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Mike Urban is an Ivy League graduate, an ex- cop, and a former DOJ lawyer. For nearly a decade he lived in and explored Panama. He has worked in federal law enforcement both in the States and overseas. Most recently he was a trial lawyer in private practice. He writes adventure tales and thrillers, for both young and old, with his faithful dog Ziggy at his feet.
Mike has published three thriller novels, each featuring gutty adventurer Zach Colt. His novels use a unique historical event to launch the story into a dangerous and tumultuous present; have wild yet plausible plots that tie in to contemporary world events; feature multiple complex characters, including strong women; are well-researched and accurate in detail; address grand themes of good versus evil, friendship, loyalty, and the effect of violence on the soul; pit the Average Joe against great odds that force him to fight for survival; and are written in spare, direct prose, paced to propel the plot full speed ahead to a dramatic and unexpected finish.
IRONSIDES’ PERIL is about an Iranian-backed hijacking of USS Constitution. It was named Winner–Suspense/Thriller by the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and received an Honorable Mention–Best Thriller–Terrorist from the 2013 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards. William Martin, New York Times best-selling author of The Lincoln Letter, called it “A first-rate thriller.”
DRAKE’S COFFIN, Zach Colt’s origin story, is a tale of the hunt for Sir Francis Drake’s lost treasure in Panama, where Mike lived for many years. It was named Finalist–Action/Adventure by the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, nominated for Best Thriller by the 2012 Global eBook Awards, and named a Finalist–Best eBook Cover by the 2012 Global eBook Awards. Kirkus Reviews wrote: “Urban’s debut novel [is]…fast-paced…real and intense…. A coming-of-age story and thrilling adventure rolled into one.” International best-selling author Glen Cooper read it and wrote to Mike “Your stuff is good.”
EL DRACO’S TREASURE is a young adult rendering of the first half of DRAKE’S COFFIN.