Spunky police lieutenant Eve Dallas is back and tracking down a serial killer in the second book of JD Robb's (aka Nora Roberts) "In Death" series. As in the first installment, Eve's love interest, the mysterious and very rich Roarke, initially appears to be at the link between the murders. With their relationship growing stronger, this time Eve seems desperate to clear Roarke's name rather than implicate him. But fortunately for Eve there are far more suspects to concentrate on this time around. All the supporting cast are back as well, most notably Roarke's stuffy butler Summerset and Eve's wild musician friend Mavis.
"Glory In Death" continues the series' genre-bending ways. It is part-mystery, part-romance, and part-sci fi. Will it satisfy die-hard fans of each of the genres? Probably not, as one always seems to get in the way of the other. But for the rest of us, the mix provides a quick and entertaining read. It is surely enough to put the next installment, "Immortal In Death," on the "to be read" list.