Sunday, April 5, 2009


by J. D. Robb
G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Group
New York, New York
ISBN: 9780399154706
Hardback, 356 pages, $25.95
Genre: Mystery

Lt. Eve Dallas of the New York Police and Security Department is called to the scene of a murder where it appears philanthropist Thomas Anders died during a kinky sexual encounter. Evidence suggests the victim was sedated at the time of his demise and a lapse in the security system’s recordings signifies this was not an accidental death. Eve quickly hones in on a suspect but can find nothing to connect the killer to Anders at the time he died. But this doesn’t stop the lieutenant, who uses everyone at her disposal, including husband billionaire Roarke, as she meticulously unravels the mystery being Anders’s death.

This series attracts many fans, and for a good reason. Robb’s writing is tight, flows well, and she offers characters her fans have grown to love. The mystery is a good one, with plenty of twists and turns, and, as always, Eve Dallas’s intense personality and mindset pull the reader along with her as she seeks to resolve a mystery she takes personally.

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