Lieutenant Eve Dallas is at a party with her husband Roarke when she's called to a scene within the hotel with one of the staff being beaten, raped, and murdered. To no one's surprise, Roarke owns the hotel. Eve's investigation leads her to a hired killer, which soon gets the FBI on her tail because they've been hunting this guy for a long time. Another murder, a distant friend of Roarke's who is also employed by him, makes the FBI want to take over the case. Eve doesn't allow that happen and suspects the murders may be personal, targeting Roarke.
As always, Eve is stubborn and persistent as she searches for the killer and comes closer than the FBI ever did. This was just like any other Eve Dallas book. You're always sucked in by the relationship between Eve and Roarke, you go along for the ride, and you usually aren't surprised by the ending. These books are still entertaining and I look forward to the next one.
First Line: "A murder was taking place."