New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava joins the Doubleday list with her best novel yet.
On Pensacola Beach, the Coast Guard prepares for a Category 5 hurricane that has entered the Gulf of Mexico. When the air crew patrols the waterways, they spot a huge fishing cooler about a mile offshore. Drug traffickers have been known to dump coolers with smuggled product to avoid detection and pay fishermen to retrieve them. But when the crew open this cooler, they’re shocked by what they find: body parts tightly wrapped in plastic.
Though she is putting herself in the projected path of the hurricane, Special Agent Maggie O’Dell is sent to investigate. Eventually, she’s able to trace the torso in the cooler back to a man who mysteriously disappeared weeks earlier after a hurricane hit Port St. Lucie, Florida. Only Port St. Lucie is on the Atlantic side. How did his body end up six hundred miles away in the Gulf of Mexico?
Cliffhanger chapters, behind-the-scenes forensic details, colorful characters, and satisfying twists have become the trademarks of Kava’s psychological thrillers. In Damaged, she ratchets up the suspense a notch by sending Maggie into the eye of an impending monster hurricane to track down a killer.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Alex Kava's Stranded.
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.
Praise for Damaged…
“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.” —Booklist