Anchor Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780307474605, 372pp.
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
On a crisp fall evening in western Nebraska, two teenagers are seemingly electrocuted when their drug-fueled party turns into an explosive light show. While Maggie O’Dell tries to make sense of the witnesses’ stories, sifting through what is real and what is hallucination, her friend, Colonel Benjamin Platt, is at the scene of a deadly outbreak that has infected children at a Virginia elementary school. Despite the miles that separate them, the two cases collide when Maggie and Platt uncover a threatening conspiracy that was meant to stay hidden in the remote Midwestern landscape. . .
"Twisted plots, shocking characters, breakneck pacing. Guaranteed to keep you up all night!"—Lisa Gardner, author of Love You More
“O’Dell could be Reacher’s long-lost twin.” —Lee Child
"Outstanding. . . . A sizzling plot, achingly real characters, and government officials working their backsides off to save their backsides, all strike as lethally as lightning." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Alex Kava is a master. Her heroine, Special Agent Maggie O'Dell, is one of the classic characters of the thriller genre.” —Steve Berry
“Kava seems to get better with every book.” —The Omaha World-Herald
“Hotwire has it all: solid storytelling that propels you right along, intriguing mysteries, memorable and believable characters, and ripped-from-the-news storylines. Oh, and some romance as well. . . . A perfect book.” —Bookreporter.com
“Builds toward an electric ending.” —Lincoln Journal-Star
“Ingenious.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Kava spins a plot with significant political ramifications, combining nonstop action and lethal danger. . . . Leave[s] readers wondering about the line between truth and fiction.” —Booklist