Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What is Ed Kovacs reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Ed Kovacs, author of Storm Damage.

His entry begins:
I am trying to read The Kite Runner. I say trying because I’m currently working 13.5 hours a day, six days as week as a private security contractor in Central Asia, and my main concern in my free time is to get some writing done and catch more sleep. The whole team here is pretty tired. So I’m reading just a few pages as I can.

It must be a story of redemption because I really don’t care for the protagonist! Our hero is growing up rich, pampered, privileged, and sniveling in pre-Taliban, pre-Soviet invasion Afghanistan, and Kabul is portrayed as...[read on]
About Storm Damage, from the publisher:
In the aftermath of a Category 5 hurricane in New Orleans, Private Eye Cliff St. James, a bare-knuckled ex-cop and mixed-martial artist, is stuck with the case of finding a missing person whose disappearance may have ties to Washington.

When a Category 5 hurricane devastates New Orleans, the fresh murder of a politically-connected bar owner gets swept under—literally—until in the gritty aftermath of the city’s recovery a bare-knuckled ex-cop and mixed-martial artist attacks the case like a hungry dog chasing a meat truck. With no forensic evidence, a destroyed crime scene, and no corpse, Cliff St. James uncovers possible CIA involvement and learns that his duplicitous client, as well as each of his other suspects, are guilty of—at the very least—multiple felonies. It’s New Orleans, after all. With a contract on his head as Fat Tuesday dawns, Cliff calls in every chit and breaks every rule to solve the murder and end a new wave of murders.
Learn more about the book and author at Ed Kovacs's website.

Kovacs has worked for many years as a private security contractor deploying to challenging locations worldwide. He is a member of AFIO, Association for Intelligence Officers, the International Thriller Writers organization, and the Mystery Writers of America.

My Book, The Movie: Storm Damage.

The Page 69 Test: Storm Damage.

Writers Read: Ed Kovacs.

--Marshal Zeringue