Genres: Futuristic Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published by Berkley
Released on October 1, 1999
Eve is pitted against a cunning terrorist organization and it will take everyone to the brink to save her city. Each installment in this series is emotionally engaging, clever, gritty, and a page-turner.
Loyalty in Death is book #9 in the In Death series. Okay out of order, but works best in order to catch the intro to characters and build in their relationship stories.
Loyalty in Death starts out with two single murders for Eve and Peabody to investigate only to snowball when one of her murders is the tip of the iceberg in an atrocious terrorist organization bombing sites around the city not caring about innocent life. And, if that is not enough, Eve and Roarke discover that she still struggles to believe in his love, Peabody discovers a surprising attraction while Peabody’s brother Zeke visits the Big Apple only to get caught up in the dangers of the case.
One of the best parts of this series besides Eve and Roarke together, Eve’s tenacious casework, and the circle of regular characters, is the gritty, dark, and cunning villains Eve must face off against. I enjoy when the villain is a real challenge and doesn’t make it easy. This one is chilling as a secret group who planned ahead, are ruthless, and have the same- if not better- skills and tech than Eve and her group.
The ongoing struggle Eve has to face down her nightmare past and struggle to be in a committed relationship with Roarke doesn’t allow the reader to ever get complacent with this romance angle. Not that one can the way they pair so well when fighting evil with a crackling hot chemistry that grows rather than stales.
And, Peabody! Dear funny Peabody meets her match and I loved seeing that antagonistic relationship with McNab come to a boiling point. Look forward to seeing where that goes.
But yes, suspense-filled and pulse-pounding in the end left me utterly satisfied and itching to pick up the next installment.
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