Sunday, December 12, 2010

Indulgence in Death

author: J.D. Robb
Publisher: Putnam Hardcover

First it was a limo driver shot through the neck with a crossbow. Then it was a high-priced escort found stabbed through the heart with a bayonet.

Random hits, thrill kills, murderers with a taste for the finer things in life-and death-are making NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas angry. And an angry Eve can be just as an efficient and dangerous predator as the killer.

As time runs out on another innocent victim's life, Eve's investigation will take her into the rarefied circle that her husband, Roarke, travels in-and into the perverted heart of madness...

After 31 Eve Dallas tales (not including the novellas),I still feel like I am visiting family when I read the In Death books. I enjoy watching Eve navigate social etiquette. She is so far from the hard cop with few friends that we met in the first book, but she is still clueless sometimes. I also love her and Roarke's relationship. They are so good together and have come do far over the course of the series. This latest story is more of a straight police procedural this time around, with only glimpses of some of my favorite peripheral characters, like Mavis. I listened to the Brilliance Audio version. Susan Erickson does a wonderful job with the character voices. I hope she continues to narrate the books in the future. 4 stars!

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