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In the year 2060, sophisticated investigative tools can help catch a killer. But there are some questions even the most advanced technologies cannot answer...
Harlan Coben says, "J.D. Robb's In Death novels are can't-miss pleasures." Her latest is no exception, as the priest at a Catholic funeral mass brings the chalice to his lips - and falls over dead...

When Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contained potassium cyanide, she's determined to solve the murder of Father Miguel Flores, despite her discomfort with her surroundings. It's not the bodegas and pawn shops of East Harlem that bother her, though the neighborhood is a long way from the stone mansion she shares with her billionaire husband Roarke. It's all that holiness flying around at St. Christobal's that makes her uneasy.
A search of the victim's sparsely furnished room reveals little - except for a carefully hidden religious medal with a mysterious inscription, and a couple of underlined Bible passages. The autopsy reveals more: faint scars of knife wounds, a removed tattoo - and evidence of plastic surgery suggesting "Father Flores" may not be the man his parishioners thought. Now, as Eve pieces together clues that suggest identity theft, gang connections, and a deeply personal act of revenge, she hopes to track down whoever committed this unholy act. Until a second murder - in front of an even larger crowd of worshippers - knocks the whole investigation sideways.

©2008 J.D. Robb (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Another Winner

I love this series, these characters, and can not say enough about this reader! She makes every character come alive.
This series is the very best of J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts work. I hope she keeps writing them.
I will buy every one the first day it is out.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Carolyn
  • Woy Woy, Australia
  • 03-14-09

Mixed Feelings

Bit slow, not the usual pace and humour.I would not recommend it as a stand alone book as it would be off putting to the rest of the series and that would be a shame.To get the best from this series you need to start at the beginning its the only way to understand the characters and how they all come into play. I discuss the books with my sister who has also listened to the series and we often laugh at the antics of the characters. I love this series and thankfully a new one has been released. Keep them comming. I dont agree with the reviews about the narration,to maintain all the characters throughout 27 books is brilliant. well done Susan. Do yourself a favour, buy book 1 and go from there.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Eve Dallas rocks - and so does Susan Ericksen!!!

Susan Ericksen is a brilliant audiobook reader, IMHO, because I love how she does the voices of the characters. I read another review for another J. D. Robb book where the reader was bothered by this, but I think she's absolutely brilliant. Nora Robert's characters are wonderful - I love all of them, down to the smallest parts - and with Susan portraying them so wonderfully...you have a complete experience when you listen to any of these audiobooks. I even hear the voices in my head when I read the regular books!!!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Fascinating Detail

I am continually amazed at the twists and turns that J D Robb can wind into a story, especially in a series that has lasted as long the "In Death" books have. I am not a fan of the grisly details in some of her books so Salvation In Death was a pleasant change while fully engaging the mind with a complex and fascinating mystery. And as always the enjoyment the regular cast of characters and Eve's personal opinions on "real" life bring.

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  • K. Wing
  • Redlands, CA United States
  • 06-27-15

Just a three star book, not a four

I have rated most of the "In Death" books 4 stars so far, but a few of them just aren't as good; so they get 3 stars. This is definitely a 3 star book - worth the time if you're working through the series, but just an okay story.

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  • Sherry
  • Marietta, GA, United States
  • 12-26-08

Getting better

Another great JD Robb mystery.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Judy
  • Champaign, IL, United States
  • 11-18-08

Mediocre

I am a HUGE fan of the "In Death" series, but this one just seemed to lack the usual punch they are known to deliver. The crime solving element was fantastic, but the rest of the story seemed to just skim over the interpersonal dynamics that normally exist between the cast of characters. Several of them were mentioned, but there was no new development to draw you in. Usually I can't stop listening until I am finished with one of these books, but this one was easily put aside for me and didn't hold my interest. Still a great series, though. I guess I just missed the reconnection with the group that I normally feel.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Murder cases involving religious leaders and gangs

I have read this novel in paperback twice. This is the first time I have listened to the audio book version. Excellent narration by Susan Ericksen.

Father Flores is murdered by poison in the wine chalice at a Roman Catholic funeral mass at a Spanish Harlem church. Jimmy J. Jenkins, an evangelical preacher of his own church (corporation/organization), is murdered by poison in his water bottle during a full house religious service at Madison Square Garden.

One murder is simple. The other is very complex. When listening to this entry in the series, think about the Seven Deadly Sins. Good cop work by Eve who has very good instincts. Lots of love and support between Eve and Roarke. I like the discussions of ethics between Eve and Roarke, Eve and Peabody, Eve and Father Lopez, and finally Peabody and McNab. It is good for readers to think about ethical issues. Got to think about them constantly to make sure your own ethics are in good working order. Also, that your compassion is in working order too.

Also includes some character discussion about salvation, which is why it is in the title. Very enjoyable. A good entertaining distraction from the troubles in one's own life.

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Too much

If you like lonnnnng explicit descriptions of sexual encounters this is the book for you. Wanted to hear the story because it was intriguing but JUST. COULDNT. HACK. IT!

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Priest in Death

This is one of the more original books in this series, and it’s interesting to see how the story unravels.
Ericksen does an amazing job voicing the characters in this series.
Well done on all levels!
Recommend.

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  • Misty
  • 02-09-15

Very twisty

This story was very twisty, a priest is murdered why? Who? We end up going back 17 years to a bombing in the old neighbourhood. I must admit the story took that many twists and turns that I did get a little confused at times and that is why I only gave the book 4 stars. The way that the story twists and turns it must be incredible to have that kind of imagination. How the narrator keeps all the different voices in line I don't know but it sure is an amazing job that she has done as there are so many side characters in this book a lot more that usual.

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  • Saluki Selfie
  • 10-03-14

salvation is great

Would you consider the audio edition of Salvation in Death to be better than the print version?

I prefer the audio as I can get into the story deeper .

What other book might you compare Salvation in Death to, and why?

It is a stand alone book as are all the the books in the in -death series

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The set up of the villain .

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

so many tag lines in this book it would be hard to choose