In New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava’s new thriller, Special Agent Maggie O’Dell investigates the death of three teenagers, only to find herself in the middle of a conspiracy involving biological warfare.
On a crisp fall evening in western Nebraska, what started as a group of kids filming their drug-fueled party ends in an explosive light show, leaving the victims apparently electrocuted, with odd scorch marks being the only evidence. While Maggie tries to make sense of the different stories, sifting through what is real and what is hallucination, she realizes that the surviving teens are being targeted and systematically eliminated.
Meanwhile on the East Coast, Maggie’s FBI partner, R.J. Tully, and Army colonel Benjamin Platt are at the scene of a deadly outbreak, desperate to identify the pathogen that has infected children at a Virginia elementary school. Despite the miles that separate them, the two cases collide as Maggie, Tully, and Platt uncover secrets that were meant to stay hidden in the remote Midwest landscape.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Alex Kava's Stranded.
About the Author
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.
Praise for Hotwire…
"Twisted plots, shocking characters, breakneck pacing. Guaranteed to keep you up all night!"—Lisa Gardner, author of Love You More
“O’Dell could be Reacher’s long-lost twin.” —Lee Child
"Outstanding. . . . A sizzling plot, achingly real characters, and government officials working their backsides off to save their backsides, all strike as lethally as lightning." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Alex Kava is a master. Her heroine, Special Agent Maggie O'Dell, is one of the classic characters of the thriller genre.” —Steve Berry
“Kava seems to get better with every book.” —The Omaha World-Herald
“Hotwire has it all: solid storytelling that propels you right along, intriguing mysteries, memorable and believable characters, and ripped-from-the-news storylines. Oh, and some romance as well. . . . A perfect book.” —Bookreporter.com
“Builds toward an electric ending.” —Lincoln Journal-Star
“Ingenious.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Kava spins a plot with significant political ramifications, combining nonstop action and lethal danger. . . . Leave[s] readers wondering about the line between truth and fiction.” —Booklist