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New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
385 pages ; 25 cm.
9781250161567 (hardcover)
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Author Notes
Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland on October 10, 1950. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published in 1981. Since then, she has written more than 150 novels. She writes romances under her own name including Montana Sky, Time and Again, Blue Smoke, Carolina Moon, The Search, Chasing Fire, and The Witness. She writes crime novels under the pseudonym of J. D. Robb including the In Death series. She received the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into their Hall of Fame. In 2015, she won a RITA Award in the Romantic Suspense category with her title Concealed in Death. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)
Fiction/Biography Profile
Eve Dallas (Female), Police lieutenant, Married, Independent, Tough, Investigates a bizarre suicide killing in Wall Street
Rourke Dallas (Male), Business tycoon, Married, Irish, Eve's husband; able to see dead people
Search for truth
Suicide bombers
Murder investigations
New York - Mid-Atlantic States (U.S.)
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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  Publishers Weekly Review

Bestseller Robb's gripping 47th thriller set in a near-future New York City (after Dark in Death) opens with a bang. One morning, Paul Rogan arrives at a Downtown Manhattan office building, where he's to participate in a meeting about a merger between his company, Quantum Air, and another company, EconoLife. Shortly after entering the conference room, Rogan detonates the suicide vest he's wearing, killing himself and 10 others. At the scene, Lt. Eve Dallas and her team have to wonder whether the suicide bombing was an act of terrorism or homicide. When they interview Rogan's wife, Cecily, and their eight-year-old daughter, Melody, they learn that two men broke into the Rogans' brownstone earlier and threatened to kill Cecily and Melody, or worse, unless Rogan did their bidding. Robb keeps the action moving as the members of her ensemble cast interview survivors, analyze the bomb used, and gain enough clues to identify the villains. Series fans will be enthralled. 750,000-copy announced first printing. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

  Booklist Review

Why on earth would a successful business executive and devoted husband and father blow himself up, along with some of his coworkers? That is the question NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas must unravel when she and her team are called to investigate a bombing at the Wall Street headquarters of Quantum Air. There, Quantum VP of marketing, Paul Rogan, activated the hidden bomb strapped to his chest during a meeting with EconoLift Inc., a company with which Quantum had merger plans. Eve soon discovers why Rogan was compelled to sacrifice himself, but she still needs to know exactly who profits from setting this fiendish plot in motion. With the forty-seventh installment in her always poplar Eve Dallas series, Robb again remixes and remasters all the addictively readable ingredients her readers have come to crave, including a tough-as-nails protagonist who takes guff from no one, a plethora of engaging secondary characters who each play their roles to perfection, a generous dash of hot-as-sin sex, and a fine-tuned, tautly paced plot that relentlessly ticks along to the book's satisfying conclusion. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: With an initial 750,000 print run and a marketingcampaign on both print and digital outlets, Robb's latest will be a hot ticket.--John Charles Copyright 2018 Booklist

  Kirkus Review

The 44th case for future-dwelling Lt. Eve Dallas is less whodunit than whydunit and howtocatchem.On the day appointed for the merger between Quantum Air and EconoLift, Quantum marketing VP Paul Rogan arises from his seat at the table, apologizes to Derrick Pearson, the CEO who's come to treat him like a son, then detonates a suicide vest containing enough explosives to kill himself, Pearson, and nine othersalthough not, as it happens, EconoLift president Willimena Karson, who's merely sent to the hospital in critical condition. Eve and her partner, Detective Delia Peabody, soon realize that the reason a treasured employee would do such a thing is that he felt he had no choice: A pair of masked killers had taken his wife and daughter hostage and threatened to kill them and worse if he didn't follow their murderous orders. But why would anyone take so much trouble to blow up the meeting room instead of either killing their chosen target individually or detonating enough explosives to blow up the whole floor of the building? That's the question Eve focuses on, and when she comes up with a plausible explanation, she realizes that whoever pulled off this high-fatality caper has every reason to try it again. She's too late to prevent another blast, which claims five more victims at an art gallery, but the second time around provides her with enough clues to narrow her list of suspects dramaticallythough fans should be warned that from this point on, Eve's detective work is a bit of a slog, and the main event yet to come, as so often in this series (Dark in Death, 2018, etc.), is Eve's interrogations of the suspects she's hauled in.A nifty, if exceptionally coldblooded, criminal plan buried in close to 400 pages of mostly forgettable suspects and dialogue. There's not even much detail about the good life in 2061 this time around. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
<p> Lieutenant Eve Dallas puzzles over a bizarre suicide bombing in a Wall St. office building in Leverage in Death , the latest in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from J.D. Robb... </p> <p>For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD's Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter--but what was the motive of the masked men?</p> <p>Despite the chaos and bad publicity, blowing up one meeting isn't going to put the brakes on the merger. All it's accomplished is shattering a lot of innocent lives. Now, with the help of her billionaire husband Roarke, Eve must untangle the reason for an inexplicable act of terror, look at suspects inside and outside both corporations, and determine whether the root of this crime lies in simple sabotage, or something far more complex and twisted.</p>
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