By Alex Kava
Anchor Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780307947703, 420pp.
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
When a building bursts into flames on a cold winter night in D.C., investigators see a resemblance to a string of recent fires in the area. There is one difference, however: This one has a human casualty. The local team insists they're looking for a young white male, suffering from an uncontrollable impulse to act out his anger or sexual aggression. But when special agent Maggie O'Dell is called in, everything she sees leads her to believe that this is the work of a calculating and controlled criminal.
“Supremely paced. . . . Rewards Kava fans and thriller lovers alike.” —Lincoln Journal-Star
“Fireproof is Kava at her absolute best.” —Bookreporter
“Kava seems to get better with every book.” —Omaha World Herald
“Maggie, who handles forensic evidence with ease . . . can give Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta a run for her money.” —Booklist
“Alex Kava has created . . . a winning character in Agent O’Dell.” —The Washington Post Book World
“Kava’s . . . cliffhanger endings are spot on.” —The Boston Globe
“O’Dell could be Reacher’s long-lost twin.” —Lee Child
“A fantastic thriller.” —Crimespace.com
“Maggie O'Dell is a brilliant and complicated heroine—at once witty, smart, and detailed, but always highly entertaining.” —Steve Berry
“Irresistible.” —Publishers Weekly
“Starts with a bang. . . . Well written and fast-paced.” —The Mystery Tribune
“Maggie . . . is a convincing, tough, and likable protagonist. . . . Kava’s ability to create real, ethically tricky situations for the reader to ponder help this novel rise above the normal mainstream novel of suspense.” —Reviewingtheevidence.com