Black Friday (Maggie O'Dell #7)
What they don't realize is that instead of jamming...more
After reading this book, I still don't understand why people want to be in big crowds in big malls during big sales!!! My how life has really changed after 9/11 and also after events before this. Scary actually.
Well written again using facts and making it her story - really, really liking Alex Kava's books!
Its unfortunate that there was some top securi...more
I think if I had read this in print or at another time it may have been rated higher. As I was reading the audio version while taking mass transit during a stressed period I did find myself wandering off from time to time. I don't believe that is really to be blamed on the writing, however.
This was my first book of the series, but I didn't feel particularly lost. Previous cases were mentioned and some of the characters had crossed paths before, but any pertinent details were there. I do...more
I had an issue with Maggie's personal life as well. In previous books, she was very interested in a relationship with Nick Morelli but in this one there are too many hurt feelings (he's stalking her and she's ignoring him and dating someone el...more
I actually started listening to this ON Black Friday this year. And whoa! talk about a little freaky!
Horror novels never scare me because so often they are so farfetched I know never in a million years would the stuff happening in them ever occur in real life. A good straightforward non-paranormal thriller can totally scare me though. Why? Because the storylines are so plausible that they really COULD happen in real life!
A terrorist strike shopping m...more
Black Friday, the busiest shopping day in America, and three young men are about to wreak havoc by detonating an EMP pulse in the Mall of America. Unbeknownst to them, they are actually pawns in a much larger and deadlier conspiracy that will leave dozens dead and FBI profiler, Maggie O'Dell in a race against time to prevent an even more catastrophic terror attack.
A good premise but the execution is poor and the finale does not deliver.
This is supposed to be a "...more
Maggie O'Dell is having a get-together with the normal main characters in the books - her partner R.J. Tulley, Gwen Patterson (psychiatrist and Tulley's girlfriend)Tulley's daughter Emma and Harvey -Maggie's dog. New to the group is Ben Platt - the doctor who treated Maggie in "Exposed". It's the day after Thanksgiving. A p...more
From dust jacket:
"On the busiest shopping day of the year, some idealistic college students believe they're about to carry out an elaborate media stunt at the largest mall in America. They think the jamming devices in their backpacks will disrupt stores' computer syste...more
My first foray into the world of Maggie O'Dell, although the seventh book in her saga, deals with the enemy within. Terrorists strike at a soft target in heartland USA, but not i...more
The main event is a terrorist attack on the busiest day of the year in America's biggest mall. Maggie and her new boss are called to investigate and soon it's obvious that all is not what it seems concerning who the perpetrators really are. Maggie is still adjus...more
Black Friday is known as not only the day after Thanksgiving, but also as the busiest shopping day of the year in America. When three young men plan to wreak havoc by crashing the computer systems in Minnesota's Mall of America, society is in for a real shock when the men are detonated as suicide bombers instead. FBI profile-expert Maggie O'Dell is called to the scene to determine the identity of the evil mastermi...more
The plot of this one is particularl...more
I've not read any of the other books in this series, this one appealed to me based on the subject matter, since I've been to the Mall of America many times. Something about disasters in my favorite vacation destinations interests me, possibly because it's so easy to picture the setting when you've been there often.
As it is a book in a series, most of the main characters have alre...more
My only problem with this book is that Kava calls Patrick Maggie's stepbrother, which he is in fact a half-brother. They share the same father after all. Its a minor thing really and does little to detract from the book, its just a pet-peeve of mine.
This series just keeps getting...more
There continues to be a will they or won't they thing with Nick and maybe it's that I haven't read more than one other book in the series but I don't care. The main character has already made up her mind, there doesn't seem to be any actual chemistry there, so it's Nick angsting and her kind of feeling bad about i...more
On the busiest shopping day of the year, a group of idealistic college students believe they're about to carry out an elaborate media stunt at the largest mall in America. They think the equipment in their backpacks will disrupt stores' computer systems, causing delays and chaos, disrupting capitalism, if only for a moment.
What they don't realize is that instead of jamming devices, their backpacks contain explosives. And they're about to become unwitting suicide bombers.
FBI profiler Maggie O'
Author: Alex Kava was not an author that jumped out at me. NO STAR
Story: I loved the plot idea but the story follow through just didn't meet my expectations. NO STAR
Characters: There wasn't really any characters that were relatable for me during the course of this book. NO STAR
Cleanliness: There was quite a few words that I didn't find necessary during the course of this book. NO STAR
Overall Review: This book I'm sorry to say really didn't do a...more
Instead of reading these books every now and then I should have read them in order so I can remember the characters better. This one has a cliffhanger at the end.