Big Jack (In Death Series)

Big Jack (In Death Series)

by J. D. Robb

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Big Jack (In Death Series) by J. D. Robb

Lieutenant Eve Dallas's search for a precious fortune leads her into untold danger in this thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb.

In New York City in 2059, someone is pursuing missing gems from a decades-old heist...someone who’s willing to kill for them. Sharp-witted and sexy, Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas is used to traveling in the shadowy corners outside the law. And in a future where crime meets cutting-edge technology, she will attempt to track down the diamonds once and for all—and stop the danger and death that has surrounded them for years.

Want more of the story?
Look for Hot Rocks by #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts and see where it all began.

Big Jack was previously published in Remember When

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425234907
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/23/2010
Series: In Death Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 206,327
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

J. D. Robb is the pseudonym for a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including the bestselling In Death series. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.


Keedysville, Maryland

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Place of Birth:

Silver Spring, Maryland

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Big Jack 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 127 reviews.
barb-don More than 1 year ago
I would highly recommend this whole series! BUT please take my advise and start with number one and read them in order! It's important as it is based on Eve's entire existance as a cop and all of the characters in her life that become so important to her! You could read just one book in the middle if you wish, but if you get into it you will find it easier to follow if you read from the beginning. It's set into the future of about fifty years and it will seem strange at first also, so if you start with book one you get so used to it that it really isn't that strange! All of the characters are so interesting and are in and out of her life that you look forward to each of them and how they fit into her life! There is something for everyone in this series no matter what you like in stories....they have it all going for you!!!! I just love this series and can hardly wait for the next one....I read fast and JD ROBB just doesn't put them out fast enough for me!!!! You will get hooked...try it!!!
starriknight More than 1 year ago
J.D. Robb finishes the tale of murder, mystery, and romance started by Nora Roberts in "Hot Rocks." Seldom are we given the gift of the futuristic continuity of a story as created so skillfully by Nora Roberts, also writing under the psuedonym of J.D. Robb. "Big Jack" digs deep and uncovers clues to solve the mystery of the missing quarter share of diamonds heisted fifty years earlier. Eve, Roarke, Peabody, Feeney, McNab, Trueheart, and Baxter work together to answer where the diamonds are and who killed innocent bystanders in the wrong place at the wrong time. Funny and snappy dialogue as well as fast paced actions keep the reader on the edge of their chair. All the action takes place in the future replete with all the future technology and lifestyle advances. That alone makes the story engrossing and surprising. Robb has a genuis for pulling the reader right into the inner circle of major players. You feel like you have made new friends along the way. In mysteries, half the fun for me is trying to piece the clues together and figure out whodonit. I have still to experience success in a J.D. Robb book. That's one of the reasons why I keep coming back for more of her works. We meet the granddaughter of two of the starring characters from "Hot Rocks" in "Big Jack" and she is delightful. Her enthusiasm and optimism is contagious. Another skill in Nora's long list is her ability to enable the reader to relate to the characters and to like them. Eve Dallas is a tough, sharp, and successful cop with a "gooey" heart. And she would be totally humiliated if she read this description of herself. Roarke is beyond description. Our vocabulary has yet to invent the adjectives, which can do him justice. He is Every Woman's Dream Come True in technicolor and 3-D. I won't spoil your reading pleasure by telling all of the twists and turns this story takes. I suggest that if you have not introduced yourself to Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb, this is an excellent place to begin. Total enjoyment is just a page away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JD Robb - always a good read, liked the way she connected the Big Jack with the previous or later (however you read them) Hot Rocks - Bravo to Robb
GHott More than 1 year ago
After reading the last 'In Death' novel I was a bit put off by this one. I was happily surprised to thoroughly enjoy this one, though. It was really quite fun. While not quite a novella it's not nearly as long as a typical book in the series yet the characters are all true to form, snarky, and determined.
InDeathFanatic More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Always a pleasure with J D Robb.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I didn't find this book until after I had read the whole "In Death" series it's just as great. I just hate when I read out of sequence but this one doesn't really matter unless you haven't read past the first two or three in the series. Love Robb's writing style and this series. Totally love the characters, Eve and Roarke, Peabody etc. If you like Robb and her series get this one too it won't disappoint.
Belinda_reads More than 1 year ago
Nora Roberts writing as JD Robb has a winning series here. Eve Dallas is the Homicide detective of the future and Roarke is her exciting sexy spouse. The mysteries keep you guessing to the end and romance is steamy while still sweet. The characters keep things interesting. I enjoy the images Ms Roberts gives us of her idea of the future. The imagery is clear, makes me, as the reader believe its really there while I'm reading the story. Even with all the extras, the murder mystery remains the main focus. She always throws in exciting twists that really keeps you on your toes. Sometimes Eve "just knows" who the killer is, but doesn't know how to prove it, and sometimes she struggles with the outcome until the very end. Either way, If you like mysteries, this series is going to keep your attention. The books can be read in order but don't need to be to be understood. Each book, while it may refer to things that happen in previous books, will stand alone.
crewchief2 More than 1 year ago
My wife will listen to any audiobook by J.D.Robb.
jp80 More than 1 year ago
I thought this book did a great job of making the characters seem alive once more. This is the first book in awhile of hers that I read cover to cover without putting down. The plot line is interesting and the characters are smart and funny. I love Eve and Roarke and think that any person reading this and looking for a little romance will love them too. If you regularly read the in Death series by J.D. Robb you may have not liked the last couple books, but this book will make you enjoy them once again. I would highly recommend this book to not only regular readers but for any person looking for a little mystery, a little romance, and a lot of fun!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have all of the in Death books...everyone of them are a great stoey....great characters.
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Stevec50 More than 1 year ago
This is in a fashion the sequel to the Nora Roberts book, HOT ICE. Writing at Robb, the author picks up on the story of a diamond heist that occurred at the beginning of the 21st Century. I didn't feel that I had to go back and read the earlier book in order to get enough information to enjoy this one. Roberts/Robb plays fair and gives the reader enough of a backstory so that you aren't completely lost. There are some characters that appear in both. When a woman house-sitting for a friend is brutally killed Lt. Eve Dallas is dedicated to discovering who murdered the woman and why. When a second woman is also killed Dallas and her team become convinced that the clues to uncovering the motives for both murders lies in learning about a robbery that happened decades before. The murderer in this story is uncovered for the reader early on, but there is still enough of a mystery involved to keep you interested. Besides regular readers of the "in Death" series by Robb will be happy to spend time with the usual cast of characters.
SgtMinton More than 1 year ago
As always JD Robb delivers
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PsiqueBezerra More than 1 year ago
This is only a novella but it actually took me awhile to really get into the story, maybe because this is book two and I had no idea at first, but Eve was very fast in discovering the killer and following the evidences. I just never really got to the case, I think. This is the follow up in a heist case od diamonds and a quarter was disappeared for years, but now one of the heirs decided to write a story and a crazy person is killing to get information and steal the diamonds. So Eve is following the leads and now Peabody is her partner since she made detective, but I actually didn’t see any difference, she’s more a shadow than anything in this case. Roarke is once again helping but their relationship wasn’t very commented on this novella. So not a complete failure, because is an Eve investigation, but it was just an okay book for me.
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