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5,0 von 5 SternenOne of the best in the series!
18. August 2016 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
This is definitely one of my favorite books in the series! The titular reunion happens when a convicted murderer that Eve had arrested, Julianna Dunne, is released from prison and returns to killing. Julianna has a deep-seated contempt for men in general and a twisted respect for Eve. She was convicted for killing two husbands for money, although she got away with killing the first husband because she claimed diminished capacity due to be sexually abused by her stepfather while she was a teenager in Texas.
Twisted respect for Eve, yes, but she still wants revenge for the years in prison. So she kills 3 targets - middle-aged, affluent, nice men - just because she can. Then Eve gets a hunch that she will soon target Roarke as final revenge. In the meantime, Eve is doing the routine work to track Dunne down, but stays a step behind.
Eve, accompanied by Roarke, goes to Texas to interview the stepfather, who lives on a ranch outside Dallas. I absolutely loved Eve's encounter with Texas and rural America!!!
"“This guy’s loaded,” she went on, slightly mollified by the roaring clack of a helicopter that buzzed the near field. “He’s got a thriving, successful business in Dallas. But he chooses to live out here. Voluntarily. There’s something really sick about that.”"
"She let out a little breath of relief when she spotted the ranch house. It was enormous, sprawling all over hell and back on one story. Portions of it were painted that same bright white and others looked to be fashioned from stones cobbled all together on a whim. There were sections built of glass, and she nearly shuddered at the idea of standing there looking out at field after field. And having what was in those fields looking in at her."
Then Eve has Roarke take her into Dallas, to the location where she had been found as a half-starved, abused and broken 8-year old. She relives the events leading up to when she finally killed her father. And she has no nightmares after that, for the rest of the book.
There are some many good bits in this one. Peabody gets to solve her first case in her own. Peabody's parents come to visit and turn out to be quite the interesting couple!
Dr. Mira goes to visit Roarke after Eve confronts her memories. "How difficult for him, she thought, this man who looks like, thinks like, a warrior to stand without a lance to protect what he values most."
" I love her, too.”
He looked at her, that serene face, those eyes so filled with quiet understanding. “Yes, I see you do.”
He blinked once, slowly, as if translating some foreign tongue. With a soft laugh, she got to her feet. “The pair of you always seem so baffled and suspicious when offered free affection. You’re a good man, Roarke,” she said and kissed his cheek.
The usual banter between Eve and Peabody: "“Do you think adding ‘sir’ on the end of that is going to save you from my considerable wrath?”
"Maybe, but I’m more confident I can outrun you in your current state of health.” She held up two fingers. “How many do you see?”
“The two I’m going to rip off and stuff in your ears.”
"Oddly, it reassures me to hear that, Lieutenant.”
And a very unusual tender moment between them:
"No, sir.” Her voice was thick as she lifted those drenched eyes to Eve’s. And smiled. “She gave it to you, and that means she trusts you. She accepts. You’re family. And you put it there, right there on your desk, and that means you accept. It’s a real moment for me,” she added and dug out a handkerchief. “I love you, Dallas.”
"Oh jeez. If you try to kiss me, I’ll deck you.”
And Roarke, being Roarke: (Eve) "How about if I just call you the Civilian Roarke? You know, like a title.”
"Perhaps if you punched it up just a bit. As in the Awesome and All-Powerful Civilian Roarke. Has a ring.”
And finally, when Eve FINALLY gets her woman: "Now I’m going to give you your civil right to remain silent.” So saying Eve punched her full in the face and knocked her cold.
In short, this book is awesome and if you haven't read it, you should do so immediately. After you read the first 13 of them, of course.
5,0 von 5 SternenThe story continues in one of the better novels in this series
17. Oktober 2017 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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A number of years ago, when Lt. Eve Dallas was still in uniform, she was a part of a group who investigated and arrested a cold blooded black widow killer who preyed on elderly men, married them and then killed without mercy due to the fact that she hated men and due to the fact they were rich. Due to the fact that the legal system and prison system this killer, Julianna Dunne was released early and has is now seeking revenge against Eve and her husband Roarke. She begins her vengeful killing all over again by seeking out older men and using poison eliminates them making it pretty plain that these killings are directed toward Eve. What is her ultimate goal?
I’ve read and enjoyed (with a couple of exceptions all of the “In Death” books in the series and personally feel this is one of Roberts’ best offerings.
Peabody is given her first case to handle on her own – a cold case file from six years back. All the regular characters we have become familiar with are present in this novel and the verbal interaction between all is excellent. Eve holds true to her character along with other member of the regular. During the investigation she and Roarke make a trip to Dallas, Texas where Eve once again comes face to face with her wretched and traumatic past...this Texas trip was interesting and made more interesting to observe Eve out of her element and facing wide open spaces and, horror of horrors, cows and horses! Funny!
The plot in this one is well developed and Roberts continues to build her characters in a fine manner.
I enjoyed this one from the first page until the last.
5,0 von 5 SternenAn old foe comes back to rage war with Lietrant Eve Dallas in a cat and mouse hunt
17. September 2015 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This is about how a old friend comes back into Eve's life to cause trouble. Reasons to read this book: Eve has to find Julie Dockport who is poisoning rich remarried men. After being locked up (thanks to Eve) for ten years. Her hate for men haven't changed and, but Julie's hate for Dallas is more. So getting to Roake would be icing on the cake. We also get a reunion in parents as the Peabody's come to visit Delia and pretty much con their way into Roake and Eve's house. Seriously it went from a house tour after dinner (which Eve was conned into doing) to staying in one of the guest rooms. Apparently Peabody's mom has the eye and can be very convincing. Also we get a nervous MacNab since he's basically meeting the parents. Good times with the Peabody's all around. Also this case has Eve doing something she never thought she do, and that's to go back. To Dallas, Texas to be exact. She goes to try find some history on Julie from her step father, but she also goes back doesn't the patch that lead her being found. It's hard for both Eve and Roake that doesn't help but break your heart. Also the when I think of the cat and mouse hunt that went on between Julie and Eve was crazy. Eve would be right on her tail however Julie is smart. She has ways of protecting herself and end up being one step ahead. Also Julie gets Eve beat to hell and back in different situations. However it was a real girl on girl fight at the end where Eve got some payback.