In the latest thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, homicide detective Eve Dallas investigates a murder with a mysterious motive—and a terrifying weapon.
Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes entered his body—and killed him.
After Eve Dallas calls the hazmat team—and undergoes testing to reassure both her and her husband that she hasn’t been exposed—it’s time to look into Dr. Abner’s past and relationships. Not every victim Eve encounters is an angel, but it seems that Abner came pretty close—though he did ruffle some feathers over the years by taking stands for the weak and defenseless. While the lab tries to identify the deadly toxin, Eve hunts for the sender. But when someone else dies in the same grisly manner, it becomes clear that she’s dealing with either a madman—or someone who has a hidden and elusive connection to both victims.
"The 50th book proves this series truly is the gold standard.” — Associated Press
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Digging up the messy details of a murder case is usually the toughest part of Detective Eve Dallas’ job—but investigations are even harder when it seems like the victim had no enemies. It’s 2061, and a pediatrician has died after receiving a mysterious package. Everyone seems to have adored the kindhearted physician, making it nearly impossible to find someone with a motive. But another murder with the same MO leads Dallas to a private school, where she soon discovers the faculty has more than a few things to hide. Each of Robb’s In Death books stands on its own, but this perfectly paced futuristic mystery made us want to devour the whole series.
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Another Great “Death” Book
Interesting, intriguing, well documented story. The usual little sexy parts, ups and downs investigation, and a great final chapter where Eve gets her killer to admit what he’s done. Always love J D Robbs endings.
Another great one!!
JD Robb (Nora Roberts) has delivered another great piece!! Eve and Roacke are her best characters of any books I’ve read. I can’t wait for the next one!!
I love this series
50 books and each one feels like visiting an old friend.
I highly recommend reading this series in order.