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Betrayal in Death

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, comes a new novel in the futuristic series Detective Eve Dallas investigates a homicide on familiar grounds: her husband s hotel and finds herself up against a murderer with a passion for the finer things in life and death 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. 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 that the real target may, in fact, be her husband Roarke "
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J. D. Robb is the pseudonym for a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including the bestselling In Death series. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.


The year is 2059, the place, New York City, and Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns with her attractive group of eager colleagues to solve a series of brutal murders that seem targeted at her wealthy and charismatic husband, Roark. First, a maid in one of his hotels is raped and strangled, then a friend of Roark's, an athletic young editor, is similarly treated. Oddly, the murderer is identified immediately as an expensive hit man, yet clues to his whereabouts are not forthcoming. Furthermore, Dallas must deal with abrasive and uncooperative FBI agents who have been tracking the murderer for years unsuccessfully. Reader Susan Ericksen is given much scope for her talent with the variety of personalities and nationalities that she is called upon to portray. She does an excellent job with the comic moments as well as with the tense ones; listeners will fluctuate between laughter and chills throughout. Recommended for all mystery collections. Juleigh Muirhead Clark, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Lib., Colonial Williamsburg Fdn., VA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

"Since the murders all take place at Roarke's hotel, Eve allows him to assist in the investigation, a stroke of creative genius on Robb's part that plays on the strengths that brought them together way back in book one (Naked in Death), and that serves to bring out Eve's softer side. So certain is Robb at maintaining an atmospheric setting for this well-paced and expertly rendered series, followers will feel as if they have gone home to the future."--Publishers Weekly "When you want a book that will excite, thrill and transport you, pick up something by J.D. Robb. The futuristic Eve Dallas and Rourke suspense stories are without peer!"--RT Book Reviews More Praise for the In Death series "Robb is a virtuoso."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer "It's Law & Order: SVU--in the future."--Entertainment Weekly "J. D. Robb's In Death novels are can't-miss pleasures."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben "Anchored by terrific characters, sudden twists that spin the whole narrative on a dime, and a thrills-to-chills ration that will raise the neck hairs of even the most jaded reader, the J. D. Robb books are the epitome of great popular fiction."--New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane

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