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Scent of Murder

Scent of Murder

A Novel

James O. Born

Forge Books

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Scent of Murder is a gritty police thriller from veteran law enforcement agent and author James O. Born

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? The more Hallett digs, the closer he comes to his old issues when the case that ended his career as a detective appears to be the key to a series of kidnappings.

When the trail turns to murder, Hallett risks everything to catch the killer, even if it means clearing the child molester who drove him to violence and ruined his career. Along the way, Hallett and his partners learn the true meaning of loyalty and courage as their canine companions take police work to a new level and show that instinct means more than training.

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Praise for Scent of Murder

“An established talent with a great new angle--irresistible.” —Lee Child, award-winning author of The Affair

The Scent of Murder is a terrific twist to cop tales--a gritty, realistic look at the men, women, and dogs in police K-9 units. It's a joyride that's at turns funny, thrilling, touching--a must read.” —W. E. B. Griffin, New York Times bestselling author of Hazardous Duty

“The greatest dog-hero since White Fang. Born knows the only thing more courageous than a courageous cop is a police dog. Add a wild assortment of Florida characters and you have a book I would have stayed up all night to read—if I hadn't raced through it sooner.”” —Randy Wayne White, New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Midnight

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James O. Born

JAMES O. BORN is an award-winning author who has published articles on history and Florida. He is a former US Drug Enforcement Agent and is currently a Special Agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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