Kevin Kuhens is the Award-winning author of the #1 Bestselling Terror’s Sword, the first of his thrillers involving elite counterterrorism case officer Kyle McEwan. Kevin is a retired civilian supervisory special agent for the U.S. Department of Defense.

A native of Louisville, Kevin began his sworn law enforcement career as a police officer in Kentucky, followed by a Federal career that spanned three decades. Kevin served as a civilian special agent for the Office of Naval Intelligence, Naval Investigative Service (now known as NCIS), and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS). His numerous assignments crossed diverse mission areas conducting and supervising criminal, intelligence, terrorism, and task force investigations, acting as an undercover agent, directing covert operations, and performing domestic and foreign protective duties. These activities occurred inside the Beltway and across America and some two dozen countries. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, he deployed to the Pentagon to support recovery efforts there.

Throughout his career, Kevin supported the armed forces of the U.S. and numerous allies during overseas combat operations and multinational peacekeeping efforts, including a one-year tour of duty aboard the aircraft carrier Independence (CV-62) and during military operations in Grenada and Beirut. Kevin rounded out his law enforcement career as the DCIS Director for Training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, where he oversaw all facets of criminal investigator training, including firearms and defense tactics, for new and experienced agents.

Over his career, Kevin held numerous memberships, affiliations, and certifications from professional and fraternal organizations, including:

  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association;
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (Lifetime Member);
  • Association of Former Intelligence Officers;
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center-Instructor;
  • International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association;
  • Fraternal Order of Police;
  • National Tactical Officers Association;
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners-Certified Fraud Examiner;
  • American Board for Certification in Homeland Security;
  • American College of Forensic Examiners International;
  • Kentucky Law Enforcement Basic Police Training Academy

Kevin is currently writing the follow-on novel to his highly acclaimed Terror’s Sword. The sequel will be the second installment in the Kyle McEwan series.