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Origin in Death Audiobook

Origin in Death: In Death, Book 21

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Publisher's Summary

New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her partner Peabody enter the hallowed halls of the Wilfred B. Icove Center for Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery on a case. A hugely popular vid star has been beaten to a bloody pulp - and has killed her attacker in the process. After a post-op interview, Dallas and Peabody confirm for themselves that it's a clear-cut case of self-defense, but before they can leave the building, another case falls into their hands.

Dr. Wilfred B. Icove himself has been found dead in his office - murdered in a chillingly efficient manner: one swift stab to the heart. Struck by the immaculate condition of the crime scene, Dallas suspects a professional killing. Security discs show a stunningly beautiful woman calmly entering and leaving the building: the good doctor's final appointment.

Known as "Dr. Perfect," the saintly Icove devoted his life to his family and his work. His record is clean. Too clean for Dallas. She knows he was hiding something, and suspects that his son, his successor, knows what it is. Then - like father, like son - the young Dr. Icove is killed...with the same deadly precision.

But who is the mystery woman, and what was her relationship with the good doctors? With her husband, Roarke, working behind the scenes, Dallas follows her darkest instincts into the Icoves' pasts. And what she discovers are men driven to create perfection - playing fast and loose with the laws of nature, the limits of science, and the morals of humanity.

Crack another case with Eve Dallas.

©2005 J. D. Robb; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Robb tones down the romance and ups the action ante as the team uncovers an increasingly horrific crime that builds to a race-against-the-clock climax that will have readers cheering." (Publishers Weekly)
"Susan Ericksen brings enthusiasm to the eclectic cast of characters, offering a unique voice to enliven each one. Her rendition of Lieutenant Dallas as a brash, yet secretly sensitive woman is likely to resonate most with listeners." (AudioFile)

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    Amazon Customer Rancho Santa Margarita, CA USA 12-07-16
    Amazon Customer Rancho Santa Margarita, CA USA 12-07-16 Member Since 2012
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    "One of the best"

    All of the In Death books are good, but this one is particularly so. Poignant, humorous, and shocking at the same time.

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    Teresa Donnelly 08-28-16
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    "Awesome"

    This is my favorite so far in the series. And I love the reader! Very glad she narrates all of the books in this series.

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    cgranny 05-12-16
    cgranny 05-12-16
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    "Fascinating"

    Loved it, Eve and Rourke are fantastic. The story line was very good, didn't see that ending coming as Eve is such a stickler for the law. Susan Erickson's voice was made for the in Death series. Loved it, would definitely recommend it

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    Ray RN Lost Coast, California 11-16-15
    Ray RN Lost Coast, California 11-16-15

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    "Good Story, Very High-Tech"

    One of the more futuristic entries in the "In Death" series. This combines interesting social questions with a peak at Roarke's personal life

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    Kathryn @theBookDate Paraparaumu, New Zealand 09-16-15
    Kathryn @theBookDate Paraparaumu, New Zealand 09-16-15 Member Since 2007
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    "So Playing with Genetics."

    These books just get better and better. Now we have a strange genetic thing going on, mind boggling. The narration again utterly fantastic. In the play comes Roarke's family for Thanksgiving and isn't that a challenge when a baby makes a beeline for Eve!

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    Gloria Burkhart FARMINGTON, NM, US 06-03-15
    Gloria Burkhart FARMINGTON, NM, US 06-03-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Science Fiction Turned to plausibility"

    I found this book especially interesting as it turned the cloning question on its head. Could there be cloned and if there is how should they be treated.

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    HPH 04-30-15
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    "Unusual plot that doesn't disappoint!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Most definitely gets my recommendation. I love the interaction between Roarke and Dallas as usual. The story is a very scary close to where we are in this 21st century, situations that may very well be in play, and decisions that I expect will be on moral and political platforms very soon.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Roarke is my favorite...I totally love his style ! Peabody also is such a charm with her dry wit and the way she interacts with Dallas.


    What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Susan is my favorite for the 'in Death' series. She really brings the characters to life!


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

    Dallas and Roarke in the elevator when the Center was about to be destroyed...the way they said they loved each other...blah, blah, blah.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to hear more about the Irish family in the series.

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    Bunty Burnaby, BC, Canada 04-27-15
    Bunty Burnaby, BC, Canada 04-27-15
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    "BRILLIANT WRITING AND NARRATION!"

    Fantastic! As always J D Robb writes a marvellous plot. The mystery of why a well renowned doctor of reconstructive and cosmetic of surgery who devoted his life to his family and his work was murdered was very, very good. And when his son who was also murdered in the same way as he happened, Lt Eve Dallas suspects there is something hidden that is not out in the open. With the help of Roarke, her husband and her team they worked diligently to uncover the truth. The ending and solution was good.

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    bebe South Carolina 05-01-14
    bebe South Carolina 05-01-14

    Attorney - love to listen to audio books

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    "Could have been better - but still good"
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    This could have been better if the stories of the Thanksgiving visit by the Irish clan and the Thanksgiving dinner had been told in more detail. I love Erickson's performances in the In Death series, except for her versions of Peabody and McNabb. The two people are too cute and likable to have such goofy voices.I enjoy the series, but I have got to confess - I do NOT like Eve Dallas, particularly in this book. She is generally a hateful acting person regardless of whether provoked or not. She is self centered and thinks her job, her mission, and her time is more important than anyone else's. I got it that she had a tough time as a kid, but that does not give her the right to be so rude and bullying toward everyone, even her husband, her caretaker Sommerset and her "friends" Mira and Peabody. Now I have that off my chest, I will say that despite Eve's meanness, I still very much like the series because of Roark, Peabody, McNabb, Morris, Freeny, Sommerset, Mira, Mavis, Leonardo, Louise, Charles, Baxter, Truebody, and everyone else that make the series so great.

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    Amazon Customer PANTEGO, NC, United States 02-20-14
    Amazon Customer PANTEGO, NC, United States 02-20-14 Member Since 2013

    Always after books that read well in the tractor!

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    "The End Made Me Cry"

    In the end, you can't always save everyone.

    This is another great addition to the series. As a mom, the end really hit me. I won't say more, so I don't spoil it, but this one tugs at the heart strings.

    From a mystery standpoint, I figured it out about 3/4 the way through. I enjoyed listening to the whole thing, and as usual the narrator is 5 stars!

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