December 21, 2011

Review : Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb

Title : Treachery in Death
Author : J.D. Robb
Reading Dates : 25 Oct - 27 Oct 2011
In Death
  • Naked in Death
  • Glory in Death
  • Immortal in Death
  • Rapture in Death
  • Ceremony in Death
  • Vengeance in Death
  • Holiday in Death
  • Conspiracy in Death
  • Loyalty in Death
  • Witness in Death
  • Judgment in Death
  • Betrayal in Death
  • Seduction in Death
  • Reunion in Death
  • Purity in Death
  • Portrait in Death
  • Imitation in Death
  • Divided in Death
  • Visions in Death
  • Survivor in Death
  • Origin in Death
  • Memory in Death
  • Born in Death
  • Innocent in Death
  • Creation in Death
  • Strangers in Death
  • Salvation in Death
  • Promises in Death
  • Kindred in Death
  • Fantasy in Death
  • Indulgence in Death
  • Treachery in Death
From Amazon :
After her boss, Lieutenant Eve Dallas, suggests that New York policewoman Delia Peabody’s footwork needs some work, Delia books some time in the gym for what almost becomes a “killer” workout. Rather than visit NYPD’s brand-new, state-of-the-art exercise facilities, Peabody opts for the building’s old gym, since fewer of her well-toned, light-on-their-feet co-workers will be there. Upon arriving, Peabody has the place to herself until she hears voices and realizes that she’s listening to two cops angrily arguing about a deal in which they are both involved. Fortunately, the two leave before they realize Delia has overheard them. Not only does Peabody know the name of one of the corrupt cops, she also knows they are both guilty of murder. Now it will be up to Peabody and Eve to take these crooked cops down. The thirty-second (!) entry in Robb’s gritty, futuristic procedural series is one of the best yet: a sexy, high-stakes, high-adrenaline read that will delight series stalwarts, hook readers new to Eve Dallas, and please both mystery and romance readers. --John Charles

Book Review of Treachery In Death.

Treachery In Death was another memorable In Death book. Immediately after finishing it, I had a hankering to re-read some of the In Death books.

What makes this one stand out for me, is that Eve not only knows who she’s up against right from the start but has to set a trap to find the evidence she needs without the opponent getting wind of it. There’s no doubt that she will but how Eve and her team goes about laying the groundwork for it certainly makes for some very tension-filled reading. Especially, at the end, when everything comes together.

The other is that Renee Oberman is the opposite of what Eve holds most dear about her job as a police officer. And as in any Nora Roberts book, this represents plenty of emotionally charged moments. Even if it does get a bit cliched at times, I still couldn’t help being drawn in.

The other typical element is of course the humour. The conversations between Eve and her team is as usual filled with plenty of funny moments, even in the midst of death.

My conclusions :

  • Would I re-read the book ? Definitely.
  • Would I want to read the next book in the series ? Yup, it's already on my wish list.
  • Would I want to own my personal copy if I didn’t already own it ? Yes.
  • Who would I recommend this too? Romantic suspense readers.
  • For those looking to read the book, would I recommend buying or borrowing the book? Buy it.

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