Synopses & Reviews
The phenomenal series set in a future New York City returns as NYPSD Lt. Eve Dallas hunts for the killer of a seemingly ordinary history teacher and uncovers some extraordinary surprises. Craig Foster's death devastated his young wife, who'd sent him to work that day with a lovingly packed lunch. It shocked his colleagues at the private school, too, and as for the ten-year-old girls who found him in his classroom in a pool of bodily fluids they may have been traumatized for life. Eve soon determines that Foster's homemade lunch was tainted with deadly ricin, and that Mr. Foster's colleagues have some startling secrets of their own. It's Eve's job to sort it out and discover why someone would have done this to a man who seemed so inoffensive, so pleasant... so innocent. Now Magdalena Percell... there's someone Eve can picture as a murder victim. Possibly at Eve's own hands. The slinky blonde an old flame of her billionaire husband, Roarke has arrived in New York, and she's anything but innocent. Roarke seems blind to Magdalena's manipulation, and he insists that the occasional lunch or business meeting with her is nothing to worry about... and none of Eve's business. Eve's so unnerved by the situation that she finds it hard to focus on her case. Still, she'll have to put aside her feelings, for a while at least because another man has just turned up dead. Eve knows all too well that innocence can be a facade. Keeping that in mind may help her solve this case at last. But it may also tear apart her marriage.
"Once again Lt. Eve Dallas shows why she's 'New York City's top murder cop' in Roberts's 24th thriller under her Robb pseudonym set half a century into the future (after 2006's Born in Death). Dallas tries to close a case at the exclusive Sarah Child Academy, where two bright 10-year-old girls discover the body of Craig Foster, a popular history teacher who proves to have been poisoned by ricin-laced cocoa. Dallas wonders if another staff member or a parent might be involved, but after the prime suspect, a promiscuous teacher who's been harassing another employee, turns up dead, the investigation takes a shocking turn. Besides a provocative puzzler, Robb provides an intense relationship update on Dallas and Roarke, her Irish power broker hubby, whose dark past in the form of a crooked ex-girlfriend returns to cause trouble. This prolific author, a recent Quills romance winner, is still at the top of her game." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"[T]his latest entry in J.D. Robb's 'In Death' series examines the steps some people will take to feed their appetites, safeguard their reputations and maintain their lifestyles and what others will do to protect the innocent, defend their loved ones and face down their deepest fears." Bookreporter.com
"Roarke and Eve remain an appealing pair, and Eve's flashes of vulnerability contrast nicely with her no-nonsense approach to work. Occasionally, though, Robb's New-York-in-2060 gimmick draws undue attention to itself." Kirkus Reviews
"Newcomers to the series should begin at the beginning with Naked in Death, as otherwise they may have some difficulty appreciating the depth of the characters' motivations and actions and could get lost in the large cast of fabulous supporting characters." Library Jounral
Investigating the baffling murder case of an absolutely ordinary and seemingly much-loved private school teacher, futuristic-New York City lieutenant Eve Dallas struggles to identify who may have wanted the death of an innocent man, a case that is complicated by the machinations of Eve's husband's former lover. By the author of Born in Death. 550,000 first printing.
The phenomenal, bestselling series set in a future New York City returns as NYPSD Lt. Eve Dallas hunts for the killer of a seemingly ordinary history teacher and uncovers some extraordinary surprises knowing all too well that innocence can be a facade.
View our feature on J.D. Robb’s Eve Dallas series. The phenomenal series set in a future New York City continues, as Lieutenant Eve Dallas hunts for the killer of a seemingly ordinary history teacher-and uncovers some extraordinary surprises.
About the Author
Nora Roberts is a best-selling American author of over one hundred sixty romantic novels. She was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She writes romantic books as Nora Roberts and Sarah Hardesty, and suspense books as J.D. Robb.