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A Maxim Jakubowski Great Female Crime Sleuth.

MAGGIE O'DELL - FBI profiler and Special Agent Maggie has appeared in ten breathless adventures so far and her grit and energy put Kay Scarpetta to shame. Meticulous plotting by Kava and a set of endearing and fascinating characters make this a most underrated series that deserves an even greater audience. Her latest begins with a cool box filled with body parts washes up on the Florida shore.

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Damaged by Alex Kava

Special Agent Maggie O'Dell has seen a lot in her career, and amidst the killers, psychos and criminals she has hunted, she's delved deep into the darkest, most shockingly evil recesses of the human mind. But when a cool box filled with body parts washes up on the shore of Florida's Pensacola Beach, even Maggie isn't prepared for what she is about to get into. While across the state, people brace themselves against the onslaught of a hurricane advancing across the Gulf of Mexico, Maggie begins the laborious process of tracking down the cooler's origins. Tracing the butchered corpse back to a missing persons case weeks earlier, Maggie uncovers the gruesome network of an underground cadaver trade. Little does she know that things are about the take an even darker turn...


Read this gripping, can't-put-it-down thriller. O'Dell could be Reacher's long lost twin. --Lee Child Rip-roaring action that only builds in intensity with every page. . . . A true thriller! --Tess Gerritsen Contains all the hard-core thrills her readers expect. -- Palm Beach Post

This intense thriller builds to an eye-popping revelation that will leave fans eager for the sequel.

--Publishers Weekly

This action-packed thriller... will appeal to the adrenaline junkies.


About the Author

Alex Kava

Alex Kava grew up in Nebraska, outside the small town of Silver Creek (population 500). As a child, Alex wrote short stories on the backs of old calendars and scrap paper, sharing them only with her younger brother and hiding them in a shoebox under her bed.

Alex earned an art scholarship to attend college. To pay living expenses, she worked in a nearby hospital’s central surgery department scrubbing equipment, utensils and basins from the morgue and surgery departments. She graduated from College of Saint Mary, in Omaha, Nebraska, with a B.A. in Art and English. She has advanced studies and certificates in advertising and marketing.

Alex then worked in graphic design, advertising, and public relations. She designed food packages and logos for national corporations, written brochures and newsletters, created a line of greeting cards, and directed TV and radio commercials.

During the summer of 1996, Alex quit her full-time job as a director of public relations in order to dedicate more time to writing fiction and getting published. To pay the bills, she resurrected her home-based graphic design firm, Square One. She refinanced her home, maxed out her credit cards, and even took on a newspaper delivery route.

Also in the summer of 1996, serial killer John Joubert was executed. Alex’s inspiration for A Perfect Evil was drawn from her experience while working at a small newspaper in the community where Joubert’s rampage had taken place in 1983. His execution reminded her of the terror and panic experienced, not only by that community, but by many parents across Nebraska.

Alex lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her two dogs, Miss Molly and Scout.

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Publication date

28th April 2011


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Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


416 pages


Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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