In this crime thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling J.D. Robb, a small and easily concealed weapon wreaks havoc, and the killer is just a face in the crowd.
Jenna’s parents had finally given in, and there she was, at a New York club with her best friends, watching the legendary band Avenue A, carrying her demo in hopes of slipping it to the guitarist, Jake Kincade. Then, from the stage, Jake catches her eye, and smiles. It’s the best night of her life.
It’s the last night of her life.
Minutes later, Jake’s in the alley getting some fresh air, and the girl from the dance floor comes stumbling out, sick and confused and deathly pale. He tries to help, but it’s no use. He doesn’t know that someone in the crowd has jabbed her with a needle—and when his girlfriend Nadine arrives, she knows the only thing left to do for the girl is call her friend, Lieutenant Eve Dallas.
After everyone on the scene is interviewed, lab results show a toxic mix of substances in the victim’s body—and for an extra touch of viciousness, the needle was teeming with infectious agents. Dallas searches for a pattern: Had any boys been harassing Jenna? Was she engaging in risky behavior or caught up in something shady? But there are no obvious clues why this levelheaded sixteen-year-old, passionate about her music, would be targeted.
And that worries Dallas. Because if Jenna wasn’t targeted, if she was just the random, unlucky victim of a madman consumed by hatred, there are likely more deaths to come.
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Nobody does a futuristic police procedural romance like J. D. Robb. When an underage girl seemingly ODs in a gritty New York City rock club, it appears to be an open-and-shut case. But reporter Nadine Furst suspects there’s something more malicious at play, so she calls in her BFF, police lieutenant Eve Dallas. When it looks like other teen girls are being targeted, it’s up to Dallas and her team to figure out who’s behind it all…and why. Everything we love about the Eve Dallas series is here, from a fascinating central mystery to the engaging supporting characters (like Eve’s endlessly enthusiastic assistant, Peabody). Longtime fans of Robb (a.k.a. romance superstar Nora Roberts) will be particularly invested in Eve’s passionate relationship with her husband, Roarke. Newcomers can just dive in and enjoy the race-against-time plot and the captivating setting of near-future Manhattan. Either way, you won’t want to stop listening.
This sturdy entry in Robb's long-running procedural series featuring New York City police lieutenant Eve Dallas (after Payback in Death) again takes place in the recognizable future of the 2060s. This time around, Dallas and her team are on the hunt for a cunning killer who's targeting Manhattan teenagers. His first victim is nascent songwriter Jenna Harbough, who's injected with a cocktail of drugs at the trendy downtown Club Rock It and dies in the alley behind the venue. A short time later, another teenager dies under similar circumstances. Dallas is assigned to the cases and comes to the disturbing conclusion that the killer's victims were chosen at random. Interwoven throughout the murder investigation are long sections depicting Eve's idyllic marriage to the sexy, supportive, and ultrawealthy Roarke, including descriptions of the "castle he'd built in the heart of New York City" for the pair to inhabit. These envy-inducing segments can feel more frisky than the rote procedural beats, but Dallas's final confrontation with the killer has some heat. Series fans will get what they came for.
Love following Dallas & Roarke. Very well crafted, interesting story. I feel like they are real people.
Eve , Roarke, and murder
The storyline never disappoints.
Another two day read!
I cannot explain how all of the series has captivated me and as they are all in my library this one did not disappoint either!