Unshackle Your Imagination with NYT Bestselling Author Kat Martin

"Kat Martin never fails to unshackle the reader's imagination and take them on a whirling roller-coaster of suspense and romance." Books & Benches, Reviewer's Top Pick

How BOSS, Inc. Was Born

by Kat Martin

My next book, INTO THE FIRESTORM, book #3 in my BOSS, INC. trilogy, is one of my all-time favorites. In the novel, Luke Brodie is a bounty hunter, a guy who refuses to follow anyone’s rules but his own. With his blue eyes and tall, lean-muscled body, Luke is one of the sexiest men alive (as far as I am concerned!)

Luke is in pursuit of the fat, six hundred thousand dollar bail enforcement fee if he brings in international criminal, Rudy Vance.

But Emma Sullivan is also hunting Vance. It's been almost a year since she arrived at her sister's home to find the housekeeper murdered and her young niece the victim of Vance's sick assault.

Emma is determined to find Vance and make him pay. And no one--not even the infamous Luke Brodie—is going to stop her.

People have asked me how I came up with the concept for the BOSS, Inc. novels. It actually started while I was writing my Alaska trilogy, AGAINST THE WILD, AGAINST THE SKY, and AGAINST THE TIDE. In AGAINST THE SKY, Nick Brodie is a former homicide detective, a guy with a serious case of burnout.

As the story unfolds, Nick is searching for his place in the world, now that he’s no longer on the police force. By the end of the novel, he has found the perfect job—as well as his perfect woman.

Samantha Hollis, raised in San Francisco, couldn’t handle the rugged Alaskan lifestyle. I needed to find a job for Nick, a place his skills would be useful and both of them could be happy.

To do that, I came up with Ian Brodie, Nick’s cousin, the owner of a security and private investigations firm in Seattle. My genius editor, Alicia Condon, came up with the name Brodie Operations Security Services, and the BOSS, Inc. trilogy came to life.

At the time, I hadn’t planned to write more than one, but the idea kept nibbling away at my subconscious. I dabbled, started by writing a novella called AGAINST THE HEART, which became Ian’s story. Since Nick and Ian were already working for BOSS, Inc, I decided to add Ethan and Luke Brodie, two brothers, one a private investigator, the other a bounty hunter.

Ethan’s book, INTO THE FURY became book one. It turned out Ethan needed help to corral the two dozen sexy lingerie models he was guarding on a fashion show tour so he brought his best friend, Dirk Reynolds along.

Dirk, a private investigator/part-time bounty hunter, wasn’t meant to have a story of his own, but he was just so cute and he fell so in deeply in love with Megan O’Brien, one of the models, I had to give him a chance to win Meg’s love. INTO THE WHIRLWIND is BOSS,INC. book #2.

My new release, INTO THE FIRESTORM is the final book in the trilogy, a story I hope you will love. Currently I’m working on my June release, BEYOND REASON. I’ll be going to Texas with Lincoln Cain and Carly Drake. I hope you’ll join me for another wild ride.

Till then, all best and happy reading,


“With a chilling plot, non-stop adrenaline-pumping action and fast-paced dialogue, Martin’s latest B.O.S.S. Inc. novel is rock-solid. The complex ex-soldier hero and ex-teacher turned kick-butt bounty hunter heroine have combustible chemistry – and travel an explosive and bittersweet road to their HEA. The skillfully placed humor really lightens this extremely dark, suspenseful tale.”

RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars


Luke Brodie is a bounty hunter. A fat $600,000 is the 20% bail enforcement fee he'll collect if he brings in international criminal, Rudy Vance.

Emma Sullivan is also hunting Vance. It's been almost a year since she arrived at her sister's home to find the housekeeper murdered and her young niece the victim of Vance's sick assault.

Emma is determined to find Vance and make him pay. And no one--not even the infamous Luke Brodie—is going to stop her.


From the back cover . . .

At Brodie Operations Security Service, Inc., following your instincts is company policy . . . M. Cassidy—Luke Brodie had heard the name before, some novice bounty hunter working Seattle, catching tricky skips with more success than a newcomer should expect. But the dark curls, sparkly top, and impressive cleavage were not what Brodie had pictured. Emma Cassidy is tough and smart and sexy as hell. She’s also popping up a step ahead of him every time he’s close to the capture he wants most . . . and there’s no room for learning on the trail of this monster. Emma has idolized Luke Brodie, the bounty hunter who can bring anyone in. The big man in the soft shoes, with a face like a fallen angel and a reputation for breaking hearts. Watching him in action is intoxicating. But her fight with Rudy Vance is fiercely personal. If he gets too close, Brodie will find out just how ferocious she can be . . .

Series: BOSS, Inc.

Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages

Publisher: Zebra (January 31, 2017)

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New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. She is married to L.J. Martin, author of western, non-fiction, and suspense novels.

Kat has written more than sixty-five novels. Sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries, including Japan, France, Germany, Argentina, Greece, China, Russia, and Spain. Born in Bakersfield, California, Kat currently resides in Missoula, Montana, on a small ranch in the beautiful Sapphire mountains.

Her last 12 books have hit the prestigious New York Times bestseller list. INTO THE FURY and INTO THE WHIRLWIND her most recent releases, both took top ten spots.

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