In 2060 New York, some murders still get more attention than others, especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman, found in his Park Avenue apartment, tied to the bed--and strangled with cords of black velvet. Fortunately, homicide cop Lieutenant Eve Dallas's billionaire... read more
Technology may be different in 2060 New York, yet the city is still a place of many cultures and great divides. But as ever, some murders receive more attention than others -- especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman, found in his Park Avenue apartment, tied to the bed... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Technology may be different in 2060 New York, yet the city is still a place of many cultures and great divides. But as ever, some murders receive more attention than others -- especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman, found in his Park Avenue apartment, tied to the bed -- and strangled -- with cords of black velvet.
It doesn't surprise Lieutenant Eve Dallas that Thomas Anders's scandalous death is a source of titillation and speculation to the public -- and of humiliation to his family. But while people in the city are talking about it, those close to Anders aren't so anxious to do the same. Fortunately, Eve's billionaire husband, Roarke, happens to own the prime real estate where Thomas Anders's sporting-goods firm is headquartered, giving her some help with access. Before long, she's knocking on doors -- and barging through them -- to look for the answers she needs.
But the facts don't add up. Physical evidence suggests that the victim didn't struggle. The security breach in the apartment indicates that the killer was someone known to the family. And also others things don't add up -- and everyone's alibi checks out, from the wife who was off in the tropics to the nephew who stood to inherit millions. Was this a crime of passion in a kinky game gone wrong -- or a meticulously planned execution? It's up to Dallas to solve this sensational case in which those who seem to be intimates sometimes guard secrets from each other -- and strangers may be connected in unexpected, and deadly, ways....
“Eve: "Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit."Roarke: "You should really learn to form more definite opinions."”
“Isn't there a saying that a real friend is one that helps you hide the body?”Lt. Eve Dallas
“Eve:So you're dead asleep and you get a call. Something terrible's happened and I'm dead. What do you do? Roarke: Before or after I fall prostrate with grief? Eve: Before,during and after. Do you peruse your wardrobe and select a coordinating outfit-down to the footwear? Do you deal with your hair so that it's perfectly groomed? Roarke: With my considerable skills and innate instincts that would take no time at all. Eve: Keep it up and I'll dump red sauce all over your fashionable smarty-pants.”
“I keep thinking, well, this’ll settle down. It’s bound to level off and settle down. But it doesn’t. Even when things are just going smooth and we’re just…living, I can look at you, and I’ve got no breath left.”Highlighted by 12 Kindle customers
“I saw you, and that’s all it took. Sometimes I can’t breathe, I love you so much.”Highlighted by 11 Kindle customers
“There’s a difference between weak and evil.” “Yeah, but there’s sure a lot of overlap.”Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
It remained an amazement, her personal miracle, that he loved her. Loved her because of or in spite of everything. In all the world, with all its misery, after all the pain, they’d found each other. He was right, of course. It was more than enough.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
never knew before there were pieces of me unborn, just waiting for you. I’m alive with you, Eve.” She sighed, touched his cheek. “We’d better get out of here. We’re getting mush all over the pool.”Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
Roarke settled in her visitor’s chair. He took out his PPC and amused himself by checking the stock reports on Anders. He thought it might be quite fitting to buy up the shares formerly owed by Ava Anders. And put them in Eve Dallas’s name.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
“A nice settled moment between the business of the day and the puzzle of the evening. It occurs to me these are moments I live for.” Her heart simply melted. “I always wonder why they’re enough for you.” He laid his lips on hers, soft, sweet. “You shouldn’t.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
“Love clouds things.” “It does, yes.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
This, he thought, this, the unity, the adventure of it, would always delight him. Sustain him. Even when he was inside her, when the need pounded them both, the utter joy of what they’d found, what they’d made, rushed through him. She was the happiness he’d searched for all of his life.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
He laid his hand, palm down, between her breasts. “I know your heart, a ghrá.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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