"The Terminals is a great story. It is thrilling, emotionally intense, beautiful, horrifying, and absolutely compelling." San Francisco Book Review.
"Absorbing action and well developed characters ..." Publishers Weekly (Booklife).
"If you think you've read it all in the genre of mysteries and thrillers, think again. By adding a dose of supernatural sci fi, The Terminals Episode 1: Spark leads thriller readers on quite a different journey: one with no prior guideposts and no predictable paths." D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review.
"THE TERMINALS: SPARK provides a combination of emotional power, adrenaline-pumping action, and thought-provoking philosophy." IndieReader, 4.5 stars.
"Not many books are able to change your views on the afterlife. This one does." The Examiner, 5 stars.
"The Terminals, while occasionally funny and light-hearted, is overall pretty dark. There's violence, cursing, and a cast of characters so tragic that it makes the story's suicidal protagonist seem almost hopeful. And that's really the strength of this book: It brings you down to the depths of hell and then provides a glimmer of hope that all that misery and pain might serve a greater purpose." Portland Book Review, 4 stars.
About the Author
For adults, Michael has written THE SAND DRAGON a horror about a revenant prehistoric vampire set in the tar sands, HURAKAN a Mayan themed thriller which pits the Maya against the MS-13 with a New York family stuck in the middle, 24 BONES an urban fantasy which draws from Egyptian myth, and THE TERMINALS--a covert government unit which solves crimes in this realm by investigating them in the next. This series has already been optioned for film and television.
Herder of four daughters, Michael lives to write in Ottawa where he runs free writing workshops for teens and adults.