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Storm Rising - A Kelli Storm Novel (Kelli Storm Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Kenneth Hoss
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Praise for Storm Rising - A Kelli Storm Novel and author Kenneth Hoss

Kenneth Hoss has a well-rounded character in Kelli Storm. Although, a tough and determined Detective, she has a vulnerability to her. His research and knowledge of police work show through in the pages of Storm Rising. A must read for those who love police procedural mysteries. ~ Carolyn Arnold, Author of the Amazon best-selling Novel Ties That Bind

Inlcudes Chapter One from the newly released Storm Warning - A Kelli Storm Novel, the second book in the Kelli Storm Series.

When a murder investigation turns Detective Kelli Storm’s attention to a drug kingpin, the last thing she expected was to find a link to her father’s killer from twenty years earlier.

Detectives Kelli Storm and Bill Hayes are investigating multiple homicides in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood.

When a young woman is murdered, Kelli tracks the killer to a Gentleman’s Club in Manhattan. There she locates an unwilling witness. When the woman is assaulted and left dying, the investigation takes a new twist. The DEA steps in and takes over, forcing Kelli off the case.

She decides to take a different approach. Working behind the scenes, she pulls out one of her father’s old case files and finds a connection between the killer and his murder.

Editorial Reviews


"This terrific novel is tightly paced with well drawn characters and a finely crafted plot." - K. Victoria Smith

"Storm Rising was a thrilling ride that kept me glued to my seat." - Alle Wells

"A heart stopping race against time that is a wonderful read." - Joanna Lee Doster

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  • File Size: 626 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0053GAWYU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #751,758 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Storm Rising - A Thrilling Ride January 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Kelli Storm is a lovable character with the harshness of a seasoned cop, the compassion of a loving daughter, and the frailty of an ordinary woman. Her goal in life is to be a police detective like her father who was gunned down when Kelli was ten years old. She becomes a top-notch detective, married to her work after overcoming personal obstacles from a failed marriage and substance abuse. Through the years, she's never given up on finding her father's killer. Kelli runs into a bit of trouble when she investigates a murder at a nightclub associated with an elusive kingpin of an international drug cartel. Kelli's personal life becomes closely woven into the case when she finds a connection to her father's murder. The investigation affects her home, her career, and the lives of the people closest to her. The story gets even hotter when Kelli and an old partner team up and meet the enemy on his own turf.
While reading this book, the images were so clear that they danced in front of me. The police department dialogue and the date, hour and time prompts moved the story along and reminded me of watching a detective show on television. Storm Rising was a thrilling ride that kept me glued to my seat.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good police thriller March 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Kelli Storm is a detective in the NYPD. She is investigating a major drugs case, whilst meanwhile worrying about her mother - suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer's. But her case is forced into the shadows by the DEA, who tell her to keep away from the central figure in the gang - they have been working on a case for three years with him, and Kelli is likely to blow it wide open if she doesn't keep her distance. Kelli is incensed by this, and when she herself becomes under attack through her home, her mother and her partner, she is determined to see justice done.

Kelli is a straight talker, and I am genuinely intrigued to know if this is actually how police women behave and speak! She seems to be fearless - except in her private life, where she has a history of problems. It's not entirely clear what brought these problems on in the first place, but she has been fighting her demons and appears to be coming out the other side.

On the whole, the character of Kelli Storm is very well portrayed. As the reader, you can't help to be on her side. Kenneth Hoss has done a great job of giving her a character with conflicting characteristics which are nevertheless entirely credible. The story is fast and punchy, with never a dull moment.

In places, the writing shows that this is a novel which has not been professionally edited. As a reader, it felt as if Hoss was bursting to tell the story, and just couldn't wait to get it down on paper. That is a real strength in many ways, because the enthusiasm shines through. But it has led to a few sections which don't scan as well as they might.

In spite of those issues, if you love fast action police thrillers, I am confident that you will love Storm Rising.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I had high hopes, but this novel fell short January 12, 2013
By Annie
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As I started reading this book, I realized I hadn't read very many police books. In fact, this might be the first book that I've read in this genre. However, I am a fan of police dramas and have watched several TV shows.

I did not care for this book for several reasons.

First, the use of profanity was excessive. There are ways to write a character to show that they're a hard-nosed, no holds bar cop, and that's not through the use of foul language. That is done through character development, which I felt this book was lacking. I never felt connected to the main character, never bought into her story line or her struggle. What is the character arc? I really don't know.

Also, story lines needed to be better fleshed out. For example, in the beginning of the book, you read about Kelli's mother, who seems perfectly fine. Then, in the next chapter, you learn that she has advanced staged Alzheimer disease and needs to placed in a home, and Kelli is able to find a home in the matter of a day or two. It's just not believable. Kelli is also a recovering alcoholic, yet after reading half of the book, this also wasn't believable. There was no story line to show her struggle with this issue or seemingly no reason to even mention that she was a recovering alcoholic. When her ex husband enters the picture, it goes from the two not having seen each other in some time, to all of a sudden, he's planting a kiss on Kelli's cheek as they're about to surprise some bad guys.

Key to the story is this plot line that the current case Kelli is investigating has something to do with her father's death, yet I never fully understood the connection. Even at page 180 I still didn't understand this connection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Storm February 1, 2012
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Kelli Storm is a female NYC detective. You might call her a cougar; but no, she's not an old lady on the hunt! She is a wildly obsessive detective who does not quit the hunt for the leader of the largest drug cartell in Columbia and Mexico. Miguel Garcia is the most powerful drug lord who brought death to her partner and his wife; he's linked to the death of her father who was also a detective. Attempts have been made on Kelli's life, too, as well as her mother being kidnapped from an assisted living facility. Her hunt for this man takes her into the barren desert of Mexico and also to Mexico City. Kelli is fiesty, but you come to respect her for her attempts to right so many wrongs. The characters are well defined, each one memorable. This novel is high action, extremely well written, and styled to move you rapidly from scene to scene. I look forward to more excitement that comes into Kelli's life. I want more, and I want it soon!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Kelli
This author keeps things moving. Very entertaining. Kelli is a very independent female who is loving and tough at the same time. Good reading!
Published 2 months ago by Deb Hudella
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable reading
I enjoyed reading this book. I like Kenneth Boss writing I will read more of his stuff.... Storm Warning here I come.
Published 4 months ago by Richard Sandberg
4.0 out of 5 stars It is what it is.
This first book in the Kellie Storm series....well, it is what it is. A solid police procedural centered in NYC. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Capricorn
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
See my review entitled "Storm in a tea-cup" for "Deadly Storm" - book three of the Kelli Storm novels.
Published 7 months ago by _haiku_
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read like being there!!
“Storm Rising - A Kelli Storm Novel (Kelli Storm Series Book 1)” by Kenneth Hoss, while not a typical genre that I read; it however is a wonderful read from beginning to end. Read more
Published 8 months ago by CaptJake
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Quick moving read. Keeps you engaged.
Published 9 months ago by poorman
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the series
Excellent writing, exciting and keeps your interest all the way to the end. Love the series.
Published 9 months ago by Ann D. Flessas
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice start silly ending
It was starting out as a wonderful police novel which ended in an unbelievable and silly ending. What a disappointment. I recommend the author read McBain's 87th Precinct series. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Miguel E. Tersy
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT DETECTIVE STORY
Kellie was tough cop got shafted a few times but never gave up.still would like to know who shot her dad.good action and keeps you wondering what's next
Published 10 months ago by GREGORY SANDERS
4.0 out of 5 stars Storm Rising
I really enjoyed this book, it caught my attention and I found myself not wanting to put it down. Kelli always gets gets her guy.
Published 21 months ago by Robin
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Kenneth Hoss was born at Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas in 1957 to Albert and Mary Hoss.

Kenneth 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 enlistment stationed in San Diego and Long Beach, CA. His Navy travels took him to Hawaii, Guam, The Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Okinawa, and Pakistan. He has lived in several States, including New York, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Washington and California.

The first three books in the Kelli Storm series, Storm Rising, Storm Warning and Deadly Storm, are available in both Kindle and paperback formats. Book four in the series, Eye of the Storm, has just been released as of August 16, 2014.

Kenneth currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

Twitter: @kenhoss
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