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Author: Alex Kava Narrator: Lorelei King Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Maggie O’Dell Series Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781593974459
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As the killing spree continues unabated, it becomes clear to Maggie O'Dell—the FBI profiler assigned to the case—that more than one perpetrator is responsible. As she begins to drill down into the facts, Maggie discovers a disturbing Internet role-playing game for youths who have been victims of male authority figures—including Catholic priests.

With the first real lead in the investigation, Maggie wonders if this group has turned cyberspace justice into reality by dispensing their own brand of vengeance. As the ritualistic killings leave America's heartland reeling, Maggie gets a second lead—one that leaves her stunned.

For the past four years she has been driven by blind determination to find Father Michael Keller, the human monster whose acts of brutality continue to haunt her to this day. Sick and twisted, the priest seems to have vanished without a trace. But with an irony that only life can offer, now he has become a target.

When Keller offers to help Maggie solve the crimes in exchange for protection, she has no choice but to ally herself with the elusive child killer—the person she despises with a conviction that's almost religious in its fervor. Maggie must cross a dangerous line into a world of malevolence and evil from which she may not return unscathed. Maggie knows the bargain is a necessary evil…one that may be made in blood...

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  • Maggi-Meg Reed narrates this story of murder, mayhem, and kidnapping with a single voice that pulls at listeners, dragging them into the action AudioFile magazine

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  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 sara | 5/22/2016

    " great book fast paced has wonderful plot twists I love anything that Lorelei King performs "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frankie | 6/22/2011

    " I hadn't realized this was part of a series so now I need to read the first books and catch up. Even reading out of sequence, it was a great book. Very well written and kept my attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 5/21/2011

    " A thriller about how we view good and evil/ Did not like ending "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Curlyhair | 1/6/2011

    " I did enjoy this, but don't think is one of her better stories - maybe a tad too heavy for me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jorge | 12/6/2010

    " Really enjoyed the book. Love the drama, mystery and suspense in the story. It was a great ending, something tat would lead to a great discussion in a group read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lduff1108 | 3/22/2009

    " This is not a book I would likely read again. I found it too disconnected. I don't much care for books that have you all over the place with an attempt to bring it all together at the end only to leaving you feeling that justice was not really served "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 3/21/2009

    " This was a great thriller that I looked forward to reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 1/29/2009

    " I love the Alex Kava books and this one was great. Enjoyed the setting in Omaha and the moral delima at the end really gave me pause. I don't know how I would have handled it had I been in Maggie O'Dell's place. "

About the Author

Alex Kava is the author of numerous novels, including the New York Times bestselling mystery series featuring FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell. Her novels have been published in more than twenty countries around the world. She is a member of International Thriller Writers.

About the Narrator

Lorelei King is an award-winning narrator and an actress of stage, film, and television. She also works extensively in radio, including award-winning voiceover work. She has narrated more than eighty audiobooks, earning eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and twice winning the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration.