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In the year 2059, NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called to the scene of a particularly brutal homicide in which the dead woman was bound, tortured and killed. The victim, Natalie Copperfield, worked as an accountant at the firm of Sloan, Myers and Kraus as does her fiancée Byson. When Eve goes to his abode to question him she finds him murdered in an almost an identical manner to that of Natalie.

Eve believes the same person killed bottle of them and when she listens to recordings on their links she learns that Natalie and Byson discovered something irregular at their firm and were investigating it. As Eve investigates the accounting firm; her best friend Mavis, who is about to give birth, wants her to find her friend Tandy who is also about to go into labor. With the help of her sexy husband Roarke, a billionaire many times over, Eve finds the two cases are linked; if she finds the missing woman, she will also find the killer.

J.D. Robb is a fantastic writer of futuristic police procedurals. Her characters have changed and grown over the course of this series and in this latest installment, Eve and Roarke have to overcome their own fears to help a good friend. The mystery is so well crafted that readers will not know who the killer is until the extraordinary climax occurs. BORN IN DEATH is filled with loads of action and an insightful glimpse of the protagonists' private lives. Ms. Robb has written another bestseller.

Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted October 31, 2006

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 27, 2006

SUMMARY

Eve Dallas has a grisly double homicide to solve when two young lovers—both employees of the same prestigious accounting firm—are brutally killed on the same night. It doesn't leave Eve a lot of leftover time to put together a baby shower for her buddy Mavis, but that's supposedly what friends are for.

Now Mavis needs another favor. Tandy Willowby, one of the moms-to-be in Mavis's birthing class, didn't show up for the shower. A recent emigrant from London, Tandy has few friends in New York, and no family—and she was really looking forward to the party. And when Eve enters Tandy's apartment and finds a gift for Mavis's shower wrapped and ready on the table—and a packed bag for the hospital still on the floor next to it—tingling runs up and down her spine.

Normally, such a case would be turned over to Missing Persons. But Mavis wants no one else on the job but Eve—and Eve can't say no. She'll have to track Tandy down while simultaneously unearthing the deals and double-crosses hidden in the files of some of the city's richest and most secretive citizens, in a race against this particularly vicious killer. Luckily, her multimillionaire husband Roarke's expertise comes in handy with the number crunching. But as he mines the crucial data that will break the case wide open, Eve faces an all too real danger in the world of flesh and blood.

Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural, Futuristic

Reading order of IN DEATH series:

    1. Naked in Death (1995)
    2. Glory in Death (1995)
    3. Immortal in Death (1996)
    4. Rapture in Death (1996)
    5. Ceremony In Death (1997)
    6. Vengeance in Death (1997)
    7. Holiday in Death (1998)
    8. Midnight in Death (1998) (in Silent Night)
    9. Conspiracy in Death (1999)
    10. Loyalty in Death (1999)
    11. Witness in Death (2000)
    12. Judgment in Death (2000)
    13. Betrayal in Death (2001)
    14. Interlude in Death (2001) (in Out of This World)
    15. Seduction in Death (2001)
    16. Reunion In Death (2002)
    17. Purity in Death (2002)
    18. Portrait in Death (2003)
    19. Imitation in Death (2003)
    20. Remember When (2003) (with Nora Roberts)
    21. Divided in Death (2004)
    22. Visions in Death (2004)
    23. Survivor in Death (2005)
    24. Origin in Death (2005)
    25. Memory in Death (2006)
    26. Haunted in Death (2006) (in Bump in the Night)
    27. Born in Death (2006)
    28. Innocent in Death (2007)
    29. Eternity in Death (2007) (in Dead of Night)
    30. Creation in Death (2007)
    31. Strangers in Death (2008)
    32. Ritual in Death (2008) (in Suite 606)
    33. Salvation In Death (2008)
    34. Promises in Death (2009)
    35. Kindred in Death (2009)
    36. Missing in Death (2009) (in The Lost)
    37. Fantasy in Death (2010)
    38. Indulgence in Death (2010)
    39. Treachery in Death (2011)
    Big Jack (2010)

 

Born in Death
(In Death: Book 27)
by J. D. Robb

Putnam
November 1, 2006
Available: November 7, 2006
ISBN #0399153470
EAN #9780399153471
352 pages
Hardcover
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Other Books by
J. D. Robb

Time of Death
Treachery in Death
Indulgence in Death
Fantasy in Death
Kindred in Death
The Lost
Promises in Death
Salvation in Death
Suite 606
Strangers in Death
Three In Death anthology
Creation in Death
Dead of Night
Innocent in Death
Memory in Death
Bump in the Night
Origin In Death
Survivor in Death
Imitation in Death
Visions in Death
Remember When
Naked in Death
Witness in Death
Loyalty in Death
Divided in Death
Conspiracy in Death
Remember When
Portrait in Death
Purity In Death
Reunion In Death
Seduction In Death
Out Of This World
Betrayal in Death
Judgment in Death
Silent Night
Holiday in Death
Vengeance in Death
Ceremony in Death
Rapture in Death
Immortal in Death
Glory in Death
Naked in Death


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