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.
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
This book sheds a lot of light on Eve's past and we learn a lot about her history. It answered a ton of questions burning for me to get the answers to. It is action packed, funny, and sexy (gotta love Roarke).
I also can't say enough of how brilliant a job Susan Ericksen does reading these books. She gives it her all and each character is so uniquely different I just love to listen to her.
Just remember to start with book 1 "Naked in Death"
Happy Reading! (Listening)
Added note - this is not my usual genre but I'm in love with the series. Im a fantasy/paranormal/scy fi girl.
I couldn't stop listening. Another great chapter in the lives of Eve and Roarke. Susan Ericksen does the most wonderful job narrating and gives such life to the characters.
Most certainly. I've listened to every book in the series and I'm not stopping now. I just didn't like this particular story. As we all know, these books are very formulaic; it's the characters and the ingenious crimes and villains that have us coming back. This go-around just didn't grab me.
Perhaps it's just a personal thing, but I truly don't care for some of the more disturbing plot lines and I found this one falling into that category. And while hard-core fans may find it blasphemous, I'm getting a little tired of the repetitive nature of Eve's childhood nightmares. I was relieved when those scenes faded into the background. Not because they weren't well-written, but because we've been there. A lot. (Yeah, yeah, yeah. Flashing red light. Snapping bone. Cheese knife. We got it.) True, this book did reveal a long-standing mystery but for me, the reward of that knowledge wasn't worth trudging through the nightmare scenes and the less-than-great villain's escapades. For the first time ever, I actually hit the FF button.
Why does there have to be a favorite? Choosing just one character as performed by Susan Ericksen is like trying to pick your favorite chocolate or ice cream. I won't do it. You can't make me. That being said, I absolutely love the nerd-ness of Peabody. Her comic relief and sappy nature are perfect counterpoints to Eve and the way Susan characterizes her is priceless. I also have to say that I think Dr. Mira's voice is exceptionally sexy. There. I said it. I meant it and I'd say it again. She rocks.
Okay, now this question shouldn't even be applied to a long-standing series. Of course it needs a follow-up. Isn't that the whole idea here? We can't wait to find out what crazy, mad-cap adventures those wacky folks at the NYPSD will have next. Bring it on! Hopefully the next one will be more fun.
Not so much.
If you follow this series, this brings you back to the beginning. Eve's past shows up big time in this book, and is a real ride for the listener. She's tough and determined not to let this case get to her, even though it brings her back to her very beginning. It's not just a case, but a personal threat to her and Roarke. Roarke is right there with her, knowing her better than she knows herself, along with her support team, this book doesn't disappoint. Absolutely loved this book, and Susan Ericksen couldn't do a better job. She brings these characters to life, along with the drama and humor.
If you liked Anita Blake at first, then got totally mad at what happened with her character, try these books. Eve Dallas is tough and vulnerable, with the perfect sexy partner, Roarke. Just a great series!
Yes. It is a book which makes you want to stay with the characters and not stop finding out what is going to happen next.
Too many good parts.
Again, too many...
Yes, if I was able to.
I think the last scene was actually a weak one, but still very exciting. The whole book was an excellent story.
Without a doubt this is THE BEST series ever. The futuristic setting, incredible action, and phenomenal cast of secondary characters made this a series that keeps you coming back for each new installment. The constantly evolving relationship between Eve and Roarke is the highlight of this series for me, but I am as equally as invested in every secondary character that makes up Eve and Rourke's world.
The Narration of Susan Ericksen is so extraordinarily perfect its uncanny, she is Eve Dallas, brings her to life and holds the listener spellbound to the very last word.
The In Death series is not to be missed!
I really don't know if I came write a fair review as I am SOLD on the whole J.D. Robb series. The people in them are so real with a different personality for each it feels like I know them. Some of these books I've listened to 5 or 6 times and I still get a chuckle out of the little side bars. Susan Ericksen also gets my vote. I look for books she reads and have often purchased them because she the reader. The two together is a winning combo. Hope there are more on the way.
Totally addicted to Audible.
This was so good that when I finished I immediately started it again. I cried more than once and just loved the interaction between Dallas and Roarke. I only regret that it will be so long before another one comes out.
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