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Calculated in Death (In Death, Book 36) [Kindle Edition]

J. D. Robb
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Book Description

In her years at the NYPSD, Eve Dallas has solved some truly appalling homicides. But some cases are worse than others.

On Manhattan’s East Side a woman lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better.

A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the building, the lieutenant knows Marta’s murder was the work of a killer who’s trained, but not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.

But when someone steals the files out of Marta’s office, Eve must immerse herself in her billionaire husband Roarke’s world of big business to figure out who’s cruel and callous enough to hire a hit on an innocent woman. And as the killer’s violent streak begins to escalate, Eve knows she has to draw him out, even if it means using herself as bait…

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“Robb is a virtuoso.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer

About the Author

Nora Roberts published her first novel using the pseudonym J.D. Robb in 1995, introducing to readers the tough as nails but emotionally damaged homicide cop Eve Dallas and billionaire Irish rogue, Roarke. 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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 887 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0399158820
  • Publisher: Berkley; Reprint edition (February 26, 2013)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425250733
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425250730
  • ASIN: B008ON43PS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,254 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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96 of 108 people found the following review helpful
By DinaC
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I did read this book cover to cover without pauses, but I kept waiting for that moment in an Eve & Roarke book that I just did not get. This book is a basic murder plot, with lots of subtext (I hope) for the next book. I am going to try not to give spoilers, I might allude to something but will not give details. If you are new to series, start at the beginning, for diehards you will want to read this, but there is nothing other than your own impatience that makes it MUST read today :).

Eve and Roarke are my fav's as some of you know. I read them the second they come out and I almost always 4 or 5 stars. This book feel like the set up for the next one. You know how a lot of the books recently have referenced that Eve would have had a promotion already but some people think she is a glory hound and others think she is too brash blah blah? This feels like it is setting her up for major career advancement.

They start by talking about how good she is @ spotting talent and brining that in, you know how she brought up Peabody and Truehart and then she kind of mellows, the things that would drive her insane, she still gets snarky over, but she she lets things go and delegates some of it. They also have a part that will make her a hero in the eyes of all New Yorkers, and lots of positive media bits with out looking like she is seeking it out. We are no longer getting the accusations that she puts her life before her career, in fact the judges sister in law that gets murdered wants Eve on the case. So instead of roadblocks this book has things streamlined.

I see big things happening in the future, and it did need to be laid out, it just was not this book. The character interaction was so so, nothing I found to be great. Very mellow book.
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52 of 58 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Ghost of Ghostwriters past March 3, 2013
This was probably the first book in the series I didn't enjoy. Not because it is a bad book. Because its the wrong book. It takes place in the same place, the characters have the same names and... well, that is it. The whole thing feels completely wrong, like a painting the hangs just a few degrees off center and you can't really fix it. If you don't notice it it doesn't really bother you, but once you see it you can't stop seeing it. The dialog between the characters feels wrong (the banter between Eve and Peabody is especially noticeable), the investigating methods used are different (when was the last time the Dallas went looking for fingerprints to solve the case? or when was the last time Roarke had to do actual financial analysis rather than coming up with the magical answer 5 minutes after being asked the question?), the characterization is way off (like someone had a list of typical things this or that character does but no real insight into why. Simple example - Dallas eats more soup in this book than in all previous books combined. Yeah, the writer mentions how much she loves pizza (ticking it off the list) but the rest of the time she is slurping soup and can't stop singing its praises. And the support cast, that all important set of characters that makes these books interesting - where was it? Compare the time given to Whitney, Mira, Nadine, Morris, Feeney, McNab etc. here and in previous books. Bet you in previous books each of those got more "screen time" on their own than all of them had here combined). Hell, even the crime is wrong. In the previous versions we had terrorists blowing up NYC, cloning humans, inventing drugs... here the big evil is...GASP.... real estate fraud. Shocking how that doesn't really make you shiver in anticipation to read all about it. Read more ›
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38 of 44 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay, but could have been better March 1, 2013
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Someone is getting too laid-back in writing, and I'm not sure it's J.D. Robb. This book, like several recent entries in the series, seems to be either on autopilot or ghost-written. If Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb turns out one romantic suspense, two In Death futuristic mysteries, and a short story each year all by herself, that doesn't allow much time for rewrites and editing, so maybe the problem is a natural result of churning out pages. Roberts/Robb is a major player in publishing, and I automatically buy each new release. But this one falls a bit flat. The good news is, the Mad Scientist/Psychopathic Serial Killer is missing, replaced by an ordinary mastermind and murderer. The bad news is, the characters are falling back rather than moving forward. Peabody is speaking too much like Eve, Eve is speaking too coarsely, the futuristic touches (part of the charm of the series) are disappearing, and current fads are out of place in the year 2060 (someone wearing an "I Heart NY" shirt 50 years from now? Roarke working on a tablet?). Nice to meet new characters (Turney) and see progress with old ones (Trueheart), but Eve and Roarke's relationship seems to have reached a plateau, so the fireworks are missing. For several books, there have been many references to the Icove case and I suspect that the whole Icove mess will reappear in an upcoming volume. That's fine, but bringing it up over and over in several books is rather annoying. Enough show...time for the tell. I will continue to buy the In Death books, in hardcover, but I sometimes think the series should be wound down to a reasonable end. "Calculated in Death" is one reason why.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Each to His-- Or Her-- Own
CALCULATED IN DEATH. A #1 New York Times Bestseller by J.D. Robb, a pseudonym for Nora Roberts, extremely popular author of more than 200 novels, including many romances, and more... Read more
Published 7 hours ago by Stephanie De Pue
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read series!
There is nothing like a full novel written by Nora Roberts to make for an entertainingly scrumptious story that pulls you in and makes you feel homesick in between... Read more
Published 2 days ago by MRandall
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good product
Published 7 days ago by terry lasyone
5.0 out of 5 stars Tender & Tough
I would recommend this book to all who enjoy seeing a woman who is tender enough to love her man completely, but tough enough to get her killer at all costs! Read more
Published 7 days ago by Shelly Hazel
5.0 out of 5 stars great
one of my favorite authors
Published 8 days ago by L. Woodwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love and eve and roarke...
Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
I just started reading this series and I've read 3 in a row. I think I should have read the first one before the others just for the background of the characters. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Ingrid S
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome!
Love Eve and Roarke! The love story is my favorite part. I love the chemistry between all the characters! Awesome read!
Published 16 days ago by Robbie Heaton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it Grade A+
Published 18 days ago by Kelly Orton
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting ride
I enjoyed this Eve Dallas novel because as usual it was an exciting, fast read. I love all of the characters JD Robb has created. I especially love Peabody. Read more
Published 20 days ago by JeanJean
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J.D. Robb is the pseudonym for a number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 170 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than 300 million copies of her books in print.

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I loved every book in this series except for the last two. Those two felt false to me and I don't believe they were written by Nora. I am just hoping that this next book is a return to the "In Death" series that I fell in love with or this may be it for me.
Jan 19, 2013 by Booklover848 |  See all 6 posts
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