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Steve Urszenyi

Writer. Author. Thinker. Storyteller.

Welcome to Steve Urszenyi’s website, the place to discover Steve and his writing.


Steve served for over thirty years as a paramedic in Toronto and as a tactical medic (SWAT and public order) with the Ontario Provincial Police. He is an expert in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives incident (CBRNE/WMD) response. In his long and fulfilling career, Steve has worked alongside security and intelligence agencies in both the United States and Canada. Before retiring to write full-time, Steve was the commander of the Ontario Emergency Medical Assistance Team (EMAT), the province’s disaster medical response team.


Steve has been awarded the Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal and Bar. He has also twice been recognized by the Province of Ontario with awards for outstanding public service achievement.


Since he was young, Steve nurtured a love for writing, but he also felt a need to serve the public as a front-line first responder. His fondness for storytelling never wavered over the years, and he now 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.


One sees his passion come to life in his Alex Martel series. Alex is a smart, sassy ex-military sniper who finds herself embroiled in deadly incidents across Europe and North America.


By a Long Shot, his first novel, will soon be looking for a home with a publisher. His second Alex Martel thriller is already well underway.


Steve and his wife Lynne love traveling on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle across North America, especially through the Rocky Mountains and the American Southwest's always-changing landscapes.


They have two grown children and have had many dogs over the years, including Steve’s search and rescue dog, Radar (retired).


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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 sniper versus sniper contest where only one can be left standing.


BY A LONG SHOT is a fast-paced action thriller. 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.

Steve – A visual history, of sorts
Oysters on the half shell in Florida.
Steve Urszenyi during G8/G20 Economic Summit
Steve in Key West
Steve Urszenyi
Steve in Ottawa.
Steve & K9 Radar
Steve & K9 Radar
Steve in front of his ERU
Steve with C8 CQB
Explosive Ordnance Training
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Steve in Ottawa.

Commander Urszenyi gives TV interview on deployment.