Just like the unsanitized fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel, Eve Dallas comes up against the wicked witch, who leads away two young children, with threats of unspeakable things. In this instance, though, we have two clever children, Dallas, Rourke, as well as appearances from several of our favourite In Death regulars, and unusual levels of cooperation from some of the other agencies which have featured in Dallas' past.
It's a short story, and that's probably just as well, as it's nail-biting stuff from start to finish, and, once you've started reading, it's impossible not to carry on till the end, because the children are special, the threat is made terribly real as Dallas uncovers the abductor's past history and habits, and the plot moves forward at a break-neck speed which still isn't fast enough.
This has got to be one of the best-written stories J D Robb has produced to date!
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