In a New York City fifty years in the future, Detective Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law - including the ones sworn to uphold it.
Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a brutal, senseless crime - an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. And for the first time, Peabody is primary detective on the case, which means she has to get used to a new level of authority and responsibility. Good thing she learned the ropes from a master like Eve.
But after rounding up the perps, Peabody stumbles upon a much trickier situation. Determined to start working out as hard as she grills suspects, she chooses to do it at the old, rarely-used gym at Central. After a grueling workout, she squeezes into one of the narrow shower stalls, happy to have the place to herself. Just after she shuts the water off, the gym door clatters open - and while she cringes inside the stall, trying not to make a sound, Peabody overhears two fellow officers, Garnet and Oberman, arguing. References are made to delivering product, and a house in the islands, and someone named Keener who’s supposed to look like an OD. It doesn’t take long for a naked and vulnerable Peabody to realize that both officers are crooked - guilty not just of corruption but of murder as well. Fortunately, the two clear out of the locker room without realizing there was a witness.Eve Dallas may have trained Peabody well - but this is too dangerous for one person to take on alone. Now Peabody, Eve, and her husband, Roarke, must try to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down - knowing all the while that the two have already killed to keep their secret, and are no doubt willing to do it again.
Good enough derring-do. But, oh my. The lectures. Instead of showing the reader that cops are fabulous, wonderful, brave, moral creatures, the author tells us that. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and ....I won't be selecting another by this author.
Such an energizing read. So hard to stop listening, especially with such an amazing Narrator as Susan Ericksen is. J.D. Robb's "in Death" Series has made a marathon listener out of me. This series is the best addiction I have ever had. I have finished the series and I am finding it very difficult to find another series to listen to that can catch my attention as this series has. I loved each and every book in this series.
So much Talent: J.D. Robb, Susan Ericksen, the perfect compliment to each other. I so look forward to the next book in this Series.
What I love about the "in death" series is the stories are compelling and hold my interest, but the personal relationships that evolve with time is probably what keeps me coming back for more. The story about corruption on the police force is riveting alone, but add the danger for Peabody and Dallas and you have a "cannot put it down listen". Want more from Eve and the gang!
I love this author and narrator. This story was especially good. Some of her stories can overdo the sex scenes - this was just the right mix - and was none-stop action. I am embarrassed to say that I listened to the entire second half in one evening (some of it driving). I could not put it down.
This is top three of the series for me. I enjoyed the storyline a lot, very entertaining! Susan Ericksen is a superb narrator.
The story is mediocre but the narration by Susan Ericksen is very bad. Her husky male voice sounds ridiculous. Try as I might, I could not get through this book.
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The narration was "over-the-top" and distracting - couldn't get into the story as a result.
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This is the first book of J.D Robb that I read. Already around the the first part of the book I felt the book is bad, but I went on listening to it just in case my initial impression will be changed. However, I got to the end and proved that it was a great waste of time. The book is staged in the "future" but nothing in the plot calls for such futuristic staging, besides probably to market the book. The goods are extremely good. The heroine is a great leader to her team, has a great husband and great sex life. The villain is bad through the beginning. No sophistication in the plot, no twist. Bottom line - good only maybe for long and dull flights.
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It was a great story. My favorite so far in this series. Susan Ericksen does a fantastic job as usual.
It boils down to whether you are a fan of the "Death Series" or not. This series is not for everyone. Me, I truly love the series. I like some books more than others, and can't wait for the next book to come out.
This book was a bit different yet I loved it. I have favorites. Although there are some similarities that you have seen or heard in other books, but it does not take away from this book. This is my favorite series. I read and listen to a lot of books but I never come away from them as satisfied as I do with this series. It seems J.D. Robb always find ways to balance the romance and suspense. I am not offended by the language. As usual I can't wait for the next installment, then I become sad and anxious for the next one.
I missed some of the other characters in this book and enjoyed a more visible role for Peabody.
Some readers like the weird and extreme sci-fi, that's not me, so this series is just right. Keep them coming.