Origin in Death Hardcover – 12 Jul 2005
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** 'Sheer entertainment. (GUARDIAN) --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.
The new and reissued J. D. Robb classic from the 'In Death' series, in which Eve unearths the terrifying lengths men will go for greed and power . . . --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.See all Product Description
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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.Read more ›
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.
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.
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.
I am still hooked on the series and a fair way into the collection .
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J D Robb's usual standard - excellent! I love this series and I'm determined to read them all.Published 5 months ago by Glynis