A firefighter battles his painkiller addiction and the infamous Vagos outlaw motorcycle gang. He joins the Sheriff's Department in a drone search for a meth lab in the Mojave Desert north of Los Angeles. An enigmatic aerospace scientist joins the intrigue. Hazardous Materials, illicit drugs and aerospace technology are brought together in the author's fourth firefighter mystery.
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL was the winner of the prestigious 2012 Hackney Literary Award for an unpublished novel.
About the Author - Kurt Kamm
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 also a graduate of the ATF Citizen’s Academy. He is currently riding with Los Angeles County Fire Department’s famed Urban Search & Rescue Task Force 2/USA-2, and is working on a USAR mystery.
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 first book helped him save his home.
A graduate of Brown University and Columbia Law School, Kamm was previously a financial executive and semi-professional bicycle racer. He was also Chairman of the UCLA/Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Foundation and is an avid supporter of the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.
For further information on Kurt Kamm visit his first responder/author website www.KurtKamm.com.