Special Agent Maggie O'Dell has seen a lot in her career, and amidst the killers, psychos and criminals she has hunted, she’s delved deep into the darkest, most shockingly evil recesses of the human mind. But when a cool box filled with body parts washes up on the shore of Florida’s Pensacola Beach, even Maggie isn’t prepared for what she is about to get into. While across the state, people brace themselves against the onslaught of a hurricane advancing across the Gulf of Mexico, Maggie begins the laborious process of tracking down the cooler’s origins. Tracing the butchered corpse back to a missing persons case weeks earlier, Maggie uncovers the gruesome network of an underground cadaver trade. Little does she know that things are about to take an even darker turn…
©2010 S.M. Kava (P)2011 Hachette Digital
"Move over Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs and Karin Slaughter... Alex Kava steals the chills from these erstwhile ladies of crime." (Guardian)
I enjoyed the story but it seemed to be rushed towards the end, as if the author was in a hurry to finish it and start something else. Shortly after I listened to this I listened to Hotwire and found the same rushed ending. Presumably the author feels this adds to the story and provides a climatic end but as I'd worked out who did what etc already for me it just seemed like the author wanted to finish and move on.
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