Biography
    Jack Owens grew up in the coal fields of southern West Virginia and in the Philadelphia suburb of West Chester, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of American University (BA 1966) and the University of Alabama School of Law (JD 1969). He entered on duty as a Special Agent with the FBI, June 23, 1969, when he had hair and two good good knees. His first officer of assignment was Denver, 1969-1970, followed by Birmingham, 1970, until he retied, August 31, 1999. He served on the first SWAT team in Alabama, and worked investigations involving bank robberies, kidnappings, fugitive matters, foreign counterintelligence, terrorism, and the recruitment of women and minorities into the Bureau. He was the coordinator of the physical fitness program for agents in Birmingham. Owens worked undercover for four years against hostile intelligence servies during the Cold War.
        Owens retired in 1999 to write. His articles and short storeis have appeared in The Atlantic, Alabama Heritage, Now And Then Magazine, Cats and Kittens Magazine, The Spook, and Metropole. His memoir of three decades in he trenches of the FBI, "Don't Shoot! We're Rebulicans!" was published August 15, 2009. His first novel, "Enter Here Exit Only", will be published in early 2013. A second novel, "Watchman, JFK's Last Ride", will be published mid-year, 2013. Owens is the father of six and the grandfather of eleven.

Jack Owens, Special Agent, FBI (Retired)
Author of Don't Shoot! We're Republicans! and Watchman JKF'S Last Ride

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     Jack Owens grew up in the coal fields of southern West Virginia and in the Philadelphia suburb of West Chester, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of American University (BA 1966) and the University of Alabama School of Law (JD 1969). He entered on duty as a Special Agent with the FBI, June 23, 1969, when he had hair and two good good knees. His first office of assignment was Denver, 1969-1970, followed by Birmingham, 1970, until he retired, August 31, 1999. He served on the first SWAT team in Alabama, and worked investigations involving bank robberies, kidnappings, fugitive matters, foreign counterintelligence, terrorism, and the recruitment of women and minorities into the Bureau. He was the coordinator of the physical fitness program for agents in Birmingham. Owens worked undercover for four years against hostile intelligence servies during the Cold War.
      Owens retired in 1999 to write. His articles and short stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Alabama Heritage, Now And Then Magazine, Cats and Kittens Magazine, The Spook, and Metropole. His memoir of three decades in the trenches of the FBI, "Don't Shoot! We're Republicans!" was published August 15, 2009. His first novel, "Watchman, JFK's Last Ride", will be published mid-year 2013 by Keith Publications. Owens is the father of six and the grandfather of eleven. He and his wife Pat reside in Birmingham on Red Mountain.

      


                              

       Following his 30-year career with the FBI, Jack Owens has written a novel about the John F. Kennedy assassination. Jack's second novel, Watchman JFK's Last Ride, has been
                   released in e-book format on Amazon and is also NOW available in your nearest book store! 
                     Click HERE to order your copy today! 
   What really happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963, when President Kennedy was shot to pieces in Dealey Plaza in front of hundreds of witnesses and his Secret Service protectors? Former FBI agent, Jack Owens, has the answers in his novel, Watchman JFK's Last Ride. Owens says his book is fiction, but is it really

           

                                                                                                           

 
Story By: Madoline Markham, November 22nd 2013

Jack's most recent book Watchman JFK's Last Ride has made news in the Homewood Star. Watchman: JFK’s Last Ride, which was published in November by Keith Publications in Arizona, blends what Owens knows as fact with what he created as fiction. Even as he describes the plot, the lines between the two are blurred. “Many things you will read are true, but the characters are mostly fictional,” he said.

Click the link below to read this gripping article. Who killed JFK?

JFK devotee publishes fictional book about the John F. Kennedy assassination



Article by: Nathan T. Prewett - December 2, 2013

WATCHMAN JFK'S LAST RIDE

Former FBI agent in Birmingham pens fictional take on JFK assassination: 'I've never stopped thinking about it'

"....here's the kicker: Owens doesn't like most of the theories surrounding the assassination. He doesn't attempt to bring new evidence to the old case. Rather, he wanted to take the theory of the CIA being behind the assassination and portray it realistically with believable characters."

Click HERE to read the rest of this article about Jack's newest book Watchman JFK'S Last Ride on AL.com's website.


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