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Reunion in Death Mass Market Paperback – Mar 5 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
Seasoned author Nora Roberts, writing as Robb, delivers another exhilarating entry in her popular futuristic cop series featuring Eve Dallas (Seduction in Death, etc.). Dallas, a New York police lieutenant, is a hard-bitten warrior cop who buries the pain and anger of her early childhood by excelling on the job. In her latest adventure, all the usual suspects are back: Eve's charismatic husband, Roarke; her plucky assistant, Peabody; and hipster techno-geek McNab. For this round, their objective is to take down a woman Eve arrested 10 years ago, a poisoner named Julianna Dunne. Julianna's out on parole, and now rich old men are dying sudden deaths. What's more, the ex-con wants to exact a little revenge on her one-time adversary. Eve's search for Dunne takes her all over the country, and eventually to Dallas, Tex., the city that gave her both her name and a legacy of violent nightmares. This is a satisfying, well-paced novel that offers readers a little of everything sex, death, family drama and well-orchestrated chase scenes. Although Robb's plot is tight and suspenseful, the real pleasure here comes from watching Eve struggle to maintain her distance from others, even as she finds herself tied ever more closely to her friends and family by the bonds of love. (Mar. 5)Forecast: It's a given that Roberts's books will grace the bestseller charts, but a stylish cover image depicting a ghostly, Manhattan subway entrance may attract new readers.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
The most recent chapter of Robb's popular series features Lt. Eve Dallas facing a recently released murderer back to get even. Early in her career, Eve testified against Julianna Dunn, and, during her incarceration, Julianna has been planning how to confuse, humiliate, and ultimately destroy her. This violent reunion begins with the poisoning of middle-aged, wealthy men in seemingly innocuous circumstances on Eve's New York City beat and soon looks like it will culminate with the killing of her husband, Roark. Disconcerting houseguests, a tense visit into Eve's childhood in the city of Dallas, and a comic scene searching for clues in the New York underworld add to the plot and give reader Susan Ericksen the opportunity to charm the listener thoroughly. Her reading is full of color: her accent, pitch, and pacing all add to the listening experience and make this one difficult tape to pause. Recommended for popular collections.
Juleigh Muirhead Clark, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Lib., Colonial Williamsburg Fdn., VA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Hey, folks -- I do seriously recommend nabbing this series as a set and reading them in their proper order. There's a major story-arc involving the two main characters, Lt. Eve Dallas and a financier named Roarke, and piecing their story together is not nearly as enjoyable as reading it straight forward.
However, each book does stand alone as a Police Procedural Mystery. And the Mysteries are solidly plotted and well turned at the end. There's enough background of previous books so you can read out of context without being bewildered.
The third element in these novels that makes them of primary interest to me is that they are set in 2050's and beyond, where Earth has business interests on other planets. I so far have not read a story where Eve goes offplanet with Roarke, but I saw a reference to such a visit.
But I don't have much hope for that novel because of the short-shrift given the third element in this series.
That third element is the weakest part of these novels, and if futurology matters to you, skip this series.
The author has not done the sf novelists' mental work -- extrapolation, or "What if ..." So the series as a whole does not make a solid, well developed argument for future history taking a particular track. The kick an sf reader looks for in a near-future novel just isn't there.
There are bits and pieces of what looks "futuristic" but isn't really.Read more ›
While these books take on a predictable form, Robb's plots never fail to please. Moreover, we get to know the lead players better with every book, and take some degree of pleasure in their growth and development. (Peabody solves her first murder in this one, to the delight of all, in a small sub-plot.) The relationship studies between Eve and Roarke pose many questions about the solidarity of marriage and the care and feeding of one's partner; the troubled childhoods of our protagonists only add to the complexity of their pursuit of happiness.
So add it up -- edgy, compelling stories; torrid romance and relationships; futuristic settings; and intense crime fighting: sounds like a great mystery book!
This book is the latest in her In Death series written under the name of J.D. Robb.
This time, Eve Dallas faces serial killer Julianna Dunne, whose recent release from prison has not seemed to help. She is out for payback against the one person in the world she respects, Eve. And the payback involves the murderous Julianna playing hardball on Eve's New York City area and she even stalks Roarke.
Eve's vulnerabilities are seem to show, to Roarke and the reader.
Julianna Dunne is a brilliant adversary, and she has done her homework well.
This installment does seem to drag very slow in the beginning but sure picks up pace. All the characters seem to build and I do enjoy that part and getting to know the crew better. This was not the best In Death book but it was sure worth the read. If you enjoy this series then you do not want to miss it. If you are new to the series then start at the very beginning with Naked in Death and you sure will be delighted!
Eve has just returned from a three-week vacation. She is now calm, rested, and ready to [fight]. She returns by investigating a series of murders in which rich men are being poisoned and there is no motive that connects them. Once she finds who the culprit is, she is back in business and the manhunt begins. Eve is afraid that the murderer is going to target her husband, Roarke. Dallas is going to have to rely on her own personal strength as well as face her dark past if she wants to defeat this killer. There are times when the plot gets a bit intense but the author knows how to make it fun. You can bet that Eve will find Julianne. You can be sure that there will be a showdown near the end of the book that will have the reader cheering.
J. D. Robb (a.k.a. Nora Roberts) brings back all her favorite characters and lets them grow a bit more. Eve lets Peabody, her aide, work a cold case; the reader gets to see a personal side of Dr. Mira, the police psychiatrist; and we get to see more of Eveï¿½s past as well as her relationship with her Irish soul mate and husband, Roarke. There are times the book gets to be mushy but that is one of the reasons one enjoys Ms. Robertsï¿½s sci-fi, romance, police procedural series. The other reason is the humor she puts with Eveï¿½s relationships with the supporting characters. It is incredible how this prolific author always keep bringing something new to this series to make the reader want more.
Most recent customer reviews
Never a dull moment when it comes to JD Robb.
Once again a thrilling page turner that compliments all of her other novels up until this point!
Another excellent story by J.D. Robb; love this series and would read the rest of them if they were available in hard copy or e-book. Read morePublished on May 1 2014 by S. A. Cox
One of Eve's past case comes back to haunt her. Julianna Dunne has been relaesed early for good behavior. Now she's out for revenge. She killed one man to get Eves attention. Read morePublished on July 7 2004 by Katrina Carmack
I can always count on JD Robb to suck me into a story and this book was no exception. It seems that her villains are becoming more focused on revenge against Eve as this series... Read morePublished on March 7 2004 by Amazon Customer
This was the first book in the series that I read. I got hook on the series. I have read three other books in this series. The storyline is great.Published on April 23 2003
Reunion in Death is another page turning fun mystery read with a murder for Eve Dallas to solve that has a suspect that is part of her past. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2003 by Suzanne Vitale
There are just some books that leave you with a vuege feeling of enjoyment months after you read them, most of the In Death series has that quality, and the 14th insalment is no... Read morePublished on Dec 18 2002
I loved this book, I love the familiarity of the characters, by now I feel as though I know them personally. Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2002