#BookReview- Two Futuristic #Crime Dramas worth #reading by @TPolin6 and J.D. Robb


This week I managed to read two incredible futuristic crime novels by powerful writers, Teri Polin and J. D. Robb.

I’m on a deadline for the next novel I’m writing and have one releasing March 20th (my birthday!) so I haven’t had the chance to read as much as I wish, but I did enjoy a book from a new-to-me author and another from the incomparable J. D. Robb.

When young Asher Solomon is forced to take his two sisters and run for their lives from soldiers of The Colony, he knows inside he’ll likely never see his parents again. And then his sister falls, injuring her ankle, and he knows all their lives are about to change forever.

Years later, Asher is an operative with the insurgents, fighting to protect civilians from The Colony.

Now that scientists have figured out a way to rid the population of diseases and therefore lengthen lives, the echelons of society pay them to strip the desirable genes such as favored eye or hair color, intelligence, or strength from captured civilians, leaving the hostages to die horrible deaths.

Twenty years ago, a few years before my birth, scientists developed and perfected the process of gene editing in embryos, which changed the futures of the unborn population. Genomes that carried both life-threatening and non-life-threatening diseases could be altered before a fetus was born. Changing the DNA of an embryo, or germline engineering, meant genes for that disease would never be passed down to any subsequent offspring.

Subject A36- Teri Polin

Ash and his team work hard, and often endangering their lives, to protect the outliers and their families. When a terrible secret comes to light, Asher is tested in ways he never could have expected.

I’d learned that promises were like a beacon in a storm—things to cling to and place our hopes in

Subject A36- Teri Polin

There are so many layers to this story, it gripped my attention from the start and kept my interest to the end. The author created a believable- though horrifying- concept for the future of mankind. I can only hope there are brave heroes like Asher ready to save the day should this come to pass!

A must-read, I can’t wait for the next book in this series!

From the first paragraph I was hooked on this book!

She stood in Purgatory and studied death. The blood and the gore of it, the ferocity of its glee. It had come to this place with the willful temper of a child, full of heat and passion and careless brutality.

Judgement in Death- J. D. Robb

When a cop is murdered in a nightclub owned by Lieutenant Eve Dallas’ husband Roarke, it’s just the beginning of one of the most complicated cases of her career.

The investigation uncovers a web of dirty cops, drugs, money laundering, and murder orchestrated by an old associate of Roarke’s.

It was her job to wade through the debris of murder, to pick up the pieces, see where they fit, and put together a picture of the life that had been stolen. And through that picture to find the image of a killer.

Judgement in Death- J. D. Robb

Tension escalates between Eve and Roarke. Eve is determined to do her job and catch a killer, while Roarke is just as determined to protect his wife from a crazy crime boss.

While the police procedural aspect fascinated me, it was the push-pull between Dallas and Roarke that made this story unforgettable.

“The dick’s connected to the ego. It’s medical fact. Or maybe it’s the other way around.”

Judgement in Death- J. D. Robb

Because of her abusive past, Eve tends to come across as abrupt, but it’s also the reason she’s so good at her job. She’s made it her mission to rid the planet of the monsters who pray on those weaker than them. Roarke loves her even more for her dedication, but he’s also protective and it causes them to come to loggerheads in this book.

Someone is killing cops and Roarke is standing in the way of allowing Dallas to do her job- something has to give.

When a threat is made on Eve’s life, the two of them set aside their differences to pool their resources. Will they be able to uncover the truth before it’s too late?

I can’t get enough of this series!

Have you read anything by these authors? Are you a fan of futuristic fiction? Let’s chat!

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40 thoughts on “#BookReview- Two Futuristic #Crime Dramas worth #reading by @TPolin6 and J.D. Robb

  1. I’ve read and enjoyed all three of Teri’s books. I, too, can’t wait for the sequel to this one.

    There was a time I could say I’d read everything Nora Roberts had written, but I can’t keep up with her releases. I do like her JD Robb titles. This one sounds really good.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Jacquie. And best wishes with your deadline.

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    1. I love Asher- he tries so hard to protect those he care about.
      I usually pick up a new J.D. Robb whenever they go on sale- I’m getting quite a collection!

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  2. These look like great reads. I’ll have to check these out. Thanks for sharing, Jacquie, and best of luck with your deadline 🙂

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    1. I’m getting to be such a procrastinator, lol

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  3. I’m familiar with JD Robb and have many of her books under both names. Thanks for the reviews. I’ll have a look at Teri Polen.

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    1. Great, Elizabeth, Teri will be happy to read this!

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  4. Nice to see Teri’s book here. Thanks for the reviews, Jacquie. Good luck with your deadline…I have one approaching as well. 😦

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  5. Great reviews, Jacquie. I’ve read all of Teri’s books and thoroughly enjoyed Subject A36. I know she has been hard at work on the sequel.
    I’ve never read any of the books by J.D. Robb, but I do have a few waiting in paperback on bookshelf. Looking forward to (eventually) exploring this series.

    And what a great time to have a release–on your birthday! You’ll be doing double celebrating! 🙂

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    1. I can’t wait to see what happens next! I think you’d enjoy the In Death series (all 54!) once you start on them, Mae. Many of the characters show up throughout the books- much like a crime series on TV.

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  6. Heaps of thanks for the review, Jacquie – I’m thrilled you enjoyed Asher and his friends! And how cool is that to have a new release on your birthday – it calls for two bottles of champagne!

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    1. You sure like to torment your characters! lol
      Loved Subject A36, Teri- it was a page-turner!

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  7. I loved Subject A36 when I read it and I can’t wait for the next book. I started the In Death series last year and got through the first 5 books. I’m hoping to read more of them this year.

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    1. I LOVED the devotion between Asher and Brynn! It was heartbreaking when she was captured.
      I think this is #12? I don’t read them in order, lol. They’re all fantastic, though!

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      1. It has been a while since I read it but I remember I gave it 5 stars because I loved it so much. I’ve been reading them in order and so far I’ve enjoyed all of the ones I’ve read.

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  8. D.L. Finn, Author February 24, 2021 — 10:18 am

    Great reviews, Jacquie:) Like you, I can’t wait for the next book in the Colony series!

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  9. Marvelous post, Jacquie. I absolutely love Teri’s book. Thanks for this intro to JD too. Hugs all around!

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    1. I’m not into horror, so when I saw this one in her portfolio I grabbed it up, and I’m so glad I did!
      J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) is a phenomenal writer, Teagan- well worth trying!
      Thanks for stopping by, my friend ❤

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  10. Thank you, Jacquie, for showcasing Teri and J.D. Robb. Loved your reviews! All the best on meeting your deadline. 💗

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Gwen. These books provided the escape I needed this week! 🙂

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  11. You’re right. These both sound good. I just ordered 5 books from the library so will wait until I get through those to add to my list!

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  12. Oh wow, Jacqie! I love the extracts you chose to share from each of these books, but that last one about the dick and the ego is golden! I’ve had Teri’s book on my radar and your thoughts on it makes me want to move it up my TBR list! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. That’s awesome, Jan. Teri will be overjoyed 🙂

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  13. I enjoyed Subject A36 too, Jacquie, and look forward to the next one. Hurry up, Teri! And thanks for introducing me to Robb. That opening is a super hook and the book sounds great. Thanks for the reviews and recommendations. 🙂

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    1. You said it, hurry up, Teri! lol.
      J.D. Robb is a superb writer, Diana. I think there are like 54 books in this series now? I’ve read quite a few and they’re all entertaining 🙂

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      1. I’ll need to check out Robb. That’s a huge series!!

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        1. Watch Bookbub and Book Gorilla, they go on sale fairly regularly 🙂

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  14. I really enjoyed this book of Teri’s, Jacquie. The other book also sounds very exciting.

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    1. I can’t wait for Teri’s sequel to come out!

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  15. Both great reviews, Jacquie. I read most Nora Roberts books, as well as her In Death series, though I’ve stalled somewhere in the 30 some installment … I think she’s on number 50 now.

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    1. She’s so talented- both of them are!

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  16. Congratulations to both authors! While I’m familiar with Teri, and her book is on my TBR, I was pleased to be introduced to J. D. Robb. Thank you, Jacquie for your excellent reviews. 🙂

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    1. Teri’s book blew me away, Mark, and J.D. Robb is an auto-buy 🙂

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  17. Happy much belated birthday Jacquie! You are an amazing writer and reviewer. I cannot imagine how you manage to get so much done! And, what awesome reviews! I love stories that trail on the realities of today’s world and personal affairs. 🍃🍃🌺🍃🍃

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    1. Thank you, AOC. I agree. My reading has gravitated toward more current events lately, along with family dramas.

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