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Vengeance in Death Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 1997
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“This knockout firecracker ofa mystery succeeds on a multiplicity of levels: taut pacing, nifty plotting, superb relational development and a subtle yet revealing peek inside the soul of a man who surely counts as one of popular fiction's most fascinating enigmas.”—RT Book Reviews
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“J. D. Robb’s In Death novels are can’t-miss pleasures.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben
“Anchored by terrific characters, sudden twists that spin the whole narrative on a dime, and a thrills-to-chills ration that will raise the neck hairs of even the most jaded reader, the J. D. Robb books are the epitome of great popular fiction.”—New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane
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J. D. Robb is the pseudonym for a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including the bestselling In Death series. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
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This series is developing really well. Eve and Roarke have been married for a few months now and their relationship is still evolving. Eve still finds it hard to accept that this sexy, handsome man can love her and Roarke is frustrated that Eve has trouble opening up to him and expressing her feelings. She finds the role of tough cop a lot easier to carry off than sensitive lover, but with Roarke's help she's learning to let her emotions and love for him show. Eve's relationship with Summerset is just as prickly as ever but she finds out a lot more about him in this novel and starts to get an understanding of what's made him the way he is. Peabody is also emerging as a delightful character, tough but fun and feisty with a love of luxury despite her free age upbringing. She also finds herself competing with a new character, McNabb on loan to Eve from the tech unit, fashion conscious and trendy, he likes to annoy Peabody while at the same time admiring her physical attributes. Another excellent episode in this excellent series!
If you do read this series you will know that the author changes style from time to time although she is pretty good about sticking with her characters and their traits.
I notice that the reviews on this book have been mixed with those of an entirely different book. This is another mess-up my Amazon. This work IS NOT dealing with apparent occult killings...that one was a different book completely.
This work deals with murders that have roots in Rouark’s past. People are being tortured and killed in an apparent random fashion but as Eve investigates it becomes quickly apparent that they are a form of revenge killings. Summerset is the primary suspect in this one which complicates Eve’s investigation.
The story moves along quite quickly and we learn much about the past of various characters in this series. The story is typically well written...goodly body count, a touch of romance and good police procedural. The world play between characters is excellent as always.
This, for me, was an excellent read and a good addition to this series which is on about number 40 at this writing.
J D Robb, as you probably know, also writes romance as Norah Roberts. Writing as J D Robb, however, her style is darker and grittier.
This is a series of mysteries set in the not too far distant future when the earth has colonized a lot of planets, societal norms have changed in some ways, yet law and order remains law and order and the police are there to protect and serve.
This series chronicles the cases of Eve Dallas as she investigates murders and believes it is her vocation to stand for the dead, to see that they get justice.
In my opinion, a person is going to love these books or hate them, I happen to love them.
Well written, strongly developed characters, detailed plots. Someone is doing research and I appreciate that. Of course, there are some love stories woven in because that is part of life, after all, it can't be all grim.
Once upon a time, Summerset had a lovely young daughter. Six men brutalized, raped, tortured and murdered her. The police barely investigated, and no one was ever punished.
Roarke killed each one of the six men, each in a different location and different method. Since all six men were violent criminals, it was assumed they were killed by different people.
Now, associates of Roarke from that time are turning up dead, tortured and murdered in various ways. Evidence is pointing at Summerset being the killer.
Eve knows Roarke is the ultimate target. She must prove Summerset is NOT guilty even though she dislikes him intently. And most importantly, she must catch the killer before he gets to Roarke.
I just love how Ms. Roberts has gradually uncovered Roarke's and Summerset's past and characters. So skillfully, so masterfully.