Michael A. Black
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Michael A. Black

Michael A. Black is the author of 19 books and over 100 short stories and articles. He has a BA in English from Northern Illinois University and a MFA in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago. He was a police officer in the south suburbs of Chicago for over thirty years and worked in various capacities in police work including patrol supervisor, SWAT team leader, investigations, and tactical operations.
His Ron Shade series, featuring the Chicago-based kickboxing private eye, has won several awards, as has his police procedural series featuring Frank Leal and Olivia Hart. He has also written two novels with television star Richard Belzer of Law & Order SUV. His hobbies include the martial arts, running, and weight lifting.
In addtion to his own novels, Black is currently writing novels in a highly popular adventure series under another name.

Mike's newest novel is SACRIFICIAL OFFERINGS, the third in the Leal and Hart series. Other recent books include, THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF DOC ATALS (with Ray Lovato), THE HEIST and FREEZE ME, TENDER (think: Frozen Elvis)which are now availble as e-books and trade paperbacks on available in bookstores and on Amazon.com.

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    • A Killing Frost

    • Ron Shade, Book 1
    • By: Michael A. Black
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    It started as a simple missing person case. Maria Castro came to private detective Ron Shade because her friend, Juanita, was desperate to find her fiancé....

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Heist

    • By: Michael A. Black
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Linc Jackson and his buddy Rick Weaver thought they'd seen it all on the brutal battlefields of Desert Storm, but found themselves displaced and forgotten men when they came back to the States....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Blood Trails

    • By: Michael A. Black
    • Narrated by: James Romick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Detective Roger Colby thought he ended serial killer Morgan Laird's murderous spree 28 years ago when Laird was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison....

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Random Victim

    • By: Michael A. Black
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The case wasn't just cold - it was ice-cold. But the murder of Miriam Walker had a pretty high profile in the middle of a tough re-election campaign....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre novel, appalling reader

    • By Edgar on 01-17-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Sacrificial Offerings

    • Leal & Hart 3
    • By: Michael A. Black
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Things couldn’t be worse for Sergeant Frank Leal. He’s assigned a homicide at a seedy motel that suddenly develops into a "heater"....

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Hostile Takeovers

    • By: Michael A. Black
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Something's happening in the underworld of Cook County. Tensions are rising between two rival drug lords....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator

    • By Maureen on 12-28-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Freeze Me, Tender

    • By: Michael A. Black
    • Narrated by: William Michael Redman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Ten years ago the hillbilly king of rock-and-roll, Colton Purcell, was cryogenically frozen after his premature death....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I am surprised at how much I enjoyed this!

    • By Rachel on 02-18-13

    Regular price: $24.95

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