Review: Conspiracy in Death by J. D. Robb ★★★★

Conspiracy in Death by J. D. Robb
Genre: Futuristic, Romantic Suspense
Series: In Death #8
Publication Date: 28 April 1999
ISBN: 9780425168134
Page Count: 372

At a time when human nature remains as predictable as death, a killer plays God - and puts innocent lives in the palm of his hand....

It was always a shock, not the hard one Bowers had hoped for. Eve had seen too much for that. But what one human could do to another was never routine for her. With the precision of a surgeon, a serial killer preys on the most vulnerable of souls of the world's city streets. The first victim: a homeless person, found dead in New York City. No bruises, no signs of a struggle. Just a laser-perfect, fist-sized hole where his heart had once been. Detective Eve Dallas is assigned to investigate. But as she is lured in to a cat-and-mouse game with the killer, Dallas also becomes the focus of an internal investigation. In her mind, Eve feels she has done nothing except irritate some fellow cops with connections in high places. But her struggle to bring a murderer to justice is about to be hindered by the fight to save her career. Now her hands are tied... between a struggle for justice - and a fight for her career....

REVIEW

Another great instalment in the In Death series, this time with a healthy dose of personal drama.

There's a killer on the loose who seems to have more than a little medical expertise and is leaving his 'patients' all over Eve's New York. Not acceptable.

Eve Dallas is many things; brave, dedicated, tenacious, fierce, headstrong. Until this book I don't think I quite realised how much of that...spirit, comes from her job as a cop. Her status, the symbols of her position; her gun, her badge, and just what might happen if those things were ever threatened, has never been explored before. In this one it is and with shocking results.

Roarke, as usual, was auditioning for the World's Best Husband award. He certainly gets my vote. He was even seen dispensing a bit of tough love. Which was probably just as tough for him to give as for Eve to receive. Maybe more so.

“Roarke, the lieutenant has just come in from outside. She wore no outer gear. She looks very bad.”

“Where is she?”

“She’s heading up. Roarke, I insulted her and . . . she apologized to me. Something must be done.”

“It’s about to be.”

The mystery was good but for me it was greatly overshadowed by the personal stuff as I'm a bit of a drama junkie. On the positive side, it was great to see everyone rallying to Eve's defence. I hope it makes her realise how respected she is, no matter how prickly she can be sometimes.

Great book- 4 Stars! ★★★★

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