Hock Hochheim is the author of westerns, thrillers, true-crime, police action adventures and combatives books. He’s an award-winning fiction, non-fiction, military, police and martial arts veteran. He is published by the great Wolfpack Publishing, Lauric Press and GMBH Germany. Hock tours internationally doing book events and teaching hand, stick, knife and gun defensive tactics to military, police and civilians in 11 allied countries annually (but now barring Covid!). Hock’s books are based extensively on his deep research, extensive knowledge and experience with crime, criminal minds and real-life experience. He’s served in military law enforcement as a patrolman and investigator in the 70’s, then settled down to fight crime as a detective in North Texas for a total of 26 years. Later, Hock even served as a private investigator and bodyguard.
In 1998, Hock launched, and was editor-in-chief of, Close Quarter Combat Magazine, a publication sold in 26 countries for 5 years, and a publication that became the bedrock of many self-defense, “martialist,” and combatives organizations that are still growing and flourishing today.
Throughout his career he’s been a prolific writer, storyteller and educator. He has an uncanny ability to teach, entertain and enlighten both in person and in his books. The characters in his fiction are composites of situations and personalities he’s actually been-and-done, known of or researched extensively. These stories play themselves out with great detail and accuracy.
Hock’s sold more than 46,000 books in some 27 countries from 1985 to date, with both Be Bad Now and KiIl or be Killed appearing in the top 100 Amazon book list in their categories versus millions of titles. He continues to write fiction and non-fiction as he continues to tour internationally (again, baring Covid!).
(Some fans look for this and sorry, this is way long out of print.)