Loyalty in Death (In Death Series #9)

Loyalty in Death (In Death Series #9)

by J. D. Robb, Nora Roberts

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In this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series known for its tantalizing blend of romance, suspense, and futuristic police procedural, New York cop Eve Dallas faces her most ingenious foe: a “secret admirer” who taunts her with letters…and kills without mercy.

An unknown bomber is stalking New York City. He is sending Eve Dallas taunting letters promising to wreak mass terror and destruction among the “corrupt masses.” And when his cruel web of deceit and destruction threatens those she cares for most, Eve fights back. It’s her city...it’s her job...and it’s hitting too close to home. Now, in a race against a ticking clock, Eve must make the pieces fit—before the city falls.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425171400
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Series: In Death Series , #9
Edition description: Berkley Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 41,277
Product dimensions: 6.74(w) x 4.12(h) x 0.99(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 150 novels, including High Noon, Angels Fall, Blue Smoke, and Northern Lights. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 280 million copies of her books in print.


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"Richly imagined suspense."-Publishers Weekly

"Suspense [and] futuristic police procedure."-Publishers Weekly

Eve Dallas returns to face her most ingenious foe-a "secret admirer" who taunts her with letters-and kills without mercy… "This series gets better with each book."-Publishers Weekly

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Loyalty in Death 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 184 reviews.
Openbooksociety_dot_com More than 1 year ago
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Spoilers Ahead! It’s 2059 and Eve Dallas has just answered a call to a case that appears to be pretty open and closed. The murderer is actually waiting for her when she gets there drinking a glass of wine. She tells Eve how her boyfriend, J.C. Branson, was cheating on her and she killed him by drilling him to the wall with a drill his company manufactures. Meanwhile, Peabody’s brother, Zeke, is in town to do some work for B.D. Branson (J.C.’s brother) and his wife, Clarissa. Zeke met Clarissa when she came to Arizona and she hired him on the spot. Now Zeke has a huge crush on her even though she’s a married woman. So when he overhears several incidents while working and discovers that B.D. is abusing Clarissa he vows to get her away from him. But when they are getting ready to leave, B.D. comes home and starts attacking Clarissa. Zeke steps in to protect her and B.D. falls cracking his skull and dying. Clarissa gets rid of the body before Zeke even knows what’s going on so he won’t go to jail for it. But when Eve has the river swept, after Clarissa confesses she had the body dumped there, they find a droid that looks just like B.D. instead of the real thing. Eve starts receiving discs in the mail from a terrorist group that goes by the name of Cassandra. They blow up one of Roarke’s empty buildings as a demonstration. Then they gave Eve enough time to figure out the next target based on the info they supplied and Eve’s team is able to deactivate the bombs at Radio City. But when they blow up the Plaza hotel, there was nothing they could do as they couldn’t figure out the target. Now it’s a race against the clock to find out what the next target is and how to stop it from being destroyed. I really enjoyed this book. It was a bit strange though with how this book hit home. It was published before 9/11, back in 1999, but in this story the Pentagon had been blown up several years ago and the towers were one of the targets. I found the terrorist group/bombing storyline pretty compelling and pertinent to our current times, and I think I would have felt the same even if 9/11 had never happened. It was sad to see Anne killed in the bombings doing her job, but I kind of expected it once she confided to Eve that she was pregnant and was going to make the announcement after the case was over. This is a book where you got to see a lot more Peabody. I really enjoyed her brother, Zeke, and thought his puppy-love crush on Clarissa was cute until you find out more about her. I felt bad how she set him up though. Then, we finally get to see Peabody and McNab hook up for a one night stand….Roarke isn’t the only one that can do steamy sex scenes! McNab would do anything to keep things going, but Peabody wants to hear none of that. Of course I’m expecting things to heat up even more in the later installments of the series. “I should’ve been with him! I should’ve been with him, not you.” “You were with me.” He took her arms, gave her a quick, surprising shake. “You can’t change that. And I want you with me again. Damn it, Dee, I’m not done.” He was kissing her, with all the helpless rage and lust and confusion that roared through him. She made some little sound, a sound caught between despair and relief. And was kissing him with all the vivid fury and need and bafflement that pumped inside her.” Continued on openbooksociety dot com
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Darla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This tenth installment in the In Death series gives readers a bit of a break after the intensity of the previous book, Conspiracy in Death.Instead of a murderer or a serial killer, this time NYPSD homicide lieutenant Eve Dallas is up against terrorists who are bent on blowing up NYC landmarks. (This was first published in 1999, and the Twin Towers are mentioned, but spared.)Despite the subject that is now a much more serious one, Loyalty in Death is the over-the-top installment. From the first murder, with a power drill, to the last scene that has Roarke ****spoiler**** dangling from the Statue of Liberty,**** the book is larger than life. Not that the 2059 setting isn't larger than life anyway, but it's moreso than usual.Which is not to say that Loyalty doesn't have its serious moments. We're introduced to Officer Peabody's younger brother Zeke, whose tender and trusting heart gets him into trouble. And there are developments between Peabody and the thorn in her side, McNab. There's even a scene with an E & B (explosives & bombs?) lieutenant that had me near tears.I had a problem with the first murder, and the motives of the terrorist group were murky--perhaps deliberately so, but I'd have liked more resolution there.Still, it's an exciting, lively story, and the developments in the personal lives of several of the characters are well worth the read.
punxsygal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As usual, J. D. Robb does not fail to deliver. Eve Dallas is receiving letters from an unknown "secret admirer" who taunts and kills without mercy. Each target is larger than the one before.
miyurose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I¿m pretty sure there¿s not a bad book in this series. This one contains a complicated web of crimes that not only brings Eve and Roarke closer together, but Peabody and McNabb, too!
MusicMom41 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An unknown bomber stalking New York City sends Eve Dallas taunting letters promising to wreak mass terror and destruction among the "corrupt masses." And when his work of destruction threatens those she cares for most, Eve fights back to keep him from coming to close to home. It becomes a race against the clock before the city falls. Peabody¿s brother, Zeke, figures in this. Also Greek mythology¿an old group called Apollo has spawned a new group, Cassandra¿the prophet to whom Apollo gave the power of prophesy. What is really amazing, to me is that this book, although set in 2059, was published in 1999. The plot has to do with a group that is targeting major landmarks in New York for destruction and the Twin Towers are even mentioned as a possible target. This book came two years before the Twin Towers and other landmarks were actual targets of terrorist attacks. That is just a little spooky!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is a true page Turner. A must read !
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Had me in tears
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Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
Thus far, I haven’t listened to anything in this series below 5 Boundless Stars. The narration is brilliant and the stories are so entertaining they suck you in and you don’t want to put it down. Ericksen has a way of given each character their perfect little nuances. The best part, nine books in the recurring characters have their own core character and voice, that has remained the same throughout. It’s brilliant! If anyone was considering getting into audiobook narration these are perfect examples of how it’s done. The narrator completely disappears and you lose yourself in the story as intended, you don’t focus on the narration. What can I say about JD Robb/Nora Roberts, I read an article the other day by the Washington Post, that listed her as an author who sells hundreds of millions of books. Well, there is a reason for it. They even referred to her as a “Mega-best-selling author”. With that, there isn’t a doubt in my mind that she turns out fantastic stories. I am just pleased that I have a long, long, time before I am through the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
. . .and it is just as good the third time around. The characters and their interrelationships are so well developed one would love to step into the story to be part of it all. This particular title is one of the best in the series. Robb was on a roll with this one.
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ualanook More than 1 year ago
The Cassandra plot was a little silly, but I really enjoyed the growing relationship between Peabody & McNab.
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Laine-librariancanreadtoo More than 1 year ago
Getting the badge back after having it been taken away gives a person feeling back into their own heart. Feeling that will only be cushed after a bomber is stalking your city. Dallas, after being crushed by fellow friends, is back ready to take back her seat only to have to find a bomber taking away her city.  A race against the clock, Dallas has to find the answers, before the answers kills her city!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hooked on Dallas and Roarke and all of the characters (good and bad) they deal with. I'm on #12 and will most likely read them all. Such fun......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series!!!
Starfire70 More than 1 year ago
I love J.D. Robb. This is just one more of her great stories. I am systematically going through the Death Series and feel like I know Eve and Roarke intimately. Can't wait to read the next in line.