Book: Salvation in Death

Book: Salvation in Death

JD Robb
Romantic Suspense
Putnam Adult / 2008
Hardback / 353 Pages
Series In Death #27
When Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contained potassium cyanide, she’s determined to solve the murder of Father Miguel Flores, despite her discomfort with her surroundings. It’s not the bodegas and pawnshops of East Harlem that bother her, though the neighborhood is a long way from the stone mansion she shares with her billionaire husband, Roarke. It’s all that holiness flying around at St. Christobal’s that makes her uneasy.

A search of the victim’s sparsely furnished room reveals little-- except for a carefully hidden religious medal with a mysterious inscription, and a couple of underlined Bible passages. The autopsy reveals more: faint scars of knife wounds, a removed tattoo--and evidence of plastic surgery, suggesting that “Father Flores” may not have been the man his parishioners had thought. Now, as Eve pieces together clues that hint at gang connections and a deeply personal act of revenge, she believes she’s making progress on the case. Until a second murder--in front of an even larger crowd of worshippers--knocks the whole investigation sideways. And Eve is left to figure out who committed these unholy acts--and why.(

I picked this book up because Series

What I liked the Most? Justice – no matter how long it takes

What I liked the Least? Childish squabbles galore

Review: I was raised Catholic so I get a lot of the background story truly I do, but this installment never gelled for me. It’s lacking in so many areas – it felt rushed, flat, and dead.

Recommended to: Only die hard fans of the series

Best Quote: "Statues are too much like dolls, and dolls are creepy. You keep expecting them to blink. And the ones that smile, like this?" Eve kept her lips tight together and she curved them up. "You know they've got teeth in there. Big, sharp, shiny teeth."

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