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.
It passed the time. Except for the fact that I'm pretty well committed to listening to all the books in the series, in hindsight, this is one I could have skipped.
I would like to see a murderer who is more smart and crafty than insane. I didn't buy the sudden cracking of the bad guy from a bumbling leach into a homicidal maniac. Even within the realm of suspending disbelief it was not convincing. And catching him was too easy. The obstacles seemed fabricated to mark time. I can't help but feel that Robb phoned this one in.
Peabody. Who else?
I'm neutral on this.
I haven't purchased the next book yet. Based on this one, I'm undecided if I will. This is unfortunate, since it's generally been a fun series to follow. I hate to suggest it should be retired, but if Robb can't pump some life back into it, perhaps it has reached or is nearing an end? (I would have liked to see Eve as a mother, though.)
A day without sunshine is like, well, night.
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.
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