by Alex Kava
Category: Crime, Mystery & Thrillers / Crime & Mysteries
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 29 March 2012
Number of pages: 416
On a crisp Autumn evening in western Nebraska, what started as a group of kids filming their drug-fuelled 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 realises that the surviving teens are being targeted and systematically eliminated. Meanwhile on the East Coast, Army colonel Benjamin Platt is 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 and Platt uncover secrets that were meant to stay hidden...
What the papers say:
Outstanding... A sizzling plot, achingly real characters, and government officials working their backsides off to save their backsides, all strike as lethally as lightning. Publisher Weekly Starred Review Rip-roaring action that only builds in intensity with every page. Tess Gerritsen Move over Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs and Karin Slaughter, there's a new forensics investigator in town. Guardian O'Dell could be Reacher's long-lost twin. Lee Child
Alex Kava is the author of ten previous bestselling novels, eight of which feature her series heroine Maggie O'Dell. A former PR director, Alex dedicated herself to writing full-time in 1996.
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