Origin in Death

Book: Origin in Death

JD Robb
Romantic Suspense
Berkley / 2005
Hardback / 347 Pages
Series In Death #21
"New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her partner Peabody enter the hallowed walls of the Wilfred B. Icove Center for Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery on a case. A hugely popular vid star has been beaten to a bloody pulp - and has killed her attacker in the process. After a post-op interview, Dallas and Peabody confirm for themselves that it's a clear-cut case of self-defense, but before they can leave the building, another case falls into their hands." "Dr. Wilfred B. Icove himself has been found dead in his office - murdered in a chillingly efficient manner: one swift stab to the heart. Struck by the immaculate condition of the crime scene, Dallas suspects a professional killing. Security discs show a stunningly beautiful woman calmly entering and leaving the building: the good doctor's final appointment." "Known as "Dr. Perfect," the saintly Icove devoted his life to his family and his work. His record is clean. Too clean for Dallas. She knows he was hiding something, and suspects that his son, his successor, knows what it is. Then - like father, like son - the young Dr. Icove is killed...with the same deadly precision." But who is the mystery woman, and what was her relationship with the good doctor? With her husband, Roarke, working behind the scenes, Dallas follows her darkest instincts into the Icoves' pasts. And what she discovers are men driven to create perfection - playing fast and loose with the laws of nature, the limits of science, and the morals of humanity.

I picked this book up because Series

What I liked the Most? The increasing humanity of Eve

What I liked the Least? Ugh – this story drug on and on – I could of cared less by the end of the book

Review: I'm enjoy the fact that this series takes place in a near future and I love the advances in technology that populate the series, but this story line just went over my line into "far-fetched;" it's such a massively large sci-fi storyline that, along with the ongoing personal story lines of the main characters, it's all just too much. The ending feels rushed and unfinished – blow everything up & run away – it’s totally against Eve’s character. This just wasn't quite up to the standards of the series as a whole

Recommended to: Only diehard fans of the series

Best Quote: "I'm sure I have no more than five million, three hundred suits. And I'm not wearing one of them because it seemed overly formal considering we have people arriving today."

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