Anchor Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780307474599, 345pp.
Publication Date: May 24, 2011
While the Coast Guard is preparing Pensacola Beach for a severe hurricane, they find an oversized fishing cooler filled with body parts tightly wrapped in plastic floating offshore. Special Agent Maggie O’Dell is sent to investigate, despite the fact that she is putting herself in the projected path of the hurricane. She’s able to trace the torso in the cooler back to a man who mysteriously disappeared weeks earlier after a hurricane hit the Atlantic coast of Florida. How did his body end up six hundred miles away in the Gulf of Mexico? Using her signature keen instincts and fearless investigating, O’Dell discovers Florida’s seedy underworld and the shady characters who inhabit it. Damaged is Alex Kava’s most terrifying thriller yet.
“Read this gripping, can’t-put-it-down thriller. O’Dell could be Reacher’s long lost twin.” —Lee Child
“Rip-roaring action that only builds in intensity with every page. . . . A true thriller!” —Tess Gerritsen
“Contains all the hard-core thrills her readers expect.” —Palm Beach Post
“This intense thriller builds to an eye-popping revelation that will leave fans eager for the sequel.” —Publishers Weekly
“This action-packed thriller... will appeal to the adrenaline junkies.” —Booklist