Salvation in Death (In Death Series #27)

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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 ...

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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…

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In the nervous silence of a funeral mass, a Catholic priest slowly brings the chalice to his lips -- and falls over dead, a victim of poisoning. Called in to investigate the ghastly crime, Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas struggles to make sense of the sparse evidence. Father Miguel Flores seems to have been a clergyman who took his vows of poverty and chastity serious, yet lurking in the backrooms of his previous history are deeds and associates that need to be tracked. This In Death thriller by Nora Roberts (a.k.a. J. D. Robb) keeps you reading -- and guessing.
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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 Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/2/2009
  • Series: In Death Series , #27
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 154,474
  • Product dimensions: 4.36 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

J. D. Robb is the pseudonym for the 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 the author’s 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 November 6, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    I Hate to Keep Repeating Myself...She's Done It Again!!!!

    I've read every single one of the "In Death" titles, and it's still as exciting as the first title I picked up! Nora Roberts seems to hit gold with just about every title written under J.D. Robb! In this story, Eve and the Catholic Church clash, and I think the Church will never be the same again. Once again, Ms. Roberts has written a tightly researched(re recreation of the funeral Mass and priest's roles were spot on(I was educated in Catholic school from K-12 grades), thrilling, joyride of a mystery. Eve is definitely at the top of her game, and I cannot WAIT to read about Louise's bachelorette party/wedding shower, and the wedding of all weddings. It bummed me that Nadine and Mavis were merely cameos this time, but I still eagerly await the next title, and her adventures in a very realistic New York City 50+ years from now.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2009

    The wait was a disppointment

    I've read all the "in Death" books and this one was a bit of a disappointment.I love the character development of all the previous books and this one didn't seem to build on them. I liked the idea of Morris with a love interest, but very little of the supporting characters was mentioned. I love Peabody and McNab's relationship, Nadine's friendship, Mavis' colorfulness, Sommerset's snarkiness, but quiet concern and all the others. I especially love her relationship with Roarke. I felt like this story was all murder case with none of the extras that affect Eve. The second murder in this story didn't seem necessary. I'm still excited about the next book, but hope it's not all case and a lot more of the outside influences.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2008

    the book was good, but follows the same pattern for Robb.

    I have always been a Nora whether she writes as Robb or Roberts...I originally found Eve when there were no other books of Nora's to read. I like the way Eve and Roarke are together and how well they function as a team, but this book seemed like it was written on auto-pilot and I found myself at times bored with it and it took me longer than it usually does to read it (I usually finish a book in 2 days and this read took me a week). As I said it was a good book, but it was not her best.

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  • Posted November 6, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Though the writing style is choppier than other "In Death" books this is still a keeper for JD Robb fans.

    As an avid fan and holder all all books that JD Robb has written or been a contributing writer, I highly recommend "Salvation in Death" as a must read for the mystery, the twists, and the filling out of the characters of Peabody and McNab. The down side to this book is that the wording was choppy and computer-like instead of the flowing and merging that is a norm for these books. The choppy style seemed to cover a lack of description for the surroundings that were being described and made a couple of conversations with Eve seem robotic with the repetitious one word sentences. Over all this was another great book. There was the enhancement of the characters, funny parts, sad parts, and the thought provoking segments that can make one sit back and think. Well done!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2008

    Lord have mercy!

    Sometimes Nora Roberts/JD Robb books serve as food for me I swear! This woman is more addicting than chocolate. LOL They should have had an option in the ratings that her books could serve as a way to diet; I get a hold of one of those morsels and I cannot put it down! I started reading her stuff a few years ago; she came recommended by a friend. Every cotton picking time I pick up one of her books....well.....it's a good thing I live alone because no one would eat till I was finished with the book LOL.<BR/><BR/>I really really enjoy the trilogies, oh my lord, those Irish types...are just awesome! The single books are fabulous, but hey, I gotta get real, NOTHING beats those Eve and Sexy man books. I agree with one of the other posters, it would take one HECK of a man to add up to what I have in my little nutty imagination about what Roarke looks like. Oooo la la baby! And when i get to a funny part of the book (which there are several) I don't even CARE who is around me when I start giggling to myself. If they ask what I am reading, I PROUDLY tell them "A Nora Roberts Book" Don't you wish you had one?? hmm?? "Well too bad this one is mine gitcher own". LOL<BR/><BR/>The Nora Roberts/JD Robb books are the perfect way to end ANY day, BEGIN any day, or snatch a few hours away from reality day. I do all of the above whenever possible. I am a HUGE fan, I will never STOP being a HUGE fan. Nora Roberts never disappoints with her talent. <BR/><BR/>I wish I would have just discovered who she is, then, I would have all those books to read for the very first time. Everything I have ever wanted in a writer, SHE HAS! The character Eve; her humor is so freaking hilarious. I wanna be Eve when I grow up, it's too bad I'm 43, I'd sure give it a try.<BR/><BR/>IF Nora Roberts ever stops writing, I will curl up and just croak. I'll be like the wicked with of the west when she had the bucket of water dumped on her, I shall wither into nothing (and then PRAY I come back as Eve for Roarke to have his way with LOL!!!<BR/><BR/>Ahhh yes, Nora Roberts, you are indeed a wonderful and talented lady. I wish you nothing but the very best of everything that life has to offer, peace of mind, health to keep you strong, and faith to see you through every bump in the road that you may come to. Thank you so much for bringing your world into mine.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2008

    Good but not Robb's Best

    This book just was not up to J. D. Robb's usual standard. If you had taken out the second murder it would have been one of her short stories. The edge of your seat, nail bitting, goosebump thrill just was not there. The interaction between Eve and Roarke and She-body and McNabb was good, I always get a good laugh out of one of the scenes and Robb delivered on that. But as for as the other members of the In Death family it didn't shine. Nora is a great writer, I have read just about everything she has published but the In Death is my favorite of them all. I think she is spread to thin, that she needs to put more of her time and attention in the In Death books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 4, 2008

    A good read

    I love this series. It's smart, funny, romantic, exciting and the characters are enjoyable. The newest book is no exception. New readers will be able to follow along and regulars will enjoy the next chapter in the series.

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  • Posted November 4, 2008

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    Salvation in Death by J.D. Robb

    Holy moly. I'm not sure how J.D. Robb continues to write such consistently fabulous stories about Eve and Roarke, but she's done it again with "Salvation in Death".<BR/><BR/>This time the victim is a Priest! And he was killed via the sacrament during a funeral mass. Into this holy mess (HAHA) steps Eve the cop. Musing her way through a mass (!) of subjects while trying not to step on too many toes ("I never genuflect in public.") Eve soon discovers the dead priest was not really a priest. The threads for this murder wind all the way back to the gang wars of the early 2040s. But between a copycat killer and more questions than answers the further back she goes, Eve and Peabody definitely have their work cut out for them.<BR/><BR/>I love Eve. I want to go drinking with Eve and discuss life. I'd also love to have Roarke, just once...but Eve could kick my ass with one hand behind her back! Robb also provides us with a deeper look into the lines of right and wrong and black and white. Eve, Roarke, Peabody, and McNab will all get a chance to define their views and feelings. If you want more info, go pick up your own copy. Mine's already on my keeper shelf!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2008

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    Love J.D.Robb

    I have always been a J.D.Robb reader. Unfortunately I do not like Nora Roberts romance books, but give me a eve and rourke book and i will love you forever. Please just one big favor do not ever make these death books into movies for me it would ruin the imaginary looks i gave all players. I love reading about eve, rourke, dr mira, and all the other players. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! do not ever stop writing death books.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2008

    On Pins&Needles all year waiting for her books

    The First 'In Death'Book came to my by my husband by mistake,And what a mistake it was I cant wait for just twice a year for her books to come out.The sad part is that I read them in 3-4 days then I'm left wanting again for the next one,Arnt we all though!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2008

    Love Nora Roberts as J. D. Robb

    I can only echo what the other reviewers have said. I am hooked on Eve and Rourke and wait anxiously for each new book! I can hardly wait to open the box to start reading each new book. I will be anxiously awaiting the receipt of this newest one!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2008

    I've been waiting

    I was hooked on Dallas and Roarke from the first 'in Death' novel by J.D. Robb. I started reading the series several years ago and read them all in order. I was so disappointed when I caught up and I had to start waiting for the next one. It seems so long between publications.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2008

    JD Robb is my favorite author!

    It may be repetitive but I look forward to every new book in the series. I think I'm in love with Roarke! While I wait I reread the others in anticiptation. I feel like their part of my family. Nora Roberts is very gifted and talented... I hope the series never ends!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2008

    Always wanting more

    I hate having to wait for each new book to come out as I usually finish them the day after I get them. I just can't put it down. Introduced her to my mom who has also come to love these books.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2008

    Always waiting and rereading

    It is always way too long between books from Roberts, under either name. Can't wait for the new In Death or the 3rd book of her current trilogy, which comes out in December. She's the top of the list best ever author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2008

    waiting, waiting, waiting

    starting with her first book of this series, Eve and the others are like good friends. More of her humor and the full development of the characters is a delight. The only wish I have, is that Nora would write a bit faster lol.A great fan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2008

    Love her titles love her stories

    I read her first 'In Death' out of order. I immediately went online and ordered all the others. I love all the characters in her books they feel more like family than fiction. To wait for a new book from her is torture!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2008

    Can't Wait to Read This!

    Anytime J. D. Robb has a book out I just have to run out and buy it. I have read and re-read this series tons of times and everytime it gets better. These mysteries are gritty and complex, while still focusing on relationships and the emotional rollercoaster that each character goes through. This is a great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2008

    Can't Wait!!

    I absolutely love the In Death series and have every single book in it. I can't wait for the next one, because I know its going to be great, just like all of Roberts' book are!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2008

    Can't Wait!!

    Sure to be sarcastic, forward and suspensful. All books in this series should be read multiple times!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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