A Breath of Hot Air

A Breath of Hot Air

by Alex Kava
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A Breath of Hot Air by Alex Kava, Patricia A. Bremmer

MURDER IN PARADISE: Pensacola Beach – sugar-white sands, emerald waves, sizzling hot temps served up with delicious fresh seafood – the perfect vacation spot. Except FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell isn’t on vacation. Her boss has sent her into the path of Hurricane Isaac to investigate a discarded fishing cooler that the Coast Guard pulled out of the Gulf of Mexico; a cooler filled with carefully wrapped body parts (DAMAGED, Doubleday). This short story, A BREATH OF HOT AIR, takes place in the middle of that investigation. Maggie O’Dell is awakened in her hotel room on Pensacola Beach by a frantic desk clerk. Housekeeping has made a gruesome discovery – a dead guest. Maggie teams up with Denver homicide detective, Glen Karst to determine if a murderer is on the loose. But Karst isn’t in Pensacola on vacation either. He’s on the track of a killer who escaped Colorado years ago. And it appears Karst may have found him.

International bestselling author, Alex Kava and Patricia A. Bremmer, author of the Elusive Clue series, throw their sleuths together for the first time, searching for evidence before a Category 5 hurricane roars ashore.

an excerpt from Bremmer’s CLINICAL DEATH,
an excerpt from Kava’s DAMAGED,
character profiles of O’Dell and Karst,
conversations with both authors, research trivia
Kava’s essay on “Creating Maggie O’Dell.”

Also included, is an exclusive look at the “lost first chapter” to Kava’s DAMAGED.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013779679
Publisher: Deb Carlin
Publication date: 05/05/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 86,420
File size: 406 KB

About the Author

ALEX IS A NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR of psychological suspense novels. Her Maggie O’Dell series, comprised of A Perfect Evil, Split Second, The Soul Catcher, At the Stroke of Madness, A Necessary Evil, Exposed and Black Friday along with her stand-alone novels, One False Move and Whitewash, have been widely praised by critics and fans. They have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Her books have been published in twenty-four countries and have hit the bestseller lists in Australia, Germany, Poland, Italy and the UK. She is also one of the featured writers in the anthology Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night, edited by James Patterson.ALEX WRITES FULL-TIME AND LIVES IN Omaha, Nebraska and Pensacola, Florida (where her 2010 book, Damaged is set). She is a member of International Thrillers Writers.

Growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, Patricia A. Bremmer had a strong fascination for mysteries and puzzles. As a young girl, she spent hours solving crossword and other word puzzles and devouring every Perry Mason book she could get her hands on.Bremmer discovered her talent for storytelling in 2003 when she penned her first mystery novel. Since then she spends several months of the year putting her plots to paper. The rest of the time is devoted to her kennel of West Highland White Terriers.

An excellent speaker, Bremmer makes guest appearances at libraries, book stores and schools to captivate her audiences with her relaxed tone while discussing her writing. And, to add to the excitement of her appearances, she frequently includes her real life detective who has become the sleuth in her novels. Together they charm and entertain the crowds.

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Breath of Hot Air 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I expect a short story to be more than 39 pages long. The rest of it was a PR document. It should have been free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never do a review but felt the need on this book. I thought what a huge disappointment!!! I felt cheated out of my money
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read all of Alex Kava's books available on my nook, this was all that was left. It sounded interesting but was too short to even be considered a short story.
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dahveedjd More than 1 year ago
Any thing alex kava writes is fantastic, first time with Patricia Bremmer but it was really good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started reading this book and could not wait for more....then it just stopped! I was very disappointed. This book should have been free. I want to read more of Bremmer, but so dang mad I paid for a book that just left you hanging I just might be stubborn enough not to purchase.
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Flinnda More than 1 year ago
Alex Kava please bring back another story line to this book A Breath of Hot Air! LOVE IT, wanted more!
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Anthony_Payne More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed reading this book. The authors did a great job in writing this and telling the story. I would love to read more by these authors!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Maggie O'Dell read that took me about 45 minutes to get through. Broken up in several sections, this has a nice character bio section, and the story is complementary to her novel DAMAGES. This read also contains the original first chapter which isn't included in its final release. Alex writes in a style that's not too wordy, yet still exciting to keep me turning the pages (tapping my nook).