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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Sep. 25, 2012 8 years ago

Doug Giacobbe self-publishes second novel, ‘By unknown means'


Ormond Beach history teacher and former undercover narcotics officer Doug Giacobbe has self-published his second novel, ‘By unknown means,’


Ormond Beach resident Doug Giacobbe isn’t a special agent, but the main character of his new novel, “By Unknown Means,” Michael Callaway is.

Callaway runs a contraband-enforcement boat for the customs service, until he goes rogue to pursue infamous drug lord Anton Drake.

Giacobbe, on the other hand, is a former South Florida law-enforcement officer and current history professor at Daytona State College.

“While the book is fiction, I have borrowed situations and personalities from actual events and people that I have experienced in my 24 years in law enforcement,” Giacobbe says — “including the time that I spent working undercover as a narcotics investigator.”

“By Unknown Means” can be found at, or at Purple Dragonfly Boutique, at 1462 W Granada Blvd..

Email [email protected].

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