Under the pseudonym J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts published her first Robb novel in 1995. With the In Death series, Robb has become one of the biggest thriller writers on earth, with each new novel reaching number one on bestseller charts the world over.
In this latest series entry (after Indulgence in Death), Lt. Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, investigate a case of crooked cops. Peabody has just wrapped up her first case as lead detective-an elderly store owner murdered by a trio of junkies-when she decides to end the day in the precinct's gym. Alone in the locker room's shower stall and without access to her weapon, she overhears two cops in a heated argument. It's very clear that they are both involved in a long-running scheme of corruption and murder. Even more shocking is the identity of one of the cops; Lt. Renee Oberman is the only daughter of a highly respected former police commander. Now Dallas and Peabody, along with Dallas's husband, Roarke, and internal affairs man Webster, must find a way to bring a ring of dirty cops to justice. VERDICT It's always fun when Dallas manipulates her enemies and watches them slowly unravel. Fast-paced and humorous, with just the right amount of romance, this is sure to please fans of this highly addictive series. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/10.]-Makiia Lucier, Moscow, ID (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Set in New York City, the bestselling futuristic romantic mystery series is populated with recurring characters-the talented, complicated Lt. Eve Dallas, who in this installment is investigating police corruption in her own department, and her Irish husband, Roarke. Having narrated the 32-book series and related novellas, Susan Ericksen owns these compelling characters, giving each a voice that suits her or him perfectly: Dallas is competent and tough, Roarke's Irish accent is impeccable and alluring. The combination of Robb and Ericksen make for addictive listening. A Putnam hardcover. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.