Friday, June 25, 2010

Damaged by Alex Kava

The story is set in the Gulf of Mexico as a hurricane is heading towards the panhandle. The protagonist, Maggie O'Dell, takes a near back seat to this story, as a couple of other character emerge.

Liz is a U.S. Coast Guard swimmer. She is dropped out of helicopters to rescue people (and the occasional dog or two) and retrieve odd items found floating around the ocean - like a very large, very specialized cooler containing three feet, a torso, and a hand. Kind of gruesome. This brings Maggie, a profiler, onto the scene.

Meanwhile, possible love interest who has a fascination with microscopic killers is called to Florida on a top secret mission to explore a new illness striking soldiers recently losing a limb in the Middle East.

Did I mention the hurricane? It's going to hit New Orleans, of course, because that makes the news channels. But wait, it looks like it will hit Florida, after all, as the residents expected. They always expect hurricanes. Just can't catch a break.

Throw in the unsavory yet socially gifted character of Joe Black who uses Scott's funeral home for his personal freezer. What is he freezing? Eventually, Scott's sister-in-law, the previously mentioned Liz, will find out.

All these characters (including the hurricane) eventually meet together and provide an enjoyable read. The story moves along at a comfortable pace and a darker side of organ donation is explored.

Entertaining, if a little gruesome, read. I enjoyed the book. 


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20 comments:

Jenny said...

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Jenny said...

Oh, it's so wrong, but I'd love it if my sister's new boyfriend disappeared in a hurricane!

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Ginny said...

Following, tweeted http://twitter.com/momof2dancers/status/17293776807 & I'd love to see my MIL disappear in a storm. NO guilt at all over that either!!!

Melanie L said...

I would like to enter. Thanks!
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Melanie L said...

I am a follower.
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Melanie L said...

I obviously don't really know her, but I wouldn't mind if Paris Hilton disappeared. I just think she's annoying when I see her on tv.
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Shannon said...

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Shannon said...

I'm a follower through Google Reader.
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Shannon said...

Can the person "reappear" after a while? If that's the case...my mother??? =P
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Elise said...

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Wise Owl said...

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Nancye said...

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Nancye said...

I would love for my husband's ex-boss to disappear!!

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Benita said...

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Benita said...

New follower.

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