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Review: Vengeance in Death by Norah Roberts writing as J. D, Robb

Vengeance in Death
Vengeance in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was suggested by my mother that I might like these stories from J. D. Robb as she has collected all of them, so one day I just picked up a couple from the library and once again soon found out that I had picked out of sequence, but, no matter I organized myself to read this story and found myself in the future with Lt. Eve Dallas and the New York Police and Security Department and what a place to be!
Homicide detective Eve Dallas a police officer somewhere in the future knew when she married her powerful billionaire husband Roarke, that there were events in his past she would rather not know about, especially his criminal activities. These acts conflict with Eve’s code of ethics as an honest homicide detective. When a series of vicious murders involving torture and mutilation, occur, Eve realizes that all the victims assisted Roarke on his personal quest for vengeance. Eve faces the biggest crisis of her career and her marriage as she is confronted with choosing between love and honour.
I haven’t started to read this series in order and even with that I wasn’t too intolerably muddled.
Vengeance in Death is the sort of novel that that I expected it to be, the fast paced story is packed with action and is volatile and the relationship between the male lead and female lead fresh, scorching, and moving.
I just can’t wait to get to the next one!

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Review: Treachery in Death Norah Roberts writing as J. D Robb

Treachery in Death
Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book I have read from the In Death series and I must say I was once again captivated by the way Norah Roberts sets out her book; I must read the rest of the series in order though.
Lt. Eve Dallas and her squad take on corrupt cops in Robb’s 33rd full-length novel featuring the New York Police and Security Dept. homicide detective (after Indulgence in Death), a fast-paced, intricate, and deadly dance of well-matched opponents. When Dallas’s partner, Detective Delia Peabody, overhears an angry exchange between Lt. Rene Oberman and Detective William Garnet that reveals an unlawful killing and ongoing skimming, Dallas’s reaction to this news is decisive: “the blue line breaks for wrong cops.” The setting may be slightly futuristic, but the procedures are familiar: Dallas puts together a solid team that meets in her home to avoid leaks as they compile evidence. At the same time, she initiates confrontations with the dangerous Oberman, whom she begins pushing toward a trap. From this pure good guys versus bad guys scenario, Robb (aka Nora Roberts) wrings plenty of exciting strokes and counterstrokes before reaching the satisfying climax.
“Treachery in Death” is a classic how to get the bad guys story and I liked that the book concentrated on Eve and her team’s investigation it was great to see them work together and in particular how Eve got to grips with the corrupt cops was astounding.
The investigation of the case showed all the reasons why Eve is such a great cop, she is upright, and wears her badge with pride, she doesn’t abuse her rank and does everything in her power to solve cases.
“Treachery in Death” is easy on the whodunit, we know who the bad guy is, and what the crime is from the very first chapter, but as I have come to expect from this weaver of the murder-mystery yarn it moves with a lightning rapidity. In the main the story is about Lt. Eve Dallas putting together her case and even though she can identify the villain, she still has to gather the evidence and outline just how extensive the corruption has spread and who is involved.
As a reader, it’s straightforward to picture the appalling consequences of a year’s long, extensive police corruption case and I just want to get to the first book of this series and learn all I can about this awesome female detective.

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