FBI criminal profiler Maggie O'Dell and her superior,
Assistant Director Cunningham believe that a box of donuts
delivered to their office is tainted after they find a note
in the box from someone calling himself God and warning
there will be a crash at 10 AM. Believing the crash
refers to a bombing, Maggie and Cunningham notify both the
bomb squad and the SWAT team to meet them at the address
given. Normally Maggie would be accompanied by her
partner, R.J. Tully, but Tully is late to work this morning
due to a family problem. His tardiness probably saved his
life as he adores chocolate donuts.
Maggie and Cunningham walk into a bad dream scenario at the
crash site that quickly turns into a horrifying nighmare.
A young child has been left to her own devices while her
mother lies dying in the bedroom. The two FBI agents have
exposed themselves to a deadly virus and are immediately
quarantined at a biosafety containment hospital isolation
ward. Maggie's only contact with the outside world is
with Colonel Benjamin Platt, M.D., of the U.S .Army Medical
Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.
Tully and his temporary partner, Gaza, are working around
the clock hunting for a serial killer who uses a deadly
virus to do his dirty work. There have been reported
similar illnesses and deaths in other parts of the
country. It is Tully's daughter, Emma, who finds a clue
to the killer, and indicates that Tully is a targeted
Maggie examines her life and her inability to develop
personal relationships. Nick Morrelli is back and
actively pursuing Maggie, but alas it looks like another
man is now in her life and she is open to giving her heart
The pace never slows in this truly exciting and mesmerizing
thriller. Alex Kava bases her exhilarating tales on spine-
tingling catastrophes that could truly happen, and the
events laid out in EXPOSED could be tomorrow's headlines.
Agent Maggie O'Dell and Assistant Director Cunningham
believe they're responding to a threat made at Quantico.
Instead they walk into a trap. Before they realize it,
they've both been exposed to a killer who can strike at
anyone, at any time, and no one can predict who might be
next…until it's too late.
The killer's tactics suggest he's an aficionado of criminal
minds. He uses bits and pieces from those he admires: a
phrase from the Beltway Snipers, a clue from the Unabomber,
a delivery method similar to the Anthrax Killer. His weapon
is a deadly virus, virtually invisible and totally
unexpected. His victims appear to be random but, in fact,
they are chosen with a revengeful precision. The vaccine is
limited and untested.
Maggie knows dangerous minds—from hauntingly perverse child
predators to cunningly twisted serial killers. Now she
faces a new opponent from inside an isolation ward at a
biosafety containment hospital. Maggie must help Agent R.
J. Tully find clues to catch the killer—while waiting to
see if the deadly strain is already multiplying in her
body. With every new exposure there's the potential for an
epidemic. And Maggie knows she and Cunningham may not live
long enough to discover who is the deadliest, most
intelligent killer they've ever profiled.