Fireproof by Alex Kava
A Maggie O'Dell Novel

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New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava returns in a blaze of glory with a gripping, action-packed thriller featuring special agent Maggie O'Dell,who is leading the search for a serial arsonist whose crimes threaten Maggie dangerously close to home.

When a building bursts into flames on a cold winter night in D.C., investigators see a resemblance to a string of recent fires in the area. There is one difference, however: This one has a human casualty. The local team insists they're looking for a young white male, suffering from an uncontrollable impulse to act out his anger or sexual aggression. But when special agent Maggie O'Dell is called in, everything she sees leads her to believe that this is the work of a calculating and controlled criminal.

Jeffery Cole, a reporter looking for his big break, is also at the scene of the crime and decides to make Maggie part of his news piece, digging up aspects of her past that she would rather forget. Maggie's brother Patrick is also back in DC where he is working for a private firefighting company and is frequently called in as these fires continue to light up around the city.

As the acts of arson become more brazen, Maggie's professional and personal worlds begin to collide dangerously. The killer may be closer than she imagines.


BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Alex Kava's Stranded.
 

About Alex Kava

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ALEX KAVA's twelve books, two stand-alone novels and ten novels featuring FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell, have been published in more than twenty countries, appearing on 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.
 
Published July 10, 2012 by Anchor. 433 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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A serial arsonist is torching empty warehouses in areas of Washington, D.C., where the homeless take shelter in bestseller Kava’s strong 10th Maggie O’Dell novel (after 2011’s Hotwire). When the remai

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A serial arsonist is torching empty warehouses in areas of Washington, D.C., where the homeless take shelter in bestseller Kava’s strong 10th Maggie O’Dell novel (after 2011’s Hotwire).

May 14 2012 | Read Full Review of Fireproof: A Maggie O'Dell Novel

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Meanwhile, O’Dell is being stalked by a shadowy figure whose motives are anything but honorable and who may be connected to the series of fires, or to something equally as nefarious.

Jul 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Fireproof: A Maggie O'Dell Novel

Reviewing the Evidence

FBI Special Agent Maggie O’Dell’s life is a bit hectic at the moment: still recovering from a failed attempt at a relationship, her newly discovered half-brother Patrick comes to live with her, and a sensationalist television reporter has become the bane of his existence by filming an embarrassin...

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Lincoln Journal Star

A pro, Kava writes as coolly and adroitly as O'Dell profiles.

Jul 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Fireproof: A Maggie O'Dell Novel

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Mystery Tribune

The absorbed reader follows Maggie throughout the book to find an answer to this mystery: The author finishes the book in a way that at the end we are not sure if we have found out who the real criminal is and we liked this, even though some readers might prefer a clean-cut answer to the mystery ...

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When a building bursts into flames on a cold winter night in Washington, DC, investigators see a resemblance to a string of recent fires in the area.

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