A crisp winter morning in New York. In a luxury apartment, the body of a woman lies stretched out on a huge bed. On the wall above, the killer has left a message in bold black ink: FOR LIEUTENANT EVE DALLAS, WITH GREAT ADMIRATION AND UNDERSTANDING.
Eve Dallas is used to unwanted attention. Famous for her high-profile cases and her marriage to billionaire businessman Roarke, she has learned to deal with intense public scrutiny and media gossip. But now Eve has become the object of a singular and deadly obsession. She has an 'admirer', who just can't stop thinking about her. Who is convinced they have a special bond. Who is planning to kill for her - again and again...
With time against her, Eve is forced to play a delicate - and dangerous - psychological dance. Because the killer is desperate for something Eve can never provide - approval. And once that becomes clear, Eve knows her own life will be at risk - along with those she cares about the most.
Bestseller Robb reaches a milestone with the 40th entry in her near-future New York City series that debuted in 1995 with Naked in Death. As 2060 nears its end, Lt. Eve Dallas of the New York Police and Security Department, has a lot to celebrate, including a long history of successful cases. But Eve also has a homicidal admirer determined to remove those who disrespect her, starting with attorney Leanore Bastwick. A note at the crime scene is signed, "Your true and loyal friend." A second murder quickly follows, and Eve gets a warning from shrink Charlotte Mira that the killer will eventually turn on her. A lack of forensic clues has Eve digging deep into her past cases and trying desperately to make sure those close to her are protected from an increasingly angry killer. Robb plays her familiar and popular tune with enough new flourishes to please her legions of fans.