But Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who's on the case, believes Reva is innocent. Eve's instincts tell her that the murder scene looks too perfectly staged, the apparent answers too obvious. And when she digs for more, she discovers that at nearly the exact time a kitchen knife was jammed into the victim's ribs, the passcode to his art studio was changed - and all of the data on his computer deliberately corrupted.
To Roarke, it's the computer attack that poses the real threat. Signs show that this is the nightmare his company has secretly been preparing for. He and Reva have been under a code-red government contract to develop a program that would shield against a new breed of hackers, the Doomsday Group. These techno-terrorists with brilliant minds and plenty of financial backing hack into systems, steal data, and corrupt computer units on a large scale - and kill anyone who gets too close.
Eve and Roarke must infiltrate an extraordinarily secretive government agency to expose the corruption at its core, before the virus spreads from one office to a corporation to the entire country.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2004 J. D. Robb; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
good storyline. nice drama. some fight between the love birds you don't usually see. absolutely love this series. if you like murder mystery action explosions manhunts and romance this is the series for you.
I actually struggled through the book. I think it was because Eve and Roark were at such odds with each other. It made them seem more normal and not in tune. It had the usual twists and turns but lacked the usual unity. I could see both sides but didn't like it. Eve wasn't understanding even knowing why Roark felt as he did. He always ends up giving in. She loves the law and I understand her need but sometimes she should see his side and need to protect her!
YES, A LOT OF SURPRISES IN THE PLOT
WHEN EVE AND HER HUSBAND HAD A FIGHT
YES WHEN EVE AGREED TO CHANGED HER RECORDER OF HER PAST
A REAT BOOK TO READ BECAUSE IT HAD EVERYTHING IN IT
Some of the books in this series have the characters in possession of most of the details about their murderer, with the focus being finding him or her (Reunion, Betrayal). In most cases, it's all about figuring out the "who" - and this is a good example. Robb does a great job with the balancing act between retrieving data from "fried" data units and tracking down the culprit. Though the reader is given a few hints along the way, I still remember being a bit stunned and startled by that particular twist the first time I read the book.
There is more background given about Eve's past when the "HSO" is brought into the picture (Homeland Security Organization), and Eve's and Roarke's reactions to what they find out creates some tension between them. Robb handles that aspect fairly well - for the most part I didn't find it overdone, and the resolution was consistent with the personalities of our main duo. I prefer the books without marital tensions, but I understand the need to shake things up once in a while.
Overall a very good addition to the series. Ericksen does a fabulous job as usual, and I will certainly listen to it again.
Always after books that read well in the tractor!
I have to say, the most interesting books are the ones were Roarke and Eve have difficulties.
As it is, I don't agree with Eve's opinion here, more on Roarke's side, but I can see why she felt the way she did, and it is in character. That Roarke was willing to give in really show how much he loves her and values her opinion.
The perfect man. :D
Yes, This books shows Roarke and Eve at odds and yet overcoming their differences and growing together. Something new for the both of them.
There is a cast of characters that I can not do without. Here is my list. Sommerset. Peabody, McNab, Dr. Mira, Finny, Mavis, The thing is great.
The best scene is when Roarke breaks the disc with the information of the people who didn't help Eve as a child.
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