Purity in Death

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The streets of New York City have a new guardian.

No, the city’s finest haven’t hired again. Instead, a terrorist organization has decided that the city streets need a bit of purification.

First, on the list was middle school pusher. No big loss, right? Next up was the well funded pedophile. Even better, many will cheer his loss. Sure, they’ve claimed that only the criminals will be executed but who gets final say on who is a criminal?

But, the line drawn by the law is a bit more rigid. No matter that these were criminals who managed to ‘outsmart’ the system who should be behind bars. The were murdered and Eve must stand for them. To Eve’s mind the law is black and white, though there are some areas that she does push, Eve believes in the law and stands behind it.

What’s hardest on Eve is knowing that many won’t understand why the guardians needed to be stopped — maybe even her own husband.

Hott Review:

This was the first book in the ‘In Death’ series that I ever read. It pulled me and I was soon an Eve fanatic. I believe that in this book – more than any of the others – the readers gets to see Eve. You can see her need for the law. You can see her need for friendship. You can see her need for her husband.

This book remains my favorite because no matter how many times I read it, I feel Eve most in this book. It explains why she and Roarke keep coming back to the same battle. Why she has binded with these people. Why she puts up with McNab’s skipping. It shows her genuine love for her friends that occasionally gets lost in the plot of some of the other books.


Author: J.D. Robb
Source: I have purchased this as a hardcover, paperback, NookBook, and Kindle… sheesh!
Publisher & Date: August 27th 2002 by Berkley Books
Genre: Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 042518630X (ISBN13: 9780425186305)
Pages: 355
Grade: A+
Ages: 18+
Steam: Adult – Not as descriptive as some, but still.
Setting: New York City, New York, 2059
Series: In Death, 17

Author Bio:

J. D. RobbJ.D. Robb is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series and the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. The futuristic suspense series stars Eve Dallas, a New York City police lieutenant with a dark past. Initially conceived as a trilogy, readers clamored for more of Eve and the mysterious Roarke.

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