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“First of all, it's one of the more intense stories in the series. It's also one of the best ones, in that the external plot echoes the internal one. Or vice versa. About loyalty to the badge and what someone will do to protect it, and about Eve & Roarke's loyalty to each other and what they'll do...”see full review » see other reviews »
“~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
I have to say that J.D. Robb never fails to hold my attention. She sets a pathway for readers to follow and sometimes, she likes to take you on a little detour. The intensity picks and up emotions run rampant, making for a read that got my heart pumping and my palms sweaty. ~ Under the Covers
In JUDGMENT IN DEATH, Eve Dallas finds herself in the midst of upscale strip club called Purgatory where a cop has been bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat. Naturally, that club is owned by Roarke, Eve's husband. However, when another murdered cop turns up, Eve knows that something far more dangerous is going on. It seems that the murders of these "dirty cops" are connected to Max Ricker, a former associate of Roarke and a criminal mastermind. As things become hairy, readers get a glimpse of the more possessive side of Roarke!
I have to say that J.D. Robb never fails to hold my attention. She sets a pathway for readers to follow and sometimes, she likes to take you on a little detour. The intensity picks and up emotions run rampant, making for a read that got my heart pumping and my palms sweaty. It seems that Robb herself is a mastermind at playing with human emotions.
Roarke displays a fiercer side of himself and boy, was I along for the ride! I just adore it when Roarke steps up!
And, I have to puff up my chest a bit when I say this because for the first time I can remember, I figured out the killer before it was revealed. Yes, yes I shall pat myself on the back for it and give myself an A. But in all seriousness, I take it as a personal challenge whenever I read an In Death book. Robb's books always make me think and I love how engaging each book feels whenever I immerse myself in this world. It never fails to entertain me.
No In Death review of mine is complete without Roarke... ”
“Sharp and keeping me on my toes the whole time. I great murder book, that I enjoyed way too much. In my opinion it could have been longer. I enjoy Dallas as a character very much and J.D. Robb's writing style is just amazing.”Jasmin wrote this review Sunday, October 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Thirty pieces of silver, but what is the price of a soul?
And we're back for book 11 in the In Death series with a gruesome killing spree that puts a taint on everything Eve Dallas stands for. As usual—and this is something that I find quite comical at this point—there's a connection to Eve's billionaire husband, Roarke.
Well, he does own half the planet!
I thought the crime and mystery aspect was a great improvement over the last one. There's nothing Eve won't do to avenge the dead, and it hits even harder when it's one of their own. The connection to Roarke and the re-emergence of a contact from his less than spotless past is worrying for Eve. In trying to protect Roarke, a wall of tension is built between them which leads to some really intense scenes that were very satisfying to read.
To break the tension...Well, what does a girl do when her husband is being a butthead? Why, go and get rip roaring drunk with her oldest friend of course!
Now, I think I've mentioned before how good the audiobook narrator, Susan Ericksen, is for this series. She's made me laugh many a time with her interpretations of Robb's characters. But drunk Mavis has to go down as the ultimate achievement in audio narration. Ever. Somebody hand that woman an award, please. It was just...ah, so funny.
So, all together a great instalment with some graphic scenes of violence, some tense emotional moments, and a drunk Mavis as the proverbial cherry on the top. How does that sound?
Sounds like 5 stars to me.
5 Stars ★★★★★”
“Read a long time ago”LuvBerners wrote this review Friday, May 11, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a twisted thriller set in Roarke's nightclub Purgatory. Another fast-paced murder mystery.”Rhylb wrote this review Thursday, April 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“one of my fave In Death books... ”Raeve wrote this review Monday, April 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Eve is called in when a man is murdered in one of Roarke's nightclubs. When it turns out the man was an undercover cop, Eve is pulled into an investigation with more implications then she imagined. As she hunts a cop killer, she in drawn into Roarke's past wth a man who holds a grudge and will do anything to get revenge. Will Eve be able to capture Ricker and the cop killer before they can get to her and Roarke?”Azuree wrote this review Saturday, March 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Dirty cops and a really insane drug dealer/arms dealer/basic crazy mafia type guy are the focus of this book. I like the angle of cops killing dirty cops, kinda reminded me of Dexter. ”Erin wrote this review Tuesday, December 20, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another great story! Again Eve finds herself conflicted by her dedication to finding the killer and the expediency of using Rourke to help her. All the while knowing she is in a balancing act. If he gets too involved she risks his safety. If she doesn't bring him in she losses time information. This book explores how both Eve and Rourke grapple with the dangers of her work and their need to protect each other. I enjoyed watching Eve and Rourke work through the complications that loving someone brings to a solitary life. With each challenge they face together, they learn more about each other and it makes them stronger. They are more and more willing to be completely vulnerable with each other. The growth of the relationship is great to watch.”Beachg1rl53 wrote this review Wednesday, September 21, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No