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A Maggie O'Dell Novel

Book - 2011
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In New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava's new thriller, 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, what started as a group of kids filming their drug-fueled party ends in an explosive light show, leaving the victims apparently electrocuted, with odd scorch marks being the only evidence. While Maggie tries to make sense of the dif­ferent stories, sifting through what is real and what is hallu­cination, she realizes that the surviving teens are being targeted and systematically eliminated.

Meanwhile on the East Coast, Maggie's FBI partner, R.J. Tully, and Army colonel Benjamin Platt are at the scene of a deadly outbreak, desperate to identify the pathogen that has infected children at a Virginia elementary school. Despite the miles that separate them, the two cases collide as Maggie, Tully, and Platt uncover secrets that were meant to stay hidden in the remote Midwest landscape.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday, c2011
ISBN: 9780385532013
9780307474605
Branch Call Number: KAVA
Characteristics: 291 p

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rahmmie
Jul 20, 2014

Pushing the boundary of credibility, this made a good book for a rainy afternoon, nothing more

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bridge1
Jun 12, 2012

Special Agent Maggie O'Dell, an FBI profiler, investigates the death of three teenagers while her friend Army Colonel Benjamin Platt tries to find out what bacteria is contaminating the food of school children. Interesting characters, scary scenario, believable story.

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librarianatlarge
Jan 17, 2012

I like Alex Kava's books, but they are nothing out of the ordinary. Perfect for a plane ride or a day at the beach. Maggie is an interesting character. The plot is well developed with some good suspense and surprises. The Nebraska setting is interesting.

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Mommies2
Oct 01, 2011

I do like Maggie O'Dell and her characterization. A short read but lots of action.

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