From an H-65 helicopter, the Coast Guard spots an oversize fishing cooler just off the western coast of Florida, bobbing in the choppy, black waters of Pensacola Bay. The copter descends to an altitude of 200 feet and hovers momentarily above the lost icebox before a rescue swimmer rappels from the craft to retrieve it. The team suspects its packed with 50 or more kilos of coke. But the coolers contents turn out to be much worse than drugs. Inside are two complete collections of carefully wrapped human body parts.
In New York Times best-selling author Alex Kavas new psychological thriller, Damaged, FBI criminal profiler Maggie ODell is sent south to Pensacola to identify the hacked-up corpses and hunt down the sick mongrel who did it. But the job is even more complicated than usual. To solve this case, ODell has to survive a Category 5 hurricane, a total lack of resources, and nagging insomnia.
Wed., July 28, 8 p.m., 2010