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Naked in Death [Kindle Edition]

J.D. Robb
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Book Description

In a world of danger and deception, she walks the line--between seductive passion and scandalous murder...
Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over ten years on the force, she's seen it all--and knows her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire--and a suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about--except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

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Editorial Reviews


'a perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedural and steamy romance...truly fine entertainment...sure to leave you hungering for more...' Publisher's Weekly


'a perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedural and steamy romance...truly fine entertainment...sure to leave you hungering for more...' Publisher's Weekly

Product Details

  • File Size: 553 KB
  • Print Length: 316 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0399151575
  • Publisher: Berkley (July 1, 1995)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000P2A47M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,609 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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339 of 354 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly wonderful series! May 15, 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Naked in death starts out a really great series! Nora Roberts writes these under the name of JD ROBB. I did just start this series as I read everything I can get my hands on from Nora. If you are a new reader, you do need to start with this book and work your way through. I didn't start here first and she really builds the characters through each story that if you don't start from the beginning you miss a lot. I went back and am now starting from the beginning. This series is not Nora's romance format. Of course there is romance in there! This series is a mystery style. It takes place in NYC in the year 2058. When people do travel " off planet" and prostitution is legal. Your car drives you and you have " auto chefs " in house, car , even your office. The way ROBB writes about the future this is truly believable. Lt. Eve Dallas is a tough woman. She is strong, independent, and she truly fights and believes in her job as homicide detective. In this book she finds her main suspect a billionaire name Roarke. He is very charming, Irish, has lived a little on the edge, rich, and good-looking! Eve has now found her match. Roarke didn't have the ideal childhood either and they make the most wonderful couple. This is an excellent series, and keeps you entertained and you don't want to put the book down. Robb does a great job in making the who done it a total surprise! I highly recommend this entire series you will truly be delighted It is awesome!!!
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80 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The beginning of a great series October 14, 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The " Death" series starts with Naked in Death a futuristic series set in New York City in the year 2058. The star of the series is Lt. Eve Dallas a tough as nails female homicide detective who fights for the rights of the victims of murder.
Eve finds the main murder suspect, a billionaire named Roarke who walks a fine line between legal and illegal, to be just a little bit too attractive for her comfort. He's Irish, gorgeous, and very charming.
This series is written by Nora Roberts under the name J.D. Robb. Don't confuse the romance novels usually written by Ms. Roberts with this series. The " Death" series is a far cry from her usual romance story. The series is excellent and I would recommend you read all the books beginning with this one, Naked in Death.
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Engaging fluff July 23, 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I went through the novel fairly quickly, and as long as you're looking for a fairly quick and easy read, you'll be fine. The characters are entertaining enough, the author has a knack for visual descriptions and the plot's not bad. Most of the new technology in the book is pretty appropriate - it gives us a bit of a sci-fi feel without giving Eve too much of an edge over what any cop would have now. (eg. They have a ridiculously responsive voice-recognition system yet Eve's car is a wheezing wreck.)
As for Roarke, the incredibly rich love interest, it felt as if the author was forcing his sex appeal at times. I found myself trying to find out Eve's powerful attraction to him, besides the physical. He forces himself into her life multiple times, going so far as to break into her appartment. His excuse *every* time is his concern over Eve, which gets a little thin after a while - as another reviewer mentioned, for someone as prickly as she's written she takes it fairly placidly. It's hard to beleive Eve wouldn't be fed up with it after a while. Roarke's just not as interesting as the author wants us to find him.
But all in all, it's a decent book. The murder culprit didn't really surprise me but it was still fun reading up to the mystery's revelation. I'm going to try a few more books in the series just to see where it goes.
If you're in an airport surrounded by Tom Clancy and Anne Rice and thinking they just aren't your thing, you could do a lot worse than Naked in Death.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Start For Futuristic Mystery Series! January 5, 2005
Format:Mass Market Paperback
"Naked In Death" is the first book in J. D. Robb's Eve Dallas mystery series. I have been hearing positive things about these books for a long time, and now, after reading this terrific novel, I understand why.

New York City, 2058 CE, are the time and setting of "Naked in Death." Robot drones and voice activated machines do menial work, i.e., clean house, serve meals; there is a total ban on guns, (the police use lasers); major improvements have been made in medicine and technology, with advancements in genetics (and strong genetic control); airbuses for public transportation have replaced subways; tele-links replace telephones - it's not a "brave new world," yet...but there are definite pluses midway into the 21st century. Minor armed skirmishes have taken place between China and the US, and France had another revolution which lasted for a few years. The overpopulated world has more limited resources - real coffee is rare and way too expensive, as is beef and other fresh meat. Robb has not written a sci-fi series, however. Far enough into the future to make the storyline more interesting, 2058's world is still easily recognizable.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD is called to a murder scene where a young licensed companion, (a legalized prostitute ), has been brutally murdered with an antique handgun from the 20th century. The victim, Sharon DeBlass, is from a very prominent family - her grandfather is a US senator. An angry man who preaches morality and leads an ultra conservative branch of his party, the senator would like to totally suppress the case, and perhaps even run the investigation himself. According to friends and relatives, Ms.
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My favorite author!
Published 1 day ago by Trudy l. Helgeson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
another good story, enjoy a lot J D. Robb books.
Published 4 days ago by Barbara Urey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book and the beginning of a great series. You will be hooked!
Published 5 days ago by Ginny
5.0 out of 5 stars great reading
Loved the book, characters are amazing story was gripping just enough to keep you reading,loved the year different and what future may be
Published 5 days ago by patty miller
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fast read
Enjoyed this book and will read more in this series. Good fast read.
Published 8 days ago by Marilyn J Fiorito
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
Great book, I read this series several years ago and enjoyed it so much I am reading it again and love them all over agein.
Published 8 days ago by Janice De Los Santos
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved the Characters
Very enjoyable. A nice fast read a little predictable but that is ok. Loved the characters. Skipped over the sex scenes as always, pointless fillers from my point of view. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Katieq
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
This was my first J.D. Robb book but certainly not my last. Great story that has you flipping pages quickly.
Published 10 days ago by ACS
5.0 out of 5 stars Naked in Death
This is the second time I have read this series. It just keeps getting better each time. I pick up new things each time. Thank you J. D. ROBB
Published 10 days ago by sandi
4.0 out of 5 stars from re: Naked in Death (In Death series #1) by J.D....
A prostitute is killed. That's not new for a mystery novel. But, in Naked in Death, the first of the In Death series, they are called `licensed companions'. 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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Kindle version of Naked in Death is $7.99 Paperback: $4.95
I too wish that the Kindle version matched the pb version.
I often pay full price for new releases and don't mind doing it.
But the in-death series has 40?? titles in the series.
It would be wonderful if the publishers would give reader/fans a
break on a nice in death bundle. Maybe 4/5 titles... Read More
Aug 6, 2011 by M. Childers |  See all 6 posts
Roarke is actually his last name, not first (as his father was Patrick Roarke). :) I believe Nora (Robb) was quoted at some point, saying that we will never find out what Roarke's first name is. It hasn't been revealed in any of the books thus far. Hope this helps.
Nov 14, 2006 by R.A.S. |  See all 16 posts
In Death series
If you go to you will be able to see information about the entire series. There is a list of the books starting with the most recent and going down to the oldest books. Just start at the bottom and read up!

Jun 19, 2010 by C. Atkeson |  See all 8 posts
What is It?
It's the first two books of the "In Death" series: "Naked in Death" and "Glory in Death." Hope this clears it up. I found the information by enlarging the picture on the amazon page and it's listed at the top, if you want to check for yourself.
Oct 24, 2008 by Ann Witgen |  See all 4 posts
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