#1 New York Times – bestselling author J. D. Robb takes us to the New York City of 2060, where Lieutenant Eve Dallas faces down a cop killer.
Amaryllis Coltraine may have recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she’s been a cop long enough to know how... read more
Every cop gets angry when a police officer is killed. And Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no exception. Detective Amarylis Coltraine may have recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she's been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Every cop gets angry when a police officer is killed. And Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no exception. Detective Amarylis Coltraine may have recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she's been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she's taken down just steps away from her apartment, killed with her own weapon, for Eve the victim isn't just "one of us."
But Amarylis Coltraine was also in a relationship with one of Eve's closest colleagues and friend, the Chief Medical Examiner Li Morris, who had started a serious relationship, and from all accounts the two were headed for a happy future together. But someone has put an end to all that. After breaking the terrible news to Morris, she throws every resource she has into finding the killer.
Eve starts questioning everyone from Coltraine's squad, informants, and neighbors, while Eve's husband, Roarke, digs into computer data on Coltraine's life back in Atlanta. To their shock, they discover a connection between this case and their own painful, shadowy pasts, when they find a link to the son of a criminal she and her Roarke had put behind bars, the case heats up even further. Alex Ricker was romantically involved with Amarylis ? Did she leak information to him and then have a change of heart? Eve puts herself in danger to get to the truth? But she can't prevent another death before she learns who betrayed both the criminal's son and the police officer he loved...
The truth will need to be uncovered one layer at a time, starting with the box that arrives at Cop Central addressed to Eve containing Coltraine's guns, badge, and a note from her killer: "You can have them back. Maybe someday soon, I'll be sending yours to somebody else." But Eve Dallas doesn't take too kindly to personal threats, and she is going to break this case, whatever it takes. And that's a promise.
“Love itself draws on a woman nearly all the bad luck in the world. - Willa Cather (following title page)”
“There it was, Eve supposed. There was the answer to why people got tangled up with people. Because when you were down, when you were wallowing, someone you mattered to would ask if you were okay.”Eve Dallas
“Roarke: The bodies of the three men were found floating in the Chattahoochee River. Eve: I think it'd be embarrassing to be dead in the Hoochie-Coochie River. Roarke: Chattahoochee Eve: What's the difference? Roarke: Quite a bit, I'd think.”
“When you find nothing... it means you're eliminating what surrounds the something.”Dr. Li Morris
“Sadder and sadder. I guess you don't know how many people you brush up against or how they might remember you. The guy at the corner deli or the owner of your favorite take-out spot. The clerk where you usually shop for clothes. Not to sound too Free-Agey, but it matters. It all matters, what we leave behind with the people we brush up against.”Detective Delia Peabody
“God. Oh God it was horrible. The hardest thing I've ever had to do. It made me sick inside, just sick to knock on his door. To know I was about to break a friend in two. I have to find the answers for him. It's more than the job.”Lt. Eve Dallas
“Morris: I'm grateful, to both of you. I keep leaning on you. And here, I've turned up on your doorstep, pushing this into your evening. Eve: Stop. Death's a bastard. When the bastard comes, the one's left need family. We're family.”Morris & Lt. Eve Dallas
“Lieutenant, it will likely be a very long while before I ever repeat this, if that day should ever come. But I'll say now, at this precise moment, I'm proud of you.”Summerset
“When you find nothing,” Morris said, “it means you’re eliminating what surrounds the something.”Highlighted by 14 Kindle customers
“I wish there were more than words, because they’re never enough, or they’re simply too much. But I’m very sorry.”Highlighted by 13 Kindle customers
“It comes down to fate for me, I think. There are choices made, of course, along each step, but part of fate is what we make.”Highlighted by 12 Kindle customers
Do you believe there’s more, after death?” “Yes,” Eve answered without hesitation. “No way we go through all this crap, then that’s it. If it is, I’m going to be seriously pissed off.”Highlighted by 11 Kindle customers
It all matters, what we leave behind with the people we brush up against.”Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
“I have to go shopping!” Staring at her, Roarke pressed his fingertips to his temple. “I’m sorry, I believe I must have had a small stroke. What did you say?”Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
“Pretty damn smart, aren’t you? You made it just ugly enough. Inconspicuous. Nobody looks twice.” “I have to admit, that was a hard one for me. I think one of the designers had a breakdown. Cried for an hour.”Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
“Do little pink fairies sing and dance in your world, Peabody?” “Sometimes, when it’s very quiet and no one else can see.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
His gaze lifted from her ring, met hers. Held hers. “How can I love you and not be afraid? You’re my life, Eve, my heart. You’re asking, you’re wondering if I ever worry, if I ever fear, that one day Peabody or Feeney, your commander—a cop who’s become a friend—will knock on my door? Of course I do.”Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
Love itself draws on a woman nearly all the bad luck in the world. —WILLA CATHERHighlighted by 6 Kindle customers
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