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In the latest in the New York Times bestselling series, Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law-including the ones sworn to uphold it.

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Overview

In the latest in the New York Times bestselling series, Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law-including the ones sworn to uphold it.

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Catching criminals is difficult enough; convicting them when they're cops sometimes seems nearly impossible. After Detective Eve Dallas's young partner Peabody overhears a deeply incriminating locker room argument between two corrupt officers, she knows that she can't just shower and forget it. Convinced that the pair aren't just crooked, they're murderers, she takes her problem to the street-wise Dallas who, with the timely help of her husband Roarke, gets on this case of policemen traipsing over the thin blue line. Another stand-up installment of J.D. Robb's resilient futuristic New York crime series.

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Lt. Eve Dallas and her squad take on corrupt cops in Robb's 33rd full-length novel featuring the New York Police and Security Dept. homicide detective (after Indulgence in Death), a fast-paced, intricate, and deadly dance of well-matched opponents. When Dallas's partner, Det. Delia Peabody, overhears an angry exchange between Lt. Rene Oberman and Det. William Garnet that reveals an unlawful killing and ongoing skimming, Dallas's reaction to this news is decisive: "the blue line breaks for wrong cops." The setting may be slightly futuristic, but the procedures are familiar: Dallas puts together a solid team that meets in her home to avoid leaks as they compile evidence. At the same time, she initiates confrontations with the dangerous Oberman, whom she begins pushing toward a trap. From this pure good guys versus bad guys scenario, Robb (aka Nora Roberts) wrings plenty of exciting strokes and counterstrokes before reaching the satisfying climax. (Feb.)
Library Journal
In this latest series entry (after Indulgence in Death), Lt. Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, investigate a case of crooked cops. Peabody has just wrapped up her first case as lead detective—an elderly store owner murdered by a trio of junkies—when she decides to end the day in the precinct's gym. Alone in the locker room's shower stall and without access to her weapon, she overhears two cops in a heated argument. It's very clear that they are both involved in a long-running scheme of corruption and murder. Even more shocking is the identity of one of the cops; Lt. Renee Oberman is the only daughter of a highly respected former police commander. Now Dallas and Peabody, along with Dallas's husband, Roarke, and internal affairs man Webster, must find a way to bring a ring of dirty cops to justice. VERDICT It's always fun when Dallas manipulates her enemies and watches them slowly unravel. Fast-paced and humorous, with just the right amount of romance, this is sure to please fans of this highly addictive series. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/10.]—Makiia Lucier, Moscow, ID
Kirkus Reviews

Could real-life high-tech be catching up with Robb's future-crime scenarios? There's barely a single development in 2060 transportation, communications or research in this tale of dirty New York cops.

After cracking her first case as lead investigator, Det. Delia Peabody overhears a locker-room conversation that spells big trouble. It isn't just that Lt. Renee Oberman and Det. William Garnet are on the take; Oberman, whose saintly retired father, Commander Marcus Oberman, gives her a powerful shield against accusations, has organized her whole Illegal Substances unit as a power base and cash cow. Peabody reports this intelligence to her training partner, Lt. Eve Dallas (Indulgence in Death,2010, etc.), who brings it in turn to her boss, Commander Jack Whitney, who vows a full-court press against Illegals. For such a powerfully corrupt unit, though, Illegals turns out to be remarkably toothless. Every attempt Eve makes to unearth new information bears fruit, and every move she makes weakens Illegals further. Oberman doesn't protect his daughter, who never suspects Peabody, and whose minions fail to kill a key witness. There's conflict aplenty, but no obstacles, no setbacks, no complications—nary a doubt what's going to happen next, or ever. The deepest pleasure to be had from this tale of justice triumphant is the repeated, satisfying smirks that will cross your face every time the self-righteous heroine baits the villain.

The futuristic technology isn't the only thing that's stalled in this 32nd installment of Robb's venerable series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594134838
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Series: In Death Series , #32
  • Pages: 590
  • Sales rank: 934,353
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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 February 13, 2011

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    Great Book- Loved It!!!

    I could not wait to get this book home and start reading it! The book begins with a trio of stoners robbing a small store and killing the owner. As the investigation starts, Lt. Eve Dallas throws the reins to Det. Peabody and Peabody gets her first case as primary. One of the best part of this series is how the history of the characters plays throughout the books. Seeing Peabody step up to the plate almost makes you feel proud because we have seen her grow through the previous books. When she finds herself in a deadly situation after going to an old police gym to workout, we are holding our breath along with her. She overhears a conversation that implicates two cops in a murder and corruption scheme and is lucky to escape undetected.




    Peabody goes to Eve and tells her what she heard and the investigation begins. Eve is a cop to the bone and takes this situation as a betrayal of all she stands for. The fact that one of the cops involved is also a female lieutenant, whose father was a revered Commander in the department, makes it all the worse. Eve draws her troops around her and goes to work making her case. All of the characters we have come to know- Commander Whitney, profiler Mira, Eve's husband Roarke, McNab, Truehart, Baxter, Mavis, and even IAB Det. Webster have a part in the operation. There is plenty of action as well as a strenghthening of some of the core relationships that have been in place since the first book.




    As always, when I got to the end of the book, I was antsy for the next one. This is a great series and if you haven't read it you need to start at the beginning and work your way through. The series takes place about 30 years in the future but has very little of a scence fiction feel to it. It is primarily a police procedural mystery and is very popular among my library readers. The audio version is excellent with the same reader(Susan Erickson)for all of the books.

    17 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2011

    Not Her Best

    This book does not have the feel of other Dallas books. It makes me wonder if J. D. Robb actually wrote this book herself. I suspect not - the book brought in all of the characters, but none of them seemed right - they were all off

    For example: The language - totally out of character for Eve and Peabody. Her reaction to Roarke - all other books mention his beauty and how his looks take her breath away - no mention in this book. The sex was lukewarm and the romance contrived. When Roarke loaned Peabody a car, she should have done her "happy dance" -this was out of character. Mira did not sound like Mira. Too much about what a "great cop" Dallas is - we didn't need it beaten into us. She should have been embarrassed as she has been in all other books. There was no sublety in her handling of Oberman - too much "in your face" - also not like her. I could go on and on, but no Pepsi's, not much coffee, and she would never turn down a candy bar. No battling with the vending machine and hardly a mention of her cat - all staples in the other Dallas books. I just really don't believe that Robb wrote this book and, if she did, she's lost her interest in the characters.

    What do you think?

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2011

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    Another Great One

    I felt like was there with Eve and the gang. Feeling the emotions and strength of Eve Dallas. This book showed how strong a character she is. Great book as always. Nora Roberts did a great job. Can't wait for the next one!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2011

    The Best of the Series to date....A MUST Read!

    I purchased this book as an e-book on the day it came out. I have since read it....TWICE in less than a week! I loved the last chapter. I was so sad to see it end. I love how all the characters have evolved over the years, especially Eve and Roarke. Can't wait til the next one comes out in the fall.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2011

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    Robbs on top with this one.

    One of the best In Death novels I have read and I have read them all. All my favorite characters were given page time and Eve has finally stopped her immature remarks to Summerset. I love the bantering between the two, but in an adult kind of way. Eve, Roarke and Summerset have settled into a offbeat type of family. I'm also happy that Eve and Peabody have such a great partnership. I'm ready for the next in this terrific series.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

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    I recommend!

    Treachery in Death is very entertaining and full of action. Detective Peabody and Eve Dallas are on the case of robbery and the murder of the owner of the convenience store. A clever sting operation takes place to smoke out the bad guys. The pages are filled with wit and humor that makes the book so interesting and fun to read. Wonderful cat and mouse scenes and great relationships also make this one a pleasure to read. I recommend!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

    Eve Dallas rides again!

    I have every book there is on Eve Dallas. I have the anthologies too. I am never disappointed. I can't get enough. J D Robb is the name I look for whenever I visit any book store. I just hope 'J D Robb' will continue to write stories about Dallas and Roarke. I love them.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2011

    May I please have more?

    Fantastic read. I couldn't put it down. Sorry to reach the end. I have fun trying to choose who would play which part if the DEATH books ever became a movie or series on TV. The charachters continue to evolve with each book and I still want more. Thank you JD Robb. Another winner!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2011

    A Must Read!!

    I have been a fan of J.D. Robb for years and always enjoy each book but this book is by far the best! I liked that Peabody had a more of a personality in this book and I liked to see the progression Eve is making when trying to balance her work and her home life. I thought the plot was interesting and I was holding my breath at the end. If you like romance and crime and science fiction, this is a book and author you must read. This read will keep you on the edge of your seat. But watch out, these books are addicting.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Treachery in death

    Treachery in death by j.d. robb was excellent! I love the in death series and really enjoy seeing eve's growth with each new book. She is a fascinating character and i hope nora roberts continues writing these stories and allows eve to continue to evolve without losing her edge, insight, and humor. I always look forward to reading the next in death book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

    Best Ever!

    Read all the series and enjoyed this one the most. Pulls out their personalities and strengths. Really,really liked it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

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    Treachery in Death

    I'm a sucker for all of her books, especially the In Death series. They have good homicide storylines (even if a bit formulaic), have great characters, humor, and dialogue, and add just a touch of futuristic sci-fi to differentiate from the pack. This one was a great read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2011

    It's good but not her best!

    I have read all in this series to date, story line is good & I'm no prude, but did we have to use the the "F" word so much in this one, even from the main character, Eve Dallas. After living with Roake for a few years she should be getting a little refined. She is her own person I know but felt there was a lack of romance with Roarke in this one also.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2011

    Storyline of Characters continues to develop with each book!

    First thing I did when I got my Nook was download the entire "In Death" series. I am a self admitted bookaholic and this series is by far my favorite. I love the teacher/mentor/friend dimension of Dallas and Eve. It was nice to see Mavis again. Anyone notice how slowly, but surely Eve is becoming a bit more "comfortable" around Bella? I can't wait for Eve and Roarke to have their own child.......

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2011

    best one

    I really liked this one the best in last few. its good shows how wrong bad leaders make more bad cops. and shows how good cops good leaders bring out the best.has all the familar characters working together to solve murders how they go extra mile for justice and stand up for good.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Another winner for J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) and a fantastic read. Although we know who the bad guys are, its how Eve is able to bring these guys down that holds the reader. A definite must read!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2011

    Typical wonderful read.

    I was a little disappointed in the last book but this one was excellent. I couldn't put it down. She holds my attention to the end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2014

    Treachery In Death

    Great Book. Read it in 1 day. Have read at least 4X. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    Suspensful

    Really enjoyed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2013

    Another winner!

    I was introduced to this series by my Dad and he couldn t have given me a belter gift. I absolutely love each and every book. But, this one is by far my favorite.To see how Eve reacts When one of the top cops in her city turns out to be dirty is amazing !!!!

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