Exposed (Maggie O'Dell #6)
The killer's tactics suggest he's an aficionado of criminal minds. He...more
In this sixth installment of the Maggie O'Dell series, FBI expert-profiler Maggie is tracking down a killer who indirectly murders others using a strain of the Ebola virus. Maggie's latest case is extraordinary because she tracks the killer while being confined in a private lock-down cell - after already having been exposed to the virus.
Exposed is quick, fast-paced, and unques...more
I was happy to see O'Dell and Tully get the chance to use their profiler skills to solve the mystery, even if that resolution comes a bit late. Too often these two key characters are reacting to events around them instead of acting on wh...more
I don't want to post any spoilers - there are twists and turns, who do you trust, who don't you trust and not everyone makes it out alive (which is something you can see coming).
"Elvan", the subject matter is right up your alley :)
2 thumbs up and 5 stars - onto "Black...more
Author Alex Kava employs a scary premise that everyone (in the “first world”, anyway) could relate to and the mystery’s resolution makes sense in light of the hints she provides.
My primary criticism would be perhaps the excessive number of characters and locations. It was difficult for me to ke...more
The story was interesting at first, I love the setup for action at the begining. This was going to be my first experience with the Maggie O'dell book series. My library has lots of this series and it sounded it interesting. I got two books and this was going to be my safe book, the one I just knew would be light and easy fun.
There is one problem with this book, but it is hugely insurmountable and makes this a horrible mess and kills all enjoyment of the book. There are too many...more
This review is from: Exposed (Maggie O'Dell) (Hardcover)
This was an entertaining biomedical thriller. It had enough science to inform a reader about the resultant disease and the ease of transmission of a lethal virus (Ebola Zaire) and an adequate amount of suspense to keep me guessing as to the identity and motivations of the criminal mastermind behind the devious plot. I find books about...more
An act of terrorism or a personal vendetta…
On a seemingly routine morning at the FBI behavioral sciences unit, agent Maggie O’Dell and her superior find a threat hidden in the doughnut box and are subsequently exposed to a deadly virus. Is this the work of a fanatic or someone with a grudge? How many will die before Maggie and her partner uncover the truth?
A thrilling premise delivered with style. A little different from the other books in the series, Exposure is mo...more
OK, so if it sounds like I'm giving the story short shrift, it's probably because I think Kava gave the book's topic, with all its terrifying implications, the sam...more
Exposed had the potential to be an outstanding example of a m...more
A Maggie O’Dell Novel
By Alex Kava
It isn’t so much the actual acts of terrorism that makes Exposed by Alex Kava so chilling! It was, more, that the story setting was so real and vivid! A game of chance used to cover the personal actions of one man to murder those he hated! Innocent victims!
It was a routine morning and Maggie and other FBI agents were gathered to enjoy the doughnuts that were sitting waiting to be consumed. Maggie O’Dell was about to ta...more
Veteran FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell and Assistant Director Cunningham believed the threat targeted Quantico. It targeted them.
A deadly virus—virtually undetectable until it causes death from a million internal cuts. The victims appear random, but Maggie wonders if vengeance isn't the guiding hand.
An aficionado of contemporary killers, using bits and pieces from their crimes—the Beltway Sniper's phrases, the Unabomber's clues, the Anthrax Killer's delivery.
Maggie knows dangerous minds, but she
Maggie and her boss receive an anonymous letter that leads them to a house where a woman if dying with a contagious disease. They all have to be quarantined and soon the virus threatening them has a name: Ebola Zaire. One of the deadliest viruses around.
Not only that but also several people across the country are receiving money packages infected with the viru...more
Granted, I wasn't as impressed with 'Black Friday' as I thought I would be, but I was willing to give the author another shot, especially since the boo...more
Maggie is sidelined from much of the action in this book, but her frustrated and frightened isolation in a high-tech quarantine facility makes the book very suspenseful. The lives of those affected by the biological weapon are discussed, making the situation seem very re...more
The theme is quite interesting and it's a nice "change of scenery" to have the main character locked in a room for the most part of the book, but then it all seems a bit disoriented, I didn't find the book fast paced, and even though the mystery is there - we want to know who the bad guy is, and if more people will get infected a...more
The book proved to be a quick read, fun but somewhat forgettable. I think this is what they call a "Beach Read." Now, that's not necessarily a bad thing - lots of twists and turns, interesting enough c...more
It all starts with a box of donuts, series character, Maggie O'Dell and Assistant Director Cunningham AND a note:
CALL ME GOD
THERE WILL BE A CRASH TODAY.
At 13949 ELK GROVE
I'D HATE FOR YOU TO MISS IT.
I AM GOD.
P.S. YOUR CHILDREN ARE NOT SAFE ANYWHERE AT ANY TIME.
From here, these two characters believe they are responding to a crash (the kind relating to a bomb). Instead, they walk into a trap. Before they realize it, they've both be...more
I am not the biggest fan of mindnumbing entertainment and frivolity. I prefer to read something that’s going to make m...more
The story is about a killer who mails a deadly virus wrapped in money to different people. FBI agent Maggie O’Dell and her boss (while investigating) are exposed to the virus. They both have to be kept quarantined for most of the book. Even though she is locked away, she uses the computer to continue her investigation.