Sunday, July 18, 2010

Alex Kava

1 - What's your latest?

Alex Kava: DAMAGED.

2 - Assuming I haven't read it, why should I?

Alex Kava: I love the Alfred Hitchcock approach to suspense. I like to take my readers to the edge, then leave them to their imaginations, hopefully racing through the pages to find out what happens next. If you like that sort of thriller, I think you'll enjoy DAMAGED.

3 - What can you tell us about your main character that you hadn't realized until you answered the question?

Alex Kava: Maggie O'Dell has ordinary fears like the rest of us, but somehow she can and does overcome them during extraordinary situations.

4 - What's your favorite scene and why?

Alex Kava: DAMAGED takes place in Pensacola, Florida, with a hurricane headed directly at the area. One of the major characters is Liz Bailey, a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. She's new to her aircrew so she's still needing to prove herself to them. During a rescue of a boater, her pilot tells her she's to bring up the lone survivor but not his dog. He won't allow a dog inside his helicopter. When Liz gets down to the boat she discovers there's actually two dogs, not just one, and their owner refuses leave them. So Liz finds a way to save all three.

5 - What's next?

Alex Kava: HOTWIRE.

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