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.
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.
|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)|
|Series:||In Death, 28|
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