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Code Blood by Kurt Kamm
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Author: Kurt Kamm
MCM Publishing 2012
(232 pages)

Code Blood by Kurt Kamm

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This is the third book review on Kurt Kamm’s novels featuring fiction about firefighting. You can also read the review on “One Foot in the Black” and “Red Flag Warning”.

Code Blood
Author: Kurt Kamm
Published MCM Publishing 2012
ISBN- 978-0-9798551-3-9
(232 pages)

Available for sale at KurtKamm.com for as low as $11.55 or $6.95 on kindle.

Buy Code Blood by Kurt Kamm now onAmazon.comCode Blood has a different feel to it than the previous two books I have reviewed by Kurt Kamm. This book is has a lot less about firefighting than the previous two.

This book is very dark…it felt like I was reading it in a damp basement of a vacant building.

Code Blood revolves around a goth vampire fetishist (wanna-be vampire), a paramedic seeking closure, and a Chinese research student who happens to have the rarest blood in the World. Each of their lives get intertwined after a body part comes up missing on after a vehicle wreck.

The paramedic, Colt Lewis, is on the hunt after a woman he cared for loses a limb at a wreck. The limb was never recovered at the scene. In order to find closure, Lewis searches for who might have taken it. Lewis has a difficult time with the incident as a brand new paramedic and allows his personal feelings to get in the way of the his job as a paramedic.

The lives of Lewis, the vamp goth Markus, and the Chinese student soon become connected although they don’t realize it. Only from the perspective of the book do we get to piece together the puzzle as it unfolds.

This book is not something I would normally read. Kamm did a great job with suspense, I thought that the story-line didn’t develop the character of the paramedic enough to entice firefighters and/or paramedics enough to engage them. I thought Kamm nailed the development of many of the characters, including Markus the wanna-be vampire.

However, the most interesting fact about this book is that it shows the lives of people we come in contact with on a regular basis. Most firefighters and/or paramedics do not get involved with the lives of our patients…this is one story that shows the other side of the people we are called upon to help. Have you ever thought about that?

The book did have enough meat to it to keep me interested in watching the drama unfold. Being that I am a firefighter, I like to read more about our lives fiction or non-fiction.

Kurt Kamm

Kurt Kamm

Malibu resident Kurt Kamm has used his access to Los Angeles County and Los Angeles City firefighters and his experience in several devastating local wildfires to write his novels. He has also attended classes at El Camino Fire Academy and training sessions in arson investigation and hazardous materials response.

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. Mr. Kamm said the lessons he learned from L.A. County Fire Department while writing his books helped him save his home.

Kurt lives with his wife and three dogs. He was previously a financial executive and semi- professional bicycle racer. He was Chairman of the UCLA/Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Foundation and is an avid supporter of the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

 

 

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  1. [...] fiction about firefighting. You can also check out the reviews on the following books by Kamm: Code Blood, One Foot in the Black, and Red Flag [...]

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