1990, Michael Holmes began his law enforcement career with a sheriff's department. He then moved on to
the Savannah Police Department (Georgia). Three years into his career with the Savannah Police Department, he found himself
caught up in the biggest scandal in the history of the city and department.
Working a part-time
security detail, Michael Holmes thought he was providing security for the transportation of diamonds; it turned out to be
a much more sinister product.
The Twelfth Man Standing is his account of the incident.
According to one Amazon reader/reviewer, “This was a page-turner, shocker and a must read for anyone wanting
the inside track on this explosive incident. The writer wields incisive yet subtle clarity in conveying this intense narrative.
He skillfully places the reader into the very fabric of each situation. It is difficult to realize that this is the writer's
maiden literary effort.”
Michael Holmes’ second book
is Black Butterfly. According to the book description, Black Butterfly chronicles
the true-life story of one of Savannah, Georgia's most talented female impersonators of the 1980s and 1990s. Joe Nathan Williams,
under the name of Miss Tiffany Ross, performed in front of standing-room-only crowds night after night, and was welcomed and
liked by all. February 1963, and the place is Savannah, Georgia, a small southern town the people refer to as "the Garden."
A place where folklore and voodoo are still very much alive. Where being openly gay can cause you major problems.”