First let me say the narrator does a fantastic job with voices and characterization. She is one of the best I've heard and that is saying a lot.
I love this series and this is one of my favorites so far. The continued growth of the relationship between Eve and Roark is fun. I am half in love with Roark myself!
The best thing about this book is the plot development. Ms Roberts obviously did a lot of research in the weaving. It is rare that I find a book of this length that keeps me fully engaged from start to finish. I highly recommend this book.
The heart wrenching scenario of Eve being temporarily stripped of her badge shows us that she can weather any storm. It also showed us that Eve learned that while important, her life was more than that badge.
Always after books that read well in the tractor!
I loved the fast pace and how the characters all came together. Kept me guessing!
Mystery reader (especially series) and Austen lover
Once again, J.D. Robb has come up with a gripping story that kept me glued to my earbuds from beginning to end. In this 8th adventure of Dallas and company, Eve and Peabody are investigating a string of bizarre murders of elderly street people, each case involving the removal of an organ (heart, liver, etc.) by someone obviously very skilled as a surgeon. As they investigate, they discover that similar crimes have been commited in Chicago, Paris and London. The initial question is why? Why would someone want to gather these old, damaged and diseased organs -- they would be worth nothing on the organ market and they certainly couldn't be used for transplant purposes.
Besides the perplexing murder investigation, Eve must deal with a street cop, a female officer who does a lousy job, has a bad attitude, and hates Eve so much she wants to destroy her. When that officer is killed, Eve is one of the suspects. Even though none of the authorities believe that she is in any way guilty, she must be suspended during the investigation. And this is the real heart (npi) of this book. When her Commander takes her badge, Dallas falls apart and the reader gets a real look inside her feelings and the person she has made herself into through grit, determination and hard work. Losing the symbol of that person is almost more than she can bear. Seeing the progress of her recovery, while continuing to carry on her investigation outside of police authority, gives the reader a real emotional tie to this character.
I was glad to see in this story that Eve handled the final confrontation on her own, with no help from Roark. And I enjoyed meeting again all or most of the regular characters from the previous "In Death" books, and seeing the deepening of relationships. Two additional continuing characters make their debut in this book -- Officer Trueheart and Detective Baxter.
As usual, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Reasonably entertaining story, full potential unrealized and overshadowed by protagonist too angry to allow the story speak. Sex as therapy for anger a dangerous role model.
I really enjoy the In Death series
It was good to see the softer side of Eve Dallas who is normally always so in control and tough
When Eve Dallas was told to hand in her badge and gun.