Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Book # 9 Promises in Death








Front Flap: "Amarylis Coltraine may have recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she's been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she's taken down just steps away from her apartment, killed with her own weapon, for Eve the victim isn't just 'one of us.' Dallas's friend Chief Medical Examiner Morris had started a serious relationship with Coltraine , and from all accounts the two were headed for a happy future together. But someone has put an end to all that. After breaking the news to Morris, Eve starts questioning everyone, including Coltraine's squad, informants, and neighbors, while Eve's husband, Roark, digs into computer data on the dead woman's life back in Atlanta. To their shock, they discover a connection between this case and their own painful, shadowy pasts. The truth will need to be uncovered one layer at a time, starting with the box that arrives at Cop Central addressed to Eve, containing Coltraine's guns, badge, and a note from her killer: "You can have them back. Maybe someday soon, I'll be sending yours to somebody else." But Eve Dallas doesn't take too kindly to personal threats, and she is going to break this case, whatever it takes. And that's a promise."

Promises in Death is the 29th book in the In Death Series and it is excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and Eve's analytical mind as she works her way through the evidence. I was started to get worried, because to be honest, I really didn't enjoy Salvation in Death as much as other books in the series. It just didn't have the punch of the rest of the books. I know every book in a series can't be great, but you just come to expect it from J.D. Robb. My worries have been relieved with Promises in Death. Be prepared to be taken on a roller coaster ride of emotion as Eve searches for Coltraine's killer, worries about Morris and tries to help him through his grief, has to deal with belligerent cops who don't appreciate being questioned (whether they are guilty or not), has a embarrassing encounter shopping for lingerie with Roark for Louise's shower and see's a new side of her female friends she never expected. Highly recommended.

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