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With the precision of a surgeon, a serial killer preys on the most vulnerable souls of the world's city streets. The first victim: a sidewalk sleeper, found dead in New York City. No bruises, no signs of struggle. Just a laser-perfect, fist-sized hole where his heart had once been. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is assigned to investigate. But in the heat of a cat-and-mouse game with the killer, Dallas' job is suddenly on the line. Now her hands are tied...between a struggle for justice - and a fight for her career.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2007 J. D. Robb; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

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Excellent character development for Eve.

The heart wrenching scenario of Eve being temporarily stripped of her badge shows us that she can weather any storm. It also showed us that Eve learned that while important, her life was more than that badge.

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A Great One!

I loved the fast pace and how the characters all came together. Kept me guessing!

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  • Nancy J
  • Tornado Alley OK
  • 08-09-13

Another great story!


Once again, J.D. Robb has come up with a gripping story that kept me glued to my earbuds from beginning to end. In this 8th adventure of Dallas and company, Eve and Peabody are investigating a string of bizarre murders of elderly street people, each case involving the removal of an organ (heart, liver, etc.) by someone obviously very skilled as a surgeon. As they investigate, they discover that similar crimes have been commited in Chicago, Paris and London. The initial question is why? Why would someone want to gather these old, damaged and diseased organs -- they would be worth nothing on the organ market and they certainly couldn't be used for transplant purposes.

Besides the perplexing murder investigation, Eve must deal with a street cop, a female officer who does a lousy job, has a bad attitude, and hates Eve so much she wants to destroy her. When that officer is killed, Eve is one of the suspects. Even though none of the authorities believe that she is in any way guilty, she must be suspended during the investigation. And this is the real heart (npi) of this book. When her Commander takes her badge, Dallas falls apart and the reader gets a real look inside her feelings and the person she has made herself into through grit, determination and hard work. Losing the symbol of that person is almost more than she can bear. Seeing the progress of her recovery, while continuing to carry on her investigation outside of police authority, gives the reader a real emotional tie to this character.

I was glad to see in this story that Eve handled the final confrontation on her own, with no help from Roark. And I enjoyed meeting again all or most of the regular characters from the previous "In Death" books, and seeing the deepening of relationships. Two additional continuing characters make their debut in this book -- Officer Trueheart and Detective Baxter.

As usual, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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More story, less anger and sex please!

Reasonably entertaining story, full potential unrealized and overshadowed by protagonist too angry to allow the story speak. Sex as therapy for anger a dangerous role model.

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The softer side of Eve Dallas

Where does Conspiracy in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I really enjoy the In Death series

What did you like best about this story?

It was good to see the softer side of Eve Dallas who is normally always so in control and tough

Which scene was your favorite?

When Eve Dallas was told to hand in her badge and gun.

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  • Nancy
  • St Charles, MO, United States
  • 01-03-13

One of the better installments!

This book stands out from the normal Dallas fare. The plot is gripping and rather gruesome, but not overdone. I must say though, it is reminds me quite a bit of one of Tess Gerritsen's books - or Tess Gerritsen reminds me of this one... whichever, they are similar. Even so, I didn't figure out who-dun-it until toward the end, and then was still a bit surprised.

As usual, Roarke is fantasy material and the narrator is excellent!

Yes, I'd recommend this book... even more than the previous ones.

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Great book full drama and suspense

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes seems to be the best series I have read in a long time

What did you like best about this story?

The story was interesting and keeps you on the edge of your seat

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

That is a hard one, if I had to choose 1 then I would go with Eve.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Peabody,s brother was caught up in the mess

Any additional comments?

Must read series

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Always a fun read

Would you listen to Conspiracy in Death again? Why?

Yes, I'd listen to it again. I really enjoy the narration of the in death series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mavis because she is fun and unpredictable.

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

Peabody

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  • Jack
  • Simi valley, CA, United States
  • 09-24-12

Great series

What did you love best about Conspiracy in Death?

I am into the evolving characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Eve is probably my least favorite character.

What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

Every voice was seperate and distinct. I could visualize each one.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait until I get the next one.

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  • Judy
  • Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
  • 09-17-12

Good story, but I found that it dragged on a bit.

I have only read 2 other books from this series, and I enjoyed them all. However, I found that this one dragged on too long. I was also not as enamoured with the voice of Roarke this time.
The story does leave one thinking about the future of medicine with regards to organ donations and transplants, and the possibilities of people living on forever!