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By Alex Kava | Comments: ( 185 ) | Date: ( Oct 15, 2019 )

On a crisp fall evening in western Nebraska, two teenagers are seemingly electrocuted when their drug fueled party turns into an explosive light show While Maggie O Dell tries to make sense of the witnesses stories, sifting through what is real and what is hallucination, her friend, Colonel Benjamin Platt, is at the scene of a deadly outbreak that has infected children aOn a crisp fall evening in western Nebraska, two teenagers are seemingly electrocuted when their drug fueled party turns into an explosive light show While Maggie O Dell tries to make sense of the witnesses stories, sifting through what is real and what is hallucination, her friend, Colonel Benjamin Platt, is at the scene of a deadly outbreak that has infected children at a Virginia elementary school Despite the miles that separate them, the two cases collide when Maggie and Platt uncover a threatening conspiracy that was meant to stay hidden in the remote Midwestern landscape.


  • Title: Hotwire
  • Author: Alex Kava
  • ISBN: 9780307474605
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Alex Kava

ALEX KAVA IS A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR of the critically acclaimed Maggie O Dell series and a new series featuring former Marine, Ryder Creed and his K9 dogs Her stand alone novel, One False Move, was the 2006 One Book One Nebraska Published in over thirty countries, Kava s novels have made the bestseller lists in the UK, Australia, Germany, Japan, Italy and Poland Her novel Stranded was awarded both a Florida Book Award and the Nebraska Book Award She is a member of the Nebraska Writers Guild and International Thriller Writers Kava divides her time between Omaha, Nebraska and Pensacola, Florida.



Comments Hotwire

  • Alex is The Romance Fox

    In Hotwire, the latest and 9th instalment of Alex Kava's Maggie O'Dell's Series starts off with two puzzling but interesting cases that I thought were linkeda teen party gone wrong in Nebraska and an outbreak of food poisoning in 2 schools. Sorry to saybut they are not at all the end I wondered what the reason was for the two plots!!! The food poisoning plot felt pointless to meThe story is well paced and there are some intriguing parts but in the end, we are again left dangling with unresolved [...]


  • Jonetta

    Maggie O'Dell takes a side trip from her conference in Denver to Nebraska where she's looking into some strange cattle deaths. Unfortunately, she stumbles into something much bigger and more sinister. Meanwhile, Benjamin Platte is called to assist the CDC's head of special responses when two schools are suddenly in the midst of a deadly outbreak. As usual, the story begins with two puzzling but interesting cases that feel as if they will converge at some point but don't. Unfortunately, it's also [...]


  • Phrynne

    Hooray for another reasonably good book in this sometimes lacklustre series. Again Maggie is holding her own in the action stakes and not spending too much time mentally analysing her not very exciting personal life. (Ben Platt needs to get out of there right now. I am sure he could do better).I am not a fan of the two stories running parallel technique especially when the author never bothers to tie them together properly at the end, but the book was compact, full of action and compelling. You [...]


  • MarnieKrüger

    I really like how quick you can get through these books, there is not major things you need to concentrate on, there is no hidden text with in text. Just plain and simple action packed, mystery solving, ass kicking Maggie!I usually read these books for one of two reasons. Either I'm in a slump and I know Kava will get me right out. Or I'm pressed for time and my reading challenge is starting to show I'm behind.So yes, I was feeling a slump coming on, and I grabbed Hotwire; the ninth book in the [...]


  • Robin

    FBI Profiler Maggie O'Dell is sent to Nebraska to look into cattle mutilations. But when she arrives she is pulled into the investigation of a teenage drug party. Several of the teens are in shock, two are dead. On the other side of the country, Colonel Benjamin Platt is looking into the sudden illness of several school children. Is it food poisoning? The stomach flu? When another group of school children suddenly become ill, Ben must find what is causing an illness that may be fatal.Alex Kava h [...]


  • Cameluta

    RATING: 3.5 stars (this is a clear 3.5 stars and it took me a while to decide if I want to round it up or down).***I was lucky to win a copy of this book through the GoodReads Advance program.***Overall, I enjoyed the book, which has an interesting storyline; actually there are two main plots. In Nebraska, during a drug party in the woods, two teenagers were electrocuted and others were injured. FBI agent Maggie O'Dell has happened to be in the area investigating a strange case of cattle mutilat [...]


  • Tanya Eby

    I narrated this book. I won't review or give anything awaybut I think I can say that it was a whole lot of fun to perform this one. Great characters return and there are two parallel story lines that end in an interesting way. If you haven't checked out the Maggie O'Dell seriesd it to your shelves!


  • Elvan

    I've got mixed feelings about this novel. On one hand, Kava weaves a pretty complex tale of teen parties gone very wrong in Nebraska. it aliens or government cover up? Maggie O'Dell is sent there to find out. Meanwhile, food poisoning in a school keeps Benjamin Platt on the east coast trying to determine how a mutating bacteria got into the school food supply. Government coverup or my personal theory, vegan nation's first attempt to take over the world.My beef ( heehee) with this book was that t [...]


  • Lauren

    Hotwire3.5 StarsAs with most of the recent books in the Maggie O'Dell series, the basic premise is excellent but the execution is only so-so. The writing is fast paced (not surprising given the relatively short chapters) and the story is compelling enough to keep you turning the pages. Nevertheless, the various plot threads, including the attack on the teenagers in the forest, the food contamination and the government conspiracy, are all treated rather superficially and end up being a bit of a m [...]


  • Magpie67

    Fantastic and yet I'm worried about sending my kids back to school to eat lunch. Alex has this way of taking real information and infusing such real fictional characters and storylines. Maggie's job is hard, dangerous at times and I can't help feeling like I'm between the pages living her life right beside her. I'm from Nebraska and so the references and locations are alive in my brain. I've been across the state from the East to the West in my travels to Colorado thus I can bring up the scenery [...]


  • Diane

    What a better way to cover up murders than to blame it on the aliens - not really. This story takes place in Nebraska in the National Forest Park - will have to visit that area, sounds beautiful.Good story line - food poisoning - and that is a terrible thing to have (went through that ugliness this past summer). From government cover ups to wrong cops - once again a good read, but also once again the book could have been another chapter longer, or maybe that's just me.2 thumbs up and 4 stars ont [...]


  • Darcy

    I thought this one was a bit boring. There were 2 different mysteries, which I hoped would connect at some point, but didn't. Instead we had Maggie doing her thing and then her sort of boyfriend doing his thing. I thought the resolution on both story lines were a bit anti-climatic. The only good thing was that Maggie found a new companion in Jake.


  • Bryan

    An intriguing story with twin plots. Very good series by one of my favorite authors.


  • Amy Siggelow

    I won this book from .I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of the other books in the Maggie O'Dell series, but I did enjoy reading this one!This book reminded me of Patricia Cornwell's books with a female heroine. It encompasses two seemingly unconnected crimes, the first of which Maggie "stumbles" onto, while investigating cattle mutilation in the Nebraska forests. A group of kids were found, some injured, some dead, after a party they were having in a remote area. They had been experiment [...]


  • Paula Brandon

    Absolutely awful! There is a suggestion the two separate plot lines somehow meet up, but it's pretty vague! My thought was that the students stumbled across an illicit chicken lab that was used to provide chicken carcasses to the USDA that made everybody sick, and that's why they were targeted.except the book then changes its mind and says the teens were killed by one of their friends who was upset at them for moving on with their lives when she wasn't. Huh?!?If Maggie is an FBI serial killer pr [...]


  • Titas (I read in bed)

    Teenagers tripping whilehanging in the trees,some die and some get hurt-investigates Maggie.Pretty average. Not so bad, not so good. It became so stalling at the second half that I started reading alternate chapters. But the characters and specially the protagonist Maggie are very well written. Otherwise it is a same old (view spoiler)[government conspiracy of some science experiment went wrong (hide spoiler)] type mystery novel.


  • Beth

    I JUST WON THIS ON FIRSTREADS GIVE AWAY! YAY!! I LOVE ALEX KAVA BOOKS! SO EXCITING :) WHOOO!I CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS AND GIVE MY OPINION!Omg! I finally got to this book and wow she does not disappoint me again! Very intense interesting, great story Loved it!! Read this book if you love suspense!!!!


  • Terry

    I was really looking forward to the next Maggie O'Dell story and this one just fell short of all the previous ones. I kept waiting for more to start happening and it just never did. Please please give us the old Maggie O'Dell exciting stories where we are holding our breath as we turn the pages; this was not a page turner by any means.


  • Wendy

    Great 9th book in the Maggie O'Dell series


  • Carole

    I will review this at a later time--it is one of a series whose main character is Maggie O'Dell an FBI profiler and you should pretty much read them in order--I have read most of them.


  • Kat Dietrich

    Hotwire by Alex Kava is the 9th in the FBI Special Agent Maggie O’Dell series.Maggie’s boss sends her to teach a weekend conference in Nebraska, but she gets detoured to investigate some dead cattle that have had their blood drained and organs removed. Then she suddenly finds herself investigating some teenagers who were experimenting with a new drug and hoping to film the results for You-Tube. Unfortunately, three of them died, and the stories the remaining kids are telling don’t add up. [...]


  • Dan Downing

    This is what is known as a fast read. Not particularly well written, but competently put together. For instance, Kava knows the difference between 'nauseous' and 'nauseated,' something which eludes the supposedly best authors and editorial staffs. Sadly, her knowledge of anatomy and physiology leaves a lot to be desired, as she confuses the jugular vein with the carotid artery, for example.Picky, picky, I know. But if an author offers a book up as a thriller, one can justly expect---although oft [...]


  • Yolie McLaughlin

    This book grabbed me from the get-go! At first, I thought O'Dell was in search of aliens. Come on, admit it, some of you did too. :-) But then, common sense set in and I slowly realized that answer couldn't be that far-fetched. It's a lot of fun to decipher Alex Kava's books because you know that even though you think you know the answer, something else thrown into the mix and you're thrown off track again.The only problem I have with the characters is someone stepping in to take over Maggie's h [...]


  • Ellie

    Another excellent outing for FBI Agent Maggie O'Dell. In this one she's sent to rural Nebraska to investigate a spate of cattle mutilations. While she's there a group of teens, having a drug fuelled party in the woods, are attacked by someone or something. 2 are killed and the others are suffering electrical burns and babbling about lights in the sky.At this point up pops a conspiracy theorist/paranormal investigator who wants everyone to believe it's aliens or a government secret weapon. even h [...]


  • Owlsinger

    No gunshot or stab wounds for Maggie, this time; just a lot of glass shrapnel-holes and a slice up the back of the neck. Ho-humjust something else for Ben to admire, when they finally get around to "it". I enjoyed having my suspicions raised about the firefly, then diverted, then squeezed by trying to work in the killer. Even though my father was one, I didn't pick up any of his detective genes. Clues may jump into my lap, but red herrings are often welcome, too. Sitting back and enjoying the un [...]


  • Jeanine

    I am very proud of myself. I finished it! However, I kept looking ahead as if to determine if it was going to be worth it eventually. There are chapters about one character, then chapters about another and one assumes they will make sense eventually. I guess it did but it was barely worth it in the end. some nice action at the end and a fairly good ending. I have never read a Maggie O'Dell before so that might be one of the reasons I didn't connect as I should have but I plodded through and it e [...]


  • Shelley

    *Rating* 3.5*Genre* Mystery and Suspense**Review** Alex Kava’s Hotwire is the ninth book in the Maggie O’Dell series. This time around, Kava splits her story into two main stories that may be linked; Maggie dealing with possible mutilated cows, while Colonel Benjamin Pratt has the responsibility of trying to figure out why students have come down with what appears to be salmonella poisoning and who is responsible.FBI Special Agent Maggie O’Dell, who is a profiler by trade, has been told by [...]


  • Judi Mckay

    It wasn't as compelling a read as some of her other books. I'm not sure why there were two plots, which didn't seem linked and I'm also not that sure of how the entire thing resolved itself. However, this was a book I bought as an airplane read and it fulfilled that purpose! I will continue to seek out Alex Kava books to read.


  • Karen

    I have now read several books in this series back to back, and though some of my reviews haven't been exactly glowing, I just realized that with this being the last book I have right now.I am going to miss Maggie O'Dell! Very good series, highly recommended!


  • Beverly Berger

    Not the Best. This book was not as exciting as some of her others. It took me forever to read. Hope her next one will be better. Although I may become a vegetarian, after reading this book.


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