Canned Hunt

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agent Nick Tanner goes undercover to follow up on another agent’s investigation—one that may have led to her murder.

Praise for Canned Hunt

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, author of the award-winning Nikki Griffin series
Canned Hunt is a gem of a thriller with sharply drawn characters, crackling dialogue, and a plot that moves like a raging river.
—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.
Readers’ Favorite Reviews

The author strikes gold… As evidenced in his debut… Cox is skilled at narrative tension and ratchets up the suspense in this sequel.
Kirkus Reviews

Kerry

Kerry (left)

When I was a kid, I didn’t want to be a policeman, or fireman, or astronaut, or major league third baseman. I wanted to be a forest ranger.

Okay, also a major league third baseman. Y’know, as a summer job.

But it turned out my inability to comprehend biochem made a career in wildlife management as realistic as my chances of starting for the Dodgers.

So, after four years at Oregon State University I declared myself graduated, and returned home to Southern California. There I taught swimming, karate, and pre-school while I sold articles to various magazines, wrote children’s shows for The Disney Channel, and eventually became a full-time writer.

And because one of my childhood dreams lives on, I now write novels focused on the dark underworld of wildlife trafficking, and work with various wildlife, marine mammal, and feral cat/kitten groups as a rescue volunteer along California’s Central Coast.

I’m still waiting on that call from the Dodgers.

I live by the ocean in Cambria, California with my wife and a clowder of cats.

Praise for Canned Hunt

“The author strikes gold… As evidenced in his debut, Money Bear (2021), Cox is skilled at narrative tension and ratchets up the suspense in this sequel. A provocative, suspenseful eco-thriller starring a durable detective with a conservationist conscience.”
Kirkus Reviews

“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

Praise for Money Bear

“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

“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

Blog

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COLLOSSAL GALL

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Turtle Smuggling
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Contact

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