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A Necessary Evil (Maggie O'Dell Novels)

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Publisher Comments:

In the sequel to "A Perfect Evil," Maggie O'Dell is shocked by Father Keller's audacious proposition: he will help her catch a serial killer in exchange for her protection. She reasons that the deal is a necessary evil to put a killer away for good.

Review:

"In bestseller Kava's derivative fifth thriller to feature Maggie O'Dell (after 2003's At the Stroke of Madness), the beautiful FBI profiler and recovering alcoholic suspects that more than one killer is involved in a spate of nationwide murders of Catholic priests. When Father Michael Keller, himself a serial killer, becomes a target, he tries to strike a bargain with Maggie in order to save his life. Their relationship will remind many of that between Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter, just as Maggie's drinking problems sound a lot like those of the better realized heroes of James Lee Burke or Lawrence Block. The book's most original concept is an online computer game run by a not-so-mysterious figure called the Sin Eater that allows young victims to 'kill' the priests who abused them. Heavy-handed clues, a tacked-on love interest and characters who behave less than credibly won't deter Kava's fans, who'll find the usual graphic gore, from the requisite maggots to autopsy details like 'that sucking sound when the brain is pulled out after the top of the skull is sawed off.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780778322740
Publisher:
Mira
Subject:
Murder
Author:
Kava, Alex
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Role playing
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Clergy
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Maggie O'Dell Novels
Publication Date:
February 2006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.25 in

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A Necessary Evil (Maggie O'Dell Novels)
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Product details 416 pages Mira Books - English 9780778322740 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In bestseller Kava's derivative fifth thriller to feature Maggie O'Dell (after 2003's At the Stroke of Madness), the beautiful FBI profiler and recovering alcoholic suspects that more than one killer is involved in a spate of nationwide murders of Catholic priests. When Father Michael Keller, himself a serial killer, becomes a target, he tries to strike a bargain with Maggie in order to save his life. Their relationship will remind many of that between Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter, just as Maggie's drinking problems sound a lot like those of the better realized heroes of James Lee Burke or Lawrence Block. The book's most original concept is an online computer game run by a not-so-mysterious figure called the Sin Eater that allows young victims to 'kill' the priests who abused them. Heavy-handed clues, a tacked-on love interest and characters who behave less than credibly won't deter Kava's fans, who'll find the usual graphic gore, from the requisite maggots to autopsy details like 'that sucking sound when the brain is pulled out after the top of the skull is sawed off.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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