Malden resident and author was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club's weekly luncheon on Wednesday, August 3rd. Mike Munger's story is that of a lifetime of Service Above Self. 
 
Mike is a retired Watertown Police Detective, Malden resident and forever a Marine.  While working in Watertown, Mike took a year long leave of absence and joined the United Nations on a mission to Kosovo to help teach police procedures to in the war torn country. Upon returning Mike wrote a book loosely based on his experiences overseas. His book, Blessed Are the Peacekeepers, was written about his alter ego Mike Granger.
 
Once retired Mike was looking to continue to serve his community and found himself volunteering and teaching Police Procedures in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps in Boston at the U.S. Coast Guard Station.
 
The book:
Seeking a mid-life adventure, Detective Mike Granger leaves his small city police department in New Hampshire to join the little-known United Nations Police Force. While facing armed assailants and bloody riots in war-torn Kosovo, he slowly learns the skills necessary to survive. The final test will be if he and the UN Spec-Ops team he now leads can protect a young human-trafficking victim who has been targeted for death by a brutal crime boss.
 
The authors: 
 
Tom Donnelly has a background that includes work as a U.S. Customs officer, business intelligence analyst and trade compliance professional. He is currently working on several other novels that are in various stages of development. A graduate of Northeastern University, Tom lives with his wife, Judi, near Boston, Massachusetts. Mike Munger is a retired police detective and paramilitary operative. He lives with his family outside Boston, MA. In the summer of 2001 he deployed for 13 months as a United Nations Police Officer in Kosovo. After September 11th, he served as a U.N. Special Operations Team leader. Mike is currently working as a private security contractor for a company based in South Carolina. He and Savant author Tom Donnelly were college roommates.
 
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