Field of Fire (An Alex Duarte Mystery)

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Since returning from Bosnia, ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) agent Alex Duarte has been re-acclimating to life in South Florida. But when a gunrunner's car explodes, Duarte's life kicks into overdrive in a high-profile hunt for a suspected serial bomber.

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James O. Born is a former US drug and state law enforcement agent. Each of his crime novels is based on some aspect of his career. Escape Clause won the inaugural Florida Book Award for Best Novel.

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A bombing in a Florida migrant-labor camp kills a child, and ATF agent Alex Duarte is assigned the case. The Justice Department links the incident to a series of union-related bombings across the country and assigns a DOJ lawyer to work with Duarte. The intended bomb target is petty criminal Alberto Salez, whom Duarte catches, then loses. The chase is on. Diffusing Duarte's inherent laser focus is the bomber, who still wants Salez dead, and the DOJ lawyer, who seems to know more about the case than she's letting on. Born, a law-enforcement professional, shifts narrative points of view among all the major characters and also tinkers with chronology to keep readers on their toes. Born dedicates his fourth novel to Elmore Leonard, whose influence is evident. Leonard's best books (think City Primeval, 1980) have been urban noir with flawed, hard-bark protagonists consumed by the pursuit. Duarte would fit right in. Born has talent and momentum; don't be surprised if, soon enough, he has his own, Leonard-like breakthrough. Wes Lukowsky
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