Pub. Date: November 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group (
Format: Hardcover , 384pp
Series: In Death Series , #31
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…
This is by far one of my favorite series. And it has proved to be true with this book as well. I love how this book starts – in
with Roarke’s family. We get to see the softer side of Eve by seeing her surprise Roarke with a children’s park she has build and dedicated to his mother. What a great way to start the book. We also find that murder seems to follow Eve everywhere as she helps a green officer in Ireland solve a murder while she is there. While it isn’t a tough case and is solved quickly she still helps him through the process. Ireland
After arriving back in
, she tags a murder almost immediately. It seems to be a most unusual case of a limo driver shot with a crossbow. Fairly quickly there is a second murder of one of the best escort is NYC and she is shot through the heart with a bayonet. Eve quickly realized that the murders are linked. I love that Eve always seems to be one step ahead when she working a case. As always there is a creative ending to the book that I did not see coming. You will have to read to find out. New York City
As always my favorite part of the book was the banter between Roarke and Eve. I love that she had a constant fight with independence and Roarke constantly is fighting her on it. It seems after all 31 of these books that has not died but she is starting to become more aware of others and their feeling.
The one thing that bothered me about the book was that it just seemed long. There was a long period of time between when she knew who the murders were and the case was actually solved. Normally, I can’t put a J.D. Robb book down but in this case it took me several sittings to get through it.