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  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; Reissue edition (Nov. 1 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425153789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425153789
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 2.2 x 17 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 141 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #111,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

The third, and arguably best, book in Robb's futuristic In Death series here receives its first unabridged audio treatment (the abridged version was offered in 2001 by Brilliance), and the result is a brisk listen that captures all the suspense of this murder mystery. Ericksen gives tough cop Eve Dallas a hard, no-nonsense tone and nails her fiancé Roarke's Irish lilt beautifully. She also deftly portrays Eve's softer side, which comes out when she's forced to arrest her friend Mavis for the murder of a supermodel named Pandora. Eve knows Mavis couldn't have killed Pandora, even though she stood in the way of Mavis and her boyfriend, fashion designer Leonardo. But the evidence—Mavis is found at the scene of the crime, sporting scratch marks from Pandora—seems unequivocal. In the course of Eve's investigation, listeners meet a number of intriguing characters, including a designer with a map tattooed onto his skull, a grumpy horticulturist and a slinky, lifelike drone (i.e., android). Although Ericksen's portrayal of some of these personas can be exaggerated, on the whole, she does an excellent job conveying the primary characters and matching the pace of this taut yarn. Based on the Berkley paperback. (Nov.)
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In the third novel of her acclaimed "Death" series, Robb (the pseudonym for Nora Roberts) once again sets her 21st-century police detective heroine on the trail of a murderer. Set against the background of the youth-obsessed, drug-using fashion industry, this suspenseful tale sweeps from the glitzy to the seamy with all the flair and panache one has come to expect from Robb. Although the romance is not so prominent here, the sexual tension still simmers. The author of over 100 romances (primarily as Nora Roberts), Robb has written futuristic romantic suspense stories that include Naked in Death (Berkley, 1995). She lives in Keedysville, Maryland.
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"Getting married was murder. Eve wasn't sure how it had happened in the first place. She was a cop, for God's sake". Those are the first phrases of "Immortal in death", the 3rd book in the "In death" series. That should give you a good clue of what is going to happen in this book, namely that police officer Eve Dallas is going to marry, and to nobody else than Roarke!

If you have read the previous books in the series, something I recommend you to do in order to fully enjoy this one, you will know that Eve is still a little confused with the fact that she fall in love, and with a billionaire no less. Roarke, on the other hand, knows exactly what he wants: Eve. And he got her agreement to marry him in a very unorthodox way, in the most unlikely situation (do you remember the last pages of "Glory in death"?). Now, there is a wedding to plan, and a wedding gown to buy. Of course, Eve couldn't be moodier, because she would rather fight a criminal than go shopping :)

Thankfully for her, the crime of a supermodel in which both her best friend Mavis and her wedding fashion designer Leonardo are involved will keep her mind busy, as she tries to find the true culprits and acquit her friend Mavis and Leonardo, Mavis'new lover and previous boyfriend of the dead supermodel, Pandora. In the course of Eve's investigation, she will discover that Pandora's death may be just the tip of the iceberg, as she was involved in shady dealing involving a new and dangerous youth drug.

In my opinion, this is probably one of J. D. Robb's best books in her futuristic "In death" series. The mystery behind Pandora's crime isn't easily solved, so you won't be able to stop reading this book until the very last page.
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At the end of the previous book, "Glory in Death", Roarke proposed to Lieutenant Eve Dallas after they were both involved in a life-threatening situation with a dangerous killer. Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, shocks us right from the start of this book, when we find that Eve accepted the marriage proposal! For those of you that have read the previous novels, this must come as much of a surprise as it was for me. Eve has always had trouble accepting the fact that she was in love, so it was almost unthinkable that she would be willing to share her life with the billionaire Roarke. However, this sets the tone for the things to come in this book, where we will find out several interesting facts from Eve and Roarke's past. These tidbits of information help us make sense of the attitudes we witnessed from several of the main characters in the past.
This time, the crimes Eve has to investigate are very close to home. Eve's best friend, Mavis, has convinced her to consult with designer Leonardo about her wedding dress. Mavis is in a relationship with the designer, and facing a very jealous ex-girlfriend, Pandora, who is literally fighting to get Leonardo back. One night, Mavis calls Eve in a frantic state from Leonardo's study and asks for help. She had found Pandora, the supermodel with which she had a big fight hours ago, lifeless on the study floor. Eve sets out to find out the culprit and clear her friend. In the meantime, one of Eve's informants turns up dead too, and the investigation leads to a new and deadly drug.
Robb has created a wonderful setting for her mysteries, New York in the year 2058, and has perfected the mix with some great characters, making this one hell of series.
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OK, here's the setup. Beautiful young police Lieutenant Eve Dallas is getting married to the richest man in the world. Handsome, muscular fellow named (so help me) Roarke. Eve's best friend, Mavis, has fallen madly in love with an up-and-coming designer. Big, burly, handsome guy, name of Leonardo(!). But Leonardo's ex-lover, Pandora(!!), a vicious, grasping supermodel, won't let go, and threatens to ruin Leonardo's first Really Big Show.
[minor **SPOILER** directly ahead! Just the one...]
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Pandora turns up, messily dead, in Leonardo's apt. Her blood is found under Mavis's nails. But Eve knows Mavis didn't do it. Will she be able to clear her friend , and find the real killer? Will love triumph over all? Will I actually finish this book?
Now, here's a dialog snippet. Lt. Dallas is in conference with Lt. Jake Casto about a murder case. Jake's got "a body that, well, looked like it could ride the range just fine." The confab over, Jake saunters towards the door. "You know, Eve, you've got eyes like good, aged whiskey. Sure brings out a powerful thirst in a man." Just a typical cop-shop conversation in li'l old NYC, 2054 AD.
I can't quite decide whether to take this as a straight romantic-sf-mystery -- other than the character-names, which are clearly auctorial malice aforethought -- or as a put-on, or as "Eye of Argon" material. It is pretty entertaining, if *seriously* over-the-top. Here's Eve again, steeling herself to really marry Roarke, "this man with the sinfully blue eyes, the strong, gorgeous, somehow Raphaelite looks of a doomed angel..."
"She could and had faced an armed laser in the hands of a mad mutant mercenary with less fear than she faced such unswerving emotion..." Um. No bodices are literally ripped here, but all but. LM Bujold, she ain't.
[Didn't actually finish it. Caveat lector]
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