Interview: James O. Born, author of ‘Scent of Murder’

April 10, 2015 11:42 AM

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Interview: James O. Born, author of ‘Scent of Murder’

James O. Born has always been fascinated with K-9 units. One memory stands out: It happened in January 1995, after a prison break at Glades Correctional Institute (the event inspired Elmore Leonard’s Out of Sight and later prompted the Miami Herald headline “I slept with a murderer”). Born, a former U.S. Drug Enforcement agent, was on the task force to track down the escapees.

“They used dogs to try and find those guys,” says the West Palm Beach native, who appears Tuesday at Books & Books in Coral Gables. “I was just watching them follow the scent, cutting through the sugar cane fields. … The dogs have the ability to do things no one else can do. I remember searching hou...

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