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Loyalty in Death (In Death, Book 9) [Kindle Edition]

J. D. Robb
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Book Description

National bestselling author J.D. Robb's phenomenal series has captivated readers nationwide with its tantalizing blend of romance, suspense, and near-future police procedural. Now, New York cop Eve Dallas returns to face her most ingenious foe--an unknown bomber who taunts her with letters...and kills without mercy.


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In 21st-century New York City, tough-as-nails cop Eve Dallas can survive a bombing, seduce her husband, and outsmart a terrorist--all on four hours of sleep. In this latest installment of the In Death series, author J.D. Robb (a.k.a. Nora Roberts) casts our heroine against an enigmatic group of terrorists named Cassandra. With no clear motivation or demands, Cassandra feeds on the thrill of senseless killing and the calculated destruction of Eve's world.

Relying on her own brawn and brains, as well as that of her aid Peabody and her husband Roarke, Eve begins to unravel a mystery that began decades before. When the killer's threats land close to home, Eve knows she has no choice but to gamble her own life for the chance to save her city as well as her loved ones.

J.D. Robb's combinations of mystery, suspense, and romance keep the fans of this series clamoring for more, and Loyalty in Death has equal amounts of each. While the passion between Eve and Roarke is as good as ever, the introduction of a new romantic element certainly turns up the heat and is a welcome twist. Though the evil-terrorist-in-NYC theme has been done before (most recently in The Siege), these beloved characters put up a good fight, and keep us glued to the pages. --Nancy R.E. O'Brien

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"Richly imagined suspense."-Publishers Weekly

"Suspense [and] futuristic police procedure."-Publishers Weekly

Eve Dallas returns to face her most ingenious foe-a "secret admirer" who taunts her with letters-and kills without mercy… "This series gets better with each book."-Publishers Weekly

Product Details

  • File Size: 573 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; Reissue edition (October 1, 1999)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000OCXJQQ
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,372 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth the read October 28, 1999
By Sarah
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I don't know how Nora Roberts (a.k.a JD Robb) does it (especially so quickly), but she keeps cranking out great stories (at least in this series). The "in Death" series has been great fun to read and each book I look forward to getting to know the characters a little better. Although I felt the last few books were not her best effort, I thought that Loyalty in Death was one of the better ones that Ms. Roberts has written in this series. We have so many characters at this point that it's like coming home to another family when I pick up the books. She went back to the basics, to the relationhips between the characters, as well as giving us a decent plot (though I figured this one out way too early). Dallas, Roarke, Peabody, McNab, Mavis, Sommerset, Dr. Mira, Freeney, Whitney, Nadine, and anyone else who I might have forgotten were all there. I got some pretty weird looks from my husband when I laughed about Dallas's patrol car. But I just couldn't help it, chuckles, suspense, love, and of course, death, what more could you want in a book? A small caveat, I don't recommend this book if you haven't read the others in the series. I think you would be lost in a lot of the by-play that happens, but by all means, go back and read the others first and then read this one, its worth the effort.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner!!! September 30, 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This addition to the "in Death" series, Loyalty in Death, has a group of terrorists named Cassandra planting bombs to kill alot of people. There are no demands being made at firstm, and there doesn't seem to be a motive for the bombings. Eve figures out , that the terrorist groups roots began many years before. The ending is very intense as both Eve's life, and Roarkes, are threatened as they close in on the main source behind this group.
This was the best book yet in this excellent series! I don't know how Nora Roberts (a.k.a JD Robb) does it, but she keeps whipping out really great stories! The "in Death" series has been very exciting to read each book, and getting to know the characters a little better with each book!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We want more Delia Peabody! January 18, 2005
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Since J.D. Robb decided early in this series to split the Lieutenant Eve Dallas / Feeney team, introducing Peabody as Eve's new partner instead, we have been seeing this funny and appealing character (Delia Peabody) obtain more and more significance in the story line. In this case we witness a significant leap in Peabody's relevance with her having to face two different issues besides the current case in which she is involved assisting Eve. The first one is that McNabb (Feeney's current aide / partner) is finally accepting that he is in love with Peabody and has started to look at things in a different way. The other one is that she receives the visit of her brother Zeke, a free ager that is not totally adapted to the "normal" life in the city, but who has come to live with his sister while he works in a project for a married woman with whom he is falling in love.

Of course, Eve Dallas continues to be the main character in the story, and in this book she is involved in a couple of different cases. One of them is clearly bothering her, because a woman killed her husband with a drill and then cut a deal with the district attorney, getting a considerably milder sentence than the one she deserves according to Eve's standards. The other case involves one of Eve's weasels, the Fixer, who was murdered in an explosion by a group called Cassandra. This organization is now blowing up other buildings in the city, all of which belong to Eve's husband, the billionaire Roarke.

As with most of the other novels in the series, we find an action packed book that captures our attention right away and plunges us into a frantic race. Robb continues with her good job regarding character development, which as I mentioned focuses more than anything on Peabody and her relationship with McNabb.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The "past" of this future is scary February 4, 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In this volume of the "in Death" series, we learn far more about the "past" of the series - their past history, still in our future. The series is set in the 2050's; however, the events of this book flow from events thirty years in their past, in the 2020's. This gives us more of an idea of why the New York of Eve Dallas' time is the way it is.
If you are new to the series, you may find it helpful to read some of the previous books as well - while each book in this series can stand alone as a police procedural/thriller, it is more fun if you can also follow the background stories of the personal lives of our characters. Eve Dallas is our police lieutenant hero, of course, and her husband Roarke (just Roarke) is his rich, enigmatic self. The interaction between Eve's sidekick/aide Peabody, and fellow cop McNab, gets tenser in this book (think elevators!). Mavis, Eve's best friend, is having success with her singing career. All of these background sub-plots are one of the fun parts of the series. It's a tradition that hangs over from police procedural series started more than 40 years ago, such as Ed McBain's 87th Precinct series, and it's nice to see Robb pay homage to that great tradition.
The plot of this particular volume involves a terrorist group destroying New York landmarks, a theme that will perhaps resonate even more with readers now (I write this review in Jan 2002) than it did when the book was first published. It is poignantly sad to see that on the list of proposed targets is the Twin Towers - I had to shake my head and say, sorry, the terrorists didn't wait that long... The final target, and the culmination of the book, will keep you awake and reading. And who the terrorists are will make you think, about how such things carry on through the generations, and contemplate how we could go about trying to break that cycle.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great series
Published 12 days ago by R. Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love all her books!!
Published 17 days ago by Mrs. Lisa E. Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD READ
As always JD Robb is the best. I have read all the death books. This was a reread. I enjoyed the book just as much as the 1st time.
Published 23 days ago by brenda hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Loyalty with a twist.
This story has twists, turns, and destructive personalities but leave it to Lt. Dallas to unravel all the false trails and end their reign of terror.
Published 25 days ago by G-MA
5.0 out of 5 stars just re read this
I love this series. I'm rereading these because there's just nothing current that interest me. A great read. Dallas is strong and risky. And her and rourke are a great combo. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Ringlady
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I haven't read a bad "death series" book in Robb's collection yet! Love Rourke and Dallas!
Published 1 month ago by Bette Kay Newton
5.0 out of 5 stars JD Robb's in death series is the best
I love JD Robb's in death series. I obtained the chronological list so that I can read them in order, but you do not have to. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Anthony Reese
5.0 out of 5 stars I read these just to make me happy. I have gotten to know and love the...
JD Robb is my guilty pleasure. I read these just to make me happy. I have gotten to know and love the characters. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lana C. Reigart
5.0 out of 5 stars Loyalty in Death was an exciting read!
I would recommend this book to readers of murder mysteries and science fiction. In this novel, NYC's tourist attractions were highlighted as targets of a terrorist bombing group. Read more
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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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