Stalwart Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD has faced down some of the most cold blooded, deranged killers in New York, so putting together a baby shower for her best friend should be a piece of cake. Yeah. Right. Sure.
When a couple of young lovers, both employed at the same prestigious accounting firm, are murdered on the same night, Eve has to exchange crepe paper and balloons for her sidearm and badge. The details of the case are shrouded by treachery and deceit all of which leads to a much bigger, more sinister plot. .
In the meantime, Mavis and her new friend Tandy Willowby, another mommy-to-be, eagerly await the arrival of their bundles of joy. When Tandy is a no-show for Mavis’ baby shower, an event she has been very excited about, Mavis begs Eve to check on her. From the moment Eve enters Tandy’s apartment she knows Tandy did not leave her home voluntarily. It is a frantic hunt for Tandy while wading through the files of some of the city’s richest and most secretive citizens to find a vicious brutal killer.
With Roarke’s help, Eve unearths the truth and a surprising connection to Tandy’s disappearance. Time is of the essence and running out like water through a sieve.
J. D. Robb does it again. Born in Death was a surprise hit, again. Eve never gets old and Roarke is always sexy, snarky, and delicious. Fast paced, challenging and engaging.