In the latest thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, homicide detective Eve Dallas investigates a murder with a mysterious motive--and a terrifying weapon.
Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes entered his body--and killed him.
After Eve Dallas calls the hazmat team--and undergoes testing to reassure both her and her husband that she hasn't been exposed--it's time to look into Dr. Abner's past and relationships. Not every victim Eve encounters is an angel, but it seems that Abner came pretty close--though he did ruffle some feathers over the years by taking stands for the weak and defenseless. While the lab tries to identify the deadly toxin, Eve hunts for the sender. But when someone else dies in the samegrisly manner, it becomes clear that she's dealing with either a madman--or someone who has a hidden and elusive connection to both victims.
"For the victims in Golden in Death, murder comes in small boxes delivered right to their doorsteps. The first victim is a loving husband and father, a beloved member of New York City's medical community, and a kind neighbor and thoughtful friend. So who on earth would want to kill such a paragon of goodness? That is the question NYPSD (New York Police and Security Department) lieutenant Eve Dallas, along with her always frosty professional crew and her helpmate-in-every-way-possible Roarke, must discover if there is any hope of catching the enigmatic killer before another innocent person opens his or her door to death. In the title, Robb, a romantic suspense pseudonym for best-selling romance queen Nora Roberts, cleverly celebrates the golden anniversary, so to speak, of her legendary Eve Dallas series. In the book itself she proves definitively that she has the golden touch when it comes seamlessly fusing danger-spiked plots, propulsive pacing, and a sexy partnership between a tough-as-nails heroine and the man of mystery who complements her in the best possible fashion.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A national one-day laydown of 750,000 copies and an all-out traditional and social media PR campaign will ensure that Eve Dallas' many fans note the fiftieth title in this iconic series.--John Charles Copyright 2019 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review:
"Set in New York City in 2061, bestseller Robb's capable 50th In Death police procedural (after 2019's Vendetta in Death) pits Lt. Eve Dallas against a particularly callous and ingenious assassin. One day, pediatrician Kent Abner receives a mysterious golden egg in the mail. When he opens the lid, the egg emits a deadly toxin that kills him. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, the victim was well liked in his West Village neighborhood. After questioning Abner's work colleagues and relatives, Eve and her stalwart partner, Det. Delia Peabody, are unable to establish a motive or a viable suspect. However, when book club host Elise Duran is killed in an identical manner, Eve notices a link--both the victims' spouses worked at the same private school. Dogged investigative work and a little assistance from her billionaire husband, Roarke, help strong, shrewd, reliable Eve bring the heinous killer to justice. The gripping plot builds to a dramatic finale. Robb shows no sign of losing steam. 750,000 announced first printing. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House. (Feb.)"
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