About KGE “Chuck” Konkel

  • KGE “Chuck” Konkel has written two previous thrillers- both extremely well received nationally and internationally. The Glorious East Wind (Random House Canada/ McGraw Hill US) tells of the final years of British Hong Kong and accurately predicted the Tiananmen Square massacre. Konkel appeared in media across North America on Larry King Live, NBC (National) John Miller, PBS national radio and David Letterman, among many others.
  • Evil Never Sleeps (Harper Collins Canada) vividly portrayed the corrupt nature of the PRI Mexico’s ruling party and its involvement in Mexico’s state-owned oil company.
  • Chuck Konkel   is   an   international   organized   crime specialist possessing a Master’s degree in International Relations. He was an inspector in the Royal Hong Kong Police and for more than four decades continues to serve as an officer and investigator with the Toronto Police. He is an acknowledged expert in the fields of both Asian and Eastern European organized crime. He has executed search warrants in Moscow in a site making illicit missile components, was sent by the FBI to train the National Police of Poland and was the personal advisor on organized crime in Poland to the late Marek Papala-Commissioner of the Polish National Police. Papala was shot and killed by the Russian Mafia mere weeks after Konkel’s return to Canada. Konkel also executed a search warrant on the Canadian International Development Agency in Ottawa which involved corrupt Russian generals and government officials funneling their assets into Canada.
  • There is also a unique and compelling human interest story in the writing of this novel. Four years ago, Konkel was told he had a rare tumour found in only one person in one million and a half.    He wrote much of Who Has Buried the Dead while undergoing major surgery and more than 55 chemo treatments. He would return to active duty fulfilling his professional policing duties the very next day after his chemo. Throughout COVID-19 he was on site and fully operational.