Kurt Kamm FIREFIGHTER MYSTERY NOVELS
ONE FOOT IN THE BLACK – Wildland Fire
RED FLAG WARNING – Serial Arson
CODE BLOOD – Paramedic Thriller
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL – Meth Lab Mystery
RED FLAG WARNING
A Serial Arson Mystery
Los Angeles County is burning. A serial arsonist is setting the parched hills on fire. Plunge into infernos and face the smoke, heat and danger with the men on the fire lines. While NiteHeat prowls in the darkness, setting fires and taunting investigators, the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Arson Unit struggles to find the fire-setter and stop the devastation.
Who is NiteHeat? Is it Ruffy, the 911 dispatcher who has failed firefighter training? Is it Mikey, a dropout who appears at every fire and steals firefighting equipment? Is it Father Dom who claims the fires are started by Satan? Discover the incendiary device triggered by a cooking timer from Williams Sonoma.
Did you ever wonder how wildland arson investigators find the point of origin and evidence in a fire which consumes thousands of acres? Did you ever wonder what goes through the mind of an arsonist? Read RED FLAG WARNING.
RED FLAG WARNING has won numerous literary honors
The Infinite Writer – First Place – Mystery 2010
The Written Art Awards – First Place – Mystery/Thriller 2010
Royal Dragonfly- First Place – Mystery Category 2011
Public Safety Writer’s Association 2010 – Honorable Mention – Published Novel
WHAT READERS HAVE SAID ABOUT RED FLAG WARNING
“Kurt Kamm goes beyond the standard suspense format in this novel. He has created a story with remarkably human characters who are as unpredictable as the wildfires he writes about.”
“The reader will have a hard time figuring out who the culprit is till the very end of the book. I was surprised by the ending and ate it up. It was wonderfully deceptive in the twists and turns that the reader is taken on.”
“I felt as though I knew each character the author presented. Far too often, writers introduce a character and abandon them leaving the reader to wonder what ever happened to them. This is not the case with “Red Flag Warning.” Kurt Kamm makes sure that the characters are real, the reader knows who they are, and in the end what happens to them. I love a book that makes sure to tie everything up.”
“With each chapter, the details had me flip flopping on who I thought the actual arsonist (NiteHeat) was. Even up to the last chapter I was still guessing, trying to remember details I had read in the book and attempting my luck at putting two and two together.”
“Author Kurt Kamm keeps readers guessing in this fast-paced mystery. The suspects include some real whack jobs, but Kendall is a stand-up guy with a love of York Mints and readers will be cheering him on. Kamm definitely knows his way around a fire and the Southern California terrain and he does a bang-up job of passing that information along to readers.”
A Red Flag Warning is a forecast, issued by the United States National Weather Service to firefighting agencies, that conditions are ideal for wildland fire ignition and propagation.
It is especially common in the hills of Southern California in mid to late summer when humidity is low and erratic winds will create explosive fire potential.
Firefighting agencies alter their staffing and equipment resources dramatically to accommodate the forecast risk. To the public, a Red Flag Warning means critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or will occur shortly, with increased probability of a fire in the area within 24 hours.
—U.S. National Weather Service