Book: Glory In Death

JD Robb
Romantic Suspense
Publisher / 1995
Paperback / 296 Pages
Series In Death #2

In a time when technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there's only one place to hide a crime of passion - in the heart –
The first victim was found lying on a sidewalk in the rain.
The second was murdered in her own apartment building.
Police lieutenant Eve Dallas had no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provided Eve with a long list of suspects - including her own lover, Roarke. As a woman, Eve was compelled to trust the man who shared her bed. But as a cop, it was her job to follow every lead – to investigate every scandalous rumor – to explore every secret passion, no matter how dark. Or how dangerous.

I picked this book up because Series

What I liked the Most? Dark & Sexy Roarke – yummy

What I liked the Least? The snark ass – you’ll figure it out

Review: The second book is always the telling story in a series, it’s always a good test of how the author is developing their characters and whether or not it looks like an idea that can be sustained. Of course I already know this one is sustainable, because there are over 30 titles to in the In Death party, but still I’m rereading & reviewing all of them this year, because they are so durn incredibly readable! It’s so easy to just pick them up, settle down on the couch or in bed for a couple of hours and just rip through them.

I really enjoyed this one, more than I did the first. And I must say this book solidifies the character of Eve. She has an incredibly disturbing past and she’s a really driven character, determined to be the best homicide cop she can be. She is able to battle through the gritty, gruesome details that come with her job and focus on finding justice for victims.

There’s very little dignity in death, especially a violent one and Eve has dedicated her life to making sure that those that suffer through violent crimes are avenged through the ways of justice. She’s an intriguing character and I am interested in learning more about her.

I felt the criminal and procedural element was much tighter and extremely more interesting in this novel than in the first. I’ve come to terms with the futuristic world, it’s kind of amusing how far advanced 2058 is, but then I think computers the size of rooms 20 years ago and on my wrist right now is a portable computer with internet capabilities. Although I am sceptical about a lot of the situations, I hope I live to see the day of something like the AutoChef. I quite like the idea of it making things that I request.

Recommended to: Someone looking for a good mix of romance, sex and mystery

Best Quote: "We're standing here, beat to shit, walking away from a crime scene where either or both of us could have bought it, and you're asking me to marry you?"

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