This is number 24 in the ongoing series of Eve Dallas and her yummy husband Roarke. If you are a novice to the In Death books, you will have to start at the beginning with Naked in Death. I recommend getting several in a row, because as with Ruffles, you can't read just one. This series is futuristic but it is definitely no Star Trek. For all the progress humans have made, murder has not gone out of style. Eve kicks butt and takes names while her husband has more money and property than God.
This novel was a real page turner. I couldn't put it down and read it in a day. I was in the dark as to the identity of the murderer until almost the end, which I just love. Nora Roberts, aka J.D Robb, paints a vivid futuristic world. The mention of a Law and Order channel was an amusing touch. As with all of her In Death books, I look forward to the next book as soon as I finish the current one.
The phenomenal series set in a future New York City returns as NYPSD Lt. Eve Dallas hunts for the killer of a seemingly ordinary history teacher-and uncovers some extraordinary surprises. Craig Foster's death devastated his young wife, who'd sent him to work that day with a lovingly packed lunch. It shocked his colleagues at the private school, too, and as for the ten-year-old girls who found him in his classroom in a pool of bodily fluids-they may have been traumatized for life.
Eve soon determines that Foster's homemade lunch was tainted with deadly ricin, and that Mr. Foster's colleagues have some startling secrets of their own. It's Eve's job to sort it out- and discover why someone would have done this to a man who seemed so inoffensive, so pleasant . . . so innocent.
Now Magdalena Percell . . . there's someone Eve can picture as a murder victim. Possibly at Eve's own hands. The slinky blonde-an old flame of her billionaire husband, Roarke-has arrived in New York, and she's anything but innocent. Roarke seems blind to Magdalena's manipulation, and he insists that the occasional lunch or business meeting with her is nothing to worry about . . . and none of Eve's business. Eve's so unnerved by the situation that she finds it hard to focus on her case. Still, she'll have to put aside her feelings, for a while at least-because another man has just turned up dead.
Eve knows all too well that innocence can be a facade. Keeping that in mind may help her solve this case at last. But it may also tear apart her marriage.