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Born in Death by J.D. Robb
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Born in Death (original 2006; edition 2006)

by J.D. Robb

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Title:Born in Death
Authors:J.D. Robb
Info:G. P. Putnam's Sons (2006), Hardcover, 352 pages
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Born in Death
4 Stars

Whether one loves or hates her writing style, Nora Roberts, aka J. D. Robb, has hit on a winning formula with her In Death books and this installment is no exception.

While the murder mystery and abduction storylines are rather predictable (it is easy to guess both the culprits and the motives relatively early), they, nevertheless, make for gripping reading and the resolution is exciting and satisfying.

The interactions between the characters are fantastic as always, especially the snarky banter between Eve and Summerset. That said, this book demonstrates once again why Mavis is not a favorite of mine as her over the top drama continues to grate on the nerves. Oh well, its impossible to like all the characters all the time ...

All in all, I'm now at the halfway mark through the series and still going strong. I actually can't believe I've made it this far :) ( )
  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
While Dallas has two murders in an accounting firm to deal with, Mavis comes to her about a missing friend who is in her childbirth class. Eva takes on the case to keep Mavis calm and happy.

I liked this story. I liked seeing Eve and Roarke freaked out about Mavis and her impending childbirth. I liked how Eve feels pressured into doing the right things for Mavis but lets Peabody do the actual work. Though dealing with death and kidnapping, I liked the lightheartedness of the impending baby stuff. ( )
  Sheila1957 | Mar 25, 2018 |
A young pregnant woman goes missing, a couple end up dead and Eve Dallas is on the case. Somehow could they end up connected is beyond belief. ( )
  wndy2011 | Mar 9, 2018 |
I do enjoy this series in audiobook form listening to Rourke's Irish brogue. Eve is investigating a double homicide of engaged couple who work at an investment company while going to Lamaze classes for her friend Mavis. Mavis has befriended a woman who is alone at the classes who has gone missing. She enlists Eve's help in finding Tandy even though Eve tries to tell her that missing persons isn't her area but Mavis, nine months and emotional, insists and Eve can't bear to see her friend so upset. With the help of her team they clear up the cases just in time for Mavis to go into labor and rush her to the "birthing center" in a comical delivery. ( )
  Kathy89 | Apr 2, 2017 |
A prestigious accounting firm is at the heart of a double murder investigation as Lt. Eve Dallas searches the deals of some of the richest and the most secretive citizens. Eve soon finds that the murders are tied to something much worse than money laundering. Some very nice surprises are in store for the reader. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
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I am Alpha and Omega,

the beginning and the end,

the first and the last.

-REVELATION

Love begets love.

-ROBERT HERRICK
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The ways and means of friendship were murderous.
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2060 in New York City. Lieutenant Eve Dallas has a grisly double homicide to solve when two young lovers-both employees of the same prestigious accounting firm-are brutally killed on the same night. It doesn't leave Eve a lot of leftover time to put together a baby shower for her buddy Mavis Freestone, but that's supposedly what friends are for.

Now Mavis needs another favor. Tandy Willowby, one of the moms-to-be in Mavis's birthing class, didn't show up for the shower. A recent emigrant from London, Tandy has few friends in New York, and no family-and she was really looking forward to the party. And when Eve enters Tandy's apartment and finds a gift for Mavis's shower wrapped and ready on the table-and a packed bag for the hospital still on the floor next to it-tingling runs up and down her spine.

Normally, such a case would be turned over to Missing Persons. But Mavis wants no one else on the job but Eve-and Eve can't say no. She'll have to track Tandy down while simultaneously unearthing the deals and double-crosses hidden in the files of some of the city's richest and most secretive citizens, in a race against this particularly vicious killer. Luckily, her multimillionaire husband Roarke's expertise comes in handy with the number crunching. But as he mines the crucial data that will break the case wide open, Eve faces an all too real danger in the world of flesh and blood.
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Eve Dallas has a grisly double homicide to solve when two young lovers—both employees of the same prestigious accounting firm—are brutally killed on the same night. It doesn't leave Eve a lot of leftover time to put together a baby shower for her buddy Mavis, but that's supposedly what friends are for.

Now Mavis needs another favor. Tandy Willowby, one of the moms-to-be in Mavis's birthing class, didn't show up for the shower. A recent emigrant from London, Tandy has few friends in New York, and no family—and she was really looking forward to the party. And when Eve enters Tandy's apartment and finds a gift for Mavis's shower wrapped and ready on the table—and a packed bag for the hospital still on the floor next to it—tingling runs up and down her spine.

Normally, such a case would be turned over to Missing Persons. But Mavis wants no one else on the job but Eve—and Eve can't say no. She'll have to track Tandy down while simultaneously unearthing the deals and double-crosses hidden in the files of some of the city's richest and most secretive citizens, in a race against this particularly vicious killer. Luckily, her multimillionaire husband Roarke's expertise comes in handy with the number crunching. But as he mines the crucial data that will break the case wide open, Eve faces an all too real danger in the world of flesh and blood.

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When a pair of young lovers, employees of a prestigious accounting firm, are brutally murdered, mid-twenty-first-century lieutenant Eve Dallas finds the case complicated by the suspicious disappearance of a pregnant woman.

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