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Leverage in Death

In Death Series, Book 47
Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2,645 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Lieutenant Eve Dallas puzzles over a bizarre suicide bombing in a Wall St. office building in the latest in the #1 New York Times bestselling series…

For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter - but what was the motive of the masked men?

Despite the chaos and bad publicity, blowing up one meeting isn’t going to put the brakes on the merger. All it’s accomplished is shattering a lot of innocent lives. Now, with the help of her billionaire husband Roarke, Eve must untangle the reason for an inexplicable act of terror, look at suspects inside and outside both corporations, and determine whether the root of this crime lies in simple sabotage, or something far more complex and twisted.

©2018 Nora Roberts (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • Jean
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 09-23-18

Captivating

I have read this series from the beginning. It is always a great escape read. I enjoy the series, but I am finding it difficult to write a review and not keep saying the same thing. I was originally drawn to the series because the story is set in the future. The story takes place in New York City and is primarily a classic “who-done-it” mystery.

I am always amazed how Robb has managed to not repeat a storyline; each book is fresh and has a unique catch to the story. While reading this book, I began thinking how appropriate Galahad, the cat, was. With Eve and Rourke’s lifestyle, a dog would not be ideal. Robb has revealed that Galahad was a perfect pet for Eve’s personality. This is more of a “follow- the- money” type of mystery. As usual, there is lots of action. It was great to visit all my favorite characters. Cannot wait for the next installment.

The book is almost fourteen hours. Susan Ericksen does a great job narrating the series. Ericksen is an actress, director, author and audiobook narrator. Ericksen has won multiple Earphone Awards and is a three-time Audie Award winner. She has narrated many books I have read and I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to her.

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Interesting story and uniquely J.D Robb!

I don't normally read Nora Roberts but I own every book and book on CD written by JDRobb. In the past, I've found plots recycled (still loved them) but this is definitely not a previous plot recycled. It's an interesting, fast paced plot with the favorite characters are front and center. Highly recommended!

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  • Indydog
  • McKinney, TexasUnited States
  • 09-06-18

One of the b st In Death novels

JD Robb has outdone herself! This fast paced book has some very suspenseful moments, with the comic relief. I can’t say enough about this wonderful book.

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Another well done entry

Well done, as are all Robb books; in world building, plot, characters. There is enough basic info in the book description to decide if you’re interested in this book.
I enjoyed it and think it was worth the Audible credit.
Ericksen does a great job of narration and is the voice of the series.
Recommend

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Good story kept me engaged.

Not too predictable. It had just the right amount of back story and the had a couple of twist.

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JD Robb at her best

It’s been a while since we’ve had one this good! Oh they’re all good and I’m totally entertained. But this one brought in all the characters one way or another. The interaction between our favorites. I couldn’t stop listening. Laughed and cried! Can’t wait for the next!

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Best of Recent In Death Stories

I always enjoy stories in this series, but I feel this one was a cut above recent entries. The interplay of the characters seemed more true to the established traits, quirks, and backstories. Of course, Susan Erickson did a bang up job embodying all the characters.

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J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) never fails! Awesome book

Loved it. If you haven't read the whole series, DO!! I actually did something different this time. I went back to book 1 and read/listened to every book up to this one. If you've never done that, i highly suggest it. I cried, laughed and cheered all over again but saw way more than I ever have. I saw Peabody coming into her own with Eve. I saw Eve grow as a person and how every relationship she accumulates along the way changes her ever so slightly. You can also see how each case changes her also. I've never seen this kind of character development before and am completely blown away. I highly recommend everything by J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts.

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GREAT ADDITION TO A MARVELOUS SERIES!!!!!!!!!

FIRST....I want to thank whoever is responsible for choosing the narrator! Susan Ericksen has done a magnificent job in making all the characters a unique sound. There is absolutely NO ONE that could step in now and take her place. It would never be the same.

I've listened to ALL 47 releases in this series. In fact, it was J. D. Robb's In Death series that introduced me to the audible world. We would travel from the Mississippi Gulf Coast to Louisville, KY making our first stop at a Cracker Barrel to "rent" a CD of J.D. Robb. We would return it to a Cracker Barrel in Louisville and rent another for the trip home! :) The rest is history!

I highly recommend this book and the entire series to everyone. However, this is one of those series that you MUST start with Book 1 to fully get to know, love and appreciate all the characters. I'm looking forward to the next release in February 2019 called "Connections in Death". I hope it is as good as this one.



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Abso-Mag

Loved all the interaction and a who done it plot that I did not guess early. Awesome and wow, 47 books.

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  • Debbie Walton
  • 09-14-18

Another InDeath great!!

I wait twice a year for my Dallas and Roarke fix...I was not disappointed,kept me guess who done it almost to the end..

I do think Audible books are all about the narrator..a bad narrator can ruin a good book.
I hope Susan stays the narrator for the in death series to the very end, I just close my eyes and the characters come alive. Other narrators need to follow Susan because she sure knows how to narrate a good book...

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  • simplyswing
  • 12-08-18

O my

The stories just keep coming and may it always be so i have enjoyed every one of them and.I am always eager to start the next.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-21-18

Okay book

I read the book because I love the previous books but this one was not as good. The focus was too much on police work and procedures and there was little of Eve's personal life and group of friends. Only one interaction with little Bella, not enough Summerset and Dallas insults and it feels as if Peabody was an afterthought. Looking forward to the next book to see if my favourite characters play a bigger part.

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  • Googie64
  • 09-11-18

Loved it!

I have now read every single one of this series and I still look forward with anticipation each new adventure. All the familiar cast are involved in a case involving murders, cruel and unthinkable choices and a twisted motive that is thoroughly wicked. There's even a trip to the Oscars, but not for Eve and Rourke. They have a murderous duo to apprehend. I still love these characters and once again wait eagerly for the next case.

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  • ReadingKnitter
  • 09-10-18

A great new addition to the In Death Series

I always get the In Death books on audiobook nowadays. I first read the series years ago when I got them out of library and really enjoyed them. Once I heard the superb Ms Ericksen’s reading of the more recent books I always bought the audio because she really enhances the experience of the books. Even if I go back and read older books on Kindle I hear Ms Ericksen’s voices in my head as I read.

This series has it’s ups and downs and some books aren’t as interesting as others but this is a good example of the series with an interesting set of crimes to solve but with enough Dallas and Roarke and their friends’ interaction to make you laugh. It’s also nice when there is conflict in friendships and relationships because all of the characters written in these books are strong personalities and there are bound to be clashes, which also keeps the books interesting.

I would say you might possibly be able to get away with enjoying the book if this is the first you read, but there is such a wide back catalogue that I would recommend you start at the beginning. You’ll enjoy it more. However, if you have read the books but not listened to the audio version, this is a good one to start with.

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  • Misty
  • 09-07-18

Another winner

I always think she can’t write another really good book but once again j d robb has. People are being blown up in their workplace by a colleague someone who seems to go crazy. What other reason can there be? Dallas will find out the reason for this strange behaviour. We finally get to the Oscars to find out about the book/film that has been haunting Dallas for months.

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  • pam
  • 09-05-18

Another Winner

I have read and am now listening too all of The In Death books and this one has to be one the Best JD (Nora) has written, a Fabulous Story from start to finish Narrated by Susan Ericksen her voices are amazing as the Characters ( now ive got use to Peabody's Voice) The story full of suspense humour love little Bella made me laugh out loud poor Sommerset , Well done JD now ive listened too it ill read it more slowly A+