Exposed by Alex Kava (#6 Maggie O’Dell)


Exposed by Alex Kava

 Published: 2009




Exposed by Alex Kava is the 6th in the FBI Agent Maggie O’Dell Series.

This is one of the best, even though not everyone survives.

Tully is late for the meeting….and the treats.  So it is Maggie and her boss Assistant Director Cunningham who find the message in the bottom of the doughnut box.  And it is Maggie and her boss who find the mother and daughter who are so sick.  And it is Maggie and her boss who come into contact with a deadly virus, and end up quarantined under the watchful eyes of USAMRIID, and Colonel Benjamin Platt.  Platt’s boss wants to bury this exposure, and perhaps bury the people who have been exposed.

When the virus appears in a Chicago Hospital, it becomes evident that this is not going to stay buried.

Tracking this killer, both Tully and Maggie do a lot of profiling.  Links to the Tylenol poisonings, the Beltway Sniper, the Anthrax murders all come into play.  Cunningham thinks this is personal, but maybe it is not “his” personal, that they should be tracking. Are the victims being specifically targeted?  What do they have in common?

On a personal level, Nick Morelli is trying to get back into Maggie’s life, but Maggie’s romantic interest may lie elsewhere.

Alex Kava has done a lot of research on this one, and the true life acts of terrorism are spelled out very well.  The fast-paced short chapters really added to the suspense, and the wide range of emotions felt by Maggie as well as Gwen and Tully seemed very real. With every book, the characters get deeper, and in this one, we learn more of Tully’s backstory.

Really good read!

Re-Read: May 2017


Favorite Quotes from Exposed:

It amazed him how much that generation depended on computers. Kids knew how to access e-mail and create MySpace profiles, but logic and ingenuity, even puzzle solving, were foreign concepts.”

“You always look for logic even within the madness?”…..”If they’re not mad, not crazy, what then?” She hesitated but only briefly before she calmly and quietly said, “They’re evil.”


About the Author:  Alex Kava is the NY Times best-selling author of this Maggie O’Dell Series.  She  has also written a new Ryder Creed series, as well as stand-alone novels.  Kava divides her time between Omaha, Nebraska and Pensacola, Florida.  She has a pack of Westies.




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