In a New York City fifty years in the future, Detective Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law - including the ones sworn to uphold it.
Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a brutal, senseless crime - an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. And for the first time, Peabody is primary detective on the case, which means she has to get used to a new level of authority and responsibility. Good thing she learned the ropes from a master like Eve.
But after rounding up the perps, Peabody stumbles upon a much trickier situation. Determined to start working out as hard as she grills suspects, she chooses to do it at the old, rarely-used gym at Central. After a grueling workout, she squeezes into one of the narrow shower stalls, happy to have the place to herself. Just after she shuts the water off, the gym door clatters open - and while she cringes inside the stall, trying not to make a sound, Peabody overhears two fellow officers, Garnet and Oberman, arguing. References are made to delivering product, and a house in the islands, and someone named Keener who’s supposed to look like an OD. It doesn’t take long for a naked and vulnerable Peabody to realize that both officers are crooked - guilty not just of corruption but of murder as well. Fortunately, the two clear out of the locker room without realizing there was a witness.
Eve Dallas may have trained Peabody well - but this is too dangerous for one person to take on alone. Now Peabody, Eve, and her husband, Roarke, must try to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down - knowing all the while that the two have already killed to keep their secret, and are no doubt willing to do it again.
©2011 J.D. Robb (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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This is the first Robb book I've read, and clearly the last. It has nothing going for it: an uninteresting story line, blah prose, barely any development of the characters.
I have listened to every single book in this series and this is the worst by far. I got tired of listening to Eve and Roarke compliment each other. Let's get back to the great stories you have told for years. As always the narration is perfection.
I loooooooovvvve books!!!!!!!!
This was a great book and wonderful to finally see Peabody lead an investigation. This was a great storyline to read to see how well Eve's aide has turned into a true Detective even thou she finds herself in a life batlle of the good cop vs bad cop. How things can go from very bad to down right insane.
This is an exercise in tolerance NOT interest. I am 30 minutes into this and these characters are portrayed miserably by the narrator. Everyone sounds like a bullying, whining kindergartner. The main character Dallas and her partner are the most irritating. I am not sure what the story line is supposed to be because Dallas's partner has been made primary on the case and constantly reiterates that fact in a whining sing-song. "But I"m the primary and I do it for you when you're the primary so you should do it for me". All I know at this time is a convenience store has been robbed and Eve Dallas wears a huge diamond ring on a chain under her uniform. GET RID OF THIS NARRATOR!!!! AND FOR HEAVEN SAKE WHY 50 YEARS IN THE FUTURE??? A tube of coke. I assume since the officer offered it to an arrestee it is a reference to coca cola yet her partner felt the need in the middle of all this to announce she wanted a FIZZIE for heaven sake. A FIZZIE??? That was 50 years PAST not future. Terrible book and we just now went into chapter 2.
these are great books .they have a good story line excellent descriptions and humor I listen to all jb robb books again and again. narrator is really good--I have bought books just because she is the reader. I recommend to all my friends
Not a fan of this book, Narrator was good. The main character is so preachy it really grated on me. The 50 year in the future part was gimicky it seems to only be needed when the plot would have gotten stuck on real solutions to problems with todays tools. It wasn't used to help visualize a future of law enforcement or the world in 2050. Ending fist fight??? Really? Really!!!? I think I want to take back one more star.
The story was good and quick paced like most of the titles in the "In Death" series. I just do not understand why the narrator makes some of the main characters sound like idiots, especially Peabody.
I'm sorry, but when you combine eighth grade composition and phrasing with f-you every fifth word and a female reader trying, unsuccessfully, to emulate a male's voice or 2, you get an unpleasant experience which made me wince more often than not. The vocal interpretations for many of the characters were either pathetic or weird, and I gave up after 4 hours. Might be fun for a younger "reader", but anyone who has listened to great presentations will be inclined to drop it and move on.
Eeeee gads. The language was horrible. Story line was very good, it was just hard to listen to because of the language don't think I will get another book by this author.
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