About the Author...
Kerry K. Cox was born in Hollywood, California. After four years at Oregon State University, he declared himself graduated and returned to Southern California, where he taught swimming, karate, and pre-school to finance a sputtering launch to what eventually became a lifelong writing career. Nowadays, when Kerry isn’t writing, he volunteers with various wildlife, marine mammal, and feral cat/kitten rescue groups on California’s Central Coast.
He lives by the ocean in Cambria, California, with his wife and too many critters.
About the Books...
The Nick Tanner Mysteries
Money Bear (2021)
Canned Hunt (2022)
Cold-Blooded Trade (2023)
News and Reviews...
For Money Bear
“Vivid characters, a compelling storyline in a unique setting, and razor-sharp writing. What more could you ask for? I’m already looking forward to the next Nick Tanner novel.” – Robert Cochran, Two-time Emmy award-winner as Co-creator, Executive Producer, and writer of 24.
“Money Bear snaps you up like a bear trap, and holds you in its steely jaw until the last page. A fast-paced story that delights with authenticity and wit, even as it exposes the evils of wildlife trafficking. A brilliant first novel in what promises to be a must-read series.” – Kay Foster, Writer/Executive Producer on Heroes, The Following, and American Odyssey.
“An impressively complex, eco-conscious crime story with plenty of action and intrigue. Cox shows an uncanny talent for characterization…and effectively keeps up the story’s momentum as it speeds to a rousing conclusion.” – Kirkus Reviews
For Canned Hunt
“Canned Hunt is a riveting and engrossing book from start to finish. Fueled by great characters, a thrilling and unexpected ending, and one very memorable bobcat, this is a story you will not willingly set down.”—S. A. Lelchuk
“Canned Hunt is a gem of a thriller with sharply drawn characters, crackling dialogue, and a plot that moves like a raging river. Kerry K. Cox knows how to build suspense, and he imbues his protagonist, Nick Tanner, with a rugged integrity that will draw you in and keep you engaged until the very last scene.” — Harry Dolan, author of The Good Killer
“Cox delivers on all fronts. The intriguing and original plot unfolds at a brisk pace…a fascinating journey into a little-known world. A thrilling, suspenseful plot you genuinely can’t predict. Highly recommended.” — Readers’ Favorite Reviews
For Cold-Blooded Trade
“Cox does a stellar job at penning intriguing characters that readers will connect to. Tanner leaps off the page, a doting father and a proud pet owner with a job that brings excitement at every turn. That pet is a highlight—a blind bobcat named Ray (as in Charles)—as is Tanner’s unique beat, which gives Cox the chance to plot out a thriller that mixes a smart procedural with The Crocodile Hunter.” — Booklife Reviews
“Cox has written a rousing thriller starring the intrepid and engaging USFWS Special Agent, Nick Tanner. The story is full of unexpected turns and exhilarating action scenes and delivers a satisfying ending. A fun, action-packed, and exciting crime tale.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Kerry K. Cox knows how to pace a thriller, and this next adventure with the unorthodox, sharp-witted, and enigmatic Nick Tanner leaves no room for boredom with its many twists and turns… ramping up the tension as danger lurks from every angle….dangerous and tense…a unique premise and a highly engaging central hero.” — Readers’ Favorite Reviews