Michael A. Black holds an MFA degree in Fiction Writing from Columbia College, and has been a police officer in the south suburbs of Chicago for the past twenty-eight years. His short stories have been published in a variety of anthologies and magazines including Ellery Queen and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. Mike's other novels include A Killing Frost, Windy City Knights, and A Final Judgment, featuring private investigator Ron Shade. He has also written two standalone thrillers, The Heist and Freeze Me, Tender.