Saturday, May 16, 2009

Conspiracy in Death by J.D. Robb

Conspiracy in Death by J.D. Robb

Eve Dallas is back and on the case of a sleeper who has his heart cut out, pointing the finger towards a doctor or someone in the medical field. Dallas has to deal not only with a murderer on the loose, but a cop with a bad attitude that was on the scene of the murder and files a complaint about Dallas. Using her smarts and her husband's resources, she links the crimes with other crimes out of state to determine who the murderer is.

This series never disappoints in its level of suspense. However I'm getting tired of the killer targeting Eve. I think in about 75% of the Eve Dallas novels I've read, the killer tries to send Eve a message by either directly threatening her or someone she's close to. Can't Robb find another way to create suspense?

We finally find out the first name of Roarke, which was completely unexpected. It's nice that we continuously get pieces of the character's past, as well as some glimpses into what the future could possibly be. With more than 20 books left in the series, I just hope that it's no Eve Dallas alone in a room with the killer, trying to talk him/her into a confession and not get killed at the same time. Enough is enough!

First Line: "In my hands, is power."



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