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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael Bret Hood  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Hood lived in West Frankfort, Illinois for 23 years. He is also a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michael began his career as an accountant in 1989 and worked a few years in the field before he recalled a conversation with a small town friend who worked as a special agent for the State of Illinois. Looking for adventure as well as a job with a purpose, Michael was appointed to a special agent position with the United States Department of Justice and has been working in the law enforcement field since 1991. Michael uses his unique experiences to craft stories that have a basis of truth in the legal system without the courtroom minutia. Michael is also able to create characters, including serial killers that are authentic and based on actual experiences in the field of law enforcement.

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Titles At Your Library

Outrage: We The People
ISBN: 0972845038

Baycrest Books. 2004

Discontented with the country, a group of American citizens from various walks of life called 'The Patriots' decide to stop commercial and federal corruption by taking matters into their own hands. Risking everything to be heard, the group pushes the issues that face many American's today and demand change from the lawmakers.

Jericho's Walls
ISBN: 0979262992

Tiger Publications Inc. 2008

With deadlines looming, Riley O'Shea thinks she has realized her worst fear when she discovers that she can no longer write. Unbeknownst to O'Shea, she has a fervent admirer named Jericho Sampson. Sampson is an emerging serial killer who believes he can absorb his victim's inner energy by maximizing their fear and pain before he kills them. Believing O'Shea will accurately chronicle his ascension Sampson kidnaps O'Shea and embarks on his violent killing spree. Stuck in a dungeon-like basement, O'Shea realizes she has to write if she wants to live. While the corpses start piling up, O'Shea plays a dangerous game with Sampson convincing him that she is writing while a bored detective transplanted from Chicago to small town Illinois and a lifelong friend of O'Shea's get tangled in the intricate web woven by Sampson. Can O'Shea overcome her writer's block before Sampson finds out or will she become another victim of one of the scariest and most frightening characters ever imagined?

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