From Nora Roberts writing as J. D. Robb comes the second novel in the number-one New York Times-bestselling series starring New York Lieutenant Eve Dallas, now in a special hardcover edition.
It is 2058, New York City. In a world where technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there’s only one place to hide a crime of passion—in the heart….
Even in 2058, when genetic testing usually weeds out any violent hereditary traits before they can bloom, murder still happens. The first victim is found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second is murdered in her own apartment building. Lieutenant Eve Dallas has no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provide Eve with a long list of suspects—including her own lover, Roarke.
As a woman, Eve is compelled to trust the man who shares her bed. But as a copy, it’s job to follow every lead…to investigate every scandalous rumor…to explore every secret passion, no matter how dark.
Or how dangerous…
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Eve Dallas is back! She is one of my fave heroines. such a badass!
After reading Naked in Death (book 1), i was excited to read the next in the series.
Eve and Roarke are now a (sex) couple. Eve wants their relationship to stay within the bedroom. Roarke wants the real thing. While Eve sorts out her mess of a life, she now has to take care of recent crimes involving powerful women.
The story was little bit slow to unravel for my taste. Although the elements are there for a typical suspenseful read. A calculated killer. A common denominator among victims. An undefined motive. My question was: how come Eve cannot uncover the culprit earlier? Is she losing her touch now that she has a personal life?
It is refreshing to see that somehow, Eve is opening up to Roarke. Her past is sneaking in the pages, waiting to be read and understood. And the conflict that seemed to dampen their relationship was just dealt with quickly. No beating around the bush. And that’s just fair. After all, they are both adults. Things should be kept simple. The author saw that there’s no need to stretch it out until the end. And that’s good.
The killer was among my ‘guess’ list. He was a weak villain, if you ask me. A typical sociopath.
Did i say i was now a Roarke groupie? *wink* dark character. Scary past. Loads of money. And can definitely stand his ground in a fistfight. Let’s go Roarke! Oh, and marry me (instead of Eve)? Lol
Sequels should be better than the first book. i’m a little disappointed. The plot has potential to be even more twisted. But it is still a good mystery to read. Not to mention Roarke crumpling the sheets. *meows* hahaha!
.: maria :.
“giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”