In a future where human nature remains as predictable as death, a killer plays God and puts innocent lives in the palm of his hand in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.
With the precision of a surgeon, a serial killer preys on the most vulnerable souls of the world’s city streets. The first victim: a sidewalk sleeper, found dead in New York City. No bruises, no signs of struggle. Just a laser-perfect, fist-sized hole where his heart had once been. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is assigned to investigate. But in the heat of a cat-and-mouse game with the killer, Dallas’s job is suddenly on the line. Now her hands are tied…between a struggle for justice—and a fight for her career…
This is my second–third?–J.D. Robb book so obviously I haven’t read the series in order, but that doesn’t take away from the storyline whatsoever. Ms Robb does an excellent job blending past with present, or should I say future :), to bring us an exciting, mystery novel filled with captivating characters and enough realism to keep this reader on the edge of her seat.
Someone is killing the street people of New York City, otherwise known as sidewalk sleepers. The men and women who have fallen through the cracks of society and now survive on their wits alone. But that’s not enough to save them from the serial killer with a surgeon’s fingers and a heart of stone.
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is assigned the case, but comes up against a bitter enemy. One with the power to end Dallas’s career. Suddenly, she’s in the struggle of her life, not only to stop a murderer, but to save her badge and the very identity that makes her the person she’s become.
I can’t say what draws me to these books more, Eve’s tough exterior that she uses to cover the horrible memories of her youth, or her multi-millionaire husband, Roarke, who for all his riches, will do anything to protect the woman he loves more than life. And then there’s an outstanding cast of secondary characters, each with tales of their own, that add another layer to the In Death series.
Whatever the case may be, this will definitely NOT be my last Eve Dallas book!
I give Conspiracy in Death 5+ lovely kisses- A highly recommended read!