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Naked in Death by J. D. Robb
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Naked in Death (1995)

by J. D. Robb

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Three young women have been brutally murdered. After 10 years on the New York City police force, Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better than to become emotionally involved with her work. But the prime suspect is a suave, sophisticated Irish billionaire with a mysterious past and she finds herself powerless to resist his charm.… (more)
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New York, 2058 . . . New York Police and Security Department Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates the murder of a senator’s daughter that, according to the perpetrator, is “ONE OF SIX.” With politics, high society, and her growing attraction to Roarke, will Eve be able to find the murderer before there’s another victim?

In this, the first in a series, readers meet the players . . . Eve, Roarke, Feeney, Whitney, Mavis, Summerset, Galahad . . . as the unfolding story lays the foundation for the future. Eve recognizes the passion behind the murder and, despite her attraction to the uber-rich Irishman who is her prime suspect, perseveres. While the story is not overly graphic, Eve is a homicide detective, so readers should expect to find her regularly involved in murder investigations.

Credible, well-developed characters, a strong sense of place, and a smart plot with enough unexpected twists to keep readers guessing all combine to keep the suspense building as the gripping plot unfolds. The futuristic world of 2058, while advanced, is not technologically complex enough to be off-putting for technophobic readers and the story is far more police procedural than science fiction. It’s captivating, intriguing, exciting, unputdownable . . . don’t miss it.

Highly recommended. ( )
  jfe16 | Feb 17, 2020 |
I read this for the "An Author Who Uses A Pseudonym" part of my 2019 reading challenge. It was decent, the crime was well written enough that the bad guy wasn't immediately obvious, but I wouldn't say it was a surprise either. I'd be willing to read more of the series. ( )
  Linyarai | Feb 16, 2020 |
The first book in the Eve Dallas series set in the 21st Century is about a serial killer that has enough action and plot twists to keep you reading. ( )
  lewilliams | Jan 11, 2020 |
Please see all of my reviews on my blog at www.robinlovesreading.blogspot.com

I am well over twenty years behind, with close to 50 In Death books written so far, but here I go with Naked in Death. I am delighted to have started this very successful and long-running series with an audiobook narrated by Susan Ericksen. I first downloaded this book eight years ago. Finally I had the pleasure of listening to it.

Classically listed as a detective fiction, or as a suspense, this book, as well as this entire series by J.D. Robb could easily be classified as romantic suspense. Also, it is set it 2058, so there is definitely a futuristic edge to it.

Eve and Roarke meet for the first time due to a very delicate situation. They have murder between them. They also share something just as dangerous, a powerful attraction to one another. While this may seem formulaic, it is far from it. Beyond the inevitable romance that occurs between Roarke and Eve, this story is about several women brutally murdered with Eve on the case. Circumstances initially point to Roarke. Eve is forced to push past what draws her to Roarke in order to effectively get to the bottom of these murders.

If this was a new series at this point in time, I might be reluctant to say that Eve quickly realizes that Roarke is not the murderer. After all, after dozens of books in this series, Eve and Roarke are still together, going strong.

There are nice aspects to this futuristic series, including the lifestyles, weapons, methods of travel, among other things. These things are not focal points, however. What we have here is a very-well written introduction to these two powerful characters. We learn about who Eve is, her tragic past, and what makes her tick. Then, of course, there is Roarke, an ultra-sexy Irishman who is richer than rich. There is plenty of action, intrigue and romance to keep you interested in this book.

Naked in Death was a fantastic mystery and I was able to enjoy listening to it in just a couple of sessions. It was really difficult to put down as the intrigue, twists and turns, as well as an incredible conclusion, all worked flawlessly to create a truly engaging book. I am very glad to have finally read it and am eager to take as long as it takes to read the entire series.

The next book in the series is Glory in Death, originally released in 1995. There are 48 books until February 5, 2019, which is entitled Connections in Death.

Please note: As the manner of the murders is indeed gruesome, at times the story is rather sensitive. ( )
  RobinLovesReading | Oct 25, 2019 |
Good mystery, interesting characters. Fun to read! ( )
  yonitdm | Sep 5, 2019 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
J. D. Robbprimary authorall editionscalculated
Cerutti Pini, D.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ericksen, SusanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hege, UtaÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Isern Torrente, CarolinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McMurdo-Wallis, CristineNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Meneses Silva, Zulma JosefinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Romaní, LolaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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What's past is prologue. --William Shakespeare

Violence is as American as cherry pie. --Rap (Hubert Gerold) Brown
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It is the year 2058, and technology now completely rules the world. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows that the irresistible impulses of the human heart are still ruled by just one thing-passion. Crime and punishment is her business. Murder her speciality. Named by the social worker who found her when she was a mere child roaming that city's streets, Eve is a New York police detective who lives for her job. In over ten years on the force, she's seen it all - and knows her survival depends on her instincts.

When a senator's daughter is killed, the secret life of prostitution she'd been leading is revealed. Three young women have been brutally murdered, and Lieutenant Eve Dallas has been assigned to investigate. The high-profile case takes she into the rarefied circles of Washington politics and society. She knows better than to become emotionally involved with her work. But the prime suspect is Roarke, one of the wealthiest and most influential men on the planet, and a suave, sophisticated and devilishly handsome Irish with a mysterious past. And much to her dismay, she finds herself powerless to resist his charm. She's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, but passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about - except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.
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