Wednesday, February 6, 2019


by Michael Jordan


GENRE: Thriller



The brutal murder of a friend leaves lawyer John Coleman stunned and sends shock waves through the city of Cleveland. The technique of the killing recalls memories of the Torso Murderer, who dismembered at least twelve people decades ago and vanished--eluding even the legendary Eliot Ness. Jennifer, the victim's beautiful daughter, hires John to handle her father's estate, and romantic feelings for her soon complicate his already troubled marriage. When John finds himself entangled with a cold-blooded biker gang, an ex-cop with a fuzzy past, and the drug-addicted son of the dead man, he struggles to make sense of it all. But he cannot escape a growing sense of dread.


Excerpt Two:

A deep breath helped to calm me. Oyster’s death had brought an ugly past alive. Just as I’d been assuring everyone, though, there was nothing wrong. My main task for the day was to pick Molly up after school and hope that she wouldn’t be too disappointed when she learned that we wouldn’t be visiting the skateboard park. We would head straight home for a quiet, uneventful spaghetti dinner. Cathy would have polished and set the oaken table. We would talk of things other than serial killers. She would remind me of her upcoming birthday dinner, with her sister and brother-in-law. Her parents would stare down at us from faded color photographs arranged in thin wooden frames on checkered blue-and-white wallpaper. There were photographs of my mom, too, with her tight-lipped smile.

One photo of my father, handsome in a blue uniform, hung on the wall. Whenever Cathy said grace, my eyes would wander to the particular picture, and I would recall games of catch, walleye fishing on the lake, our hikes through the Metroparks. We’d wander the trails there most Saturday mornings, just my dad and me. Afterward, he’d take me to Pete’s Hotdogs on Lorain, and we’d gorge on dogs stuffed into steamed buns and topped with local Stadium mustard and greasy fried onions. Those were the memories I’d try to focus on.

But I could never, ever block out the rest.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Michael Jordan obtained his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, with highest honors, and his law degree from George Washington University, where he was a member of the Law Review. A trial lawyer and arbitrator for over three decades, he has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer and named to Best Lawyers in America. A member of the International Association of Crime Writers, The Company of Demons is his first novel.

An avid traveler, Michael has climbed Mt. Fuji, swam in The Devil’s Pool on the cusp of Victoria Falls, trekked a glacier in Patagonia, and visited numerous other countries. Yes—an international thriller lies in the future! He has also acted in several theatrical productions and his experience on stage is helpful in creating characters for his novels. He is currently working on his next book, a thriller set during the closing stages of WWII.

A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Michael and his wife, Linda Gross Brown, a soft pastel artist, divide their time between homes in Rocky River, Ohio, and Longboat Key, Florida. They enjoy traveling, pleasure boating, and very cold martinis.

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Interview with Michael Jordan
1. Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?  I have some control over the story, but after reading Stephen King’s book On Writing, I learned the importance of letting the characters be your guide.

2. Convince us why you feel your book is a must read. I can promise you unexpected twists and turns, an eye-opening view of the real-life history of the Torso Killer and Eliot Ness, and courtroom scenes that are as fresh as anything you’ll find. Oh—and shadowy characters that will never cease to surprise you!

3. Have you written any other books that are not published? One—an early effort that will not see the light of day, but I learned a great deal going through the process.

4. Pen or type writer or computer? Computer first, but I often edit after printing pages.

5. Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans? A heartfelt thanks for the great reception that The Company of Demons has received. The reviews and ratings have meant so much.



Michael Jordan will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to one randomly drawn winner and an audio copy of “The Company of Demons” to 10 randomly drawn winners (this prize is US/Canada only) via rafflecopter.

Follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 

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  1. Congrats on this tour and thank for the opportunity to read about another great book out there to read. It helps out so I can find books I know my family will enjoy reading. Thanks as well for the giveaway.

  2. Thanks for hosting, and to Goddess Fish Promotions for setting this up! Appreciate your comment, James Robert! I will be checking in periodically throughout the course of the day and do my best to respond to all comments! Mike

  3. Great excerpt and interview, thanks for sharing them :)

  4. I loved reading about your travels. I can only imagine what is left on your bucket list. I look forward to reading this. (Audrey Stewart)

    1. Thank you, Audrey! I write about all of our travels on our blog,, with lots of pics as well!

  5. I liked the excerpt, thank you.