Writer. Author. Thinker. Storyteller.
Steve Urszenyi served for over thirty years as an Advanced Care Paramedic in Toronto, and as a Tactical Medic with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).
As part of an elite police tactical team, Steve was involved in countless SWAT and public order unit operations. He is an expert in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives incidents, also known as CBRNE/WMD response.
He has held many frontline roles, including supervisor, training officer, and special operations medic. Currently, Steve is the commander of the Ontario Emergency Medical Assistance Team (EMAT), the province's disaster medical response, emergency management, and medical surge capacity team.
In his various roles, Steve has worked alongside security and intelligence agencies in both the United States and Canada.
In 2018, Steve was awarded the Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal and Bar by Honorary Lieutenant General Richard Heath Rohmer. He has also twice been recognized by the Province of Ontario, being given both the ACE and Amethyst awards for outstanding achievement in the Ontario Public Service.
Steve cultivates his three and a half decades of experience in emergency response and tactical operations to write authentic and gripping stories that will thrill readers.
He and his wife Lynne live in Toronto. They love traveling together across North America on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and enjoy touring the Rocky Mountains and the always-changing landscapes of the American Southwest.
They have two grown children and are a dog-loving family, having had several canine companions over the years. Steve was also a volunteer search and rescue K9 handler before retiring his search dog, Radar, several years ago.
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BY A LONG SHOT
An action thriller
FBI Special Agent Alexandra Martel is on loan to Interpol when she is dispatched to Budapest to investigate a murder. She soon finds herself embroiled in a global hunt for a cold-blooded assassin leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. But what she doesn’t know is how personal the stakes will become. And when danger strikes close to home, Alex must outsmart the killer in a contest where only one can be left standing.
BY A LONG SHOT is a fast-paced action thriller with a strong female protagonist. Alex Martel isn’t your typical investigator—she is also an ex-military and covert operations sniper. She is charming and disarming, sexy and smart, relentless and lethal. Paired with a local detective, Alex and her partner cross international and personal boundaries in the hunt for the killer.
Please stay tuned to find out when this novel will be published.
Photos of Steve
Kind of a visual history.