Retired since January 2014, Michael put down roots in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson where he indulges his passion for writing, working on short stories and novels. When Michael’s not focused on his laptop’s keyboard, he’s out trying the plethora of Vegas buffets with his friend and roommate Sharon and exploring the natural wonders of the Mohave Desert including Red Rock National Park and Valley of Fire State Park. Before he retired, Michael worked as a journalist for newspapers in North Carolina, Florida and Ohio. Assassins’ Lair is his third novel and concludes the Larenia’s Shadow trilogy. The first two are The Emperor’s Mistress and Thief’s Coin.