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James O. Born James O. Born is a former U.S. Drug agent and State Law Enforcement agent. He has taken his career in law enforcement and love of writing and blended it into a new life as a novelist. He is a graduate of Florida State University and received a Master's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Psychology.

In 2004, Putnam published his first novel, Walking Money. His second novel, Shock Wave was released in 2005. This is the second installment of the darkly comic series focusing on Florida Department of Law Enforcement Agent Bill Tasker. The series continued with Escape Clause, which won the gold medal in the inaugural Florida Book Award in 2007.

In 2009, Born published the first of several thrillers set in the vastly changed landscape of Florida in the future under the pseudonym James O'Neal. The series features a police detective investigating crime and coping with the pressures of life more than twenty years from now. The first novel, titled The Human Disguise and the sequel, The Double Human received critical praise with Publisher's Weekly calling them, ˝Wildly entertaining.ţ

During his law enforcement career, Born has received the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award from the US Attorney's Office, the Silver Medal of Valor, The Distinguished Service Award and numerous awards for merit in investigations. In 2009, he received the Life Saving Medal directly from the Governor after rescuing a family from a SUV, which had plunged into a canal.

Born is active in a number of hobbies. He has finished the New York and London marathons, competed in swimming and holds two separate black belts in karate. He is a scuba diver, wind surfer, mountain biker and avid sailor.

A native Floridian, Born currently lives on the east coast with his wife, Donna and has two children, John and Emily.

James O. Born Book List and Awards
His website: www.jamesoborn.com
Similar authors: Ken Bruen, Stephen J. Cannell, James W. Huston, Paul Levine
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Putin's Gambit
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Putin's Gambit by James O. Born and Lou Dobbs

Scent of Murder

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Scent of Murder by James O. Born

Border War
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Border War by James O. Born and Lou Dobbs

Burn Zone

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Burn Zone by James O. Born

Field of Fire

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Field of Fire by James O. Born

Escape Clause

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Escape Clause by James O. Born
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Born, James O. & Dobbs, Lou - Border War (Double-Signed First Edition) Born, James O. & Dobbs, Lou | Border War | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Born, James O. - Burn Zone (Signed First Edition) Born, James O. | Burn Zone | Signed First Edition Book

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Born, James O. - Escape Clause (Signed First Edition) Born, James O. | Escape Clause | Signed First Edition Book

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James O. Born Bibliography


Novels

  • Walking Money - 2004
  • Shock Wave - 2005
  • Escape Clause - 2006
  • Field of Fire - 2007
  • Burn Zone - 2008
  • Border War - 2014 (with Lou Dobbs)
  • Scent of Murder - 2015
  • Putin's Gambit - June 2017 (with Lou Dobbs)

James O. Born Awards

  • Florida Book Award for Best Novel for Escape Clause
  • Barry Award for short fiction - 2009

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