Walking Money

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2004 - Fiction - 262 pages
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For more than seventeen years with the U.S. Marshals Service, DEA, and Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Jim Born has seen just about everything Florida crime and criminals can throw at him, and he's put it all into as entertaining and accomplished a first thriller as you'll find anywhere this year.
State cop Bill Tasker has had problems in the past, but nothing compared to what's about to happen to him. A satchel with a million and a half in skimmed money is about to go walking. A phony community activist has decided to cash in, but a local FBI agent also has his eyes on the prize, a key witness gets murdered, and it's Tasker who ends up framed for the whole thing. Soon, other people become seduced by the cash as well, and as the bag passes from hand to hand and the body count mounts, Tasker realizes it's all up to him. If he doesn't retake his life right now . . . someone's going to do it for him.
Filled with a rich array of characters, a constantly twisting plot, and an authenticity so deep you can't help wondering how much of this is actually true, "Walking Money" is indeed proof that "Jim Born is the real thing."

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Law-enforcement veteran and first-time author Born has written an amusing comic crime novel. The "walking money" belongs to a Miami social organization called the Committee for Community Relief, but ... Read full review

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This book made my brain sweat. Excellent read!! Just when you think it's going one way you get whiplash from the twists. It only let me put 5 stars....


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James O. Born is an American author, born in Florida. He is a graduate of Florida State University and earned his Master's degree in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. Before becoming an author, he was a US Drug Agent (DEA) and later a Special Agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He worked undercover with the Special Operation's Team (SWAT). He has also worked as an advisor to writers and TV shows. Walking Money was his first novel, published in 2004. He is the author of Burn Zone, Field of Fire, Shock Wave and Escape Clause which won the gold medal in the inaugural Florida Book Awards, in 2007. Under the pseudonym, James O'Neal, his work includes The Human Disguise and The Double Human. He is the co-author with James Patterson of the bestsellers, Hidden: A Mitchum Story and Haunted.

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