Salvation in Death (In Death Series #27)

Salvation in Death (In Death Series #27)

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by J. D. Robb
     
 

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Seconds after partaking of wine during a Catholic funeral mass, Father Miguel Flores is dead on the altar. Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contained enough potassium cyanide to kill a rhino. And though the East Harlem neighborhood is a long way from the stone mansion she shares with her billionaire husband Roarke, it’s the

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Seconds after partaking of wine during a Catholic funeral mass, Father Miguel Flores is dead on the altar. Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contained enough potassium cyanide to kill a rhino. And though the East Harlem neighborhood is a long way from the stone mansion she shares with her billionaire husband Roarke, it’s the holiness flying around St. Christobal’s that makes her uneasy.

The autopsy reveals faint scars of knife wounds, a removed tattoo—and evidence of plastic surgery suggesting “Father Flores” may not be the man his parishioners thought. Now, as Eve pieces together clues that suggest identity theft, gang connections, and a deeply personal act of revenge, she hopes to track down whoever committed this unholy act. Until a second murder—in front of an even larger crowd of worshippers—knocks the whole investigation sideways…

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Slick and sexy...the indefatigable Eve Dallas has never been in better form."
-Andrew Gross

"J. D. Robb gives us another great thriller."
-Linda Fairstein

"Curious corpses, tangled twists, and one sizzling sleuth. Salvation in Death is a triple-whammy winner."
-Kathy Reichs

Publishers Weekly

Holy communion spells death for Fr. Miguel Flores, a popular Catholic priest in New York City's Spanish Harlem, after he swallows wine laced with cyanide during a funeral in bestseller Robb's unusually introspective 27th crime thriller to feature Lt. Eve Dallas (after Strangers in Death). The ensuing homicide investigation suggests that Flores could actually be Lino Martinez, a former member of a disbanded gang, the Soldados, suspected of two bombings before he disappeared. The death by cyanide of another religious figure, Jimmy Jay Jenkins, founder of the Church of Eternal Light, complicates matters. Are the two murders connected? Sussing out the answer to that question involves some serious digging. Dallas's husband, Roarke, and fun sidekick, Det. Delia Peabody, lend support. Robb offers a multilayered solution to several crimes that serves as yet another reminder that wolves sometimes hide in sheep's (or priest's) clothing, but justice, like faith, has no expiration date. (Nov.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425226933
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/02/2009
Series:
In Death Series, #27
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
115,073
Product dimensions:
4.16(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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If you haven’t read the thrillers starring Lieutenant Eve Dallas, Salvation in Death is the perfect place to start. J. D. Robb is one of my favorite authors and she has created an iconic female cop -- a strong, sexy, and death-defying heroine -- with the slyest sense of humor in fiction. I love J. D. Robb and Eve Dallas! --Lisa Scottoline

Sexy and unpredictable, these books are first-rate suspense thrillers with wit, character and heart. --Janet Evanovich

Pages fly, church and state collide, long-buried secrets become uprooted in J. D. Robb's slick and sexy newest mystery. Both gripping and tender, the indefatigable Eve Dallas has never been in better form. --Andrew Gross

Eve Dallas -- the NYPD's tough, smart, and sexy lieutenant -- leads the reader down mean streets and onto sacred ground to solve one of one of her most puzzling homicides in Salvation in Death. J. D. Robb gives us another great thriller. --Linda Fairstein

Curious corpses, tangled twists, and one sizzling sleuth. Salvation in Death is a triple-whammy winner. --Kathy Reichs
From the Publisher

"Slick and sexy...the indefatigable Eve Dallas has never been in better form."
-Andrew Gross

"J. D. Robb gives us another great thriller."
-Linda Fairstein

"Curious corpses, tangled twists, and one sizzling sleuth. Salvation in Death is a triple-whammy winner."
-Kathy Reichs

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