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April 25, 2005

It's novel.

You don't often run into a character named Lail in a novel, but there's one in James O. Born's new novel Shock Wave.

There's ATF agent Jimmy Lail, who likes to think of himself as a white version of Trick Daddy.

In Shock Wave, Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent Bill Tasker teams up with the FBI to locate a stolen Stinger missile.

Shock Wave, much like Walking Money, also depicts the zany events that occur in South Florida on a regular basis. Bumbling terrorists did try to purchase a Stinger missile a few years ago in Palm Beach County.
Readers will be riveted as they follow Tasker racing against the tick-tock of clocks attached to bombs throughout downtown Miami. It's easy to lose track of time until you get to the end of Born's memorable second book. Let's hope he keeps 'em coming.

-- Miami Herald, April 24, 2005.