It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks . . .until something went terribly wrong. And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, eighty people lay dead.
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is trying to sort out the inexplicable... read more
Happy hour in a Manhattan bar becomes a scene of carnage when a potent hallucinogenic-drug mixture, released into the air, causes everyone inside to attack everyone else. While members of the NYPD unit headed by Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon identify the drugs, they can’t stop another incident... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Happy hour in a Manhattan bar becomes a scene of carnage when a potent hallucinogenic-drug mixture, released into the air, causes everyone inside to attack everyone else. While members of the NYPD unit headed by Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon identify the drugs, they can’t stop another incident days later in a nearby cafe. With a total of 127 dead and the looming threat of another incident, Dallas and her colleagues (with Dallas' billionaire husband, Roarke, who owns the bar, serving as a consultant) race to check out victims, including the few who survived the attack, as they search for connections and motives, with an unexpected assist from the historical knowledge of Roarke’s live-in butler. Although sleepless for days, Dallas remains at the top of her game, and even with the help of modern technology, it’s still dogged police work and keen intuition that solve crimes. With its final twist..
“If you cheated on me, I wouldn't kill a bar full of people. Just you," she said with a big smile. "And I'd do it myself because that's how much I care.”Eve to Roarke
“Aw, gee, I missed the media conference. What a shame." "That statement hits the red zone on the lie-o-meter.”Eve to Peabody
“Roarke. With me." "Man," Peabody breathed. "I wish I could say that. Just once." "Once would be all before I stabbed out your eyes with an ice pick." "Ouch. Might be worth it." "A dull ice pick," Eve added just as Roarke joined them. "Scram." "Goodnight, Peabody." He sent her a smile that made her think, Still worth it. "Dull ice pick?" he said as they continued towards the glides. "Girl talk.”Eve, Peabody and Roarke
“I don't know. Business is dog eat cat, right?" "Dog." "I said dog." He chuckled, sent her a look of amused affection. "Dog eat dog." "That's just stupid. Dogs eat cats. Everybody knows that." "I stand corrected. Business is dog eat cat."”Eve and Roarke
“It's a dangerous world out there. Take care of my cop.”Roarke to Eve
“This is foolish." "It's not. I've got my magic coat." "It doesn't cover your hard head.”Roarke and Eve
“"I know it does. You were an interesting boy, always so bright and clever, so thirsty for more - of everything. You made yourself an interesting and clever man. She's made you a better one.""She's made me more that I ever thought I could be."”Summerset and Roarke
“"At times like this, I like that men are so easy.""Handily, I feel the same. It's easy enough when I have my wife under me, warm and soft.""Maybe." She hooked his legs with hers, reversed positions again. "But I like having my man under me, hot & hard.""That must have been some dream."”Eve and Roarke
“"I think I just lost five pounds in fear sweat." Peabody mopped at her face. "Now I want a cannoli. I don't know why."With a laugh, Roarke shifted to grin at her. "I'll buy you a dozen, precious."”Peabody and Roarke
“"You go in, I go in.""Listen--"He took her face in his hands. "You go, I go. That's non-negotiable. If we're to get blasted to hell or poisoned into lunatics, we do it together.""Crap. Crap. You have to look less rich and gorgeous."God help him, she made him grin. "I'll do what I can."”Roarke and Eve
“"I don't know, not really who he was before he saved me, took me in.""You never looked. You never looked at my past either, until I asked you to.""No. Love without trust? It's not love at all."”Roarke and Eve
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