Book Reviews of Betrayal in Death (In Death, Bk 12)

Betrayal in Death (In Death, Bk 12)
Betrayal in Death - In Death, Bk 12
Author: J. D. Robb
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425178577
ISBN-10: 0425178579
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 588 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
# 12 in the JD Robb/Nora Roberts series.

Well, though I tend to like the "In Death" series, this one wasn't my favorite. I thought the plotline was a little heavy handed, and the villains were fairly obvious. I was never surprised and felt that the characters should have been able to find the origin of the threat much sooner.

This is my least fave of the books, so far, but its still worth a read if you've already got some sympathy for the characters, but, if you haven't read the series, despite the fact that they are all good stand alone novels and don't require you to have read them in order, I wouldn't start with this one.

Not that they're not all pretty good, but best books I've so far read in this series IMHO are #1 Naked In Death, #21 Origin In Death, #9 Loyalty In Death, and #18 Divided In Death...even #19 Visions In Death.
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Helpful Score: 1
Love this series and this book in the series is no disappointment. Loved it.
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I don't know if anyone enjoys the Lt.Eve Dallas books as much as I do. Set in the future it is fun to imagine what will be. Great entertainment. She has several "in Death" books, I hope to read them all.
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Lt. Eve Dallas is investigating a series or murders. The only thing that ties the murders together is that both victims worked for her husband, Roarke. Fearing that Roarke may be the actual target of the killer, Eve wants to keep him out of the picture. Roarke has other ideas and talks Eve into letting him help as a civilian consultant.

Another interesting addition to the "In Death" series. These books never disappoint.
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These books should be read in order but do give enough background to make you familiar. I love the J.D. Robb series.
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Wow, what can you say about Roberts (Robb)! Another winner!
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Eve Dallas futuristic mystery.
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The J.D. Robb series is the best!
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Another one of the IN Death series books....very good....well written...this is a really good series.
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Love this series! They never disappoint. Sex, murder, cool characters, snappy dialogue. I am always waiting for the next one to come out.
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I loved this book. It was so hard to put down once I started reading it. All of the J.D. Robb boopks were like that for me. They keep you involved until the very end. If you love some suspense with a touch of what could be many years down the road you will love this book.
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Can't get enough of Eve Dallas, always a great read
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I had given this book a B+ on my personal rating scale. It is always good to read another Eve and Roarke adventure...just like visiting with old friends again. This book was just as good as any of her other ones. Nothing to extrodinary but certainly not bad. When it appears that Roarke is a target for a hitman Eve does everything in her power to protect him. Of course Roarke has other ideas...thinking that if it is him that is being targeted...Eve might just be next in line to get hurt. There is a little bit of a twist towards the end that was a little bit shocking. The mystery aspect of the book was fair but then I personally don't read these books for the mystery anyway.
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I love powerful Eve Dallas and how the complex New York crimes are solved. If you don't wanna bite her husband, don't read these books! Nora Robert's best writing is as JD Robb in this "In Death" series of some 30 stories to date. I collect all of the JD Robb books, but skip the Roberts, whose stories are not as tight as those about Lt. Eve Dallas - ass kicker! If the future of New York is like this, I fear these killers who are sneaky and complex.
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Nora Roberts is an excellent writter.
Everyone knows her books are always great reads.
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excellent part of the series
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I've enjoyed all the previous books and this one was just as good. Looking forward to the rest of them.
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4.5 stars
Since I am reading the entire series from start to finish I'd say that I must really enjoy the writing, characters and story lines. The character development from book-to-book is excellent and the humor is spot on. I find the futuristic theme fun, especially since many of the terms used have been created by the author but seamlessly fit in! Great job.
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another character from Roarke's past in Ireland.
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If you don't care for Nora Roberts BUT love Mystery/Dark Thrillers with a side of romance and a dash of comedy - then I think you'll love J.D. Robb's ... In Death series written by Nora Roberts alter ego.

I won't go into the details of the books but will tell you this: Superb character development, continuity of the story line (which means you really need to read the books in order although they can stand alone) is top notch, the relationships that are webbed and weaved together throughout each page are phenomenal and let's the reader 'really' get to know the characters.

Here's a list of all the books in order (I'm leaving off the 'In Death' part):

1 Naked
2 Glory
3 Immortal
4 Rapture
5 Ceremony
6 Vengence
7 Holiday
7.5 Midnight in Death (Silent Night Anthology)
8 Conspiracy
9 Loyalty
10 Witness
11 Judgement
12 Betrayal
12.5 Interlude in Death (Out of this World Anthology)
13 Seduction
14 Reunion
15 Purity
16 Portrait
17 Imitation
17.5 Remember When (1st part by Nora, 2nd by JD Robb - stories are connected)
18 Divided
19 Visions
20 Survivor
21 Origin
22 Memory
22.5 Haunted in Death (Bump in the Night Anthology)
23 Born
24 Innocent
24.5 Eternity in Death (Dead in the Night Anthology)
25 Creation
26 Strangers
26.5 Ritual in Death (Suite 606 Anthology)
27 Salvation
28 Promises
29 Kindred
29.5 Missing in Death (The Lost Anthology)
30 Fantasy
31 Indulgence
32 Treachery
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This book was good, but if I were reading it as a stand alone, I don't think I would be in a hurry to read another in the series. There was really not too much of a surprise on who the bad guys are. Because I am trying to read the series in order, I could tie it with the earlier books and in that context enjoy it. Now onwards to book 13.
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Can J.D. Robb wright a bad book
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Excellent story line all the way to the end.
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Eve's fear for her husband makes her all the more human, and I like that about this book. Love the series.
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Another Eve Dallas case. If you've read the earlier books, you won't be disappointed in this one. If this is your first read, go back and read them in order. You won't be sorry!
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Really love this series. All of the books are always action-packed and exciting and this one is no different!
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A known hit man is murdering people Roarke is concected to. Eve must figure out why and who the real target might be.
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At the luxurious Roarke Palace Hotel, a maid walks into suite 4602 for the nightly turndown---and steps into her worst nightmare. A killer leaves her dead, strangled by a thin, silver wire. He's Sly Yost, a virtuoso of music and murder. A hit man for the elite. Leutient Eve Dallas knows him well. But in this twisted case, knowing the killer doesn't help solve the crime. Because someone else involved. Someone with a more personal motive. And Eve must face a terrifying possibility---the real target may, in fact, be her husband, Roarke....
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It's Eve Dallas, Roarke, Peabody and the whole gang.....good read!
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At the luxurious Roarke Palace Hotel, a maid walks into suite 4602 for the nightly turndown- and steps into her worst nightmare. A killer leaves her dead, strangled by a think silver wire. He's Sly Yost a virtuoso of music and murder. A hit man for the elite. Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows him well. But in this twisted case knowing the killer doesn't help solve the crime because there's someone else involved. Someone with a more personal motive. And Eve must face a terrifying possibility the real target may in fact be her husband Roarke
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I'm still loving this series after all these years. I read the first two in order and have been reading the others out of order as I find them in my piles of books ;) There is always enough backstory to catch me right up (and never too much to bore me).
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Excellent Series, read them in order
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Eve is up against a hit man for the elite, whose next target may be her own husband, Roarke.
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J.D. Robb is also Nora Roberts. As J. D. Robb she writes futuristic crime stories with Eve Dallas and her husband Roarke as the heros. They appear in every novel and they are consistently well written and detailed.
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Loved it! Great story as usual...
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great mysterty thriller one of the books in J.D. ROBBS IN DEATH SERIES
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The book was a mystery,romance and thrilling through out. Once i picked it up I wanted to read more and more to see what would happen next. Love the book. She is a good writer. Enjoyed it very much.
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this book is nora roberts writing as j.d. robb. it is a good book, i enjoyed it
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One of the series of Eve Dallas detective novels. Tracking a professional killer and the people who hired him.
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Hard to put this down. Great stories of Lt. Eve Dallas, female cop.
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Great book! Couldn't put it down - it's a series that can't be beat!
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When Darlene French, a maid at the Roarke Palace Hotel, is brutally beaten, raped, and strangled with a silver wire, Eve is at a loss to explain the apparently professional nature of the murder. Who would hire a hit man to kill such an ordinary woman? As she and her team of detectives (with a little grudgingly accepted help from Roarke, whose money, name, and talents can dig up a wealth of information) investigate the evidence, they find themselves in pursuit of Sylvester Yost, a vicious hired gun who's made millions in his bloody pursuit of career excellence. But it isn't until more victims appear that Eve realizes Yost's real target is Roarke himself. To discover the driving force behind the murderous campaign, Eve and Roarke will have to delve into their own pasts, which holds secrets and terrors for them both.
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Once again Nora Roberts as J.D. Robb does a superb job.
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Robb/Roberts "In Death" series improves with every book. A good read :)
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I really enjoy this series with Eve Dallas. This is book #12 in the series. A little romance, mystery, and a woman with guts!
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Great book!
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Great Read
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excellent
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very interesting
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This book as well as the whole series of J. D. Robb's "In Death" books are absolutely superb. I like them because they're a combination of romance, crime, futuristic, drama books.
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Detective Eve Dallas investigates a homicide on familar ground, her husband's hotel.
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Great read, love this series.
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The stories just get better and better,
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Great as always :)
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excellent, excellent I love this series
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At the luxurious Roarke Palace Hotel, a maid walks into suite 4602 for the nightly turndown---and steps into her worst nightmare. A killer leaves her dead, strangled by a thin, silver wire.
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Love Eve Dallas
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Excellent read, as all of the In Death books are!
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In May 2059, New York Police Department Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her spouse wealthy billionaire Roarke take a rest between cases. Since Roarke worked both sides of the law, he has enemies from his past wanting him dead as well as some new foes who also prefer he no longer breathes. Thus, he is not surprised when a paid assassin brutalizes, rapes, and kills an employee in one of his hotels, but he personalizes the ugly incident.

Eve is assigned as primary investigator on the case. When a second homicide occurs with the victim being a close friend of Roarke's, he and Eve conclude that someone wants to hurt and distract the businessman. The police know the identity of the killer, but have no earthly idea where the hitman is hiding. However, the dynamic duo knows the main event is coming soon.


Not since the "silver age" of Neal Adam's Green Lantern and Green Arrow has a crime duo won the hearts of readers as Eve and Roarke have. The current tale contains a well-executed mystery with many puzzle pieces that need placing together to obtain the full picture of the plot. Although the who-done-it remains the primary story line, the love story subplot between the lead protagonists provides cross genre appeal to romantic suspense fans. The audience will find this exciting novel impossible to put down until all the questions are answered.


Harriet
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Another great read.