James O. Born is a former U.S. Drug agent and State Law Enforcement agent. Each of his novels is based on some aspect of his career. His third novel, Escape Clause, won the inaugural Florida Book Award for Best Novel. Born’s fifth novel, Burn Zone, features ATF agent Alex Duarte. All the novels are published by Putnam.
Born also has the first in a series of science fiction novels published by TOR under the name James O’Neal. The novels are police stories set in the near future. http://www.jamesoborn.com/