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
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
I wondered when I started this series why anyone would want to read book after book about the same situation. And yet, every time I order the next book, I just love it. The relationships of the characters, really knowing them and knowing what they will do for each other, keeps me moving on to the next.
Yes, I will listen to Vengeance In Death again because it holds the foundation of this series.
Roarke was my favorite in this book because he learned a lot about how much he had changed over the years and how much was the same. I loved the scene with the little boy and the glide cart.
One of the best in the series. You see how Peabody stands up as you knew she would. Summerset learns some important things about himself and Eve. Roarke is at his best and Eve shines. Don't miss this one.
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..
Revenge is the name of the game for "Vengeance in Death". Someone is killing people that Roarke know in Dublin when he was young. Then the worse thing is that the killer is making it look like Summerset is the murder. This puts Dallas on the edge, that she has to keep Summerset out of jail for murders he did not do. Then making sure things from the past don't come out while she is trying to find the true murderer. Susan Ericksen does a great job in the narration of this story, making the character come to life. This story will keep you lessening to find out what is going to happen next.
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