Echoes in Death , the chilling new suspense novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb is the perfect entry point into the compelling In Death police procedural series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas.
As NY Lt. Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke are driving home, a young woman--dazed, naked, and bloody--suddenly stumbles out in front of their car. Roarke slams on the brakes and Eve springs into action.
Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it's too late for her husband Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her terror and shock the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him "the devil"...
While it emerges that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling, and widely disliked, this is one case where the evidence doesn't point to the spouse. So Eve and her team must get started on the legwork, interviewing everyone from dinner-party guests to professional colleagues to caterers, in a desperate race to answer some crucial questions:
What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?
"Late one night, while NYPD lieutenant Eve Dallas and her billionaire businessman husband, Roarke, are returning home from a swanky party, they spot a bloody, naked, and extremely traumatized woman walking in the street. Once Eve and Roarke get the woman to the nearest hospital, they discover she is Daphne Strazza, trophy wife of successful surgeon Dr. Anthony Strazza. When Eve and her team arrive at the Strazzas' home, they find the doctor's body in the couple's bedroom suite. At first glance, it seems as though the Strazzas are the victims of a burglary gone terribly wrong. But once Eve digs deeper into the case, she discovers a pattern of crimes perpetuated by a twisted, masked killer, who seems to be obsessed with New York City's wealthy couples. The millions of Eve Dallas fans worried about Robb's (Nora Roberts) much ballyhooed switch to a new publisher can breathe a sigh of relief since the author's latest tautly constructed entry is every bit as addictively readable as the previous 43 installments in this highly entertaining series. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: With a 750,000 print run and a major national print and online publicity campaign, the publisher is ensuring that Robb's latest attains its usual number-one spot on the best-seller lists.--Charles, John Copyright 2017 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review:
"Bestseller Robb (aka Nora Roberts) is not only prolific but consistently inventive, entertaining, and clever in her crime series set in a near-future New York City, as shown by the stunning 44th entry (after 2016's Apprentice in Death). One cold winter night, Lt. Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, encounter a naked, dazed, and bruised young woman wandering a Manhattan street. They take her to a hospital, where they learn that the victim has been raped; a fingerprint analysis identifies her as Daphne Strazza, the wife of prominent surgeon Anthony Strazza. When Eve and Roarke enter the Strazzas' elegant townhome, they find Anthony slain in the bedroom. Eve soon learns of two similar cases, and she and her police team-aided by Roarke, the owner and CEO of Roarke Industries, and psychiatrist Charlotte Mira-begin a laborious process of finding commonalities that identify a pool of suspects and more potential victims while creating a profile of the perpetrator. When the attacker strikes again, Eve redoubles her efforts. Just when Eve appears to have everything sewn up, Robb delivers a final, devastating twist. 750,000 first printing. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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