But Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who's on the case, believes Reva is innocent. Eve's instincts tell her that the murder scene looks too perfectly staged, the apparent answers too obvious. And when she digs for more, she discovers that at nearly the exact time a kitchen knife was jammed into the victim's ribs, the passcode to his art studio was changed - and all of the data on his computer deliberately corrupted.
To Roarke, it's the computer attack that poses the real threat. Signs show that this is the nightmare his company has secretly been preparing for. He and Reva have been under a code-red government contract to develop a program that would shield against a new breed of hackers, the Doomsday Group. These techno-terrorists with brilliant minds and plenty of financial backing hack into systems, steal data, and corrupt computer units on a large scale - and kill anyone who gets too close.
Eve and Roarke must infiltrate an extraordinarily secretive government agency to expose the corruption at its core, before the virus spreads from one office to a corporation to the entire country.
This is one of my favorite entries in the series. I love watching Eve and Roarke learn even more about themselves and each other. The conflict that divides them is a basic difference in philosophy yet they work through it together with each giving a piece of themselves to the other. Love those two!
I enjoyed this installment quite a bit - though there were times that I wanted to grab Eve and shaje her - I know she sees things in a black/white viewpoint because of being a cop but sometimes I think she expects Roarke to bend to her viewpoint too quickly. The narrator is great and I love how she can really bring the characters alive through her different "voices".
Lovec it as usal. Susan Erickson does a wonderful job. i love the InDeath series
good storyline. nice drama. some fight between the love birds you don't usually see. absolutely love this series. if you like murder mystery action explosions manhunts and romance this is the series for you.
Applause and thanks for another great book. I so like these books. Well plotted, well written and just a great read
I actually struggled through the book. I think it was because Eve and Roark were at such odds with each other. It made them seem more normal and not in tune. It had the usual twists and turns but lacked the usual unity. I could see both sides but didn't like it. Eve wasn't understanding even knowing why Roark felt as he did. He always ends up giving in. She loves the law and I understand her need but sometimes she should see his side and need to protect her!
Always thinking this is going to be my last book, but the story and the read hooks me everytime.
Would you consider the audio edition of Divided in Death to be better than the print version?
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
YES, A LOT OF SURPRISES IN THE PLOT
Which scene was your favorite?
WHEN EVE AND HER HUSBAND HAD A FIGHT
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
YES WHEN EVE AGREED TO CHANGED HER RECORDER OF HER PAST
Any additional comments?
A REAT BOOK TO READ BECAUSE IT HAD EVERYTHING IN IT
as usual another good J.D. Robb book. great and consistent narration
sex scenes are very repititious. ... but part of the Rourke and Dallas story.
Some of the books in this series have the characters in possession of most of the details about their murderer, with the focus being finding him or her (Reunion, Betrayal). In most cases, it's all about figuring out the "who" - and this is a good example. Robb does a great job with the balancing act between retrieving data from "fried" data units and tracking down the culprit. Though the reader is given a few hints along the way, I still remember being a bit stunned and startled by that particular twist the first time I read the book.
There is more background given about Eve's past when the "HSO" is brought into the picture (Homeland Security Organization), and Eve's and Roarke's reactions to what they find out creates some tension between them. Robb handles that aspect fairly well - for the most part I didn't find it overdone, and the resolution was consistent with the personalities of our main duo. I prefer the books without marital tensions, but I understand the need to shake things up once in a while.
Overall a very good addition to the series. Ericksen does a fabulous job as usual, and I will certainly listen to it again.