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Treachery in Death by J. D. Robb

Treachery in Death (edition 2011)

by J. D. Robb

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Title:Treachery in Death
Authors:J. D. Robb
Info:Berkley (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 384 pages

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Treachery in Death by J. D. Robb



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Peabody, who has now made detective and is Eve's partner, not her aide, takes primary on a homicide for the first time. It's the murder of a well-liked local shopkeeper, and it doesn't take long to track down and arrest the young toughs who did it. This leads to Peabody staying late at Central to finish up the paperwork, and take some time in the gym at Central--not the new, spiffy, gym, but the old one, that no one uses anymore because the new one is so much nicer. She'll be able to work out in privacy.

Or so she thinks. When she's done working out and heads for the showers, she gets trapped, hiding naked in a shower listening to two cops talk about murder and their drug business.

And that's the real start of this story, as Peabody, Dallas, and the rest of their team track down who the crooked cops are, and then tackle the problem of proving it.

It doesn't help that the head of this criminal operations within the police department is the daughter of a revered retired commander, Whitney's predecessor.

This really is one of the best of J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts' always enjoyable In Death series, with tight pacing, good plotting, and excellent character development. We certainly don't come to like Lt. Renee Oberman, but we do get to understand how she got that way.

Susan Ericksen as always does a good, clear, and expressive job as narrator.


I bought this audiobook. ( )
  LisCarey | Sep 19, 2018 |
3.5 stars ( )
  mitabird | Jun 10, 2018 |
I really liked the plot in this book. Having Eve working to root out corruption in the Blue Line made for an emotionally resonant plot. It was also nice to see Peabody developing into a more confident police officer. As always, the characters and dialog and world building are excellent. ( )
  phyllis2779 | May 26, 2018 |
Devoured in one delicious bite. ( )
  nautilus | Sep 20, 2017 |
Okay, so I had the book bought and read within a 24-hour period. Fans of J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) will certainly understand. It’s astonishing to me that this is the 33rd novel featuring Eve Dallas and the gang, and the series is just a strong and entertaining as it has always been. Of course, there have been some books that are better than others in the series. This was definitely one of those books. The relationships between the characters take a back seat to the investigation here, as Eve and Peabody begin an investigation into corrupt cops within their own house.

Avoiding a more populated gym, Peabody heads for a disused facility in the basement at Central. Suddenly she’s caught in the shower listening to a conversation between two dirty cops that she wasn’t intended to hear. Shaken, she takes the information to her superior, Lieutenant Eve Dallas. From here both Eve and Peabody have to be extremely careful about the steps taken to initiate an investigation. Eve sets her sights on another Lieutenant, Rene Oberman, who is head of the Illegals Division and the daughter of a revered former Commander.

Both Dallas and Peabody are good cops whose sensibilities are offended by the thought of someone with Rene’s upbringing turning wrong, and using her power and position to betray everything and everyone she was supposed to stand for.

It’s always entertaining to see Dallas working a cause. She doesn’t use her “team” as much in this book as she usually does, keeping the investigation on a need-to-know basis from necessity. It made me miss the usual characters that we normally get to spend time with throughout a normal investigation, like Baxter and Trueheart, and Nadine Furst. We do get to spend some time with Webster from IAD, and it was nice to see him again.

In short, another great entry to the series. I just wish I could make these books last longer. Good thing Roberts writes so prolifically.
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  dorie.craig | Jun 22, 2017 |
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There is not such thing in man's nature as a settled and full resolve, either for good or evil, except at the very moment of execution.
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Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb

In the latest from the #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law-including the ones sworn to uphold it.

Detective Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a senseless crime-an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. This is Peabody's first case as primary detective-good thing she learned from the master.

But Peabody soon stumbles upon a trickier situation. After a hard workout, she's all alone in the locker room when the gym door clatters open; and-while hiding inside a shower stall trying not to make a sound-she overhears two fellow officers, Garnet and Oberman, arguing. It doesn't take long to realize they're both crooked-guilty not just of corruption but of murder. Now Peabody, Eve, and Eve's husband, Roarke, are trying to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down-knowing all the while that the two are willing to kill to keep their secret.
In a New York City fifty years in the future, Detective Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law - including the ones sworn to uphold it.

Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a brutal, senseless crime - an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. And for the first time, Peabody is primary detective on the case, which means she has to get used to a new level of authority and responsibility. Good thing she learned the ropes from a master like Eve.
But after rounding up the perps, Peabody stumbles upon a much trickier situation. Determined to start working out as hard as she grills suspects, she chooses to do it at the old, rarely-used gym at Central. After a grueling workout, she squeezes into one of the narrow shower stalls, happy to have the place to herself. Just after she shuts the water off, the gym door clatters open - and while she cringes inside the stall, trying not to make a sound, Peabody overhears two fellow officers, Garnet and Oberman, arguing. References are made to delivering product, and a house in the islands, and someone named Keener who’s supposed to look like an OD. It doesn’t take long for a naked and vulnerable Peabody to realize that both officers are crooked - guilty not just of corruption but of murder as well. Fortunately, the two clear out of the locker room without realizing there was a witness.

Eve Dallas may have trained Peabody well - but this is too dangerous for one person to take on alone. Now Peabody, Eve, and her husband, Roarke, must try to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down - knowing all the while that the two have already killed to keep their secret, and are no doubt willing to do it again.
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Peabody, Eve, and her husband Roarke are trying to get the hard evidence they need to bring two dirty cops down -- knowing all the while that the two are willing to kill to keep their secret.

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