Sunday, August 01, 2010

Judgment in Death - J.D. Robb

Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb

Eve Dallas is back in another installment of the In Death series, this time getting called in to investigate the murder of a cop in a club that belongs to none other than her husband Roarke. As Eve tries to determine what the motive was, she keeps finding threads leading to Max Ricker. Ricker used to do business with Roarke, when Roarke's business wasn't completely above board. Now they are enemies, with Ricker waiting years to get back at Roarke. Was he involved in the murder?

As the cops start to pile up, Eve's urge to bring justice gets more strong, as it always does. Eve always seems to over-do it in these novels, not sleeping for long period of time. I wonder if this is the most effective way to go about solving a murder. Surely some sleep could do wonders for Eve's frame of mind?

Even though Eve and Roarke have been married for a year now, she still isn't comfortable in her role as wife. The two get into a big argument that lasts about half the book. Of course, like any civilized couples, it's nothing a little chat and sex can't fix...

As always, it's pretty easy to figure out who the murderer is. I guessed within the first 50 pages and I was right. I don't like how these books always end with a sting or Eve alone confronting the killer. I wish Robb would find a new way to end a book with suspense. Still, this is as good as the rest of the series.

First Line: "She stood in Purgatory and studied death."


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