It was one of Eve Dallas’s earliest takedowns, back in her uniform days. A monster named Isaac McQueen had been abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. Thanks to Eve, he wound up where he belonged, removed from civilized society in Rikers. But he’s not behind bars anymore.
After his escape, McQueen has two things in mind. One is to take up where he left off, preying on the young and innocent - when necessary, with the help of a female partner all too willing to be manipulated and to aid and abet his crimes. His other goal: to get revenge on the woman who stopped him all those years ago, now a high-profile lieutenant in the NYPSD and married to one of the city’s richest men.
Commanding Eve’s attention with a chilling and brazen crime, McQueen sets off the chase - forcing Eve down a road marked with blood and tears, a road that eventually leads southwest to Dallas, Texas, the home Eve fled long ago. And each new twist brings her closer to the harrowing memory of when she wasn’t a hardened detective but a vulnerable girl just like McQueen’s innocent prey. As her husband, Roarke, tries to rescue her from the nightmares that claw at her mind, and her partner, Peabody, doggedly works to support her, Eve must confront - and call upon - the darkest parts of her own soul in order to survive.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2011 J.D. Robb (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
J.D.Robb and Susan Ericksen, oh my !! These two talents are just the alt, I mean they are frigid!! Ok, now that I got that out of my system LOL, I just can't say enough about the In Death series. I mean 33 books and still fresh, intriging, not one character has gotten boring. Each one stays themselves but also evolves as time goes by. No one and I mean NO ONE could have pulled off each and every character in this series as well as Susan Ericksen. That is not to say I don't love and enjoy other narrators but for this Susan you are ice. Again, Robb and Ericksen you are great and great together PLEASE keep up the good work.
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Fast paced, thrilling, story telling at it's best! J. D. Robb has done it again! This story answers some questions, while raising others. Can't wait for the next installment in Eve's story!
I have been a J.D. Robb fan for too many years to count, but this book is one of the best in the series. The way that Eve is forced to deal with so many things from her past all in one case is riveting. I couldn't put it down from page one. Susan Ericksen is one of my favorite narrators and she did a great job on this one.
The main protagonist was completely unlikable. The futuristic elements were dumb (
Between the Jimmy Durante voice and the Rocky & Bullwinkle voice, the narrator seemed to struggle to find a genuine interpretation of normal speech patterns. There is gratuitous use of the f-bomb and the narrator seemed to be screeching most the time.
No- I enjoy a good detective novel but this was one of the worst I've endured. I only finished it because I listened to it in my car with absolutely nothing else to do. I think I would have been better off listening to polka music on the radio.
I'm an avid reader since childhood. I'm a retired science teacher, retired nuclear plant worker and grandmother of three. I love mysteries.
I have and like all the 'In Death" books but I hate the places where she always goes back to the childhood rape and abuse. This is the worst one as it continually drums at it. I like the backstory that explains how she came to be but once you've heard it you don't need it a long repeat of it in every single edition. Also, I'm not a prude but I don't need a long drawn out description of the sex. I like the mysteries better than the soft porn...
This was such a good listen I am going back to listen to previous audio by J.D. Robb. Good story line and I love the relationships Eve has with all those around her.
The human relation jokes and the interaction of Dallas with everyone is what makes the In Death series the greatest.
In this book, Dallas has to interact with people that she didn't really know, one of her biggest "fears". But things seemed to work out well. It was a nice difference to the usual stories and her interactions with her friends.
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The fast paced exciting storyline.
Susan Ericksen is by far the best Narrator I have come to love. She really knows how to captivate the audience.
By far my favorite
I've read/listened to all 33 In Death books ... this by far was my favorite ... the story is a basic Dallas take down, but shows a very personal side of Dallas that isn't seen in any of the other storylines. There are flashes of her past in all the other stories, but this one really hits home for her.
Not my favorite book. Kind of weird with the tie in to Eve's past. I thought there was too much explicit sex with Eve and Roarke and then to have it followed by child rape and molestation?? I just didn't really care for it all in the same book. I like my murder mysteries to stay in that arena and this one flip flops back and forth between a murder mystery and romance, I guess. I say romance but it is almost a strange obsessive love... it doesn't feel romantic. I will wait a while before my next JD Robb.
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