No One Is Safe in Alex Kava’s ‘Reckless Creed’ [REVIEW]

Dead woman in woods

When Ryder Creed and his search-and-rescue dog Grace find the body of a young woman in southern Alabama, her death could have greater implications than they realize. (Photo by Edward Zulawski, Flickr)

Ryder Creed, his K-9 search-and-rescue dogs, and Maggie O’Dell are in a race against the clock to discover who is behind a mysterious outbreak of avian flu, what happened to a missing government scientist, and why birds and people are dying in one place after another. Questions abound in Alex Kava’s third Creed novel, Reckless Creed. 


G.P. Putnam’s Sons

A loyal fan of the first two books, Breaking Creed and Silent Creed, I could not wait for this installment of what has become one of my favorite thriller series written today. Why do I love the Creed books so much? Not only do the plots blow my mind, but the characters are richly layered and utterly appealing, and this goes for the dogs too!

Also, each volume is brilliantly written, expertly plotted, and always leaves readers wanting more. For example, after devouring the preceding books, I had many questions about Special Agent Maggie O’Dell that went unanswered.

Thankfully, this time out Kava satisfies our curious nature by offering us extensive background on both main characters, all without getting lost in minutia or slowing down the breathtaking pace of this action-packed read.

The other thing I love about this story is the undeniable chemistry between Creed and O’Dell that smolders just beneath the surface of their working relationship. Throughout the book, the duo battles their mutual attraction as they search for answers to their current case. Meanwhile, the criminal mastermind behind the outbreak will stop at nothing to achieve his ruthless end. This spectacularly ominous manhunt makes for a tense, exciting, and altogether explosive story readers will undoubtedly devour in one sitting. Pick up a copy of Reckless Creed today!


Alex Kava

Alex Kava (Photo by Deborah Groh Carlin)

Alex Kava is the New York Times-bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Maggie O’Dell series and a new series featuring former Marine, Ryder Creed and his K9 dogs. Her stand-alone novel, One False Move, was chosen for the 2006 One Book One Nebraska and her political thriller, Whitewash, was one of January Magazine’s best thrillers of the year.

Published in over 30 countries, Kava’s novels have made the bestseller lists in the UK, Australia, Germany, Japan, Italy and Poland. She is also a co-author of the e-novellas Slices of Night and Storm Season with Erica Spindler and J.T. Ellison. Her novel Stranded was awarded both a Florida Book Award and the Nebraska Book Award.

She is a member of the Nebraska Writers Guild and International Thriller Writers. Kava divides her time between Omaha, Nebraska and Pensacola, Florida.

Visit her online at, follow her on Twitter, or like her on Facebook.

By Alex Kava
336 pgs. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. $27.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

One Response to No One Is Safe in Alex Kava’s ‘Reckless Creed’ [REVIEW]

  1. Jathan Fink says:

    Reblogged this on Jadeworks Entertainment and commented:

    Alex Kava’s Ryder Creed series continues to get better and better. This time out, Creed teams up with Maggie O’Dell and his K-9 search-and-rescue dogs to stop the body count from rising as a new strain of avian flu sweeps the nation. Discover why our reviewer loves this series so much with Reckless Creed.

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