Crime, Fiction, Military, Mystery/Suspense

Get ready for an action-packed spy thriller from authentic debut author, Michael Brady. Into The Shadows, Black River is the story of Michael Brennan, a career CIA non-official cover (NOC) intelligence officer and his quest to identify and disrupt a plot crafted by the Islamic State terror group. After Michael travels to Israel and meets with Israeli intelligence, he partners with Elif Turan, a Mossad agent working in Turkey as a “false flag” along the Syrian border. Together, they must use their skills and tradecraft to stop Islamic State’s scheme of introducing the deadly Ebola virus into New York City.

The book takes readers on an exciting and fast-paced journey to places such as Israel, Cyprus, Germany, Syria, Turkey, Jamaica, Cuba and New York City. This realistic and compelling story of our time is designed to keep readers immersed and entertained while educating them to the world of intelligence operations and a very real threat to international peace and security. It is the first of a series of high octane spy thrillers under the Into The Shadows brand.

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Brady, USA, (RET), earned his MS in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University in Washington, DC in 2003. His classified thesis focused on the current and emerging issues confronting China and Taiwan and Taiwan’s ability to retain sovereignty into the future. He was published in the Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin (MIPB) in July 2000 where he focused on the critical tasks an intelligence officer must perform to excel and be an integral member of a combat team. He has performed a wide variety of tactical and strategic intelligence functions including long range surveillance, interrogation, intelligence analysis, collection management, emergency operations, and intelligence production. He served as the Director, Presidential Emergency Operations Center in the White House from January 2001 until July 2002 under President George W. Bush. LTC Brady is a 1990 graduate of The Citadel, Marine Corps Command and General Staff College, Joint Forces Staff College, US Army Airborne School and US Army Ranger School. His areas of expertise and research include threats to the homeland, intelligence collection systems and programs, intelligence analysis and intelligence support to national policy making. Michael currently lives in Charleston, SC and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at The Citadel. He also lectures at FSU, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina. Michael spends most of his free time in Jacksonville, Florida. He is also the proud father of three children.