As The Can Opens
Behind every story is another more interesting story
When Sam Balee is charged with murder and sentenced to death, he felt his world had ended.
Incredibly, through unexpected circumstances, his life takes a complete turn following a limited-time reprieve and a second shot at freedom. Having to deal with the stigma of being labeled a murderer, Sam is forced to redefine himself but gets the shock of his life when he realizes that a number of people around him are not whom they appear to be.
He quickly realizes he is not the only one burying secrets but slowly discovers that behind every story is another more interesting story.
Stray Consequences(Sequel to If Only)
Deviation is not an option.
Life was great for Joe Tolono who had left a successful banking career to enjoy an even more successful private security firm.
The most unexpected thing happened to Joe, however, when that fateful call on a beautiful Sunday afternoon reminded him that his past had come back to haunt him and threaten to throw his life into upheaval.
His lack of choices were clear: be part of a team that would kidnap and kill a top political candidate and let a known murderer get away with it yet again, or stand back and watch as his wife and daughter got slaughtered.
Faced with an impossible choice and his back against the wall, and with only a few days to make his decision, can he find a way to save his family without committing….read more
Remodelling the past requires more than modern technology
It’s 3am and the President of the United States has gathered top government officials at the Whitehouse to reveal some shocking and frightful news.
Genesis, the most top secret and daring trillion-dollar time machine has disappeared; taken back in time through a brazen act of treason by rogue American soldiers. General Ben Jackson, the leader of this mission to Return, Redeem and Recast Africa’s destiny and prevent the slave trade from taking place, plans on ensuring his ancestors are well prepared for when the first colonist set foot on the dark continent.
However, General Jackson quickly finds out that things are not as they should seem 400 years ago and is forced to navigate through a web of deceit, murder, lust, revenge and the extent to which the execution of good intentions can be subverted by the misuse and corrupting influence of absolute power.
Once you go black, It takes a miracle to go back
World renowned tennis prodigy Daniel Pullman decided to take a secluded break from the press and his fans after winning all major tennis grand slams and wanted nothing but anonymity and tranquility anywhere he could find it.
With the appeal of a small quiet African country previously visited and suggested by his brother Joe, Daniel ventures into the unknown for what was supposed to be a short and relaxing stay. However the forbidden fruits and talents of the small African country not only made Daniel question his skills as a tennis player but his faithfulness as a disciplined and loving fiancé.
Blackmail, murder and war force things to quickly spiral out of control when Daniel decides to explore his fantasies and stray from his focus on this beautiful getaway on the dark continent. Once you go black you can make it back…at a high price!
Read before you stray!
Happily married banker Joseph Tolono was a young rising star at his bank when he laid eyes on his new neighbor’s wife Nadine on a fateful day during his morning exercise on his balcony.
With Nadine’s successful and powerful husband Thomas Okoye rarely in town, the intrigue of forbidden fruit drew Joseph into a dangerous romance with Nadine, only to find himself entangled into a web of lies, fraud, betrayal and murder of those around him.
With an eerie feeling that Thomas may not be who he pretends to be, Joseph is confronted with his life quickly unraveling before his very eyes at every turn while trying to uncover the truth surrounding his new neighbors and exonerate himself.
Read before you stray!
More About J. Michael
A pseudonym for a prolific writer of riveting short stories that have been published in various journals. He has worked with several international financial institutions and served on the boards of some commercial banks in a non-executive capacity. His experience extends to real estate management and telecommunications within the African continent. A holder of a BSc in Applied Mathematics and an MA in Economic studies, J. Michael is an alumni of Stanford University and the Harvard Business School. “If Only” was his first novel.