A new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series: Lt. Eve Dallas must separate rumors from reality when a woman who traffics in other people’s secrets is silenced.
The chic Manhattan nightspot Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would usually patronize, and it’s not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that’s exactly what happens one cold February evening.
The mortally wounded woman is Larinda Mars, a self-described “social information reporter,” or as most people would call it, a professional gossip. As it turns out, she was keeping the most shocking stories quiet, for profitable use in her side business as a blackmailer. Setting her sights on rich, prominent marks, she’d find out what they most wanted to keep hidden and then bleed them dry. Now someone’s done the same to her, literally—with a knife to the brachial artery.
Eve didn’t like Larinda Mars. But she likes murder even less. To find justice for this victim, she’ll have to plunge into the dirty little secrets of all the people Larinda Mars victimized herself. But along the way, she may be exposed to some information she really didn’t want to know…
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
With a vaguely noir feel—and a dash of romance—J. D. Robb (a.k.a. Nora Roberts) returns for the 45th installment of the In Death series. Tough-as-nails detective Eve Dallas is thrown into a world of celebrity gossip and blackmail when society reporter Larinda Mars is murdered in front of her. Teaming up with her reformed-criminal husband, Roarke, Eve desperately seeks the killer who made a perfect escape. Fans of the series will feel at home in Robb's near-future New York City, while newcomers will find this high-tech world surprisingly easy to slip into.