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Seduction in Death (original 2001; edition 2001)

by J.D. Robb

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Title:Seduction in Death
Authors:J.D. Robb
Info:Berkley Books (2001), Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
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Rating:****
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I have one thing to say for how one of the couples turned out at the end of this book: o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/o/.
I have another thing to say to how the other couple turned out at the end of this book: *.* *.* *.* *.* *.* *.* *.* *.* *.* *.* *.* *.* ​
Now to the story: I thought it was a very cool case and the background action was just as good too. J.D Robb has this incredible talent to mash everything together into one great story. I loved seeing more of Commander Whitney here and there were some really romantic scenes that started out with Eve for a change. Amazing. ( )
  msralways | Aug 19, 2014 |
This episode in the In Death series is not a "whodunnit" but rather a police procedural where we watch Eve and her team gather the evidence needed to stop the murderers. The story begins when Eve is called to the case of the death of a young woman who might have jumped, or might have been pushed, from the balcony of her apartment. The death is witnessed by Dr. Louise Dimatto who Eve had met on an earlier case. Eve quickly learns that the young woman had been dosed with two unusual sex enhancement drugs. It was the amount and the combination that killed her.

We also get a look into the killer's minds. They are two rich boys who are playing a game. Their births were the result of the original experiments with the two drugs before it was learned how dangerous they were. One is a computer hacker and the other is the one who is making the drugs. Kevin is the one who accidentally killed the first girl but Lucias is the one who deliberately sets out to kill the second girl. The game escalates for them with Lucias being the leader and Kevin the tool who follows his lead.

This case brings back some of the memories Eve has about her childhood where she was sexuallly and physcally abused by her own father which makes it a hard one for her to investigate. Roarke works with her as her civilian consultant as they try to track down the killers.

The big relationship issue in this story doesn't center on Eve and Roarke. Instead, McNab and Peabody's relationship is the focus. McNab is very jealous because he believes that Peabody's relationship with licenced companion Charles is sexual. Of course, Peabody hasn't told him that they are just good friends. When Charles and Louise meet and start a relationship, McNab is angry with Charles for hurting Peabody. They do manage to resolve their relationship issues and begin dating exclusively.

This was an enjoyable entry into this long-running series. ( )
  kmartin802 | Aug 4, 2013 |
Typical Eve-Roarke. If you are reading this book, you are committed to the series. Good, bad, or in-between. ( )
  lesmel | Jul 13, 2013 |
Great Great Great!! I love that JD Robb IN DEATH comes out so quickly! Never a dull book!
  Bettyb30 | Jun 24, 2013 |
Actually I should rate this book 2.5.

This book is written by Nora Roberts under the pen name J. D. Robb. I pick it up only when I intend to read pulp fiction.

Detective Eve Dallas, a woman who has been victim of abuse in past, is usually the primary detective in J. D. Robb books. Year is 2050 - they have droids and AutoChefs - that take care of food and stuff.

There are other interesting characters - her aide Peabody who has a tumultous relationship with another handsome detective MacNab. There is Feeney who heads elab. Most of all, Roarke, her husband; it is indicated that once he had a criminal past. He is suave and rich and other than being Dallas's support system he does help her in her investigation with his vast resources of technology and information.

In this particular book, crime was an escalated form of date rape and women were dying. Crime procedures, victimology and criminal behavioral analysis - you find them all there. I have nothing to complain on that front.

My grouse was with too many romantic scenes between Detective Dallas and her husband, they seemed at times interrupting the narrative and taking focus away from crime. So, whenever the chicklit writer appears in J. D. Robb series - I take it as a let down. The book could have been 100 pages less to keep it gritty and fast-paced. ( )
  poonamsharma | Apr 6, 2013 |
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Certes j'évoque les songes,
Ces fruits du cerveau au repos
Qui n'engendre que des fantasmes vains.
William Shakespeare
Mais tout homme tue ce qu'il chérit,
Que chacun se le tienne pour dit.
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Le lâche le fait avec un baiser,
Le brave à l'aide de son épée !
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La mort peuplait ses cauchemars
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15# Eve Dallas Investigation In Death

Lieutenant Eve Dallas is searching for a Casanova killer with a deadly appetite for seduction.

Dante had been courting his victim in cyberspace for weeks before meeting her in person. A few sips of wine and a few hours later, she was dead. The murder weapon: a rare, usually undetectable date-rape drug with a street value of a quarter million dollars.

Detective Eve Dallas is playing and replaying the clues in her mind. The candlelight, the music, the rose petals strewn across the bed - a seduction meant for his benefit, not hers. He hadn't intended to kill her. But now that he had, he is left with only two choices: to either hole up in fear and guilt. Or start hunting again....
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0425181464, Mass Market Paperback)

New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, continues her prolific string of hits with her latest installment in the In Death series of futuristic thrillers starring hard-boiled detective Eve Dallas and a quirky cast of characters, including Eve's husband, Roarke, who owns most of Manhattan and can be relied upon to bring all his considerable resources to bear to help his wife solve the case whether she wants him to or not, and Peabody, Eve's uptight assistant, who has an off-again, on-again thing going with the irreverent Officer McNab. This time Eve is on the trail of a serial killer--or maybe killers--who stalks young women looking for love in online poetry chat rooms. Once a romantic date has been arranged, the murderer sets the scene with roses, champagne, and candlelight, then serves his unsuspecting victims a lethal combination of date-rape drugs that takes them to the height of pleasure and too far beyond. But this killer is really clever, altering his look to become each victim's dream date. What a nightmare! Detective Dallas is on the case, chasing an anonymous psychopath with a twisted taste in romance. But Eve seems a little more fragile this time around, still plagued by the nightmare of childhood abuse. Is retirement from the business of crime solving in the near future for Detective Dallas? Robb has found a winning formula in the genre, so hopefully we'll see a lot more of peppery Eve Dallas. --Alison Trinkle

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"Dante had been courting his victim in cyberspace for weeks before meeting her in person. A few sips of wine and a few hours later, she was dead. The murder weapon; a rare, usually undetectable date-rape drug with the street value of a quarter of a million dollars." -- Inside cover.… (more)

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