Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Treachery in Death

Author: J. D. Robb
Putnam Adult

Detective Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a senseless crime-an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. This is Peabody's first case as primary detective-good thing she learned from the master.

But Peabody soon stumbles upon a trickier situation. After a hard workout, she's all alone in the locker room when the gym door clatters open; and-while hiding inside a shower stall trying not to make a sound-she overhears two fellow officers, Garnet and Oberman, arguing. It doesn't take long to realize they're both crooked-guilty not just of corruption but of murder. Now Peabody, Eve, and Eve's husband, Roarke, are trying to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down-knowing all the while that the two are willing to kill to keep their secret.

I absolutely loved the latest in J.D. Robb's In Death series. Treachery in Death has everything I have come to count on when I visit the world of Eve Dallas. This one was fast paced and kept me hooked from the beginning. I just love the relationships in these books. Peabody and Eve’s partnership moves up to a new level in this installment. I felt like for the first time, they were really partners and not teacher/student. That was refreshing and about time. Eve’s handling of the intricacies of her relationships is always endearing to watch. There is a hilarious scene with Eve and baby Bella that just melted my heart. Treachery in Death is a little different because you know who the culprit is right from the start. It’s in how they catch her that makes it exciting to read. I definitely recommend if you are a fan of the series.


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