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Product Details

  • Series: Maggie O'Dell Novels
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Mira; First Edition edition (October 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778325571
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778325574
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #747,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Starred Review. Last seen in A Necessary Evil (2006), FBI special agent Maggie O'Dell pursues a vengeful monster and his sadistic assistant who infect innocent people with the deadly Ebola virus in bestseller Kava's most terrifying psychological thriller to date. While investigating a bomb threat in suburban Elk Grove, Va., Maggie and her boss, Assistant Director Cunningham, become exposed to the virus. The pair wind up in the Slammer, an isolation ward within the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Fort Detrick, Md. On the outside, Maggie's partner, R.J. Tully, investigates other cases of exposure to the virus, including an entire Chicago hospital. After Maggie's release, a clue Tully uncovers from his past sends him racing to save Maggie from the evil mastermind responsible for the viral threats. Full of authentic details taken from similar real-life crimes, the smart, thrill-a-minute plot builds to a cliffhanger ending that will leave fans eager for the next installment. (Oct.)
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"Kava's writing is reminiscent of Patricia Cornwell in her prime." - Mystery Ink "Not for the faint of heart." - Peter Robinson "Alex Kava knows the psychology of evil." - John Philpin, forensic psychologist and author. "Scarpetta-like authenticity and the psychological insights of Alex Delaware." - Publishers Weekly" --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Very exciting book and satisfying conclusion.
Valerie Matteson
I read the entire book in about a day and a half...I just couldn't put it down!
T. Anderson
Well fleshed, very realistic characters rounds out this quick read.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Jackson VINE VOICE on February 22, 2009
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This well researched mystery is so believable that it scared me into finishing it as soon as I woke up in the morning after starting it very late one night. The characters are interesting and Maggie, the main character. is authentic, flaws and all, like a beloved relative who can aggravate the socks off you but you love her anyway. The story is relevant because it is taken from the headlines we have become too familiar with, the human "monsters" that prey on and destroy their vicitims and their families. A medical mystery wrapped in an FBI murder case basted with probability and research makes this a wonderful feast for the reader. I enjoyed this book immensly despite it scaring me half to death at times.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lynn Harnett VINE VOICE on January 4, 2009
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Kava's sixth Agent Maggie O'Dell ("A Necessary Evil") thriller opens with her and her boss/mentor Assistant Director Cunningham investigating a bomb threat, which turns out to be a trap, sacrificing innocents to expose the agents to a deadly virus.

Maggie and Cunningham are clapped into The Slammer, a top-secret military medical isolation facility, which is about as sterile and intimidating as you might expect. We know it's Ebola before army doctor Colonel Benjamin Platt confirms it and we know it's already too late for Platt's boss' ruthless and pragmatic solution to the problem (which will strike most readers as cold-blooded political overkill).

Kava increases the sense of doom and horror by clueing the reader well ahead of the investigators. She switches point of view among Maggie, her partner Tully on the outside (whose troublesome teen daughter made him late for work that fateful day), Platt's feverish attempts to save everyone, the killer (actually the killer's assistant killer), and the intended victims, so we know that virus-laced packages have gone out to selected targets around the country and the clock is ticking down.

How and why the mastermind chooses his targets are chosen is a puzzle that entertains Artie, the mostly obedient killer's assistant, a crime buff who notes parallels with sensational crimes from the past and implements a few new parallels himself.

Colonel Platt is a tough, upstanding and sympathetic addition to the series who shows signs of being a keeper. The army facility is chillingly well done and the terror scenario is frighteningly easy to accept - particularly given all the allusions to successful past crimes, like the Tylenol tampering and the anthrax cases.

Fans and newcomers alike will enjoy Kava's usual mix of thrills, FBI profiling and procedure, gory details, personal complications and the headline-inspired plotting.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Anderson TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 21, 2009
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This is the second Alex Kava novel I've read and I just loved it! I read the entire book in about a day and a half...I just couldn't put it down! If you like James Patterson, you will like Alex Kava. The chapters are short, the print is large and well spaced, and the writing style is an easy read. The storyline of Exposed was fantastic...a real page turner! Highly recommend.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ronald K. Goodenow on December 19, 2008
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This is my first Alex Kava, just read cover to cover on a transcontinental flight. It won't be my last encounter with her and Maggie O'Dell.

As an inveterate reader of mysteries and suspense novels I look for an engaging plot, compelling characters, good insight on police or other relevant procedure and a real sense of time and place. One gets all that from Ian Rankin, P.D.James, Michael Connelly, Peter Robinson, Lee Child, Elizabeth George and many others on my growing list of favorites. Happily, one gets it from Alex Kava as well.

Straight off, let me say that Exposed is engaging and downright scary, a proverbial page turner. Its not just because of the bio-terrorism/medical plot, but because of a spider's web of horrific happenings stitched together in a truly diabolical tale cemented by more than mere references to mass murderers admired by the book's frightening killer.

Along the way, one learns about federal anti-biological warfare strategies, tactics, and technologies, and there is the usual inter-agency suspicion an bureaucratic in-fighting now common in books of this sort. O'Dell, an FBI profiler, is compelling because she is not only trying to figure out who wants to introduce a rare and horrifically dangerous strain of Ebola to a carefully selected set of victims, but is herself victimized, becoming more than a good detective -- she's a person we would all hate to be.

Ok, the crime is solved, the world is saved (for now) and we're reminded that satanic forces can exist in the most common of places, and for the most ordinary of reasons. At least if one has a slightly sick mind.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tina on September 22, 2009
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I have read a few Alex Kava novels in my time, however, I have to say that Exposed is fast becoming my favorite.

First off, I love, love novels that feature some kind of isolation (snowstorm, infection, etc) it always gives me the impression that the storyline just got creepier and it seems there are always more possibilities in these type of plots.

Well Exposed took that exact premise and turned itself into a first class thriller. This novel features a strong and captivating main character who will find herself exposed to the deadly virus Ebola. While she is in isolation, her friends on the outside try to track down the origin and the mastermind behind the exposure.

There are lots and lots of cool twists and turns in this one and I loved the fact that I just could not quite figure out the whole thing - I always felt as though the author was two steps ahead of me - while at the same time, giving me just enough information and pacing the storyline just perfectly to keep me hooked.
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