Storm Rising

A Kelli Storm Novel Book 1

Fiction - General
246 Pages
Reviewed on 04/10/2016
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Author Biography

Kenneth Hoss was born at Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas in 1957 to Albert and Mary Hoss.

He served a combined total of fourteen years on active duty from 1974 to 1987 in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. His tour in the Army took him to Frankfurt, Germany where he had the opportunity to travel Europe. While in the Navy, Kenneth spent most of his time stationed in San Diego and Long Beach. His Navy travels took him to Hawaii, Guam, the Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Okinawa, the Middle East and Pakistan. He has lived in several States, including New York, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Washington and California.

Kenneth started writing at a young age, mostly delving into Science Fiction and Fantasy, his favorite authors at the time being Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Ray Bradbury, among others. As he grew out of that stage, he discovered his love for crime fiction and military thrillers, a few of his favorite authors being Tom Clancy, John Grisham, David Baldacci, Sue Grafton, and Joseph Wambaugh among others.

Kenneth now resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where he enjoys photography and reading, as well as riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. That is when he isn’t working on a new project, developing new characters and telling their stories.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anjannette Conner for Readers' Favorite

When a notorious drug kingpin appears to be on the verge of getting away with yet another murder in New York City, NYPD homicide detective Kelli Storm refuses to sit back and watch it happen without a fight. Along with her new partner, she launches an investigation that leads to the shootout death of the daughter of the infamous drug lord her father tried to take down more than 20 years ago before his own brutal murder. Ordered by the DEA to drop the case, she soon gets a taste of the drug cartel's retribution when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother disappears from her nursing home. From the streets of New York to the desert outside El Paso, Texas, Kelli Storm and her ex-husband, Kevin, face down deadly obstacles to unmask the man behind the cartel and make him pay for his crimes.

In Storm Rising by Kenneth Hoss, Kelli Storm tackles some extremely difficult challenges, both personally and professionally, but she refuses to accept defeat. She deals with personal tragedy and her mother's worsening Alzheimer's symptoms by focusing on putting away the bad guys, and she isn't afraid to break a rule or two along the way to do it. This enjoyable and entertaining story has plenty of twists and turns for readers who enjoy a fast pace, and it even offers the beginning of a rekindled love story as Kelli works closely with her ex-husband to save her mom and bring down a drug lord. This is the first book in a series, and I'm definitely looking forward to finding out where the future books take Kelli Storm.