Dr. Wilfred B. Icove himself has been found dead in his office - murdered in a chillingly efficient manner: one swift stab to the heart. Struck by the immaculate condition of the crime scene, Dallas suspects a professional killing. Security discs show a stunningly beautiful woman calmly entering and leaving the building: the good doctor's final appointment.
Known as "Dr. Perfect," the saintly Icove devoted his life to his family and his work. His record is clean. Too clean for Dallas. She knows he was hiding something, and suspects that his son, his successor, knows what it is. Then - like father, like son - the young Dr. Icove is killed...with the same deadly precision.
But who is the mystery woman, and what was her relationship with the good doctors? With her husband, Roarke, working behind the scenes, Dallas follows her darkest instincts into the Icoves' pasts. And what she discovers are men driven to create perfection - playing fast and loose with the laws of nature, the limits of science, and the morals of humanity.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2005 J. D. Robb; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio
"Robb tones down the romance and ups the action ante as the team uncovers an increasingly horrific crime that builds to a race-against-the-clock climax that will have readers cheering." (Publishers Weekly)
"Susan Ericksen brings enthusiasm to the eclectic cast of characters, offering a unique voice to enliven each one. Her rendition of Lieutenant Dallas as a brash, yet secretly sensitive woman is likely to resonate most with listeners." (AudioFile)
Most definitely gets my recommendation. I love the interaction between Roarke and Dallas as usual. The story is a very scary close to where we are in this 21st century, situations that may very well be in play, and decisions that I expect will be on moral and political platforms very soon.
Roarke is my favorite...I totally love his style ! Peabody also is such a charm with her dry wit and the way she interacts with Dallas.
Susan is my favorite for the 'in Death' series. She really brings the characters to life!
Dallas and Roarke in the elevator when the Center was about to be destroyed...the way they said they loved each other...blah, blah, blah.
I would like to hear more about the Irish family in the series.
Fantastic! As always J D Robb writes a marvellous plot. The mystery of why a well renowned doctor of reconstructive and cosmetic of surgery who devoted his life to his family and his work was murdered was very, very good. And when his son who was also murdered in the same way as he happened, Lt Eve Dallas suspects there is something hidden that is not out in the open. With the help of Roarke, her husband and her team they worked diligently to uncover the truth. The ending and solution was good.
This could have been better if the stories of the Thanksgiving visit by the Irish clan and the Thanksgiving dinner had been told in more detail. I love Erickson's performances in the In Death series, except for her versions of Peabody and McNabb. The two people are too cute and likable to have such goofy voices.I enjoy the series, but I have got to confess - I do NOT like Eve Dallas, particularly in this book. She is generally a hateful acting person regardless of whether provoked or not. She is self centered and thinks her job, her mission, and her time is more important than anyone else's. I got it that she had a tough time as a kid, but that does not give her the right to be so rude and bullying toward everyone, even her husband, her caretaker Sommerset and her "friends" Mira and Peabody. Now I have that off my chest, I will say that despite Eve's meanness, I still very much like the series because of Roark, Peabody, McNabb, Morris, Freeny, Sommerset, Mira, Mavis, Leonardo, Louise, Charles, Baxter, Truebody, and everyone else that make the series so great.
Always after books that read well in the tractor!
In the end, you can't always save everyone.
This is another great addition to the series. As a mom, the end really hit me. I won't say more, so I don't spoil it, but this one tugs at the heart strings.
From a mystery standpoint, I figured it out about 3/4 the way through. I enjoyed listening to the whole thing, and as usual the narrator is 5 stars!
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
My second of the death series, I buy them when they are on sale, there are so many and I plan on continuing this series. Eve and Rourke are sooooo good together as lovers and as sleuths. Eve is feisty, no nonsense and impatient, Rourke is sweet, patient and tender. The story gets a little technical in the end, I had to go back and review a few times but it is interesting with a little x-files in it. The year is like 2040 or something but it is not extreme, just fun to imagine. The narrator is great, she is the voice of the death series and there would probably be a riot if they changed to someone else.
I have come to love all of the books in J. D. Robb's 'In Death' series, this one is like all the others in the series; it puts you at the edge of your set every minute. Lt. Dallas and her team is on the trail of a women that has killed a beloved doctor. Dallas knows what her killer looks like but can not find any records of her every existing.
This case will take Dallas to places in science that people think are only in Science Fiction movies. Along the way Dallas will knock heads with powerful people that don't want her to diminish the value of want Dr. Wilfred B. Icove has done for mankind. Along with stepping on the toes of people that she respects, Dallas must find her killer before the media finds out why Dr. Icove has been killed and release it to the people.
Not going to give any spoilers away but I have loved the In Death series. Some books are better than others and this was one of them. Couldn't stop listening to it.
Absolutely. I find Eve Dallas, along with most of the other characters, to be very likeable, despite her tough-New York Cop-attitude. This story takes you to something that should be unbelievable, but knowing that it really could happen today (or in the near future) makes it extremely intriguing and fascinating.
Finding out the actual root to the murder and the twists it took to get there.
Yes, I have listened to her in each of the Eve Dallas novels I've read, and can't imagine anyone else narrating for Eve. Susan is great and makes listening to the book very enjoyable.
When Eve nervously invites her friends to her and Roarke's over-the-top Thanksgiving!
It's an interesting story and it makes for a great listen. It's a little far fetched but who knows what we'll be able to do by the 2050's. If you're a Dallas fan you can't miss this, especially because it gets mentioned in the following handful of In Death books.
I was hooked from the very first "In Death" audio book and think each one has only gotten better.
I don't think I have one favorite character because it's the written banter and re-pore they have with each other that makes me love each one of them.
I couldn't name one character's performance as favorite... it's Susan Ericksen's special style & talent that I appreciate, admire and love. I'd say I'm addicted because of her.
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