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Black Friday (Maggie O'Dell Novels) Hardcover – Bargain Price, October 1, 2009

4.1 out of 5 stars 103 customer reviews
Book 7 of 11 in the Maggie O'Dell Series

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Starred Review. Bestseller Kava's superb Maggie O'Dell thriller (after Exposed) features a particularly memorable villain, the Project Manager (aka Robert Asante), the third party behind 1995's horrifying Oklahoma City bombing, along with real-life terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. Now Asante has directed an attack on Minnesota's Mall of America during Black Friday, the big retailing day after Thanksgiving, that kills 32 people, including two students who were duped into carrying devices that they believed would just create an electronic blackout. FBI profiler O'Dell, still recovering from the death of her boss, must work with her new superior, hypercritical Raymond Kunze, as well as her ex-boyfriend, security consultant Nick Morrelli, to prevent a second major terrorist outrage Asante has planned to follow shortly after the first. Kava peppers the breathless action with enough intel to make the premise scarily real. (Oct.)
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About the Author

ALEX KAVA’s two stand-alone novels and seven novels featuring FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell have been published in more than twenty countries, appearing on the bestseller lists in Britain, Australia, Poland, Germany, and Italy. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. Alex divides her time between Omaha, Nebraska, and Pensacola, Florida. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Series: Maggie O'Dell Novels
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Mira; 1st edition (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778326519
  • ASIN: B005DI8VBY
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,851,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Black Friday by Alex Kava is the first book by her that I have read. I thought it was great! In our new world that includes terrorism, it is a scary thought that this could really happen!!!
It is a Maggie O'Dell novel. The story is about five college students that go to the Mall of America the day after Thanksgiving. The day the retail world calls Black Friday. Sounds normal right? Wrong! These students are called cutaways by someone known as the Project Manager. This man talked three students into carrying a red backpack into the mall with "jamming devices" inside. They were told that these devices would screw up the store and mall computers. Being the busiest shopping day of the year, it would cause mass confusion. Little did the students know but they were being turned into suicide bombers.
One student named Dixon brought two friends along.He wound up being called from the mall by his Grandfather because his Grandmother had to have heart surgery. Thinking nothing of it he handed his backpack over to his friend Rebecca.
After Dixon left, Rebecca had to go to the bathroom. Their other friend Patrick waited for her in the food court. The other two students with the backpacks were walking seperately through the mall as instructed. Rebecca went to the bathroom but forget to get the backpack off the hook on the stall door when she left.
When she got back to the food court, she told Patrick she would be right back and left to retrieve it. As she approached the bathroom it happened. A huge explosion! The Project Manager had used his remote and detonated two of the bombs. The third would not go off for some reason.
Chaos...confusion...death...body parts was everywhere.
I have to stop so I do not give away who is involved and what happens next. Read the book! It was a fast reading page turner. It will make you really think about how vulnerable we really are.
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Alex Kava's, Black Friday, takes us on an adventure that can happen any where in todays world. Spl. Agent, Maggie O'Dell, FBI, is a profiler. Her job is to try and understand just what kind of a person or persons, would take home made bombs into a mall and set them off. Video of five young people appear to bring in three back packs possibly filled with explosives. O'Dell's previous supervisor is now deceased. She has a new boss, Kunze, and she feels that he does not like her and perhaps maybe a hiding something. After the attack at the Great Mall of America, O'Dell accompanies her new supervisor plus a U.S. senator, to the Great Mall of America to begin her investigation. O'Dell's old friend, Nick Morrelli, is no longer a prosecutor in Boston, MA. He is now Chief of Security for the owners of the Great Mall of America. A few surprises await O'Dell during the investigation into the bombing. This is a quick and easy read. Don't miss the surprising conclusion of just who and why some people in government maybe in on what has happened. Rate G. No sexual or profound language. DP. Castro Valley, CA.
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I love the Maggie O'Dell books by Alex Kava. She grips your senses from the 1st page, and then you have to hang on from there.

This book was riveting and a great thriller, The Black Friday concept is what caught my attention. I would never have thought about when I go out to a mall the day after Thanksgiving, that there would be a bomb at a place I would be shopping. This book will make you think about that, with the way the world is today.

All in all I really enjoyed this book, but the ending fell a little flat. If you are a Kava fan and a fan of Maggie ODell then you will enjoy this book. I hope that this story will continue in another book to help tie up some loose ends!
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The seventh book in author Alex Kava's Maggie O'Dell's series. "Black Friday", is the day after Thanksgiving in which retailers rely on to make their maximum yearly profit from the fourth quarter in sales. The Largest mall in the United States is in Minnesota. The "Mall of America" usually greets 150,000- 200,000 shoppers on a typical black Friday. However this year is going to be different. Four unwitting college students are carrying exactly the same type of backpacks and wandering the the Mall Of America. They believe they are part of a protest to create havoc on the retailers who have locations in the mall. They believe their backpacks are merely for disrupting computer functions going from store to store. How naive these students actually are. The Backpacks are all locked so the students really don't know what they are carrying around the mall. As these pawns meet up in the food court, a madman with a remote detonator sets off the bombs in these four backpacks. Four wild explosions rock through the mall. 43 shoppers are killed, and 200 plus shoppers are hurt. Two of the backpack bombers are killed as well. FBI Profiler Maggie O'Dell is ordered to mall to help establish what happened. There she once again comes across Nick Morrelli. Like a bad penny, Maggie just can't seem to shake Nick out of her life for good. For the most part a pretty good read. Much stronger than book six in series, "Exposed". "Black Friday" has some pretty well defined characters to drive the plot. With Kyle Cunningham dead from book six, Maggie has a new boss who is not her biggest fan. Some of Maggie's usual characters are not really in this particular novel. Dr. Gwen Patterson, and O'Dell's partner R.J. Tulley are pretty much missing in this outing.Read more ›
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