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

Loyalty in Death by J. D. Robb
Genre: Science Fiction, Futuristic, Police prodedural
Series: In Death #9
Publication Date: October 1, 1999
ISBN: 978-0425171400
Page Count: 358
Rating: ★★★★
Review Copy: Own purchase

New York cop Eve Dallas returns to face her most ingenious foe--a "secret admirer" who taunts her with letters... and kills without mercy.

She'd lost her badge and had nearly lost her way too recently for the sting to have faded. Now that she had both back, she wasn't ready to set duty aside. An unknown bomber in Cassandra is stalking New York City. He is sending Eve Dallas taunting letters promising to wreak mass terror and destruction among the corrupt masses. And when his cruel web of deceit and destruction threatens those she cares for most, Eve fights back. It's her city... It's her job... and it's hitting too close to home. Now, in a race against a ticking clock, Eve must make the pieces fit - before the city falls.

REVIEW


Another great instalment to this engaging futuristic police procedural series with a diverse cast of loveable characters.

Eve Dallas just can't miss. After nine books, I'm starting to notice some patterns and repeated ideas within the series, quite naturally so. Such as Roarke ALWAYS somehow managing to get involved in Eve's cases. Not that I really mind; I want him on the scene. But even with this slight repetitiveness, I've still thoroughly enjoyed every single one of the books so far, and I'm continually impressed at how the standard stays so high.

The usual gang is in full swing in this politically motivated crime/mystery plot, with the addition of Peabody's Free-ager younger brother, Zeke. He was such a sweetie-pie, I do hope to see him again in future books. Speaking of Peabody; if anyone is patiently waiting for her and MacNab to get a clue and realise they like each other, and that MacNab's teasing is the equivalent of pulling the pigtails of the girl you liked in the school playground, you might want to read this book for a slight insight on that situation. 

I admit to being totally hoodwinked by one of the characters and enjoyed being surprised. Again, each crime is fresh and different and the politically motivated bomb threats were interesting and exciting. As was the part Zeke played in the subplot. 

I do love all the futuristic technology, but I still can't quite wrap my head around some of the stuff, like the hover cars and androids for example (can you say creepy?). It's all just flavouring to the series, though, and never takes over or becomes too bogged down in techo gibber jabber. It's just the right balance.

Another goody. Well done Robb.

4 Stars ★★★★

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review. It's been awhile since I've read anything that has cool futuristic tech like that. Maybe I'll check it out. :D

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  2. It's a great series, but long- 40+ books. It's Nora Roberts, you see. she's a machine!

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