Tuesday, February 20, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: CONSPIRACY IN DEATH by J.D. ROBB - IN DEATH # 8 - CONTEMPORARY CRIME - PIATKUS

By: J.D. Robb
Published By: Piatkus
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback from library, 459 Pages

RATING: 5 6 ROARKE & PLOT STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

In the late 21st century, on the streets of New York City, a street sleeper is found murdered, his diseased heart removed with surgical precision. His death would typically drop to the bottom of a list of senseless and inexplicable killings, but Lieutenant Dallas, who "would stand for the dead and the living," is not about to let that happen.

When her research uncovers similar crimes in several cities that were dropped under mysterious circumstances, Dallas knows she's facing a killer cruel enough to prey on the weakest in society and powerful enough to conspire an extensive coverup.

To complicate matters further, Dallas faces an equally troubling threat to her career when she's linked to the death of a fellow cop. Now she must fight to restore her good name as well as track down the killer.




BOOK REVIEW:

6 STARS!!! And I don't often hand those out. 

This was my FAVE book thus far in the series. I do love them all, but this one was that little bit more.

Organ harvesting is not a fun topic, but this was the path Eve was on with her faithful sidekick, Peabody, as they worked the case of the displaced (homeless) people on the streets who are killed for their not so healthy organs.

I can’t express how much I love Roarke, he really is one hell-of-a-guy and I keep getting Christian Grey in my head whenever I imagine him, but with long black hair. Dude is drool worthy and always comes through for Eve, even when she doesn’t want him on the case.



They made an interesting picture: Roarke, sexy and elegant in suave black tie; Eve, long and lanky in her copper column; and Mavis, in a silver dress that looked wet to the touch and faded into transparency a wink below her crotch, while a temporary tattoo of a grinning lizard slithered up her right thigh.



I really enjoyed the injection of the ‘troublemaker’ in this instalment, just to add a little more to Eve’s plate. She was a doozey of a character.

Watching Summerset and Eve have a moment where they are both at odds with their normal behavior with each other was a little emotional. See, Summerset isn’t heartless towards Eve, he just likes to play it that way. I think by now he knows she's not a money hungry woman looking for an easy ride in life. 

Watching Roarke handle Eve when she needs him most, cements in my mind farther how suited these two are for each other.

Yup! There was a lot of depth to this instalment and the case to solve came with a more complicated plot, and that I really enjoyed.

J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts really has a smashing hit on her hands with this über long series. I’m in for the long haul. I’m beginning to lag a little with enthusiasm for Stephanie Plum series (I’m at Explosive Eighteen #18), because nothing really changes. The In Death series really brings it all. I know they are chalk and cheese as far as seriousness, but it would be nice for a little depth with Steph and the gang.

I highly recommend In Death series, it is clever (even though sometimes the cases to solve are a little too easy), sexy, the characters are mature and can be funny and serious. Roarke is really exceptional, I think.

I have read Loyalty In Death, finished it this morning and this one is still my fave.

Time to reserve a couple more from the library. This is a series I will definitely invest in paperbacks for my personal shelves. 




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