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Salvation in Death (In Death)by J D Robb
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Ancient church rituals meet cutting- edge crime solving in the latest novel in the #1 New York TimesÂ–bestselling series tha‛s“Law & Order: SVUÂ—in the futur” (Entertainment Weekly).
In the year 2060, sophisticated investigative tools can help catch a killer. But there are some questions even the most advanced technologies cannot answer.
Ridley Pearson has praised J. D. Rob‛s suspense as“tau” and“nerve-jangling” Her latest thriller sets a new standard for suspense, as the priest at a Catholic funeral mass brings the chalice to his lipsÂ—and falls over dead.
When Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contained potassium cyanide, sh‛s determined to solve the murder of Father Miguel Flores, despite her discomfort with her surroundings. I‛s not the bodegas and pawnshops of East Harlem that bother her, though the neighborhood is a long way from the stone mansion she shares with her billionaire husband, Roarke. I‛s all that holiness flying around at St. Christoba‛s that makes her uneasy.
A search of the victi‛s sparsely furnished room reveals littleÂ— except for a carefully hidden religious medal with a mysterious inscription, and a couple of underlined Bible passages. The autopsy reveals more: faint scars of knife wounds, a removed tattooÂ—and evidence of plastic surgery, suggesting that“Father Flore” may not have been the man his parishioners had thought. Now, as Eve pieces together clues that hint at gang connections and a deeply personal act of revenge, she believes sh‛s making progress on the case. Until a second murderÂ—in front of an even larger crowd of worshippersÂ—knocks the whole investigation sideways. And Eve is left to figure out who committed these unholy actsÂ—and why.
"Holy communion spells death for Fr. Miguel Flores, a popular Catholic priest in New York City's Spanish Harlem, after he swallows wine laced with cyanide during a funeral in bestseller Robb's unusually introspective 27th crime thriller to feature Lt. Eve Dallas (after Strangers in Death). The ensuing homicide investigation suggests that Flores could actually be Lino Martinez, a former member of a disbanded gang, the Soldados, suspected of two bombings before he disappeared. The death by cyanide of another religious figure, Jimmy Jay Jenkins, founder of the Church of Eternal Light, complicates matters. Are the two murders connected? Sussing out the answer to that question involves some serious digging. Dallas's husband, Roarke, and fun sidekick, Det. Delia Peabody, lend support. Robb offers a multilayered solution to several crimes that serves as yet another reminder that wolves sometimes hide in sheep's (or priest's) clothing, but justice, like faith, has no expiration date." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Salvation in Death" sets a new standard for suspense, as the priest at a Catholic funeral mass brings the chalice to his lipsand falls over dead. When Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contains potassium cyanide, she's determined to find out who committed this unholy act.
Seconds after partaking of wine during a Catholic funeral mass, Father Miguel Flores is dead on the altar. Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contained enough potassium cyanide to kill a rhino. And though the East Harlem neighborhood is a long way from the stone mansion she shares with her billionaire husband Roarke, its the holiness flying around St. Christobals that makes her uneasy.
The autopsy reveals faint scars of knife wounds, a removed tattoo—and evidence of plastic surgery suggesting Father Flores” may not be the man his parishioners thought. Now, as Eve pieces together clues that suggest identity theft, gang connections, and a deeply personal act of revenge, she hopes to track down whoever committed this unholy act. Until a second murder—in front of an even larger crowd of worshippers—knocks the whole investigation sideways
About the Author
Nora Roberts is the number-one New York TimesÂ– bestselling author of more than 150 novels. Under the pen name J. D. Robb, she is the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series, featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Roarke. With more than 280 million copies of her books in print, Roberts has had more than one hundred bestsellers on the New York Times list.
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