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Shock Wave (A Billy Tasker Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – March 7, 2006

3.9 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

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“With its tempo clicking like a timer on an explosive, Shock Wave makes for one compelling read.”—January Magazine

“Readers will be riveted.”—The Miami Herald

“Shock Wave even surpasses Born’s excellent debut, Walking Money, by putting the author firmly in the territory owned by Elmore Leonard and Donald Westlake.” —Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

About the Author

James O. Born is a special agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, where he is involved with a wide variety of criminal investigations. He has also worked with the U.S. Marshals Service.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Berkley (March 7, 2006)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Mass Market Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0425209237
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0425209233
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 5.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 4.25 x 1 x 6.75 inches
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    3.9 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

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I was always interested in writing. And I enjoyed it. From my Masters thesis on the effects of fitness on mood to long reports on money launderers, I appreciated the effort it took to write well.

I doubted I could make a decent living as a writer, especially after having kids. I was an agent with US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). I loved it. The different assignments every day. Travel. The feeling of satisfaction and that you were helping the country. I never regretted going in to public service.

About 15 years into my law enforcement career, I signed my first book contract with Putnam. Those five books try to capture the tension, excitement, humor and terror of police work. I purposely tried to keep the characters from being superheroes. Just men and women with a job to do. I was gratified by the critical reception the books received. One of the best parts of being a new author was that my editor, Neil Nyren, also the edited of my two favorite military writers, Tom Clancy and W.E.B. Griffin.

Years ago I got a call from James Patterson. He wanted to know if I was interested in working with him. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity. Now I cowrite the Michael Bennett series as well as the occasional standalone. And I’ve never looked back.

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