Synopses & Reviews
NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas keeps the streets of a near-future New York City safe in this extraordinary series. But even she makes mistakes, and is haunted by those she couldn't save and the killers she couldn't capture. When the body of a young brunette is found in East River Park, artfully positioned and marked by signs of prolonged and painful torture, Eve is catapulted back to a case nine years earlier. The city was on edge from a killing spree that took the lives of four women in fifteen days, courtesy of a man the media tagged The Groom because he put silver rings on the fingers of his victims.
When it turns out that the young brunette was employed by Eve's billionaire husband, Roarke, she brings him in on the case-a move that proves fitting when it becomes chillingly clear that the killer has made his attack personal. The victim was washed in products from a store Roarke owns, and laid out on a sheet his company manufactures.
With the Groom's monstrous return, Eve is determined to finish him once and for all. Familiar with his methods, Eve knows that he has already grabbed his next victim. Time is running out on another woman's life.
And chances are he's working up to the biggest challenge of his illustrious career abducting a woman who will test his skills and who promises to give him days and days of pleasure before she dies: Eve.
"At 27 books and counting, Nora Roberts is more prolific under her Robb pseudonym than most authors manage in a single career. Yet the latest in her not-so-near-future detective series featuring New York Police Det. Eve Dallas offers a satisfyingly novel mlange of suspense, sex, forensics and heroics. It's 2060, and the serial killer nicknamed 'The Groom' is back in town after an absence of nine years, resuming his horrific run of kidnapping, torturing and killing young women. Dallas, who served as a detective in the frustrating first investigation, assumes lead role in this one. This time, not only do the killer's chosen victims have ties to Dallas's husband, Roarke, but Dallas herself may be the killer's ultimate target. Swiftly paced, the story cuts frequently from the investigation to the killer's 'progress' with his victims. Dallas works to outplan, outfight and outsmart the killer; to keep her handsome, rich husband happy; and to be ready for the next round after a good night's sleep. Robb's latest is bound to please Dallas fans." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"J.D. Robb's stories are fun to come home to at the end of the day." Bookreporter.com
All the elements of a terrific police procedural coupled with gut- searing emotional drama and in-your-face characters that only a writer of Nora Roberts' caliber can deliver.
Whether she writes as J.D. Robb or under her own name, I love Nora Roberts. She is a woman who just doesnt know how to tell a bad story. Creation in Death is an authentic page turner, with Eve Dallastough as nails and still sexy as hellpitted against one of the years creepiest super villains. If you havent read Robb, this is a great place to start.
"Anchored by terrific characters, sudden twists that spin the whole narrative on a dime, and a thrills-to-chills ratio that will raise the neck hairs of even the most jaded reader, the J.D. Robb books are the epitome of great popular fiction."
There's no such thing as too much Nora Roberts. All the books are good, and they keep getting better. Creation in Death, written in her J.D. Robb persona, is a complete pleasure. Wonderful!
Robert B. Parker
Compelling characters, absorbing mysteries and a wonderful sense of both time and place, JD Robb's "In Death" novels are can't-miss pleasures.
Creation in Death is a witty, dark, page-turning tale of futuristic crime fighting. Raymond Chandler meets Blade Runner meets Silence of the Lambs. The techno-toys may change, but evil never does.
J.D. Robb (you-know-who!) has written a taut, nerve-jangling, thriller that draws the reader in from the start and rolls you over the dancing ball bearings of a futuristic police procedural that moves seamlessly and unrelentingly forward. The quality of the prose and the sharpness of the dialogue will delight and even surprise the reader. I know it did me. AS IF she needed it: but now she has yet another loyal fan.
The 25th In Death
novel from #1 New York Times
About the Author
Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times-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.