Mike Krentz writes medical suspense, psychological thrillers, and military fiction featuring complex characters.
Mike’s medical stories transport the reader into the stressful environment of emergency medicine, where life battles death amid terrified screams, plaintive whimpers, and shouted orders; where fallible humans strive to postpone death, restore life, or eliminate misery. These ardent heroes sometimes fail. No time for grief. They suck it up and move on—to quiet a frightened child, relieve pain, straighten a broken limb, repair a laceration, or reassure the worried well. What evil might lurk amid such chaos?
His Flagship Series portrays the lives of servicemen and women, their operational and personal challenges and interactions; and their wounds—physical and emotional—that evolve into conflicts more daunting than combat. Can crucial human relationships survive such brutal demands on hearts and souls?
Born and raised in Arizona, Mike earned a classical degree in English from the University of San Francisco, a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and a Master of Public Health Degree from Johns Hopkins University.
Following a successful civilian career in emergency medicine that included election as President of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Mike rededicated his professional life to serve America's Navy and Marine Corps heroes and their families, and to honor their sacrifices in defending our freedom and way of life.
After retiring from the US Navy, Dr. Krentz returned to his earliest life passion as full-time writer of character-based, compelling stories. His latest novel, CORONARY, is under contract for publication in 2020 by TouchPoint Press.