Michael Brandt is an award winning American author, techno-thriller writer, and an extreme adventurer. Michael has run marathons and mountain climbed on the seven continents, and traveled to the four corners of the world visiting over ninety countries. Michael is a decorated retired LAPD homicide detective of 29 years, who writes short stories for anthologies and destination travel articles for magazines and newspapers and is a published photographer. Michael’s professional career includes writing manuals, training material and curriculum development for a national anti-fraud investigators academy. He has been a guest speaker numerous times at health care anti-fraud conferences and writer’s clubs around the nation. Michael’s favorite author since 1958 is Ernest Hemingway.