Book Review: Treachery in Death

Treachery in Death
In Death #32
Author: J.D. Robb
Pages: 375 Hardcover
Reading Level: Adult
Published: February 22th 2011
Review Source: PaperBackSwap
Available: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Borders

Summary: (from goodreads) In the latest from the #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law-including the ones sworn to uphold it.

Detective Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a senseless crime-an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. This is Peabody's first case as primary detective-good thing she learned from the master.

But Peabody soon stumbles upon a trickier situation. After a hard workout, she's all alone in the locker room when the gym door clatters open; and-while hiding inside a shower stall trying not to make a sound-she overhears two fellow officers, Garnet and Oberman, arguing. It doesn't take long to realize they're both crooked-guilty not just of corruption but of murder. Now Peabody, Eve, and Eve's husband, Roarke, are trying to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down-knowing all the while that the two are willing to kill to keep their secret.

I always expect to find excitement with a fast paced plot in all of the books from this series, and as always, it never falls short of my expectations. This one is different from her other books, is not about a extremist killer, this one hits close to home, the killer is inside her precinct. Her partner Peabody overhears a conversation between NYPD officers, the LT. in charge of the Illegal and one of her detectives that puts the spot light on corruption and murder inside their department. Peabody gets a lot of attention in this book as well as Webster from Internal Affairs, it makes you wonder if there will be spinoffs coming soon. There is a lot of interactions between the departments to try to clean off the dirt and corruption this Lt. Oberman has brought in. One of the problem is that she is the daughter of a highly respected and loved retired commander, so in order to make her case and get all the pertinent proofs Eve will have to walk on eggshells and avoid making obvious that they are under investigation.

The romance between Eve and Roarke is very light and sweet, while other romance is coming to the light. There is a greater understating of whom and why some of the characters are who they are, giving you a better grasp of the characters. If you like always new and fresh detective futuristic stories this is a most read, on to her next one, can’t wait. New York to Dallas is already waiting to be read. So be on the look out for my review very soon.

1 comment:

  1. This book was a bit different but I loved it! I felt for Peabody though, love that girl.

    OHH I so can't wait to hear what you think of New york to dallas!


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