It was supposed to be a low-level bust for ATF agent Alex Duarte, with the hope that he could work it up the ladder to someone important. He just didn't know how important. In New Orleans to check out a mysterious Panamanian named Ortiz who likes to trade guns illegally and import marijuana by the truckload, Duarte suddenly finds himself in the middle of something bigger than he has ever known. Because guns and drugs are bad enough-but there are other things that are much, much worse.
A shadowy colonel who is not what he seems... a white supremacist intent on becoming "the man who changed America"... an attractive FBI agent with a lot of pull and a lot of secrets... Alex Duarte knows he's in deep with these characters. He just hopes he's not over his head.
With Walking Money, James O. Born was hailed as "the
real thing" by Elmore Leonard; Shock Wave was
called "a constant blitz of action" (The
Miami Herald); and with Escape
Clause, Born was celebrated
as "the best thing to happen to Florida crime
writing since Elmore Leonard hit the Sunshine State" (Chicago
Sun-Times). Now Born takes it to the next level with
a remarkable novel of corruption, fraud, and the messy
business of murder by explosives.
Since returning from Bosnia, ATF agent Alex "Rocket" Duarte
has been slowly reacclimating to life in South Florida.
But when a gunrunner's car explodes, Duarte's life
kicks into high gear in a high-profile hunt for what
appears to be a serial bomber. Teamed up with a lawyer
from the Department of Justice who herself is looking
into possibly related bombings in Virginia and Seattle,
Duarte crisscrosses the country, following the bomber
and hoping to anticipate his next move, but as he peels
away the layers of deception, the lines between friends
and enemies begin to blur-and the results are explosive.
Author James O. Born follows his critically acclaimed
novels with a rich, dark thriller set in the most dangerous of locations: A
On a supposedly "safe" assignment to investigate
the death of an inmate, FDLE
agent Bill Tasker stumbles into a world where order
is imposed by the strong and
freedom is achieved by violence. Tasker finds that
this isn't a vacation in a
sleepy little Florida town. As he delves deeper into
the prison and the town of
Gladesville he finds Miami isn't so bad after all.
Escape Clause is the third volume in the Bill Tasker
His last run-in with the FBI nearly killed him and now, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Agent Bill Tasker reluctantly teams up with them again on a case involving a stolen Stinger missile. The operation goes smoothly enough until a misinformed Tasker accidentally releases the key suspect. Tasker teams up with his tough talking friend, Miami cop Derrick Sutter and the hard-bodied ATF Agent, Camy Parks to find the bomber before something terrible happens. Staying just ahead of Tasker, the bomber draws the trio into a fast-paced cat and mouse chase through the tough Florida streets.
State cop Bill Tasker has had problems in the past, but nothing compared to what's about to happen to him. A satchel with a million and a half in skimmed money is about to go walking. A phony community activist has decided to cash in, but a local FBI agent also has his eyes on the prize, a key witness gets murdered, and it's Tasker who ends up framed for the whole thing. Soon, other people become seduced by the cash as well, and as the satchel passes from hand to hand and the body count mounts, Tasker realizes it's all up to him. If he doesn't retake his life right now someone's going to do it for him.