The year 2060 is drawing to a close, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It's a time for loved ones to come together. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water....
For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it's a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood.
Other couples aren't as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son. Twenty-six-year-old Jerry hadn't exactly made a good impression on all the bosses who fired him or the girlfriend who dumped him - but they didn't think he was capable of this.
Turns out Jerry is not only capable of brutality but taking a liking to it. With the money he's stolen from his parents, and a long list of grievances, he intends to finally make his mark on the world. Eve and her team already know the who, how, and why of this murder. What they need to pinpoint is where Jerry's going to strike next.
©2013 J. D. Robb (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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I have read/listened to most of the series and as always, they are fast moving plots light reads. There is always a decent mix of future high tech gadgetry with a good criminal mystery backdrop. I was a bit disappointed in this one. Not sure exactly why, maybe because of the immature whiny nature of the villain or simply the lack of anything new and exciting. Maybe because not as much time was devoted to secondary characters that readers of the series have come to enjoy. I will continue to read the In Death Books for now, and hope they get back on step.
70+, been reading SF since 1953. Vision is going so have switched to Audible.
Gets a little too graphic at times for my comfort level (thank goodness for FF). Overall series continues to be well written and satisfying.
I have either read or listened to every book in the series and this one is great. This one focuses on the hunt and the storyline is fast paced and the writing is tight. I love the continued character development and relationship between Roarke and Dallas. Susan Ericksen is a master when it comes to bringing the players to life, and I can't imagine anyone else reading this series. I stayed up till 3am to finish this one and didn't want it to end.
Among the top as any by this author that I have read/listened to
So far without a doubt the best Narrator of any that I have heard. Will be looking for more done by Susan Ericksen
The plot was so similar to others books in the series that it was predictable. Nothing new happened between any of the characters either. I would not rate this book as 4 or a 5 in terms of the plot.
I have not purchased the last available book in the series because this book was so similar to others in the series. Why bother reading the book when there is nothing new happening?
I love Susan Ericksen. She is the voice of Eve and all the other characters in the series.
Disappointment. I found myself skipping over the intensely violent scenes.
Don't bother to purchase this book.
I am a huge fan of the In death series - I have all the audio books. However this one was so disgustingly-the-top that I skipped parts of the book. The gruesome violence as the protagonist commits the crimes and compulsive profanity by all the characters was hard to stomach. This book was not an enjoyable experience.
I have enjoyed 99% of all of the Death Series and this one is no exception. Looking forward to the next.
Roarke I love the wit and yes the bit of Ireland in his voice.
Roarke getting an award
I was worried I wouldn't like the book, because you pretty much know who the suspect is from the very beginning of the book. And man, I could picture something like that happening. I think what I love most about these books, and it has been reconfirmed in my brain, is just seeing how the characters continue to grow throughout the books. I especially loved the very ending scene with the letter; it mademe cry good tears.
The way she brought many of the main characters together.
Yes but could have done without the torture.
My favorite scene was when Eve and Roark got their medals.
I cried when Nixie gave Eve the gift and Roark read it.
I am so glad Eve was offered Captains bars and glad she stayed where she is.
of Course - I have enjoyed all of the books, always feels like I am with friends when I listen to them - I always enjoy Susan Ericksen bringing them back to life.
Nice to see Eve let her heart open a bit more -
I always enjoy Eve and that man of hers - where do we find one like him. :)
Overall I think this book was more from the criminals point. I wanted more from Eve and other mains - Where were some of them? Marvis, Nadine, we barely heard from Sommerset or Morris...... The Criminal was a bit winey and I got it after the 2nd kill.... I will continue to be a fan, but I hope the next books gets back into some of the personal lives of the gang. Any Change Eve will get pregnant. Now that would be interesting.
"jd robb is great"
good plot a great detective story
eve and peabody
dose good voices
the puzzle eve had to solve is interesting
i am so going to get the others
A good addition to the series. The murderer is known from the beginning and the passages from his weird point of view are quite creepy. Lots of humour to balance out the horrors. I love the way the characters are growing and evolving and Eve's softer side is coming out more, there were some quite emotional moments too. Susan Ericksen's narration of this series is excellent.
"Great new story"
Brilliant engaging warm
The way all the characters interact and the way the story evolves
Wonderful reading, makes you feel part of the story
something to be thankful for in more ways that one
J D Robb does it again. Really enjoyed this latest Dallas
"Great story, shame about the Narrator"
Her characterisation of 'Peabody' was dreadful - really whiney and nasal. Her Irish accent was dreadful and it really distracted me from the book
i love all of the J D Robb 'In Death' books but won't be listening to them again narrated by Susan Ericksen
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