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New York to Dallas (In Death Series #33)

New York to Dallas (In Death Series #33)

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by J. D. Robb

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#1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb presents an intense and terrifying case for New York homicide cop Eve Dallas: one that will take her all the way to the city that named her—and plunge her into the nightmares of her childhood...

When a monster named Isaac McQueen—taken down by Eve back in her uniform


#1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb presents an intense and terrifying case for New York homicide cop Eve Dallas: one that will take her all the way to the city that named her—and plunge her into the nightmares of her childhood...

When a monster named Isaac McQueen—taken down by Eve back in her uniform days—escapes from Rikers, he has two things in mind. One is to take up where he left off, abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. The other is to get revenge on the woman who stopped him all those years ago.

Editorial Reviews

Isaac McQueen is a savage pedophile who just can't quit. Now that he's escaped from New York's Riker Island, he has only three goals: Stay free; continue his perverted attacks; and wreak revenge on the cop who brought him down: Eve Dallas. J.D. Robb's 33rd futuristic In Death novel promises to take readers deep into the mind and heart of Eve Dallas than ever before.

Publishers Weekly
Bestseller Robb breaks with one tradition in her 34th Eve Dallas novel (after Treachery in Death); "Death" is not part of the title, but otherwise she delivers precisely the kind of rapid-fire thrust and parry action fans expect from the near-future New York Police and Security Dept. homicide lieutenant. Serial rapist/murderer Isaac McQueen (aka "the Collector"), the first major bust of Dallas's when she was a rookie, escapes from New York City's Rikers Island prison complex 12 years into his life sentence and immediately resumes his depredations on young girls. McQueen uses a hostage to force Dallas to travel to Dallas, Tex., the site of her own horrific childhood, where he has prepared surprises for her. Working with the FBI, the Dallas PSD, and husband Roarke, Dallas leads the effort to recapture the wily McQueen. The deadly chess game between Dallas and McQueen plays out against multiple backgrounds, including shocking revelations from Dallas's past and the complex, passionate relationship of Roarke and Dallas. (Sept.)
Library Journal
Eve Dallas is back, tracking a monstrous pedophile who's escaped from New York's Rikers Island prison and is intent on continuing his abduction of youngsters while getting even with Eve—years ago, she put him in jail. This 33rd novel in the mega-best-selling "In Death" series is the first not to use that phrase in the title (vs. the subtitle). A no-brainer.
Kirkus Reviews

Lt. Eve Dallas (Treachery in Death,2011, etc.) returns to her troubled roots when she goes up against a sex killer with a taste for tweens and a personal interest in her.

Twelve years after his life sentence for raping and imprisoning several of his alleged 27 victims, Isaac McQueen, aka the Collector, is on the loose again. After making his escape from Rikers Island, he returns to his old apartment, takes the couple renting it hostage and demands that Tray Schuster convey the news of his escape to Eve in person within an hour on pain of serious damage to his girlfriend Julie Kopeski. Tray's anguished visit is only the first of many episodes in which McQueen threatens the officer, who put him away, with a lingering, X-rated death. But he's not content simply to taunt his old nemesis. Sylvia Prentiss, the drug addict who helped him escape, outfits his latest torture chamber in faraway Dallas and helps stock it with fresh meat. McQueen's first victim is a familiar face: rape counselor Melinda Jones, who'd already been rescued once before from his clutches. His second is Darlie Morgansten, a 13-year-old who's more in his sexual line. Together with her megamillionaire husband Roarke, Eve flies to the city that gave her her name to confront both the monster she caged once before and the prison-house of her own tormenting childhood memories.

Roarke and his attendant computer wizards make so many vague, conveniently timed discoveries that the detection is never convincing. But the cat-and-mouse suspense when Eve and McQueen go up against each other is intense.


From the Publisher
“The always awesome Robb shakes up her long-running series and places her gutsy heroine Lt. Eve Dallas on a collision course with the past. Readers learn about the case that brought Eve and Feeney together while Eve battles a monster. Hang on tight, for Eve is about to face childhood nightmares that cut deeper and closer than she ever dreamed. Outstanding!”—RT Book Reviews

“The cat-and-mouse suspense when Eve and McQueen go up against each other is intense.”—Kirkus Reviews

“[Robb] delivers precisely the kind of rapid-fire thrust and parry action fans expect from the near-future New York Police and Security Dept. homicide lieutenant.”—Publishers Weekly

More Praise for the In Death series
“Robb is a virtuoso.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“It’s Law & Order: SVU—in the future.”—Entertainment Weekly
“J. D. Robb’s In Death novels are can’t-miss pleasures.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben
“Anchored by terrific characters, sudden twists that spin the whole narrative on a dime, and a thrills-to-chills ration that will raise the neck hairs of even the most jaded reader, the J. D. Robb books are the epitome of great popular fiction.”—New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane

Product Details

Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
In Death Series , #33
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

J. D. Robb is the pseudonym for a number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 190 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

Brief Biography

Keedysville, Maryland
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Silver Spring, Maryland

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New York to Dallas (In Death Series #33) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 474 reviews.
enticed More than 1 year ago
After time of death I had to pre-order this one. It's an excellent series.
Honehe More than 1 year ago
I have the other 32 books in this series and have reread all of them at least once. These books are a must-read for anyone that likes mysteries or cop books. The story lines are intriguing and keep you pulled in until the last page when you can only ask yourself "How long until the next one is published?!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Robb/Roberts and other authors should note that their book reviews are suffering as readers evaluate B&N pricing not the book. Perhaps it is due to their own popularity and what they must be paid for new work. However, I was sold my nook based on convenience AND economy. When less than a dollar separates e-version from hardcover, you have to wonder why -- and be angry.
Loretta1012 More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a forum to actually review a book to give other readers insights as to what you liked or didn't like about it. I guess it has just turned into a forum for Nook owners to complain. No one forced you to buy a Nook or does Barnes & Noble force you to buy the book. If you find it too pricey then DON'T BUY IT! Let's get this forum back to what it was intened for-REVIEWING BOOKS YOU HAVE READ! Enough said!
Ejaygirl More than 1 year ago
Eve faces a dangerous pedophile she captured as a rookie cop who has escaped from Rikers. In a macabre twist, Isaac McQueen chooses Dallas, Texas for his face-off with Eve, which once again has her returning to the city that holds mostly bad memories for her. There were times when I was on the edge of my seat with this story and others when I felt it lacked its traditional edge. Maybe the venue being outside of New York City contributed to this as well as Eve also facing bigger demons this go-round. I love that Eve is maturing emotionally but there were segments where our acerbic cop was a little too soft around the edges. And, once again, Peabody isn't working by her side for most of the book, which is a real tragedy. Their interplay is integral to the series. With that said, this was one of the most vile villains I've seen in the entire series. The police procedural aspects were pitch perfect and helped the story maintain its edge. McQueen is a formidable challenger and he's scary in a very bad way. As expected, we do learn more about Eve's history. You'll have to read the book for more information...no spoilers here. I found the book extremely interesting though it fell a little short of my expectations. Bring Peabody back to the forefront and leave the softer, kinder Eve in Dallas.
Travelover More than 1 year ago
In each of the In Death books we get a glimpse into Eve Dallas' heartbreaking past as love and trust transform her present. J. D. Robb changed the naming format for a reason. In this book, Robb delves into the psyche of one of literature's most beloved characters. In NEW YORK TO DALLAS, more than any of the previous books in the series, we are exposed to the fears and self-doubts Eve Dallas has tried so hard to keep in check and hidden from others. Here she FINALLY lets down her guard and lays it all out. We learn she desperately wants what other women want - hearth, home, family and friends! And she wants to shake her past and get on with her life - with Roarke. In each of the books, Roarke has also evolved, but there has always been one constant between the two characters - their absolute and undying love for each other. With the help of Dr. Mira, Eve Dallas not only solves a major, brutal case, but she also makes a MAJOR leap in personal growth and letting go of the past. And the love and devotion between Eve and Roarke is on full display. They are wonderfully romantic and sexy as always. I absolutely LOVED the book. And I am looking forward to the next installment. These characters feel like friends, and I constantly revisit them by re-reading the books. I highly recommend NEW YORK TO DALLAS.
ac123 More than 1 year ago
Buy, read, and reread everything she writes. Such a shame that the rating system doesn't mean anything anymore because of the idiots complaining about the prices. Just go to the library if you're that cheap. I used to use the rating system when considering buying a book by an unknown author.
joneilnh More than 1 year ago
Hah. There is already a story where she returns to Dallas and confronts her horrific childhood. Also includes the villian being someone she put away before and has returned to terrorize her again. Think I'll wait until it's in the store before I buy it. That way I can check the information more closely. Also, what's up with not using the ". . . in Death" for the title?
gamblegirl More than 1 year ago
I haven't read this book yet but will add it to all 32 of the others that i own. For those of you blaming Barnes and Noble for the ebook price, you may want to check Amazon, Penguin, and the others before you continue to complain. The others are the same price (Kindle included), more than the Nook price, or not available at all. So blame the publishing company that sets the price not the book sellers that have to go along with it. With JD Robb/Nora Roberts, it's never money wasted.
MayaMA More than 1 year ago
Like many of the other reviewers I have read them all. While I was waiting for the book to be released (I bought the hardback, by the way and I don't gripe about prices as I'm just happey that I can still buy books in print.) I read the first in the series. I was struck with how much Dallas and Roarke have grown as people - and how much her secondary characters have grown and changed. Their relationships are always evolving with each other as well as with Dallas. In this book, Dallas confronts the exisitance and death of her mother (who doesn't really know who she is). She also has to function in a different environment that is not her home territory. Both add a great deal to the over all story. The person who wrote the review complaining there is nothing new in this book because Dallas has already gone to Dallas to seek someone she had arrested once in wrong. She did go to Dallas to interview a potential witness and while there she went to the hotel where she killed her father. Very different from functioning as a cop in Dallas. I read some place that Robb/Roberts started this series in part because she wanted to see how a marriage grows and changes. I think she has succeeded. Now to wait until the next one!
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
Eve Dallas became a cop for a lot of reasons, one was to put monsters like her father away and as a rookie she by accident helped put away a truly evil pedophile Isaac McQueen. But Isaac's escaped and Eve follows his crimes from New York to Dallas, where it all began for her. She's without her team but she is able to take along her civilian consultant, Roarke. Being in Dallas brings back Eve's nightmares and her memories of being a tiny brutalized girl and the longer she's there the worse it becomes but she's determined to catch this monster and put him back in his cage permanently so she and Roarke work with the Dallas PD to catch this demon and put him away for good. You'd think after 33 novels in this series that it would loose it's freshness, it's intrigue, it's pull and I have to admit that a few before have fit that description, but not this one, perhaps it's the plot where Ms. Robb/Roberts takes her readers back to Eve's origins, where her nightmares were born and she takes us successfully into the psyche of an evil so vile that we have to read it through the slats in our fingers like we used to watch scary movies. Perhaps it's her characters that keeps it new that although we know these people very well they still surprise us, perhaps it's because of how human she makes her characters so much so that we can feel their pain and their joy, their horror and their ecstasy. Perhaps it's the love story between Eve and Roarke that keep it so new, the fact that they never should have been together in the first place and how they just keep making it work. Perhaps it's the love scenes that keep it shiny and with these two there's plenty of them. Or perhaps it's all of these reasons that keep us coming back to Eve Dallas, her friends, her foes and especially her Roarke. If you've never read one of these novels you're either just a visitor on our planet or have lived under a rock but rest assured that you can read this and not suffer for not have read the 32 before it, but if that's the case my suggestion would be, go back to the beginning, go back and see where and why it all started, go back and be wowed by this truly gifted storyteller. If you're already a fan, this is all bla bla bla to you any way. Thank you Ms. Robb/Roberts for probably the best romantic suspense fantasy series on this or any planet and as always I can't wait to see what you come up for these characters next.
mysterygirlSC More than 1 year ago
Loved the book, but am writing this to the person who ranted on about the ebook price. I don't like it either and won't pay it unless an author I really like, I wait until it comes out in PB and then get it on my nook. Why y'all think that Barnes and Noble is responsible for the prices is beyond me; check it out on Kindle and it's the same price. THE PUBLISHERS SET THE PRICES NOT BARNES AND NOBLE!!! Take it up with the publishers. Meanwhile I wouldn't trade my Nook Color for anything, compared it with a friends Kindle, and she is getting rid of the kindle for the nook. If you don't want yours send it to me, I know people who could use it. Meanwhile what do you think complaining on the review list accomplishes. Maybe if you contacted B&N directly they would tell you what I just did above and give you a person in publishing to contact.
BETWEENTHELINESIL More than 1 year ago
"New York to Dallas" is spectacular! It is gut-wrenching and emotional and is guaranteed to keep your body tense all the way through. You will root for Eve and Roark through all their turmoil and your heart will break but the end will be worth every emotional outburst. A BIG FIVE STARS!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this series over and over! My husband can always tell when I am reading one because I will start laughing or crying out loud as I read them. Very enjoyable series!
Gloria Branch More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading about Eve and her case solving skills. What a surprise about one of the people Eve comes into contact with on her search for the escaped criminal. A must read for all Eve Dallas fans. Enjoy I did!!!!!
Maureen Devine More than 1 year ago
One of the best in the series. Answers a number of longstanding questions about Eve's history. Also focuses on her relationship with Rourke. I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have all 32 books including the extra 8 short in-between books and I have to say I've never been disappointment. I can't hardly wait for the book to be released and would pay anything for it seeing as I'm completely in love with these great characters that Roberts created.
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Do read and savor, don't pay exorbitant prices, go to your local library!
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
It was a little different for Eve to not have her usual sidekicks around to much. Also off her homeground to a place she hated to deal with. Found out a little more of her history. I do like the characters in tnis series of books.
StargazerKy More than 1 year ago
I don't want to give any spoilers away. I just want to say, fans of the in death series this is a MUST READ! This book is one of the best in the series. Highly emotional. It grabs hold of you right from the first few pages and doesn't let go. It's well worth the cost.
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