The Soul Catcher by Alex Kava
(Maggie O'Dell Novels)

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In a secluded cabin six young men stage a deadly standoff with FBI agents.

In a wooded area near the FDR Memorial in Washington, the body of a senator's daughter is discovered.

For FBI Special Agent Maggie O'Dell, there is nothing routine about being called in to work these two cases. As an expert criminal profiler, Maggie provides psychological insight on cases that involve suspected serial killers. She can't understand, then, why she has been assigned to two seemingly unrelated crimes.

But as Maggie and her partner, Special Agent R. J. Tully, delve deeper into the cases, they discover there is a connection: Reverend Joseph Everett, the charismatic leader of a high-profile religious sect. The men holed up in the cabin were members of Everett's church, and the murder of the young woman took place following one of Everett's rallies.

Is Everett a psychotic madman who uses his power to perform heinous crimes? Or is he merely the scapegoat for a killer more cunning than he? Maggie realizes the only way to find out is by using her own mother, a member of Everett's church, as a pawn in a deadly trap.


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 September 17, 2012 by Harlequin MIRA. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Erotica, Horror. Fiction

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Other murders follow, however, and soon enough the evidence against randy Reverend Everett piles up, becoming incontrovertible and leading, in the nick of time, to Kathleen O’Dell’s “come-to-realize.” Greatly to his surprise—most readers won’t share it—Father has one of those, too, along with a c...

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Kava dives headfirst into the headline-grabbing worlds of cult religions and FBI standoffs in this third novel to feature Special Agent Maggie O'Dell, whose profiler talents were first showcased in A Perfect Evil and Split Second.

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When more young women are discovered ritualistically murdered in proximity to Everett, it becomes more important than ever to determine if Everett is a psychotic madman or if he is being framed for the crimes by a criminal mastermind of such evil genius that he may never be caught.

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In Suffolk County, Massachusetts, the FBI and ATF agents have the secluded cabin surrounded trapping the six cult members inside with a large cache of weapons.

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