by J. D. Robb

August 2004
ISBN: 0-399-15171-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Putnam

NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is once again hot on the trail of a brutal killer, but this time the killer has a yen for collecting unusual trophies from his victims. It has been one the hottest summers on record for the Big Apple and summer still holds sway although autumn is not far off. One of the hottest nights this summer finds Eve standing over a well-staged, horrific crime scene. The victim, found at the base of one of Central Park`s landmarks, lies posed as if in prayer with a red ribbon around her neck.

However, it is the post-mortem mutilation, the careful removal of the victim`s eyes, that sends chills down Eve`s back. As the killing continues and even more victims are found bearing the same wounds, Eve turns up the heat on the investigation. She goes against her cynical instincts and accepts help from a psychic who offers several visions each with more details of the murders. When her partner, and friend, Peabody, is critically injured following a brutal attack, Eve with the help of her husband, Roarke, single-mindedly pursues her quarry.

Stalwart Homicide Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns in this latest addition to the wildly popular `In Death` series that began with Naked in Death. Writing as J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts continues to thrill and chill with a host of colourful, dynamic characters so real you can reach out and pinch them. Get ready for twists and turns and a hell of a surprise ending, my dears. It is well worth spending the extra money for the hardcover edition of this thrilling read.


Reviewed in July 2004 by Cynthia.

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