Title: Glory In Death
Author: J.D. Robb
Series: In Death #2
Genre: Detective Fiction
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Date of Publication: 1995; 2003
No. of pages: 312
My Rating: 5 Stars
It is 2058, New York City. In a world where technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there's only one place to hide a crime of passion-in the heart.
Even in the mid-twenty-first century, during a time when genetic testing usually weeds out any violent hereditary traits before they can take over, murder still happens. The first victim is found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second is murdered in her own apartment building. Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas has no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provide Eve with a long list of suspects -- including her own lover, Roarke.
Famous women are being killed. There must be a connection. It is up to Lieutenant Eve Dallas to pull together clues before even more women are killed. Just as in her most recent murder case, Eve’s lover Roarke is one of the many suspects.
What is it about the murder victims, and where does Roarke fit in? Has a serial killer risen up in 2058 New York? Can Eve follow her instincts and completely rule Roarke out, all before another woman is brutally slain? Eve certainly has her hands full and there are no shortage of suspects.
For character development, J. D. Robb is definitely on point. Eve is relentless, focused and principled. She is forced to let a side of herself out that she thought she held dear. Her past is gently touched on, and this is quite revealing. Roarke is a dream, richer than rich, beyond handsome and sensitive to a fault. They are the best-paired couple I have ever had the pleasure of meeting in the pages of a book.
If you love the way Eve and Roarke came to be a couple in the first book of the series, Naked in Death, then you will absolutely swoon in this book! Melt even.
I can’t say much more, other than the conclusion has me dying to fit in the next book in the series, Immortal in Death, as soon as possible. I must admit to being just a bit jealous of those who can devour these back-to-back. This series is thriving and there are 49 books so far, well into 2019.
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