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  • Hardcover: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Adult; First Edition edition (24 Feb 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399155481
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399155482
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.1 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,356,100 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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I hope Ms Roberts continues to write new stories for this pair for a long time to come ... Long live Eve and Roarke! (Bella)

A chills-to-thrills ratio that will raise the neck hairs. (Dennis Lehane)

Curious corpses, tangled twists, and one sizzling sleuth ... Salvation in Death is a triple-whammy winner. (Kathy Reichs) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The new and reissued J. D. Robb classic from the 'In Death' series, which pits Lieutenant Eve Dallas against a brutal killer striking deep within her own ranks --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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65 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Tester on 31 Jan 2009
Format: Paperback
"Promises in Death", book 29 in the in death - series, is one of the best so far. It's really intense, sad but also hilarious and just great.
The story begins with the murder of Detective Coltraine who was in a intimate relationship with Morris. Not only Eve but every other cop in New York is on the hunt for the killer who took the life of one of them. But especially Eve and her unit are doing everything to solve this case as fast as possible. When the victim is linked with Alex Ricker, son of Max Ricker, it seems clear that he has to the number one suspect in the murder. But Eve soon realizes that while Alex Ricker may be a criminal he is no murderer. On the contrary he is just another victim in a game of revenge and power. When a second person close to Alex Ricker is killed Eve discovers that the killer may be no Mr X but somebody she already knows and whom Detective Coltraine trusted.
"Promises in Death" is so far one of my favourites in the series. Some parts of the book are hard to read because they are so sad but they are still great because you see a new side of Eve. She is not only a brilliant cop but also manages to be a very good friend to Morris and I have to say that I love this side of her. Roarke and Eve rock as usual and I think that you can see that their relationship is getting better and better.
There are also two hilarious scenes in this book involving Eve. One is Eve and Roarke buying some underwear (I had to laugh out loud when reading this) and one is Eve and a bunch of naked, drunken woman who are no strangers to her. These two scenes show yet another side of Eve and make it clear that she appreciates her friendships and realizes that they are important to balance out what she goes through in her job.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Judith C. Brosnan on 30 Sep 2009
Format: Paperback
We briefly met Amaryllis Coltraine before and should have known her days were numbered!Once again Eve Dallas puts herself through her own personal wringer of emotions to get justice for Morris and the dead Coltraine. The fact that it has ties to a past adversary, Max Ricker, just adds to the mix.
Long live Eve and Roarke!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By L. J. Roberts TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 4 Mar 2009
Format: Hardcover
First Sentence: She was dead the minute she answered the `link.

Lt. Eve Dallas takes on a new case that is particularly painful. Amaryllis Coltraine was a fellow cop and the love of Eve's friend and colleague, Chief Medical Examiner Li Morris. The case has even more personal overtones when Eve discovers Coltraine was previously involved with criminal Alex Ricker, whose father Eve, with Roark's help, put in prison for life.

I am an admitted Robb/Eve Dallas fan and this book was one of the best. In spite of a silly gender typo on page 10, the opening was powerful, effective and compelling without any portents.

Eve is one of my favorite female characters. She is strong and smart. She speaks for the dead and ensures justice is done for them. She is also terrified of "girly" things such as babies and hen parties, and completely inept at shopping. With each book, she learns a bit more about herself and moves forward in her relationship with Roark. There is the romance with Roark and sex, but it gives balance to the character and an area for emotional growth. She is also a bit of a prude in public situations, which is delightfully offset by her partner Peabody who has lustful thoughts about every male she meets. All the supporting characters are fully developed and well drawn.

Robb has set the story in 2060 and creates a strong sense of time and place. The balance of the world as we know it but with futuristic elements is well drawn and very believable. Another of her strengths is dialogue. She has a great voice for both normal conversation and humor.

I feel the plotting improves with each book. There were a couple instances when I thought I knew where she was going and disappointed because they would have been rather clichéd or formulaic. To my surprise and delight, I was wrong in both instances.

It was a great book in a wonderful series.
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Format: Paperback
Promises in Death (In Death Series) As a fan of the 'In Death' series, I would find it hard to dislike any of these books. This is another hit for J D Robb. An intriguing plot brings in links with a previous baddie - a good touch.
There's always a dead body where Lieutenant Dallas is around, and this time there's two, one of them a cop and a very close friend of the chief medical officer who has to carry out an autopsy on her. We learn more about Morris in this story though unfortunately it's all sadness for him.
I enjoy the personal scenes between Rourke and Dallas, also Peabody (my favourite character) and McNab. There are some good ones here. Friends are brought in also. and it's always welcome to read about those we've met previously.
I can never tell 'who dunnit' in J D Robb's stories and this surely is a sign of good writing.
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As usual the author has done a superb job in continuing the story of Lieutenant Eve her side kick Peabody and her husband the understanding Roarke. This is set in the future(New New York)and Eve has now been married to Roarke for two years. I make this the 27th book in the series. It can be read as a standalone book as threads are fed in from previous books. A fellow officer (Amaryllis Coltraine) from another precinct is murder and is also her friends' Chief Pathologist Morris love interest. This is hard for Eve and Peabody as they all respect Morris.
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