come true and events are spiraling out of control. Cassandra is tasked with securing the Mexican border and the country's safety, her life, and her father's political future depend on her success.
The Mentor Sheriff
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Series: The Millie Thriller Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,900. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sheriff Millie has just received a medal from the President and is going to meet her fiancée's critical family. At home a new criminal enterprise is taking root and it's based in the neighboring county where the Sheriff is either incompetent or corrupt and impeding the investigation. Little does Millie realize her new family will provide the solution if she becomes "The Mentor Sheriff".
The Mogul Sheriff
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Series: The Millie Thriller Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,080. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Sheriff Millie faces many challenges after the recent tornadoes that tore through Mountain County. Millie is trying to balance sorting out her personal and business affairs with being the Sheriff. To complicate her life a dangerous fugitive returns as does an old romantic interest. They add danger, mystery and romantic distraction to Millie’s life. The question is can Millie juggle it all?
Sword, Cross and Crown
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,530. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Wolf is an extraordinary youth facing certain death or loss of all when he comes of age. He is heir to his Christian mother’s family realm which his pagan Warlord father covets and intends to take. Wolf is not what others think and is making secret plans of his own. No one anticipates where his path through intrigue, corruption, military adventure, conquest, failure and love will lead.
The Windfall Sheriff
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Series: The Millie Thriller Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,560. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Millie Boyd is seeking re-election as Sheriff of Mountain County and she seems a shoe in. Then just before the election, a series of murders occur and it's big news. Questions arise about Millie's ability to stop these serial crimes and a challenger comes forward. It appears solving the murders is key to re-election. Little does Millie know she will face a much greater life altering challenge.
The Persistent Sheriff
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Series: The Millie Thriller Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,370. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
It is election time in the beautiful Mountain County resort area but no one is willing to run against living legend Sheriff Millie. Millie's life becomes complicated by a mysterious body found in the lake, the arrival of a notorious motorcycle gang, a new romantic interest, and the challenges of running her real estate development company. Just how much can Millie juggle? Millie Mystery Book 3
The Deliberate Sheriff
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Series: The Millie Thriller Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,990. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
City Marshal Millie Boyd has experienced a quick rise to become a regional folk hero. Her exploits have led to a call for her to run for County Sheriff. The County sure could use some help because the Sheriff's Department is a mess. Millie realizes the challenges of rebuilding the Department but not the mystery, murder, danger, and conspiracy that await her if elected. Millie Mystery Book 2
The Happenstance Marshal
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Series: The Millie Thriller Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 115,880. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Mystery, action, great characters, with some comedy and a little romance thrown in for good measure, make this a must read. The small lake front City of Safe Haven Harbor is broke but no one can figure out why. A new City Manager is hired to uncover the cause and Millie Boyd is thrown together with him. It turns out Millie's special talent is key to unraveling the mystery.

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  • The Deer Run Trail on June 25, 2013

    I was recently provided a complimentary copy of Deer Run Trail – David R Lewis for an honest review. I will be the first to admit I have only read a few books of the Western genre. If they were all as good as this one, I would read a lot of them. I think novelists should be good story tellers and David is! For me reading Deer Run Trail was like being masterfully drawn through a window in time and I went willingly. The author’s creative use of a point of view was excellent and led me to readily accept the book’s virtual reality. It was easy to become drawn into the interesting story line. The nice balance between story line and characters made this an easy read. This is a book I did not want to put down and I finished it in two sittings on the same day. The book’s pacing was just right so the story line did not lag and yet the characters were believable and interesting. The dialogue added to the period feel of the book and was very well done. The writing was of very good quality. In summary I give this book 5 Stars and recommend it not only to fans of the Western genre but to others who are adventurous.