A Maggie O'Dell Novel
By Alex Kava
(Doubleday, Hardcover, 9780385535519, 320pp.)
Publication Date: July 10, 2012
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New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava returns in a blaze of glory with a gripping, action-packed thriller featuring special agent Maggie O'Dell,who is leading the search for a serial arsonist whose crimes threaten Maggie dangerously close to home.
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.
Jeffery Cole, a reporter looking for his big break, is also at the scene of the crime and decides to make Maggie part of his news piece, digging up aspects of her past that she would rather forget. Maggie's brother Patrick is also back in DC where he is working for a private firefighting company and is frequently called in as these fires continue to light up around the city.
As the acts of arson become more brazen, Maggie's professional and personal worlds begin to collide dangerously. The killer may be closer than she imagines.
ALEX KAVA is the author of ten novels, including the internationally bestselling mystery series featuring FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell. Her novels have been published in over twenty countries around the world. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and divides her time between Omaha, Nebraska, and Pensacola, Florida.
- Why does Maggie pocket Johnny Bosh’s cell phone at the scene of his suicide? Is her action illegal? What information does the phone reveal about Amanda Vicks?
Praise for Fireproof
"A serial arsonist is torching empty warehouses in areas of Washington, D.C...in bestseller Kava’s strong 10th Maggie O’Dell novel (after 2011’s Hotwire)...Amid a barrel full of red herrings...the suspenseful plot builds to a finale that offers an irresistible lure to Maggie’s next outing." - Publishers Weekly
Praise for Hotwire
"A sizzling plot, achingly real characters, and government officials working their backsides off to save their backsides, all strike as lethally as lightening." —Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
"The question of how such wildly disparate outrages might be connected is ingenious." —Kirkus Reviews
"The ninth in the Maggie O'Dell series is a strong entry that's just plausible enough to leave readers wondering about the line between truth and fiction." —Booklist