Michael Byars Lewis, is an Amazon #1 International Bestselling Author, and his books have also been on the Bestseller lists on Barnes and Noble Nook and Kobo platforms. The award-winning author of the Jason Conrad thriller series, has been on numerous author panels at writer’s conferences such as Thrillerfest, The Louisiana Book Festival, and Killer Nashville. The Jason Conrad Thriller Series, consisting of RetributionSurly BondsThe Right to Know, and Veil of Deception, has garnered fifteen book awards.

Michael is a former AC-130U Spooky Gunship Evaluator Pilot with 18 years in Air Force Special Operations Command.  A 25-year Air Force pilot, he has flown special operations combat missions in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  He served as an Expeditionary Squadron Commander for AC-130U combat operations in Iraq and spent his final assignment on active duty instructing and mentoring the next generation of gunship pilots at the Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center’s schoolhouse for flight instruction, the 19th Special Operations Squadron. Michael is currently a pilot for a major U.S. airline.

Active in his community, Michael has mentored college students on leadership development and team-building and is a facilitator for an international leadership training program.  He has teamed with the Air Commando Foundation, which supports Air Commando’s and their families’ unmet needs during critical times.

While his adventures have led to travels all around the world, Michael lives in Florida with his wife Kim.


RETRIBUTION:  Lieutenant Jason Conrad is living the dream. College graduate, married to a beautiful model, waiting to start Air Force pilot training. When Jason is offered the trip of a lifetime, how could he say no? But the trip quickly turns into more than he bargained for, and Jason is in a fight for his life! At the 50th Anniversary of D-Day celebration, a methodical killer continues his deadly path of revenge, and Jason is caught in his crosshairs!

SURLY BONDS: Lieutenant Jason Conrad doesn’t quit. Rebuilding his personal life, he realizes second chances are not always easy. But as he struggles through the meat-grinder of Air Force pilot training, his life begins to spin out of control. As friends become rivals, and rivals become enemies, Jason soon finds himself in a life or death struggle to prevent World War III.

THE RIGHT TO KNOW: Hounded by a malicious reporter in the aftermath of the San Antonio attack on his father, Lieutenant Jason Conrad is accused of a heinous crime. But when the reporter goes too far, Jason--haunted by the death of a friend, hated by the police, and hunted by the mob--finds himself and his parents in the crosshairs of a Russian assassin. In a race against the clock--and the odds--can he save his family as well as himself?

VEIL OF DECEPTION: Following a terrifying jet crash, Jason Conrad finds himself on a very short list of people on their way out the door. It is a surprise to everyone when he is assigned to the home of the U.S. Air Force Flight Test Center, to an aircraft no one thinks he’s qualified for.  Attached to a secret project with a shadowy contractor, Jason is caught between two complications; an overbearing, retired general determined to see him fail; and an aggressive television reporter who wants him in prison.  When a ghost from the past shows up and a beautiful, yet mysterious woman enters his life, Jason soon discovers his special project has more secrets than anyone knows about . . . and it could cost him his life.

The Quiet Professional:  A case of mistaken identity triggers an escalating sequence of events… A special operations C-130 with a secret tasking to Bangkok. A French expatriate on a deadly path of revenge. An Al-Qaeda offshoot seeking to establish a foothold in Southeast Asia. A missing payment of gold…
The Global War of Terror is thousands of miles away from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. Sent on a no-notice mission to Thailand, a crew of Air Commandos quickly discovers their mission is anything but routine. When a case of mistaken identity ensnares Air Force Special Operations pilot Captain Jason Conrad, he goes on the run, faced with life or death decisions at every turn. As the thread begins to unravel, Jason soon finds out that the Global War on Terror isn’t as far away as he thought.

The Pilate Scroll:  An artifact with untold power. An unlikely protector. Can she prevent the past from being used to destroy the future?

Kadie Jenkins lost her faith long ago. Traveling to Egypt as part of a research team battling a lethal virus, the talented scholar’s already weakened beliefs take a deadly dive when her colleague and mentor is murdered. With the man about to share a shocking finding before he met his demise, Kadie frantically gathers his papers… and barely escapes when the killer returns.

Fleeing by plane and forced into an emergency-landing in Israel, Kadie questions who in her group she can actually trust. And as the murderers close in, she’s stunned to discover they’re all hunting for an ancient relic that could change the course of history…

Will this headstrong academic lean on powers from above to keep the wicked from wreaking havoc on Earth?

The Pilate Scroll is a pulse-pounding Christian thriller. If you like complicated heroines, stunning twists, and divine light shining through the darkness, then you’ll love M.B. Lewis’s breakneck page-turner.