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Inspired by a True Story
by Michael E. Bowers


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Allen’s daughter, Olivia, is a beautiful sixteen-year-old girl, born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, with the whole world ahead of her. But when Olivia’s family accidentally gets caught in the crossfire of the DEA and a Mexican drug cartel, Olivia’s world turns upside-down, changing the lives of everyone around her and driving Allen to commit atrocities so complex, so evil, that no one could have thought him capable.

Inspired by the events of his 2022 award-winning book, Captured by COVID: Deceit, Conspiracy, and Death—A True Story, Michael E. Bowers’s Olivia tells the story of a happy family and a dream that ended in disaster.


"I finished your new book. I must say it brought out a lot of different emotions. Maybe because I'm in Mexico while reading it. I cried, laughed and wanted to kill someone in the book. I had a hard time putting it down."  Joyce Ann – Dayton OH

"Author Michael E. Bowers keeps readers in suspense in a gripping and emotional novel that puts you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. There’s a strong atmospheric tone to the work that sets you up for a voyage of sharp twists and tense moments, but Bowers also offers a nuanced emotional narrative that is both heartwrenching and thought-provoking. Through vivid storytelling and compelling character development, Bowers paints a fascinating and deeply detailed portrait of a family torn apart by circumstances beyond their control."  K.C. Finn

About the Book

Deceit, Conspiracy & Death
A True Story
by Michael E. Bowers


Available at your favorite book store or by clicking the links below.

Mike was dying, his only hope was to be put in a medically induced coma. When he woke, he was chained, paralyzed, and unable to speak.  He was outside in an austere location; taunted by locals and forsaken by his wife.  Fear and paranoia took over.  He couldn’t trust anyone.  The details of torture, abandonment and betrayal are real.

Captured by COVID is a true story that describes actual events experienced by the author.


First Place (Memoir/COVID)

"2023 Next Generation India Book Award"


“2022 Best Indie Book Award (BiBA)”

“Captured By COVID was a totally consuming read for me. I was gripped by the graphic "other worldly" details of what he silently endured in his day-to-day battle to survive…” Marianne W. Cincinnati Oh

“I was truly in awe and disbelief while reading this book. It was a true roller coaster ride! I questioned myself several times if the text was reality or unbelievable stories?  It was a real page turner.”  Bill P. Dayton OH

About the Author

About the Author

The accounts of Captured by COVID are true; every line, word, letter…. The images, smell, feel of everything was and still is vivid in his mind; yet he struggles to talk about this ordeal with anyone. He chronicled every thought, vision and smell, right down to the color of Sara's lipstick, as a means to help cope with his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 


For a long period of time, he didn't know who he could trust or who was behind the conspiracy to end his life. It was several months and the writing of Captured By COVID before Mike had the courage to talk about the horrors he endured.


Survivor's guilt hit him hard and has been the single most depressing experience. Mike continues to question God... “Why me?”  He knows that God brought him back for a purpose, what other explanation could there be?  Mike is still looking for answers as to what that purpose may be.


Captured By COVID is not an easy read. You will experience a variety of emotions; sadness, anger, fear, laughter, hate and shame. However, in the end you’ll be glad you read it.

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