Genres: Futuristic Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published by Berkley
Released on April 1, 1999
A bitter winter that bodes no good for the vulnerable people of the streets when a cunning killer plays god with their medical gift. Dallas and Roarke are fighting danger on two fronts. The passion and emotion crackles and sizzles in this latest In Death installment.
Conspiracy in Death is the eighth book in a series that works best read consecutively, but could be read standalone in a pinch.
After the New Year’s, its back to the grind and Eve gets called out in the early morning hours on a murder that is nothing like routine. Someone has used precision surgical techniques to remove the heart from a homeless man. Eve gets distracted when a patrol officer gets belligerent and vows she’ll be sorry. When the case leads her into the highest echelons of the medical profession and the lowliest clinics, to wondering at the politic pressure and cops turning a blind eye, Eve smells conspiracy and this time it is targeting not just her life, but her living as a cop.
Roarke, Peabody, Feeney, McNab, Mavis, and a few new players stand with her, but will it be enough?
As I have worked my way steadily through the series, I’ve liked all and thrilled over some books. This is one that I thrilled to read once it got rolling. There is nothing like a tough, yet secretly vulnerable heroine like Lt. Eve Dallas facing her worst fears while being up against a villain who has a great deal of backing to pull me in and have me avidly devouring each page.
I’ve always enjoyed the dynamics between Eve and Roarke, but in this one, their ‘rightness’ as a couple was never more apparent when he was delivering tender then passionate, and, the best… tough love to his wife to keep her going when she hit her lowest.
The murder mystery is not particularly difficult to work out, but that didn’t matter since the spotlight was more on how Eve would beat back personal demons and powerful interference to wrest the victory.
All in all, this was definitely one of- if not the best- of the series so far for me. Those who enjoy gritty, futuristic romantic suspense are the target group for this series.
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