Author Black, Michael

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 SVU. 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.

The Incredible Adventures of Doc Atlas
Follow the adventures of the mighty Doc Atlas...[read more]
Pope's Last Case
The adventures of tough, hardboiled, ex-Private Eye Vince Pope...[read more]