Immortal in Death (In Death Series #3)

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She was one of the most sought-after women in the world. A top model who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted — even another woman's man. And now she was dead, the victim of a brutal murder. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas put her professional life on the line to take the case when suspicion fell on her best friend, the other woman in the fatal love triangle. Beneath the facade of glamour, Eve found that the world of high fashion thrived on an all-consuming passion for youth and fame. One that led from the ...

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Overview

She was one of the most sought-after women in the world. A top model who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted — even another woman's man. And now she was dead, the victim of a brutal murder. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas put her professional life on the line to take the case when suspicion fell on her best friend, the other woman in the fatal love triangle. Beneath the facade of glamour, Eve found that the world of high fashion thrived on an all-consuming passion for youth and fame. One that led from the runway to the dark underworld of New York City where drugs could fulfill any desire — for a price . . .

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The third, and arguably best, book in Robb's futuristic In Death series here receives its first unabridged audio treatment (the abridged version was offered in 2001 by Brilliance), and the result is a brisk listen that captures all the suspense of this murder mystery. Ericksen gives tough cop Eve Dallas a hard, no-nonsense tone and nails her fianc Roarke's Irish lilt beautifully. She also deftly portrays Eve's softer side, which comes out when she's forced to arrest her friend Mavis for the murder of a supermodel named Pandora. Eve knows Mavis couldn't have killed Pandora, even though she stood in the way of Mavis and her boyfriend, fashion designer Leonardo. But the evidence-Mavis is found at the scene of the crime, sporting scratch marks from Pandora-seems unequivocal. In the course of Eve's investigation, listeners meet a number of intriguing characters, including a designer with a map tattooed onto his skull, a grumpy horticulturist and a slinky, lifelike drone (i.e., android). Although Ericksen's portrayal of some of these personas can be exaggerated, on the whole, she does an excellent job conveying the primary characters and matching the pace of this taut yarn. Based on the Berkley paperback. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Police lieutenant Eve Dallas can't help getting involved when her best friend, caught in a love triangle, is accused of killing her rival. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
In the third novel of her acclaimed "Death" series, Robb (the pseudonym for Nora Roberts) once again sets her 21st-century police detective heroine on the trail of a murderer. Set against the background of the youth-obsessed, drug-using fashion industry, this suspenseful tale sweeps from the glitzy to the seamy with all the flair and panache one has come to expect from Robb. Although the romance is not so prominent here, the sexual tension still simmers. The author of over 100 romances (primarily as Nora Roberts), Robb has written futuristic romantic suspense stories that include Naked in Death (Berkley, 1995). She lives in Keedysville, Maryland.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425153789
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Series: In Death Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 59,649
  • Product dimensions: 6.78 (w) x 4.10 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

J.D. Robb is the pseudonym for a number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

Biography

Not only has Nora Roberts written more bestsellers than anyone else in the world (according to Publishers Weekly), she’s also created a hybrid genre of her own: the futuristic detective romance. And that’s on top of mastering every subgenre in the romance pie: the family saga, the historical, the suspense novel. But this most prolific and versatile of authors might never have tapped into her native talent if it hadn't been for one fateful snowstorm.

As her fans well know, in 1979 a blizzard trapped Roberts at home for a week with two bored little kids and a dwindling supply of chocolate. To maintain her sanity, Roberts started scribbling a story -- a romance novel like the Harlequin paperbacks she'd recently begun reading. The resulting manuscript was rejected by Harlequin, but that didn't matter to Roberts. She was hooked on writing. Several rejected manuscripts later, her first book was accepted for publication by Silhouette.

For several years, Roberts wrote category romances for Silhouette -- short books written to the publisher's specifications for length, subject matter and style, and marketed as part of a series of similar books. Roberts has said she never found the form restrictive. "If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations," she explained. "If this doesn't suit you, you shouldn't write it. I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure."

Roberts never violated the reader's expectations, but she did show a gift for bringing something fresh to the romance formula. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred (1981), had as its heroine a strong-willed horse groom, in contrast to the fluttering young nurses and secretaries who populated most romances at the time. But Roberts's books didn't make significant waves until 1985, when she published Playing the Odds, which introduced the MacGregor clan. It was the first bestseller of many.

Roberts soon made a name for herself as a writer of spellbinding multigenerational sagas, creating families like the Scottish MacGregors, the Irish Donovans and the Ukrainian Stanislaskis. She also began working on romantic suspense novels, in which the love story unfolds beneath a looming threat of violence or disaster. She grew so prolific that she outstripped her publishers' ability to print and market Nora Roberts books, so she created an alter ego, J.D. Robb. Under the pseudonym, she began writing romantic detective novels set in the future. By then, millions of readers had discovered what Publishers Weekly called her "immeasurable diversity and talent."

Although the style and substance of her books has grown, Roberts remains loyal to the genre that launched her career. As she says, "The romance novel at its core celebrates that rush of emotions you have when you are falling in love, and it's a lovely thing to relive those feelings through a book."

Good To Know

Roberts still lives in the same Maryland house she occupied when she first started writing -- though her carpenter husband has built on some additions. She and her husband also own Turn the Page Bookstore Café in Boonsboro, Maryland. When Roberts isn't busy writing, she likes to drop by the store, which specializes in Civil War titles as well as autographed copies of her own books.

Roberts sued fellow writer Janet Dailey in 1997, accusing her of plagiarizing numerous passages of her work over a period of years. Dailey paid a settlement and publicly apologized, blaming stress and a psychological disorder for her misconduct.

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    1. Also Known As:
      J. D. Robb; Sarah Hardesty; Jill March; Eleanor Marie Robertson (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Keedysville, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Silver Spring, Maryland

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  • Posted May 9, 2010

    Amazing characters!!!

    I started a couple of months ago with the first book of the series and I got so caught up that I started to buy them all in order. Why?? Because the main thing of the book, although the stories are good but the outlining is similar,is that the characters are amazing. You get caught up in their lives, their relationships, their joy, pain, dark moments. Absolutely incredible the way you are absorbed by them. I think is the highlight of the series.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2012

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    Can't wait for the next book in the series!! Brought to you by

    Can't wait for the next book in the series!!

    Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

    This is the third installment of Nora Roberts’s futuristic In Death series written under her pen name, JD. Robb.

    In this book, we pick up in the year 2058 with Lieutenant Eve Dallas reluctantly planning her quickly approaching wedding to handsome and rich fiancé, Roarke (or is he doing most of the planning and she’s just along for the ride?). But in the middle of her planning a body turns up dead like they always do in Eve’s life! This one was one of her snitch’s, Boomer, and he was beaten to where half his face is gone.

    Then, more bodies start showing up in the same condition as Boomer’s. The whole case becomes even more personal when Eve’s best friend, Mavis, becomes the prime suspect in one of the murders. Eve won’t rest until she clears her friend, which is proving difficult considering the murder took place in Mavis’s boyfriend’s house and the only DNA and prints found at the scene were Mavis’s. And it doesn’t help that she had a public fight with the victim earlier that night.

    What do a lowlife snitch, a companion at a sex club, and a supermodel all have in common? They all died for getting in the way of someone making a big profit with their plans of distributing a new illegal drug called immortality. This new drug makes you stronger, prettier, younger looking and increases your sex drive. Sounds great except its highly addictive and completely fatal, projected to kill it’s consumers within five to seven years! Now it’s up to Eve to discover who was set to cash in big on this drug and was the one that was so threatened that they start killing the people getting in their way.

    Time is of the essence as usual. Eve is under a time crunch, she must discover who the killer is before Mavis goes to trial and before her own wedding to Roarke.

    After being a little disappointed, with the last installment of the series, Glory in Death, it was great to delve into this one and be drawn in from beginning to end. I felt this was another story that could realistically happen. Models being drawn to a drug that makes them look younger regardless of its fatal consequences? Not to mention the irony of it being called immortality when it actually is slowly killing them.

    I found the case in this book to be riveting and I never figured out the killer until it was revealed at the end.

    I fell in love with Roarke all over again in this installment with how much he cares for Eve and the way he took care of her after her dream/flashback of her cruel treatment from her father when she was a child. I loved seeing more of his protective side.

    “Summerset, don’t you ever sleep?”

    “It’s Lieutenant Dallas. She’s–”

    Roarke dropped his briefcase, grabbed Summerset by the lapels. “Has she been hurt? Where is she?”

    “A nightmare. She was screaming.” Summerset lost his usual composure and dragged a hand over his hair. “She won’t cooperate. I was about to call your doctor. I left her in her private suite.”

    As Roarke pushed him aside, Summerset grabbed his arm. “Roarke, you should have told me what had been done to her.”

    Roarke merely shook his head and kept going. “I’ll take care of her.”

    I also loved Roarke’s wit and charm and how he interacts with Eve, even when she’s being her most difficult. He really seems to understand her and knows the best way to deal with her.

    For the full review and more visit openbooksociety dot com.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2009

    Excellent book and series

    The entire series is excellent. This book continued to follow the path of Roarke, Eve and their lives together as well as the friendships they develope. Further information on their backgrounds surface. Great read!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2008

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    Jennifer Wardrip - Personal Read

    This time around, Eve Dallas catches a case that has her professional life merging with her personal one. <BR/><BR/>When her friend Mavis is accused of murdering the former lover of her boyfriend, Dallas finds it difficult to gain enough facts to exonerate her -- especially since all of the evidence is pointing directly towards Mavis. Leonardo, Mavis' new love, has been hired to create Eve's wedding gown, but things turn ugly when Pandora, a high-class, world-renowned model and his former lover, turns up dead in his studio. <BR/><BR/>As Eve works to clear Mavis, things get worse when more people associated with Pandora start dying, and at the center is a new drug called Immortality. <BR/><BR/>This is another winner in the "...IN DEATH" series, and you'll do well to pick up a copy -- and read the series from the beginning!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2004

    Same ol' plot

    Although this was quite a good book that I read for hours on end, it disappointed me when I realized that it had the same plot as all the previous 'in Death' books... we meet the designated a-hole in the beginning of the book, who seems quite innocent, and after countless plot twists and empty leads, surprise, our culprit reveals himself. When I read Naked in Death, it was quite a pleasant shock to find out, but after 3 more books... it just gets a little boring. Hopefully the next book will be different. Don't get me wrong though, this book is still very well-written and deserves a read if you're a fan, and if you just got too much time on your hands, like me.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    Highly Recommend

    Love the whole series. This one is the real beginning of Roarke and Eve. I go back and read all the "Death" books from time to time. Those I do not have in hardcover I am building on my e-reader.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

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    Still loving the romance in the book but did find I was disappoi

    Still loving the romance in the book but did find I was disappointed that I figured out the killer from the moment the character was introduced in the book. Just seemed a little too obvious for me and would like to see a little more mystery to solve. Still enjoying the series and can't wait to move onto the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    highly recommended great read

    read the book love the cds listen to them every night while i go to sleep

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Loved it

    Good read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    Great read, very interesting.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2012

    Fabulous Read

    Great read like visiting with friends.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

    Enjoying Whole Series!

    I'm now up to #10

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    page turner

    it was a very good book i was to wait till payday to get # 4 but could not wait

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2014

    Karliah

    Walks in and starts playing the violin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2014

    APOLLO'S CABIN

    Leader- Mascon Rhittick.

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  • Posted August 30, 2014

    This is the second time I¿ve read this book. I especially enjoy

    This is the second time I’ve read this book. I especially enjoy how Eve is learning how to accept her past and the abject horror at having to do “girlie” things.

    With the help of Roarke, Eve’s learning how to show some feelings. I just love this series.


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  • Posted March 3, 2014

    Lieutenant Eve Dallas of NYPSD is trying to clear her best frien

    Lieutenant Eve Dallas of NYPSD is trying to clear her best friend Mavis Freestone of murder charges. Eve has to push hard on this one because it's personal. Eve is also planning her wedding to Roarke as well. She's trying to balance both parts of her life and coping with nightmares of the past which she's hiding from Roarke. We also gain some insight into Summerset's character. Eve enters the world of high fashion and celebrities where getting ahead can be deadly. A new designer drug called Immortality is central to Eve's investigation. Eve brings in Officer Peabody to help her with the cases. Can Eve clear Mavis? Will Eve's past continue to haunt her? Who is Summerset? Who's the real killer? Your answers await you in Immortal in Death.




    I didn't see the killer in this one like I did in the last book. I was truly stunned by who the killer was. I'm still reeling from this one. Eve's past reveals itself in atypical fashion crashing Summerset's world. Roarke and Eve relationship is continuing to build with good results. I look forward to the next book in the series~Rapture in Death.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2013

    Shallow characters

    I found the characters to be very shallow and easilly predictable. The bad guys are so one demensional its sad. They boil down to "I do bad things because they make me happy". Not to mention they all have the same rationale.
    The good characters are almost as bad. They are so sqweeky clean it is sad.
    The shallow characters leads to predictable plot. Unless you count the totally rediculious scearios where a plan ole knightnwith no special abilities takes on 300 other knights and somehow killes 200 of them bybhimself before help arrives.
    In conclusion these books feel like they were writen for very young teenagers and under.

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

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    One of the things I really like about these books are the future

    One of the things I really like about these books are the future excerpts that Robb as created. You
    can really see the cars flying overhead, and I think you can even see the blood flowing out of the
    woman's body and she lies dead in front of Dallas's friend.

    A time of realizing how much friends mean to one another and what you would do for such a friend,
    even if it might cost their career. Also it shows you the side of a promsing career can be damaged
    by to much power.

    A good read!!!

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  • Posted March 24, 2013

    Another fantastic addition to this series. This mystery had me s

    Another fantastic addition to this series. This mystery had me stumped from the beginning.  It drove me crazy that I couldn't get the pieces together.  Eve had her moments, but this particular installment was great because of the secondary characters.  The dynamic between the characters and the different personalities made this mystery/thriller quite fun.  I'm finding myself so attached and it excites me because this series has so many more installments to go.  I was so engrossed from beginning to end.  I blinked and the book was over.  These are such quick reads.  They are impossible to put down.  I can't wait for the next one.

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