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Origin In Death: 21 [Kindle Edition]

J. D. Robb
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The sickness came into the center of her belly and lay there like a tumor. They've been cloning girls. Not just messing with DNA. But creating them. Selling them.

The world famous cosmetic surgeon, Dr Wilfred Icove, has been found dead - a cold, brutal scalpel to the heart. He is a man with nothing to hide, but when Lieutenant Eve Dallas exposes Dr Icove's patient records, a distressing image appears.

Eve's trail leads to an exclusive boarding school for girls. A strange, isolated place where everything seems perfect. A little too perfect. And when the main benefactor turns out to be a genius geneticist, Eve readies an attack.

With the girls nearing perfection and the men nearing insanity, Eve suspects something truly horrifying is happening . . .

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 859 KB
    • Print Length: 364 pages
    • Publisher: Piatkus; New Ed edition (6 Nov. 2008)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0749936347
    • ISBN-13: 978-0749936341
    • ASIN: B002TXZT84
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,602 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Nora Roberts published her first novel using the pseudonym J.D. Robb in 1995, introducing to readers the tough as nails but emotionally damaged homicide cop Eve Dallas and billionaire Irish rogue, Roarke.

    With the In Death series, Robb has become one of the biggest thriller writers on earth, with each new novel reaching number one on bestseller charts the world over.

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    37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars In Death's Back on Form. 31 July 2005
    By Scriber_scouse VINE VOICE
    Set in the futuristic world of 2059 Nora Robert's long running 'In Death' mystery series appears to have successfuly survived the transitive slump of Divided and Survivor to hardcover. Indeed, Origins the latest installment comes out swinging when Lt. Eve Dallas is called to the murder of revered plastic surgeon and philanthropist Dr Icove.
    Eve is as delightfully cynical as ever and digs deeper into the profile of the sainted surgeon. Her instincts are confirmed, when mere days after the killing Dr Ivoce's son is murdered in the same fashion. The rabbit hole gets deeper as Eve realises that father and son are involved in some very shady side projects involving genetics. Soon Eve, billionaire husband Roarke and the secondary characters we know and love become embroiled in a nightmare of twisted science and revenge.
    This was a thoroughly gripping and intriguing installment where Robb really makes the most of the futuristic world whilst moving the character development along. The mystery plot is as tight as it's ever been moving away from the serial killer of the month theme that has bothered some fans, and into political and moral machinations that take the current debate into genetics into new realms.
    Eve's thoughts on the matter are no longer black and white and we see her softening her rigid code more into shades of grey. As ever In Death is a pleasing blend of humour and futuristic muder mystery romance, all the familiar elements are present. There are several wonderful scenes of Eve and Peabody's bitingly funny rapport back and forth, in particular I loved the exchange about Peabody wanting her nose fixed.
    We get to check in with some familiar secondary characters including Morris the coroner, Crack, Dr Louise and Charles.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Original and intriguing 9 Dec. 2005
    I have read all the books by J.D. Robb and am in the process of adding to my collection. With Origins in Death J.D. Robb has moved into an area that is truly intriguing and disturbing at the same time. Lieutenant Eve Dallas probably faces the toughest of her challenges in this book. As characters the Lieutenant and her delicious husband Roarke have been built up really well and in this book Robb has given them dimensions that make them more identifiable.
    Without giving away too much about the book its safe to say that Origins comments on the field of science that is extremely controversial.
    I particularly liked the ending because Eve takes decisions that would have been unthinkable of her previously. The way Eve's character has grown is brilliant, and the relationship with Roarke is one of the reasons that she doesnt baulk at taking difficult decisions.
    I must congratulate J.D. Robb on the superb characters that she has created and we get glimpses of the fantastic Peabody and her beau McNab, Mavis and Leonardo, Dr. Mira, Commander Whitney and Chief Tibble and other recurring characters like Baxter, Truheart. A must read.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A new Dallas book, what could be better? 1 Nov. 2005
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    I am an avid reader of all things J.D.Robb (Nora Roberts), and especially her novels about Dallas, Detective Eve :) Origin in Death gives us something a little different when the victims turn out to be a father and son would-be Frankensteins.

    Dallas investigates their murders with her usual aplomb, but soon discovers something is not quite right with their lilly-white reputations. As she says to Peabody, "Nobody's THAT clean". She is, of course, right.

    A previous reviewer has laid out the plot for you, so I won't go into too much detail except to say this. Dallas has finally stepped over the line from saintliness, to the more extensive (and real-life seaming) gray area we all live our lives within. Not all victims are innocent, not all murderers are evil. In this story, Dallas confirms her childhood beliefs, there are indeed some people her deserve to die.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars J.D.ROBB, AT HER FINEST!! 28 July 2005
    Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
    Eve Dallas, Rouke,Peabody,McNab,Feeney,their all here in another Fantastic,Futuristic mystery penned by the unstoppable J.D.Robb. But this time, it's a little different.
    This "in death" thriller feels more serious,more of an adult nature - it's not just about Eve and her passion for solving a mystery, as well as her passion for her husband. There's a real and quite frightening story here. J.D.Robb, has really packed a punch with this story of genetics and perfecting the perfect golden "child". This is still an unmistakable Eve Dallas story, but the storyline becomes very chilling, the more you read it.
    I think, this is "the best", that has been written in this series so far.
    highly recommended.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 27 Feb. 2006
    By A Customer
    This has to be one of the best installments yet to the In Death series. Definately worth reading - Eve Dallas tackles a case that is really quite thought provoking and definately relates to the world of medicine that we now live in. The case and plotline created is complex, layered and emotional. Simply unputdownable!
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    2.0 out of 5 stars Predictable candy but worth the read 31 July 2010
    By Sisalka
    One of the 'in death' series that features Eve Dallas, cop in a near future New York. As in all her other cases the tough cop solves the riddle with some satisfying twists and turns and a finish that is exciting if slightly predictable.
    Normally I prefer stories where characters change, evolve and somehow become real - particularly if it is a series. And there is a fine line between a characterisation of an eccentric like Hercules Poirot or a stereotype. Robb (alias Nora Roberts) skirts a bit too close to stereotype to make this a really great read. But if you are looking for some serious candy (like cheap sweets for a flight or on holidays) you will enjoy this series. There will be no nasty surprises as all players remain within their assigned positions: lovable and slightly dangerous rogue (Roarke); funny sidekick (Peabody); police officers with a max of three individual traits each; various buxom/quirky/weird support cast and last but not least the tough/moral police woman with a bad past who valiantly battles her own weakness and evil over and over again ( she has about five character traits).
    Why read? Because it is brain candy and a fun distraction if you have a few hours to kill.
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