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In the seventh of J.D. Robb's futuristic romance thrillers, NYPD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is on the trail of a serial killer terrorizing the city during the holidays. The only link between the victims--all are patrons of an exclusive dating service, Personally Yours. Working with her aide Officer Peabody, Peabody's nemesis Ian McNab, and her own intriguing husband, Roarke, Eve uncovers secrets that link the victims: secrets that involve both the owners and the clients of Personally Yours and which might be worth killing for. Whether she's writing as Nora Roberts or as J.D. Robb, Roberts weaves a taut and powerful story with lush sensuality and masterful characterization. This murder mystery combines elements of romance, science fiction, and police procedural genres in an entertaining mix that will keep readers turning the pages. --Lisa Wanttaja --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
The year is 2058. Guns are banned and medical science has learned how to prolong life to well beyond the century mark. And man has yet to stop killing man. At Cop Central, it's Lieutenant Eve Dallas's job to stand up for the dead. So begins the seventh riveting installment in Robb's (aka Nora Roberts) futuristic romantic suspense series (following Vengeance in Death). With Christmas only weeks away, Eve is stressing out trying to find the right gift for her new husband, Rourke, who "not only had everything, but owned most of the plants and factories that made it." More to her concern is the latest serial killer who is using "The Twelve Days of Christmas" as a theme for his heinous rape and murder spree. The case touches Eve on a personal level, and while flash-backs from her abusive childhood are flinchingly repetitious, it defines Eve's gritty, hard-boiled character and validates her obsessive determination to bring down the killer any way she can.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Am never disappointed in any of the "in Death" series of books. Good read.Published 3 months ago by Marguerite
I have always like JD Robb books....each on I read it better than the read before.Published 9 months ago by Linda Champion
As good as any other J.D.Robb novel I have ever read.Published 13 months ago by Elizabeth McPherson
Death doesn't stop around the holidays and this book is no exception!
I love her writing style for this series. Read more
This is one of the best writers in the world. I have never been disappointed by any of her books as J. D. Robb or Nora Roberts. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2013 by Linda J. Leclair
Saved this for the Christmas break and was a very appropriate book for that time. However, details of the homicides were a bit disturbing and it took me longer than usual to read... Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2013 by Carole A Cosgrove
This book was very well written and kept me on the tip of my toes from beginning to end. It was the first of the series I read and it left me craving for more. Read morePublished on Aug. 23 2003
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but this one stinks!
It is set in the future: what a great opportunity for adding an interesting element and yet nothing is made of it! Read more