Lieutenant Eve Dallas must immerse herself in her billionaire husband Roarke’s world of big business to uncover the identity of a hit man in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.
On Manhattan’s East Side a woman lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better.
A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the building, the lieutenant knows Marta’s murder was the work of a killer who’s trained, but not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.
But when someone steals the files out of Marta’s office and the killer’s violent streak begins to escalate, Eve knows she has to draw him out, even if it means using herself as bait…
Part autobiography, part statement of artistic principles, the five essays collected here cover Elytis's journey to poetry, from discovering the works of Sappho at age 16 to winning the Nobel Prize in 1979. Born in Crete in 1911, at 18 Elytis heard ``a secret voice'' that led him to abandon everything for his art. As a student in the 1930s he was totally absorbed in the Surrealists with luard, Breton and Lorca offering new perspectives to a young man already influenced by Freud, Baudelaire and Novalis. He pays tribute to these and other writers in the essay ``For Good Measure,'' which also honors Picasso for his insistence on turning upside down one's view of the natural world. In the most interesting section of the book, ``Chronicle of a Decade,'' Elytis recounts the time spent seeking out writers and periodicals that would be sympathetic to newfound passion for a lyrical and mystical vision of life. Elytis's credo is set forth in the title of the last essay-``Art-Luck-Risk.'' If, through the decades, Elytis did take political and artistic risks, this clear articulation shows that his art was not guided by luck or risk alone but by a real belief in modernism.
Calculated in Death
Interesting tale and a good read as usual. Not as much intrigue as some others in the series. But I love reading them and never find dull reading In these books. Only thing missing was not enough of Eve's interaction with Summerset. I love that character. He brings humor to mystery.
Accountants, Baby, and Killers
Was not as good as her other books. It takes a Party to get to a cop. Rourke and Eve are their typical loving, hard working married cop couple.
J D Robb never disappoints
All aspects of a great book rolled into another slice of the “In Death” series. I always look forward to the next book and who I might meet in new characters.