Wednesday, November 29, 2017


By: J.D. Robb
Published By: Berkley Books
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback from library, 354 Pages


Blurb: Goodreads

In a time when technology links the law and the lawless, predators and prey can be one and the same...

He is an expert with the latest technology ... a madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer. He quietly stalks his prey. Then he haunts the police with cryptic riddles about the crimes he is about to commit--always solved moments too late to save his victims' lives.

Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the first victim butchered in his own home. The second lost his life in a vacant luxury apartment. The two men had little in common. Both suffered unspeakable torture before their deaths. And both had ties to an ugly secret of ten years past--a secret shared by none other than Eve's new husband, Roarke.



Just putting it out there straight away.


I so loved him in this installment.

Eve! Apart from the frustration of watching her  go after the obviously wrong bad guy—like seriously wrong bad guy—she was brilliant in this installment. I know she has to work all angles and I know the author is bringing the angst and a level of tension and all that good stuff. I do get that... But I found myself rolling my eyes and wanting to get past the wild goose chase quickly, even though there is still benefit in it with the reactions from the other cast members.

We go back to Roarke’s roots in this story and I so loved the change of scenery and more background information on his past.

McNab is a fun new addition.

At the sharp rap on her doorjamb, she glanced up, frowned distractedly at the man grinning at her. Midtwenties, she judged, with a pretty-boy face and a love of fashion.

He barely topped five-eight even in the neon yellow air boots. He wore denim above them, pants that bagged and a jacket that showed frayed cuffs. His hair was a bright new minted gold that flowed into a waist-length ponytail. He had half a dozen small, glinting gold hoops in his left earlobe.

He’s a little cheeky, a little flirty with Peabody—not that she is having any of it.

Peabody dropped the plate in front of McNab. "Enjoy."

“I will. See you, She-Body.” He wiggled his eyebrows when she turned and glared at him. And let out a little sigh when she stalked out. “Sure is built,” he murmured, then pushed up his sleeves and got back to work.

VILLAIN…OMG!! FINALLY one I couldn’t work out in advance.


So good this book.

Roarke and Eve are bloody brilliant together in this book.

The emotion.

The sex.

The tense situations.

The connection.

He wondered if she knew how staggering she was, standing there amid the glitter in her scarred jacket and smeared denim, her short, untidy hair haloing a pale face, accenting dark, tired eyes, her long, rangy body held straight through what he knew was an act of sheer will.

This one scene… God Roarke! We saw so much in him from that one scene. I can’t spoil but I can give a little quote.

“Darling,” he said mildly, “you’re not looking your best.”

Summerset and Eve have their moments.

“Roarke residence,” Summerset said in smooth tones, then his face went stony. “Lieutenant.”

“Put him on,” she demanded.

“Roarke is engaged on another call at the moment.”

“Put him on, you skinny, frog-faced son of a bitch. Now.”

A thoroughly amazing installment that has me reaching for Holiday In Death…but I really need to read some other authors before I read more from this series. I shall have to force myself to stay away from this cast of characters until December…which is in two days.

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