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Vengeance in Death: In Death, Book 6 | [J. D. Robb]

Vengeance in Death: In Death, Book 6

He is an expert with the latest technology...a madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer. He quietly stalks his prey. Then he haunts the police with cryptic riddles about the crimes he is about to commit - always solved moments too late to save the victims' lives.
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He is an expert with the latest technology...a madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer. He quietly stalks his prey. Then he haunts the police with cryptic riddles about the crimes he is about to commit - always solved moments too late to save the victims' lives.

Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the first victim butchered in his own home. The second lost his life in a vacant luxury apartment. The two men had little in common. Both suffered unspeakable torture before their deaths. And both had ties to an ugly secret of 10 years past - a secret shared by none other than Eve's new husband, Roarke.

Crack another case with Eve Dallas.

©2006 J. D. Robb; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

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    NanaMeryl Ocala, FL 01-26-11
    NanaMeryl Ocala, FL 01-26-11 Member Since 2008

    11th/12th Grade Reading Teacher Love reading and love listening to audio books in my car.

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    "Is there a Roarke out there for me?"

    I love Nora Roberts, but resisted reading her as J. D. Robb. I decided to try this summer and got the Audible version of the first in her "In Death" series. I absolutely love the books. I think the character of Eve is real enough. Although I realize that the character of Roarke is only a dream, I pretend that he really could exist. The narration is excellent, and the narrator is one of my favorites. I'm reading them in order.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Allan TennysonAustralia 10-17-08
    Allan TennysonAustralia 10-17-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Vengenance In Death"

    J. Robb casts a believable plot in this classic murder mystery that holds your attention throughout.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    CatBookMom Los Angeles area, CA, USA 07-04-12
    CatBookMom Los Angeles area, CA, USA 07-04-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Roarke's and Somerset's Pasts Catch Up to Them"

    Many aspects of the joint history of Roarke and Somerset are clarified and explained in this entry in the series. We meet Ian McNab for the first time, and Susan Ericksen treats us to Eve Dallas under the influence of a serious painkiller. It's a serious story, with a vengeful, brutal and bloody killer. Well done!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Heidi CENTURION, South Africa 05-31-09
    Heidi CENTURION, South Africa 05-31-09
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    "Is the series possibly too long?"

    I don't know if I have possibly "read" too much of this series and I possibly need a break, but I just couldn't enjoy this one as I have the others.

    Not to say this is a bad book, same story line, Roarke always implicated, always a friend involved now it's Summerset, surely no one world can have 1 person so involved in all aspects of everything?

    I couldn't give it a bad rating because as the series goes, this is the same just different deaths, victims and suspects.

    Something needs to change, something needs to happen. I think as a stand alone it would be great but I might have to give this a break for some time.

    As much as I want to know how this relationship gets properly onto track, I just can't see myself doing 26/27 of these books, it would drive me nuts.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Tara Imperial Beach, CA, United States 08-05-10
    Tara Imperial Beach, CA, United States 08-05-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Dallas vs. Sommerset = Perfect Plot"

    I really like the series and thought this one was great. I'm really getting to know the characters and trying to figure out the plot twists as they the story unfolds. This series is keeping me busy and will continue for at least a few more months with as many as they have.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy J Tornado Alley OK 07-08-13
    Nancy J Tornado Alley OK 07-08-13 Member Since 2011

    Mystery reader (especially series) and Austen lover

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    "Another Winner from J.D. Robb"

    I'm trying to space my reading of the "In Death" books a bit, so that I can savor each one rather than just gobble them down in an Eve Dallas frenzy and have no separate memories of individual books. It's not easy, believe me. As I have said in previous reviews, this futuristic mystery, police procedural, romance, thriller series is an addictive guilty pleasure for me.

    In this excellent 6th episode in the Dallas-Roark saga, someone is killing off Irish men and women in NYC one by one using bizarre methods. As things progress, it becomes clear that the dead people are somehow connected with an incident far back in the shared past of Roark and Somerset, and that Roark and Somerset are the ultimate targets.

    This plot provides the opportunity to explore their pasts in Dublin and learn more about the characters of both men and what shaped them. We also see the deepening and steadying of the love and marriage of Dallas and Roark, the growing friendship and professional relationship between Dallas and Peabody, and Dallas's growing recognition of both the benefits and the obligations of love and of friendship. For me, that is the main attraction of these books: watching Eve Dallas developing into a more complete person, while still retaining a lot of those rough edges that helped her survive her past.

    The cast of the books continues to grow -- in "Vengeance " Ian McNabb is brought in to provide e-assistance in tracing the killer's Internet locations. Almost immediately, he is expressing a healthy interest in Peabody. As always, Susan Erickson gives McNabb just the right voice -- brash, breezy, informal and enthusiastic. I continue to be in awe of Erickson's narration -- exceptional quantity and quality of voices and accents.

    After this great book, now I have to control myself to wait a whole week, if I can, before starting the next one in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 11-10-12
    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 11-10-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Good plot, not the best in the series though"

    I've been reading the series in order. I like the characters, but always seem to have to suspend my beliefs - and not because of the future time settings of the novels. The characters seem to me to be ..."too." Roarke seems to be too good, too intuitive, too much a tool who's only purpose is to take care of Eve.

    In other books, Eve seems to be more human. In this installment, she seems to be always yelling and uptight.

    This book also minimizes the peripheral characters, Peabody, et al. The delightfully odd collection of Eve's friends are hardly mentioned. Perhaps, this is why Eve doesn't appear to be as likeable here.

    The plot is good. I did guess "who-dun-it" ... mostly.. close to the beginning, but still enjoyed the chase.

    This hasn't put me off the series. In every series, there are some installments that are better than others.

    Narration was good..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    brightr 10-21-08
    brightr 10-21-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Another Great Plot"

    Another suspenseful futuristic story with Lieutenant Eve Dallas. These stories have a wonderful narrative with believeable characters that capture your attention and imagination. Pure entertainment, that keeps you wanting to read the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kristen Reviews 05-05-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Favorite Series! Fantastic Book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Vengeance in Death to be better than the print version?

    I've only listened to the audible format but I can't imagine reading the books now that I've listened to them. Susan Ericksen is the voice of this series for me. She does an amazing job. I've listened to a lot of books and this is by far the best narration for a series I've listened to. Superbly done Ms. Ericksen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characterization.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm obsessed with is series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marion Madisonville, KY, United States 01-08-14
    Marion Madisonville, KY, United States 01-08-14 Member Since 2011

    I love discovering new stories while driving or working in the barn, reading voraciously since I could walk. There is no genre, just magic

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    "JD Robb Rocks - Great Book"
    What did you love best about Vengeance in Death?

    I have not read anything she has not done exceptionally well and Susan Ericksen does an amazing job. I have discovered so many other authors just because I chose something else she read. This book delivers on story line, excitement, fun, and mystery.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Vengeance in Death?

    The character who commits the crime in every story she writes is what is so memorable. The answer comes at you from all angles once Eve reveals the motivation behind to atrocity.


    Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?

    I like all her voice character. She does an exceptional job on Roarke and Peabody though


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, always


    Any additional comments?

    Please make these books into movies or a sitcom.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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