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Eve Dallas and her team investigate two homicides with an apparent connection to a diamond heist from 5 decades ago. It would seem that someone is searching for the missing gems and is willing to kill anyone who gets in the way.

Note: This book is the sequel to Hot Rocks, which should be read first as it provides the background necessary for truly appreciating the story.

Big Jack wraps up the loose ends from the first book satisfactorily although the villain's identity is obvious from the start.

The lack of romance for Samantha Gannon is also disappointing. Yes, this is an Eve and Roarke book, but Sam is a very likable character and it would have been great for her to get her own HEA and thereby provide continuity to Laine and Max's story.

Finally, the publisher may have done readers a disservice by separating the combined edition of Remember When into its component parts. Those unfamiliar with the In Death series may find themselves at sea with the futuristic setting and ongoing character development. Similarly, fans of the series who missed out on Hot Rocks may feel lost without the detail provided in that installment.
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  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
Eve Dallas is hot on the trail of yet another killer. This time it deals with a story from years ago, about a diamond heist and some of those diamonds still missing. But is this enough of a cause to kill someone? You might ask those that have a stake in it. ( )
  wndy2011 | Feb 2, 2018 |
Dallas catches a murder. It is the murder of a young woman house sitting for her friend, Samantha Gannon. Then Gannon's maid is found dead and her body burned in a vacant lot. Samantha Gannon has just written a novel based on a diamond heist more than 50 years before, but at least a 1/4 of the diamonds were never recovered and they are worth millions. Is this the connection that will lead to a murderer?
Dallas and Roarke, with Peabody, MacNab and Feeney are the core of this tale and once again the relationships are what matter as they search for a murderer. Another great futuristic story from J D Robb, ( )
  Bettesbooks | Jul 30, 2016 |
50 years ago a million dollars worth of diamonds was stolen. Now the granddaughter of one of the thieves has written a book about her family's part in the theft and awoken the greed of a killer. Eve and her team have to find the missing piece of the puzzle before he kills again - just because he can. another great book in the "In Death" series. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
BIG JACK is the sequel to HOT ROCKS (which I read a few weeks ago) and takes place about fifty years after the first book concludes. N.B. both these stories appeared together in a previous publication titled ‘Remember When’ and a few fans seem to be a little put out by this, as I had not read that book then these two separate stories were not a problem for me.

Sam is the granddaughter of the heroine of ‘Big Jack’, Laine Tavish. Sam has just published a book based on the experiences of her when they solved the mystery of the stolen diamonds. Now someone thinks that Sam knows where the last stash of diamonds are and is not afraid to kill to get them. BIG JACK opens with Sam returning from her book promotion tour and discovering her friend, and house sitter, has been murdered and Lieutenant Eve Dallas is soon on the case, with her hubby Roarke and sidekick Peabody. As the body count rises the murderer, and the diamonds, both have to be found.

I enjoy the Eve Dallas stories, and the characters continue to grow and reveal themselves in surprising ways. The crimes Eve solves are gritty and gruesome, and the background rumpy pumpy and humour are a good way of diffusing the tension.

If you are a Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb fan do yourself a favour and read these two interconnected books.
  sally906 | Apr 3, 2013 |
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In New York City in 2059, someone is pursuing missing gems from a decades-old heist... someone who's willing to kill for them. Sharp-witted and sexy, NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is used to travelling in the shadowy corners outside the law. And in a future where crime meets cutting-edge technology, she will attempt to track down the diamonds once and for all-and stop the danger and death that have surrounded them for years.
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Lieutenant Eve Dallas attempts to track down the missing diamonds from a decades-old heist and stop the danger and death that have surrounded the jewels for years.

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