A limo driver killed by a crossbow, an exclusive escort stabbed by a bayonet, these are the latest cases to land on the desk of Lieutenant Eve Dallas.
Killers with an appetite for the choice things in life are making Eve angry and make her a shrewd and formidable adversary.
As time runs out for another target, Eve’s search leads her to the wealthy and exclusive circle that her husband, Roarke, navigates in - and into the twisted minds of the killers.
Suspense and Romance and Crime, oh my! I loved indulging in the latest installment of JD Robb’s In Death series. Ms. Robb hooked me from the first scene and I didn’t want to stop reading. I continue to be captivated with the characters and futuristic world that Ms. Robb has built. If you’ve got a craving for Eve and Roarke, you’ll love this book.
Eve Dallas is evolving as a character throughout each book, she’s always going to be an excellent cop but I really like how Eve is developing as both a woman and as friend. Eve continues to have nightmares but now instead of just reliving her traumatic childhood she sees the crimes she’s investigating as a game with the suspects as her opponents. Eve is also realizing just how deeply she loves Roarke and how being with him makes her not only a better person but perhaps even a better cop. At the beginning of this story Eve is still coming to terms with this while they are on holiday in Ireland visiting his family. Eve is still learning what she calls the “friendship” rules and this provides for some very amusing scenes.
Roarke continues to be a great secondary character and the penultimate hero and lover, he’s hot, sexy and rich – all great things to be but what makes him perfect for Eve is his understanding of who she is and how deeply he loves her. He knows they don’t always agree on “grey” issues and the law, but he always backs her – even when she’s setting herself up as a target for the suspects. A truly sigh worthy scene in this story is when Roarke discusses just how much Eve means to him with Dr. Mira, he knows that she is his greatest vulnerability.
Peabody, Eve’s partner, continues to grow both as a detective and as a friend. She is becoming more secure in her relationship with Eve and has no problem in voicing her opinions; she also plays a bigger role in solving the ongoing crimes. Detective Baxter and officer Trueheart continue to evolve as a team, with Detective Baxter recommending that Eve let Truehart take the detectives test. Eve knows that putting them together was a good thing but wants to think before she changes the dynamic of her team. Feeney is still the closest that Eve will ever have to a good father figure, he continues to watch out for her safety and loves to play with the new gadgets that Roarke supplies her with. McNabb didn’t really grow any in this book but is still important to the subplot both as an e-cop and as Peabody’s boyfriend.
The villains for this story are well written and engaging, both are educated and used to the finer things in life, they make worthy adversaries for someone with Eve’s skills. Through the villains we get to see some of luxuries that make a truly indulgent lifestyle. The dialogue between the characters is modern and sharp and not for children. While the murders are described in detail they are not overly gruesome and the ending provides you with a real sense of justice being served. This was a fantastic, highly entertaining book and I look forward to the next installment in the series.
An indulgence for readers: the new Eve Dallas novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.
First it was a limo driver shot through the neck with a crossbow. Then it was a high-priced escort found stabbed through the heart with a bayonet.
Random hits, thrill kills, murderers with a taste for the finer things in life-and death-are making NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas angry. And an angry Eve can be just as an efficient and dangerous predator as the killer.
As time runs out on another innocent victim's life, Eve's investigation will take her into the rarefied circle that her husband, Roarke, travels in-and into the perverted heart of madness...