Reva Ewing, a security expert and former secret service agent, finds out her husband is cheating on her with her best friend. When she breaks into the friend's home to confront them, she finds them already dead. Or so she says when Roarke and Eve arrive after receiving a call from her mother, Roarke's admin assistant. Reva is also an employee of Roarke's, so from the very beginning, Lt. Eve Dallas has to deal with concerns for the personal connections as she tries to solve these murders. As the investigation digs into the past of the victims, new details of Eve's own past surface and Roarke and Eve face the toughest challenge of their marriage so far - can their love survive the difference in their views of right and wrong?
I found this book to be particularly gut-wrenching to read in several places - the intensity of the disagreement between Roarke and Eve, the scene where she confronts Mira with a lie about Mira's past, and the scenes between Feeney and Roarke all added layers to some of my very favorite characters ever.
This is a great series of books!!
From Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, comes a new novel, the first hardcover in the number-one New York Times best-selling series.
As a child, Eve Dallas was found on the streets, To escape her past, She Built a new identity and a new future as a cop in New York City, Now the hard-edged and cool-headed Eve fights for truth and Justice, but she still has one very human weakness...the enigmatic Irish billionaire Roarke
One of my favorite so far in this series. Eve and Roarke grow in their relationship greatly in this one.
another interesting twist in the Eve Dallas and Roark mysterys. One of Roarks employes is framed for murder, and he asks Eve to head the investigation. Great twist and turns.
This is a very good mystery and I enjoyed it a lot.
As with all the "Death" series, I enjoyed the book. Robb has a way of making you see the story as you read it, which makes for a great story. The characters come to life and I am always trying to figure out who the bad guy really is! A definite read for those who like thrillers with a little steamy romance.
Eve's escape from her past, she had created a new idenity becoming a hard edged and cool-headed cop who fights for truth and justice, but has one human weakness--Irish billionair Roarke
Loved this book. Gripping mystery, great characters!!!
All of the 'In Death' books are great.
Another excellent tale of Eve Dallas!
This was the 33rd book I read this year! When I saw the hardcover on sale at my local library I couldn't resist snatching it up to share. I have registered this copy at bookcrossing.com and it has accompanying bookcrossing labels on and inside the book. It's also an ex-library copy and has library markings as well. Otherwise it's in tip-top shape & ready for a new home!
I'm reading these books completely out of order. I read Naked In Death & its direct sequel quite a few years ago (when they were first released) and then read this one, which I think is #10 in the series. Surprisingly enough I wasn't confused all that much and actually remembered the dynamics of the Eve/Rourke relationship all these years later. This book features many secondary characters I was unfamiliar with but they came "alive" so well it didn't matter after a few pages. The story focuses on the double murder of the husband (and his lover) of one of Rourke's trusted employees. During the course of the investigation Rourke and Eve are "divided", as the title suggests, by their opposing views on revenge. Eve is forced to face her brutal past and it's all quite harrowing. A harrowing read laced with moments of humor. I enjoyed it lots.
I love this series. This is a duplicate copy so it's free for the asking.