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Mike Monahan

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in Bronx, New York, The United States



member since
May 2008

About this author

After retiring from the NYPD, I worked as a Private Investigator for several years. Then I was offered a chance to work in Bosnia as part of an International Police Task Force (IPTF). I was a Captian in the IPTF and worked as a liaison officer with the United Nations and the various army units assigned as part of a Mult-National Peace keeping force.
After a year of seeing mans inhumanity, and the mass graves from ethnic cleansing, I returned home to my PI work.
Several work related injuries finally took their toll, so now I am an aspiring author. Barracuda is the first of, I hope, many novels.

Hi Gang,
I've been MIA for quite some time, but now I'm back. Many people who read my novel Barracuda asked for a sequel, and now its here.
Barracuda II The Return was published this past July, and I've been having a blast with it. I had a book signing at the outdoor deck of Paddy's by the Bay, and it was a great success with 34 books sold and a good time was had by all. I'm now in the process of... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.75 · 100 ratings · 17 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
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BARRACUDA (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 09, 2009 09:32AM
Description: This is a random teaser chapter from my novel, Barracuda
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 09, 2009 09:25AM
Description: This is a spontaneous poem that I wrote on the back of some work papers while waiting at an unlawful checkpoint in Tuzla, Bosnia. If this short poem moves you, please add a comment. Thanks, Mike Monahan
Where were you on 9-11-01 (Biographies & Memoirs)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 09, 2009 09:21AM
Description: My emotions and actions on that fateful day

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"NYPD Detective Mick O'Shaughnessy is going back to Bikini Atoll, this time with his partner Gus Lopez, at the request of FBI agent Buddy Burger. The FBI is investigating a heroine tracking ring, bringing the drug into Los Angeles from Afghanistan..." Read more of this review »
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date: June 22, 2009 10:30AM
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Goodreads and the ¡Poetry! group have partnered to create a contest in order to select a new poem each month for our newsletter.

1. Post your best poem here (*one poem per person*) in this folder (below as a "comment").

2. Goodreads and I will select five poems each month to be voted on by the Goodreads community.

3. ¡Poetry! group members will vote for the poem they like best (one vote per member). The poem with the most votes will be published in
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Why do I see such sorrow in the child's eye
Why do the mines still make them die

Why are they legless and use a crutch
Why doesn't the world ca
Mike made a comment on Desiree’s profile
" Hi Des,
Great to meet up with you again. Love the cool review you gave Barracuda. :-)

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" Hi Becca,
Thanks for the invite and for being my friend. Best of luck on your NEW book The Acronym.
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message 10: by Derek

Derek Schneider My new book, The 9 Ghosts of Samen's Bane
is available now.

[image error] Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

message 9: by Mike

Mike Thanks Robert. I wish you great success with your projects as well.

Robert Thank you for the kind invitation and good luck with your projects.

message 7: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Hi Mike. My pleasure. Thank you for the good wishes.

message 6: by Mike

Mike Hi Beth,
A creature feature writer needs mystery author friends :-)

message 5: by Beth

Beth Hi Mike,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author!

message 4: by Mike

Mike Hello Ilyn,
Thanks for the warm reception. :-) I see you have a few writings in process and I also wish you good luck on all your ventures for 2009. I think I will peruse your groups.

Best of luck,
Mike Monahan
author of

message 3: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Hello Mike,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend. Good fortune on Barracuda. I wish you all the best for 2009 and always.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: Happy & Brainy Group, To the Glory of Man, Reason Reigns, and Goodreads Tea Party. Have a marvelous week. Warmest regards.

Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)


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