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Another excellent adventure with Eve & Roarke in 2059
on 3 March 2002
This is the eagerly awaited 14th full length novel by J D Robb set in the near future about a New York cop, Eve Dallas, and this book does not disappoint! Murder, suspense, action, steamy romance and family drama are dealt with in this book. The first murder victim is Walter Pettibone, a well liked gentleman, dead after sipping champagne at his suprise birthday party. The killer is known to Eve. She helped put her in prison years before, but now the killer is out and wants to meet Eve again, making sure that Eve takes notice of her by leaving more bodies for her to find. But she is breaking the pattern she followed the last time she went on a killing spree but Eve knows by instinct that the final target will be someone very dear to her. All the cast of familiar characters are in this book and a few more are added to. Of course there is the deepening relationship between Eve and her gorgeous and charismatic mega rich hubby, Roarke. Their first wedding anniversary is coming up, but will they survive to see the day... Ms Robb has managed to develop her characters over the series and for a reader of the whole series it is almost like meeting up with old friends and catching up with what has happened recently with them. For new readers, meeting Eve and her friends and family for the first time, there is plenty of suspense and drama to sustain the story, but they might like to read some of the previous novels to make sense of some of the references. However, this is another highly enjoyable story and I can't wait for the next book out, Purity In Death.