Fireproof

Fireproof 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 w

  • Title: Fireproof
  • Author: Alex Kava
  • ISBN: 9780385535519
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 rece 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 brazen, Maggie s professional and personal worlds begin to collide dangerously The killer may be closer than she imagines.

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    1. 3,5 starsFireproof, the 10th book in Alex Kava's Maggie O'Dell Series has Maggie, still recovering from her head wound she got in the last book, Hotwire, back together with R J Tully as her partner to work on a series of arson crimes that are escalating to murder.This was a better read than Hotwire. It had a good plot which ended rather abruptly with a huge cliff-hangerI guess that's the set up for the next book in the series.Maggie doesn't do much profiling, again, here. And her relationship wi [...]

    2. Maggie O'Dell and R. J. Tully are assigned to a serial arsonist case that suddenly deviates from pattern. What was once viewed as nuisance arson events changed when a body was found at the scene of the last fire. Exacerbating the investigation is a cable TV news reporter covering the blazes. First, what I liked about the story. It was nicely paced and intriguing with the investigation moving at a good clip and moving forward progressively. Maggie, Tully and Julia Racine worked really well as a t [...]

    3. Number 10 in the series and just more of the same. Maggie still being far too introspective, at length, all the time. Two relatively exciting stories running parallel but never linking and one of them never actually ends either. Lots of people falling head over heels for Maggie but no apparent reason why they should.A good enough story but I skimmed all of the recapping of previous books and most of Maggie's personal musings. I think that left about 50% for me to enjoy. Oh well.

    4. This was fun!Kava's books is always a fun easy read. For that alone, I've read most of her books.Her plots is always interesting and you can't help but like Maggie. She is brilliant at her job and her personal issues pique your curiosity.For the first time in a long while, I really want to read the next book. Usually I lave months between books - one dose of Maggie always seemed satisfying. But not this time, that cliffhanger just got me.

    5. I love the Maggie O'Dell series, I can't remember why I decided to pick them up and read them from the beginning. I think a patron of the library recommended them to me, so because I can't read a series from the middle I had to start from the beginning. Since then there have been some that I've really enjoyed reading and then there's been others that have been very so so. This one is one of the better ones. I know a lot of people are complaining that Maggie O'Dell hasn't done much profiling in t [...]

    6. Fireproof3.5 StarsA serial arsonist is active in the D.C. area and Agent Maggie O'Dell and her partner, R. J. Tully, are hot on his trail. Unfortunately, a ratings hungry journalist also takes an interest in Maggie, and is not above using her personal and professional lives to further his career even if it exposes her to a killer.The plot is fast paced, and the investigation into the arson cases and the possible serial killer connection keep the pages turning. That said, there isn't much in the [...]

    7. There is a serial arsonist in Washington, D.C. FBI Profiler Maggie O'Dell and her partner R.J. Tully are called into the case when a body shows up at the crime scene. What is strange is the body was not burnt. The victim's head has been smashed and placed near the burnt building. Why didn't the arsonist make sure the body was destroyed? When more fires spring up in the area, Maggie notices that a certain news team is always first to the fire. When she pauses to question them, the news reporter m [...]

    8. Maggie seemed a bit out of sorts in this one, reflecting on a great many things that have happened in her life. It didn't seem like she came to any answer, but I think she finally realized she has a great support system in the people around her if she just lets them in.The crimes with fire were interesting, mostly because it was easy to pick who set them. Harder were the other crimes, they were so violent. I'm not sure if the person who committed them was in this book or not. I kept changing my [...]

    9. Just finished. Did I miss how Sam was saved from the fire? I have read all her books and I am really upset with this disjointed ending. Really, how did that character survive the fire???!!!

    10. #10 in the Maggie O'Dell series about the FBI profiler.She actually does no profiling in this sub-par series entry. In my rating I run counter to most of those I have read, which have raved about the book - although two of them cribbed the review from the dust cover. The book start of with 90 pages of angst about Maggie's last case Hotwire (2011) that had her injured in the Nebraska Sandhills. The mystery arsonist in the current novel goes out of his way to announce himself. A huge clue was give [...]

    11. *Genre* Mystery, Suspense*Rating* 3.0*Review*FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell is back on the job four months after taking a bullet to the head and nearly dying after stumbling into bizarre investigation in Nebraska. For O'Dell this isn't an uncommon occurrence. She's been shot, contaminated with a virus that killed her boss, tortured, held as hostage, and watched as her friends, and neighbors were targeted by a vicious killer(s). This time she's not the target of anyone except for perhaps a bit of adm [...]

    12. Story Description:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|July 10, 2012|Hardcover|ISBN: 978-0-385-53551-9New 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 [...]

    13. Alex Kava is back and thrilling her readers with another installment in the Maggie O’Dell series. Set for release July 10, 2012, Kava’s loyal readers will agree this is the best in the series yet giving them the action they crave.Back to work after a brush with death Maggie O’Dell, Special Agent with the FBI, is thrown into a case to find a serial arsonist that will bring up haunting memories of the past. The latest blaze has O’Dell and her partner in a borough of Washington D.C. where [...]

    14. In the past I've enjoyed the Maggie O'Dell books, and I liked Fireproof okay, but the plots of the books are starting to seem a little too much the same to me. In nearly every book, poor Maggie is the target of some killer or psycho, or a new boss. She's been shot, kidnapped, tortured and tormented by evil killers. This book is a little different in that it's set sort of in-between killers. The serial killer here finds Maggie a delightful surprise, but does nothing to let her know that he's sele [...]

    15. Out of the heat and into the fire - a firebug is the main villain in this book. I wasn't entirely sure who it was until almost the end - there was so much uncertainty, or maybe it was just me second guessing myself (probably the latter). The book is twofold - an arsonist that is at first content to set the fires, then when that novelty wears off the arsonist adds murder.Learned a new term with this book too - "lot lizard" - this has probably been around for a long time, but it's new to me.New ch [...]

    16. It had been a while since I had read one of Kava's Maggie O'Dell's books and I was looking forward to it. I did enjoy very much the fire aspect and the investigation that leads Maggie and her friends/colleagues to the answers they seek. I enjoyed less all the troubles that Maggie keeps facing from her mom or her boss. All that personal baggage keeps distracting me (and Maggie) from the crimes she should be investigating and the criminals she should be profiling.Maggie is also recovering from a h [...]

    17. a most excellent 5 star read!I loved this book! A fun, fast page turner which is just my kind of read. I have enjoyed it so much I will now have another Author to love and follow, this can be a curse as well a blessing Maggie O'Dell is a FBI profiler with a secret, she is trying to hide the fact that she is still recovering from her latest head injury when sent to the scene of what appears to be a random Warehouse fire, that is until a few bodies are found bludgeoned to death and more fires are [...]

    18. Best-selling Alex Kava brings FBI Agent Maggie O'Dell back into her toughest case yet. Maggie's recovering from her injuries in the past case and has a lot to deal with at home. A serial arsonist is talking the homeless, leaving a trail of dead bodies in its wake. It's up to her and Julia Racine to find out who he is. And on the scent of the trail, she's after him. But he's not who you expected, when you're this close to the fire. He has a particular interest in her and trying to ruin her family [...]

    19. Although this book had some interesting plot twists and turns, the most interesting was the introduction of Patrick as a new sibling for Maggie. I did like the introduction of a homeless person as more than just a plot device, but as a person with wants and needs, who is outraged when his home is invaded. It does not matter that his home is a box, it is his, and his outrage was well written and his reaction very classic. I felt the villains could have been better drawn, and didn't like the way t [...]

    20. Boy I really don't want to give this book 3 stars.Alex Kava is usually a 5 star writer, and I want to give it 5, but just can't. The story is great, but it was too short; another abrupt ending with a 2nd mystery left wide opend man, the red herring was HUGE! Maggie's relationship with Ben is really starting to bug meor should I say her lack of commitment to Benit or get off the pot honey! I definitely recommend the Maggie O'Dell series; this one is good but not the best one.

    21. I loved the two part storyline and where Alex took the multiple characters. Diverse and intense Rock on Alex and kudos to no Ben this time. ;o) I'm not suggesting anyone, just that his character is lacking for Maggie's needs. I will be waiting in withdrawals till the next Maggie O'Dell and the Highway Serial Killings Initiative cases. It was spectacular to see Alex Kava in Omaha, Ne and listen to her chat. I know I could listen to her all day long and have at the Midlands Mystery Convention. Sup [...]

    22. Unlike other reviewers, I never post a lower rating because an author does something different with their main characters than what I'm used to reading. This time, Maggie O'Dell doesn't do much in the way of profiling, which is her job, but I still enjoyed the story line. I think "Fireproof" gives the reader a chance to get to know the main character on a deeper level and learn more about her family.

    23. The is a new trend in thrillers featuring continuing characters that I do not like; this is my third encounter with it this year. I won’t say what it is because it will give away the ending. I will say that when you get to the end of this book, you will think, “Oh, crap.” I will also say that the trend makes me long for Agatha Christie.

    24. I don't know whether it's because I wasn't in the mood to read or what, but I found this book very slow and hard to get through. Not nearly as good as any of Kava's other books. I'm disappointed because I usually love her, and this book was a real struggle for me to get through.

    25. I usually love Alex Kava books, but, to avoid spoilers, I'll just say the ending of this book left me thinking WTF!?

    26. Fireproof by Alex Kava is the 10th in the FBI Profiler Maggie O’Dell series.A string of fires are being set in the area, and Maggie and her team are trying very hard to find this arsonist, especially since there are now bodies in the ashes. Maggie is having a hard time with this case, as memories of her firefighter father keep re-surfacing. In addition, her brother Patrick is now living with her, and in training to be firefighter. This case is hitting really close to home.In addition to dealin [...]

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