Anchor Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780307474605, 372pp.
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
In this thrilling installment of the New York Timesbestselling series, Special Agent Maggie O Dell investigates the death of three teenagers, only to find herself in the middle of a conspiracy involving biological warfare.
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