Friday, June 7, 2013

Hazardous Material Book Review and Tour

Thanks for joining us today for a brand new book tour. We're looking forward to sharing out thoughts on Hazardous Material by Kurt Kamm.

Bucky is a firefighter who works on the HazMat team . They are called out to a Meth lab bust and just as he thinks he spots his sister through his night vision glasses the building explodes.  (That in itself is a nightmare right).  Bucky has to find out was it his sister in that building.

While he is struggling with the thoughts of losing his last real family he is also being faced with his own addictions to Percoset .  Then there is the bikers.  They prove to be a gangly bunch who are into selling drugs, trading women and extreme violence. Not nice people at all. This book takes you inside of an investigation of drugs and bikers and the in between.  There are a few surprises as Bucky faces his many battles in Hazardous Material.  Kurt Kamm wrote a fictional story that seems like real life. You can imagine the events truly taking place.  The drug abuse and the things one will do to support that habit and enable themselves all very believable.   Drugs and Violence you are turning the pages to discover who will win the bad guys or the good. Will drugs beat Bucky or will he face his addiction and beat them?  Thanks Kurt Kamm!

MORE About The Book

Bucky Dawson is a HazMat specialist with Los Angeles County Fire Department HazMat Task Force 103. His station is in Lancaster, CA--an area populated with meth labs and outlaw motorcycle gangs, as well as Edwards AFB, NASA, and top-secret aerospace facilities. 

Bucky--divorced and lonely--struggles with painkiller addiction. One night Task Force 103 is toned out to support a Sheriff's raid on a meth lab. Bucky thinks he sees his sister at the door of a double- wide trailer in the Mojave Desert just before it explodes. 

Bucky's life is in chaos. While he searches for answers to his sister's death, he is drawn into a conflict with the Vagos, who are selling drugs in the Mojave Desert. After a confrontation in which the Vagos nearly kill him, Bucky exacts an unusual revenge that only a HazMat firefighter could accomplish. 

The novel twists and turns, bringing together firefighters, a sinister aerospace engineer, the Vagos -- led by the Dwarf, their seven foot tall Sergeant at Arms, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in a surprise ending you will not anticipate but you will certainly enjoy.

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About the Author
Malibu resident Kurt Kamm has used his contact with CalFire, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Ventura County Fire Department and the ATF, as well as his experience in several devastating local wildfires, to write fact-based firefighter mystery novels. He has attended classes at El Camino Fire Academy and trained in wildland firefighting, arson investigation and hazardous materials response.  He is currently riding with Los Angeles County Fire Department’s famed urban search and rescue task force. He is a graduate of the ATF Citizen’s Academy.

One of the Malibu fires, the 60 mile-per-hour Santa Ana wind-driven Canyon Fire, burned to his front door and destroyed the homes of several neighbors. Kamm said the lessons he learned from the County Fire Department while writing his books helped him save his home.

Kurt Kamm has built an avid fan base among first responders. Each of his firefighter mysteries features a firefighter in a particular discipline (wildland, arson investigation, paramedic, hazardous material response, and search and rescue).  His first novel, One Foot in the Black (2008) has become a favorite of firefighters.  Subsequent novels, Red Flag Warning: A Serial Arson Mystery (Aberdeen Bay, 2010) and Code Blood (MCM Publishing, 2012) have won numerous fiction awards (see attached summary). Kamm’s latest book, Hazardous Material, has just been released.  He is currently attending search & rescue training and working on his fifth novel.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

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