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Michael Callahan

Born: in Terre Haute, Indiana
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Michael now lives in Champaign, Illinois

Biography: After graduating from Indiana University, Michael joined the Illinois State Police, and spent the next 25 years in investigations. Callahan was promoted to sergeant, master sergeant and eventually lieutenant, before he retired in 2005. In 2006, he received The Edmund Burke Award from the National Lawyers Association, which was inscribed, A good man who did something to prevent the triumph of evil.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Michael Callahan on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Too politically sensitive /
ISBN: 0615281036 OCLC: 367588307

Land of Lincoln Press, Savoy, Il : ©2009.

Former Illinois State Police Investigations Commander Michale Callahan recounts his review of the wrongful convictions of Randy Steidl and Herb Whitlock for the 1986 murder of newlyweds Dyke and Karen Rhoads in Paris, Illinois, and ongoing attempts on the part of officials to impede Callahan's investigation.