Treachery in Death

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Treachery in Death


Treachery in Death  by J.D. Robb is the latest enthralling entry in her futuristic police series.  Peabody, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’ protege comes into her own and takes the lead on an investigation which results in her being in the wrong place at the right time.  A chilling conversation that Peabody inadvertently overhears leads her to the anathema of those who are true to the badge, dirty cops.  The canker that threatens the integrity of the NYPSD may have spread throughout its upper echelons as well as amongst the rank and file.  Eve and Peabody must carefully negotiate through the landmines of potential traitors as they seek to expose all of the crooked players involved in the ongoing scandal .  Unfortunately, good cops have also been caught in the line of fire and it becomes essential to take down the crooked ones before more innocents are destroyed.  Eve marshals all of her allies and carefully lays her snares to ensure that “her house” is cleaned of all of its corruption as she deftly consoles those whose honor has been besmirched by the horrendous actions of a few morally bankrupt individuals.

Another scorchingly wild ride through the New York of the future from the master of her fields.  A thankfully prolific author, J.D. Robb continues to pen fascinating and realistic tales that enthrall the reader while assuaging the desire for  strong morally upright yet somewhat imperfect characters who are intrinsically romantic.  Eve’s slowly waning discomfort with the multiple ties that come with having an extended family of the heart is epitomized by her wonderfully baffled interaction with Mavis and Leonardo’s Bella as well as her empathetic reaction to  the extreme discomfort that her friend Mira and her commander Whitney display in this novel.  Her love and partner, Roarke, continues to reaffirm their bond with his unwavering support, equally matched pissiness and deep abiding understanding.  A satisfying maturation of characters and their relationships that demonstrate the author’s ability to create personas and a believeable setting that have become familiar parts of her fans’ lives.

Book Blurb for Treachery in Death

In the latest from the #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law-including the ones sworn to uphold it.

Detective Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a senseless crime-an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. This is Peabody's first case as primary detective-good thing she learned from the master.

But Peabody soon stumbles upon a trickier situation. After a hard workout, she's all alone in the locker room when the gym door clatters open; and-while hiding inside a shower stall trying not to make a sound-she overhears two fellow officers, Garnet and Oberman, arguing. It doesn't take long to realize they're both crooked-guilty not just of corruption but of murder. Now Peabody, Eve, and Eve's husband, Roarke, are trying to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down-knowing all the while that the two are willing to kill to keep their secret.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2011 5.00