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New York to Dallas (In Death Series #33) [NOOK Book]

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#1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb presents an intense and terrifying new 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.

2012 RITA Winner for Romantic Suspense

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Overview

#1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb presents an intense and terrifying new 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.

2012 RITA Winner for Romantic Suspense

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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.
Library Journal
08/01/2014
In Eve Dallas's 33rd outing, she reencounters a serial killer who focuses on young girls and learns more about her mysterious past when she returns to Dallas, her city of origin. Susan Ericksen narrates this emotional episode in Robb's (aka Nora Roberts) long-running series.
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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101536919
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/13/2011
  • Series: In Death Series , #33
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 8,503
  • File size: 573 KB

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.





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 September 7, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

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    After time of death I had to pre-order this one. It's an excellent series.

    56 out of 58 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2011

    Book review suffers due to pricing anger

    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.

    31 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Highly recommended!!

    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?!"

    23 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    E Book Price Complaints

    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!

    19 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2011

    love Nora's books

    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.

    17 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    Quit complaining

    Come on people, grow up. Either you pay the price that the ebook is selling for or you don't. If you love the author's work what's a few extra dollars when you don't have to use gas or valuable time to make a trip to the store. Let's start using this as a means to give our input on the actual books and not as a means to judge and complain about anything and everything. ENOUGH SAID!!!!!!

    14 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    Repeat story?

    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?

    13 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Bring Dallas back to New York

    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.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 24, 2011

    Absolutely Outstanding

    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.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    enjoy the story, stop complaining about the price

    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.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2011

    great addition to the series

    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!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    New York to Dallas is the 33rd in the series and they're still fresh, exciting and as always your next must read.

    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.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2011

    Must read- over and over again!

    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!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    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.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Spectacular!

    "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!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    One of her best.

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2011

    Fantastic!

    Do read and savor, don't pay exorbitant prices, go to your local library!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    WOW Great reading once again

    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!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2011

    everything you expect and more

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2011

    Crazy prices

    I too find the price ridiculous of an e book. I understand the price difference between hardbacks and paperbacks and am more than willing to pay the price of a hardback for my favorite authors such as JD Robb because you are getting a different product. However, the hardback and paperback versions of the e-books are the same yet the price varies by usually 5 dollars. Why??
    To charge $14.99 for an e-book is crazy. I have been reading this author since her very first book and have every book she has published including all hardbacks and am not willing to pay that price for an e-book.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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