On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a woman lies dead at the bottom of a brownstone’s basement steps, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better.
A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the brownstone, she knows Marta’s murder is the work of a killer who’s trained, yet not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.
Eve learns that on the day of her murder Marta was assigned to work on three audits, and begins to suspect that she was killed to cover up fraudulent activity. Eve is good at catching criminals, not crunching numbers, but luckily, she has her billionaire husband, Roarke, to figure out which companies in Marta’s files aren’t on the up-and-up.
When someone steals the files from Marta’s office, Eve must immerse herself in Roarke’s world of big business to figure out who’s cruel and callous enough to hire a hit on an innocent woman. And as the killer’s violent streak starts to escalate, Eve knows she has to draw him out, even if it means using herself as bait....
©2013 J. D. Robb (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Yes. Eve Dallas is my personal favorite character followed closely by Rourke, Peabody, and the whole cast of regulars in the "In Death" series. But I recommend that you follow the series in order to get the most out of the subplots and the character development throughout the series. I absolutely believe each of the characters.
I wouldn't say "edge of my seat", but it did keep my interest and my attention. This plot wasn't quite as complex or confusing as some, but it's always interesting to see how Eve gets to the final arrest, even when the guilty party is evident early in the book. But the subplots are just as interesting as the primary plot.
Always Eve, but Peabody and Rourke are close seconds.
Not this one, no. J.D. Robb presents realistic emotions in her characters, but I find that I don't get as involved as with some other books. However it's extremely interesting to me to follow her reasoning and her character development. The emotions that the characters experience always are based on solid detail within the story. It always makes sense.
As always,waiting anxiously for the next in my favorite series.
A great story.
I love the In Death series. Can't wait until the next one comes out.
I don't think the story line was quite up Nora's usual standard. I found myself drifting off occasionally and had to use the 30 second rewind button a few times. I found it a little hard to keep the characters or suspects straight as to who was who on a couple of occasions.
Probably not quite as dark as some of her other books, a little bit more of a blue collar crime than a grissly one.
Having said all that, I wouldn't have missed it for the world as this is one of my favourite series...definitely worth the trouble if you are a die hard fan like myself :)
As always, Susan Ericksen did a wonderful job with the narration.
Not really, but I am a person who only can listen to a book once, I am the same way on movies......
As always the way Dallas and all the characters intertwine with each other.
Just the way she talks as the characters themselves
On another trail.......
I don't like sharing personal details to strangers, but I like books.
I like the personal interactions and the sometimes forced reptitions of forced cliches are the parts I like least.
She does all of the Eve Dallas Books and does them well.
listen to old In Death books
Love romance novels and love listening to books while at work make the day go by faster
Great, love the book
all off it
All her perfomrance
great book like all the oethers
One of my favorite audiobooks; well presented; excellent story
I don't like how Susan did Trina; otherwise the characters were excellent.
An interesting story
No, I usually like this author
I think the narration was slow and monotone
All of them, cut the whole book in my opinion
How can I get a refund?
It was hard to follow/understand without reading previous books from the series. There was too much of a back story to catch up on
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