Steve Bloch

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I spent my first nine years in the US Navy on submarines, both diesel and nuclear. Like the recruiting poster promised, I saw the world, including duty in Vietnam. After leaving the Navy as a Petty Officer First Class, my first adventure as a new civilian was a ride throughout the West on my Triumph Bonneville motorcycle, before settling down in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.

I graduated from the University of Colorado, from University of Denver College of Law, and was a Deputy District Attorney in Colorado's San Luis Valley, until I was recalled to active duty in Naval Intelligence.

I had some great jobs in the Navy, including Special Assistant for Latin American Affairs and Chief of Intelligence Operations in Panama. As a Lieutenant Commander, my last Navy assignment was Deputy Director of the Antiterrorism Center in Washington. I retired from the Navy in 1992.

I've recently completed a novel "A Hard Kept Secret," a contemporary Western adventure & mystery, in part a tribute to the great Louis L'Amour. Currently, I am working on "The Panama Papers," a story of espionage, betrayal, and Washington intrigue.

My wife Dawn and I share our Carmel Valley, CA home with a beautiful German Shepherd, a loving Golden Retriever, four nocturnal cats, and an eclectic assortment of horses. When I'm not writing or otherwise occupied, I enjoy hacking at golf or traveling in our RV.

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Want a good read? Check my book to the left.
Editorial Reviews
Roger Loving, Oct. 17, 2003 [Bloch is] a natural storyteller ... this is the sort of enjoyable writing that appeals.
Hugh Bishop, Feb. 4, 2003 The descriptive word pictures "put you in the saddle, and by the campfire as he tells the tale."
J.J. Harned, QMC(SS) USN--ret., , Nov. 4, 2002 A very well written novel that truly captures the the footsteps of the great Louis L'Amour.