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James O. Born


James O. Born

James O. Born is a former U.S. Drug agent and State Law Enforcement agent. Each of his novels is based on some aspect of his career. His third novel, ESCAPE CLAUSE, won the inaugural Florida Book Award for Best Novel.

In 2009 Born published the first in a series of science fiction novels under the name James O’Neal. The novels are police stories set in the near future.

Currently, Born is coauthoring novels with TV commentator Lou Dobbs and his newest novel, SCENT OF MURDER, about a specialized K-9 unit, is now available.

He continues to actively consult with other authors as well as movies and TV shows.

Books by James O. Born

by Lou Dobbs and James O. Born - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

The border is a tough place to work, especially for FBI agent Tom Eriksen. With a history of violence, he cannot afford any on-duty screw-ups. So when an investigation ends in a bloody shootout and the shooting is deemed “questionable,” the bureau reassigns Eriksen to an office known as “the Island of Misfit Cops.” But when his partner is murdered, Eriksen must take charge and solve the case, wading through corruption and betrayal to discover the truth.

by James O. Born - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Two years after being tossed from the detective bureau for using questionable tactics while catching a child molester, deputy Tim Hallett's life is finally on track. Assigned to a special K-9 unit with the best partner in the world, a Belgian Malinois named Rocky, Hallett has finally learned to balance police work with his family life. But that all changes in the heat of a Florida sugarcane field. While searching for a kidnapper, Rocky locks onto the scent of a predator unlike anyone has ever seen. Or have they?