Field of Fire (Alex Duarte Series #1)

Field of Fire (Alex Duarte Series #1)

by James O. Born

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425221839
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 02/05/2008
Series: Alex Duarte Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 4.08(w) x 6.68(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About the Author

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

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Field of Fire (Alex Duarte Series #1) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Field of Fire is great fun and compelling reading. It¿s a fast paced police thriller with a Spillane-like authenticity. Alex Duarte comes off as a true-to-life ATF agent, a man of few words who is shy with women, modest, still lives at home with his parents and a brother who drives him nuts, but he¿s nobody¿s fool. Also, while Duarte is anything but a showy macho man, he¿s a guy that nobody should push around. I hope we see more books in this series.
harstan More than 1 year ago
ATF agent Alex ¿Rocket¿ Duarte has returned from Bosnia and is working diligently to get a promotion to a supervisory position. At present he and his partner are searching at the migrant camp in western Palm Beach County for Alberto Salez so they can arrest for him violating firearms statutes. The wily man escapes and later that night Salez¿s car explodes by someone who used it to tripwire it.---------------------- Caren Larson, a lawyer for the Department of Justice is assigned to work with Duarte because there have been two other G-4 bombings, one in Seattle and one in Virginia. Assistant Attorney General Bob Morales believes that the men who were targeted in the bombings were trying to organize labor and someone wanted them to stop. Duarte¿s instincts tell him there is a cover-up going on and when another person gets murdered in California, by the same hit man involved in the other bombings he believes Caren is holding back on him, something that could cost all the people working on the case their lives.----------- FIELD OF FIRE is a fantastic police procedural with a protagonist who once he gets the scent of a crime is like a bloodhound who needs to continue until he gets his prey. Women will adore the hero who is innocent when it comes to females but has superlative investigative skills that allow him to think outside the box. Surprisingly, the hitman has a conscience in spite of how he makes a living as he goes out of his way not to kill Duarte. He needs his own novel.-------- Harriet Klausner