Jan 242017
 
Promises in Death

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#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.

A 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.”

Dallas’s friend Chief Medical Examiner Morris and Coltraine 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 news to Morris, 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.

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.

Hott Review:

So, I obviously read this years ago, like in 2012, but, never published it. I found it in my drafts folder. So, here you go… :0

When a cop dies, it hits the whole division. When a cop is murdered a whole new level of anger is breached. When that cop happens to be the girlfriend of the best ME the division has ever seen, well, an army is invoked.

Chief Medical Examiner Morris’ girlfriend has been found murdered in the basement of her apartment building and every office in the city will make sure that the culprit is brought to justice – but it’s all on Eve’s shoulders, as his friend and the primary to make sure that not only is justice is served but that Morris makes it through this traumatic experience.
What I liked: This episode really brings out the characters emotional sides. It’s very interesting.
What I didn’t like: Actually, it was kind of slow and not quite as all-consuming as many of the other novels.

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Author: J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts
Source: Purchased at: Doubleday (hardback) & BN.com (ebook)
Publisher & Date: March 24th 2009 by Putnam (first published 2009)
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Crime, Futuristic
ISBN: 0399155481 (ISBN13: 9780399155482)
Pages: 342
Grade: B
Series: In Death, 28
Naked in Death, 1
Glory in Death, 2
Immortal in Death, 3
Rapture in Death, 4
Ceremony in Death, 5
Vengeance in Death, 6
Holiday in Death, 7
Midnight in Death, 7.5
Conspiracy in Death, 8
Loyalty in Death, 9
Witness in Death, 10
Judgment in Death, 11
Betrayal in Death, 12
Interlude in Death, 12.5
Seduction in Death, 13
Reunion in Death, 14
Purity in Death, 15
Portrait in Death, 16
Imitation in Death, 17
Remember When: Big Jack, 17.5
Divided in Death, 18
Visions in Death, 19
Survivor in Death, 20
Origin in Death, 21
Memory in Death, 22
Haunted in Death, 22.5
Born in Death, 23
Innocent in Death, 24
Eternity in Death, 24.5
Creation in Death, 25
Strangers in Death, 26
Salvation in Death, 27
Ritual in Death, 27.5
Promises in Death, 28
– Kindred in Death
– Missing in Death, 29.5
– Fantasy in Death, 30
– Indulgence in Death, 31
– Possession In Death, 31.5
– Treachery in Death, 32
– New York to Dallas, 33
– Chaos in Death, 33.5
– Celebrity in Death, 34

Author Bio:

J.D. RobbWith a phenomenal career full of bestsellers, Nora Roberts was ready for a new writing challenge. As her agent put it, like Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, and caffeine-free Pepsi, a pseudonym offered her the opportunity to reach a new and different group of readers. The first futuristic suspense J. D. Robb book, Naked in Death, was published in paperback in 1995, and readers were immediately drawn to Eve Dallas, a tough cop with a dark past, and her even more mysterious love interest, Roarke.

The series quickly gained attention, great reviews, and devoted readers. Since the debut of Loyalty in Death (the ninth In Death book) on Halloween 1999 on the New York Times bestseller list, every J. D. Robb title has been a New York Times bestseller. While fans had their suspicions, it wasn’t until the twelfth book in the series, Betrayal in Death (2001), that the publisher fully revealed that J. D. Robb was a pseudonym for bestselling powerhouse Nora Roberts. Unmasked, Nora Roberts fans who hadn’t yet picked up one of the Robb books were quickly playing catch-up.

Robb’s peers in the mystery world are fans as well, with accolades for the In Death series from such blockbuster authors as Stephen King, Jonathan Kellerman, Dennis Lehane, Kathy Reichs, Lisa Scottoline, Janet Evanovich, David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, Robert B. Parker, Ridley Pearson, Linda Fairstein, and Andrew Gross.

The In Death books are perpetual bestsellers, and frequently share the bestseller list with other Nora Roberts novels. J. D. Robb publishes two hardcover In Death books per year, with the occasional stand-alone original In Death story featured in an anthology.

Forty books later, there is no end in sight for the ever-popular In Death series.

Websites & Links: J.D. Robb's website J.D. Robb's facebook

 

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