The new novel featuring homicide detective Eve Dallas from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Devoted in Death.
Sometimes brotherhood can be another word for conspiracy. . . .
Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather’s magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head.
Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. When the two arrive on the scene, he explains that the last thing he saw was Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. When he came to, his cousin was gone. With the mess cleaned up and the security disks removed, there’s nothing left behind but a few traces for forensics to analyze.
As a former lawyer, judge, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies on a regular basis. Like so many politicians, he also made some very close friends behind closed—and locked—doors. But a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into places others can’t go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate . . . and a new case that no one saw coming.
Bestseller Robb's subpar 42nd novel set in a near-future New York (after 2015's Devoted in Death) finds Eve's friend Dennis Mira, husband of her psychiatrist colleague, Charlotte Mira, requesting her help after his cousin, former U.S. senator Edward Mira, goes missing, presumably kidnapped. It doesn't take long for Edward's corpse to show up or for another similarly tortured and abused victim to be discovered. Edward was a serial adulterer, and as Eve tracks down his paramours, she discovers disturbing connections. Links between Edward and the second victim also appear, and Eve, assisted as always by her lover, Roarke, and supporting staff, engages in a race to identify the killers and protect other likely victims. The crimes are ugly and the victims more so, and Eve has to fight through her own brutal past in this less than sparking entry in Robb's popular series.
One of my favorites in the series!
Fantastic addition to the series. Lots of references to previous works but not in such a way that you would be lost if you haven't read them. Robb does her usual great job of setting an emotional scene and drawing the reader deep into the story. I love how the amount of attention paid to other established characters can vary from book to book without it feeling like you are missing out. One of the reasons this series has been able to go on for over twenty years and forty books is the ability of the author to not only come up with fresh, interesting stories that cause the reader to think and mull their own value system but also to establish an interesting cast of characters that the reader comes to know me care about. I certainly hope that JD Robb intends to mimic Agatha Christie and continue to write this series well into her old age as I can't imagine having to give up new additions to my collection, which I have read multiple times, any time in the near future!! Highly recommend...but strongly recommend you read the entire series starting with Naked in Death no Glory in Death and read them in order to fully appreciate the very well done character development.
I laughed, I cried...
I love this series. This book was downloaded at 10 pm last night, and I've finished it less than 24 hours later. These books are ones you can wait to read and are so sad when you're done. Thank goodness we get 2 a year. Brotherhood in Death is one of the best in the series in my opinion.
Eve Dallas is REAL!!!!
For the first time in all of the stories of Eve, this is the first time that you see and feel the effects of what happened to her as a child. She opens her heart and soul and for the first time allows herself to feel, understand and come to peace with what happened.
Best yet in the whole series - Nora Roberts Thank You