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Salvation in Death (edition 2008)

by J. D. Robb

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Title:Salvation in Death
Authors:J. D. Robb
Info:G.P. Putnam's Sons (2008), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 353 pages
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Salvation in Death by J.D. Robb

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Not my favorite In Death book, but still had enough good character development for me to finish. I always get a little stuck on the religious-themed ones... they are just not as fun. ( )
  StefanieGeeks | Sep 18, 2014 |
Pleasantly surprised that I am still interested in and loving this series. Another great story with Eve and Roarke. Definitely will continue reading this series. ( )
  Barb_H | Feb 13, 2014 |
Typical Eve-Roarke. If you are reading this book, you are committed to the series. Good, bad, or in-between. ( )
  lesmel | Jun 3, 2013 |
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  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
Wow, I really really didn't remember much about this book, including who did it! I think I liked it better this time around, too. ( )
  saraferrell | Apr 3, 2013 |
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Beware of false prophets,
which come to you in sheep's clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

- Matthew 7:15

The faith that looks through death.

- William Wordsworth
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At the mass of the dead, the priest placed the wafer of unleavened bread and the cheap red wine on the linen corporal draping the altar.
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In the year 2060, sophisticated investigative tools can help catch a killer. But there are some questions even the most advanced technologies cannot answer. Ancient church rituals meet cutting- edge crime solving.

During a Catholic funeral mass Father Miguel Flores brings the chalice to his lips, seconds after partaking of wine, the priest is dead on the altar.

When New York Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contained enough potassium cyanide to kill a rhino, she’s determined to solve the murder of the Father, despite her discomfort with her surroundings. It’s not the bodegas and pawnshops of East Harlem that bother her, though the neighborhood is a long way from the stone mansion she shares with her billionaire husband, Roarke. It’s all that holiness flying around at St. Christobal’s that makes her uneasy.

A search of the victim’s sparsely furnished room reveals little— except for a carefully hidden religious medal with a mysterious inscription, and a couple of underlined Bible passages. The autopsy reveals more: faint scars of knife wounds, a removed tattoo—and evidence of plastic surgery, suggesting that “Father Flores” may not have been the man his parishioners had thought. Now, as Eve pieces together clues hint identity theft, at gang connections and a deeply personal act of revenge, she believes she’s making progress on the case. Until a second murder—in front of an even larger crowd of worshippers—knocks the whole investigation sideways. And Eve is left to figure out who committed these unholy acts—and why.
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He raised the chalice, they prayed and they sang. He was dead the moment he drank the blood. A crowd gathers for a funeral at a downtown New York church. As Father Flores smiles down on his congregation and drinks from the chalice of Christ's blood, he falls down dead. But who would murder a priest? Lieutenant Eve Dallas is convinced there is more to Flores than meets the eye. When an autopsy reveals old combat wounds, and someone begins to destroy every last remaining links to Flores' old life, Eve knows she is facing an act of revenge which knows no boundaries ...'Curious corpses, tangled twists and one sizzling sleuth. Salvation in Death is a triple-whammy winner' Kathy Reichs Book Twenty-Seven in the New York Times number one bestselling series

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The priest at a Catholic funeral mass brings the chalice to his lips and falls over dead. When Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contains potassium cyanide, she's determined to find out who committed this unholy act.

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