Summary

Technology may be different in 2060 New York, yet the city is still a place of many cultures and great divides. And as ever, some murders receive more attention than others - especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman found in his Park Avenue apartment tied to the bed - and strangled - with cords of black velvet. It doesn't surprise Lieutenant Eve Dallas that Thomas Anders' scandalous death is a source of titillation and speculation for the public - and humiliation for his family. While everyone else in the city is talking about it, those close to Anders aren't so anxious to do so. Fortunately, because Dallas' billionaire husband, Roarke, happens to own the prime real estate where Anders's sporting-goods firm was headquartered, she has some help with access.
Before long, she's knocking on doors - or barging through them - to look for the answers she needs. But the facts don't add up. Physical evidence suggests that the victim didn't struggle. The security breach in the highly fortified apartment indicates that the killer was someone close to Anders, but everyone's alibi checks out, from the wife who was off in the tropics to the loving nephew who stands to inherit millions. Was this a crime of passion - or a carefully planned execution?
It's up to Dallas to solve a sensational case where all involved guard secrets from one another - and strangers may be connected in unexpected and deadly ways.
©2008 J. D. Robb (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
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"Concisely narrated with verve and humor by Susan Ericksen.... Her Irish accent for Roarke is uncannily believable as is the voice of a character who is suffering from a terrible cold. The production is engaging, and Ericksen's verbal nuances add drama to the novel." (AudioFile)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Misty on 08-02-15

What a bitch

Practically right from the start Eve knew who did it but the book was taken up with the twists and turns that come with trying to prove it. There was nothing about the murderer that you could say was likeable in fact she was a grade A bitch but what an actress. The twists and turns we take and at the end when I must admit I just didn't work out how it was done was genius. JD has got a brilliant imagination this series where by now you think it would be stale just gets better and better.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ria Reader on 12-01-11

Interesting Story

I dont agree that this was boring. I would say it was too long breaking down the why and how, since Eve already knew the who. I loved getting an update on Charles and Louise and the jokes and banter between the characters alwasy make me laugh out loud as if they are really chating and I am involved. To me these stories are real and easy to get your self wrapped up in. The story was interesing and murderer is easy to dislike from the beggining (very annyoying and mean).
Happy reading. On to Book 27...

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4 out of 5 stars
By Carolyn on 09-03-09

Great Series

Its often been said in many reviews that to start at the begiing and just keep going is the way to go. ABSOLUTLY. The background characters and their stories are as much a part of this series as the actual gruesome deaths and although each book can each be listened to individually to get the most out of it I feel you need the whole lot. Excellant narration, geat job Susan even though you did have a hiccup with Peabody at one stage. Only 2 to go and I have caught up here's hoping J D Robb has another about to go.

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