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Ancient church rituals meet cutting- edge crime
solving in the latest novel in the #1 New York Times''bestselling
series that's 'Law & Order: SVU - in the future' (Entertainment
When the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a
day early from their vacation, they are looking forward to spending
time with their bright and vivacious sixteen-year-old daughter, who
Not even their worst nightmares could prepare them for the crime
scene that awaits them instead. Deena has been brutally murdered in her
bedroom, and her body shows signs of trauma that horrify even the
toughest of cops, including our own Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who is
specifically requested by the captain to investigate.
When the evidence starts to pile up, Dallas and her team think they
are about to arrest their perpetrator; little do they know that someone
has gone to great lengths to tease and taunt them by using a variety of
Overconfidence can lead to careless mistakes. But for Dallas, one
mistake might be all she needs to serve justice.
About the Author
J.D. Robb is the pseudonym for Nora Roberts, the author of nearly two hundred New York Times bestsellers, with more than 300 million copies of her books in print. She lives in Maryland.
"Robb combines sex, horrific crime, forensics and technological wizardry for another winner sure to please her many fans."--Publishers Weekly "The emotional quotient is high in this chapter of the long-running and truly excellent In Death series. One key to its longevity is that each succeeding book adds new layers of complexity to Eve, Roarke and the rest of Robb's supporting players. Robb's ability to take readers from emotional highs to lows and insert a clever mystery is why this series never gets old."--RT Book Reviews
More Praise for the In Death series
"Robb is a virtuoso."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"It's Law & Order: SVU--in the future."--Entertainment Weekly
"J. D. Robb's In Death novels are can't-miss pleasures."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben
"Anchored by terrific characters, sudden twists that spin the whole narrative on a dime, and a thrills-to-chills ration that will raise the neck hairs of even the most jaded reader, the J. D. Robb books are the epitome of great popular fiction."--New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 9780425233672 ISBN-10: 0425233677 Series: In Death Audience:
For Ages: 18+ years old For Grades: 12 Format:
Number Of Pages: 389 Published: 30th March 2010 Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 16.51 x 10.16
Weight (kg): 0.19
Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. After a school career that included some time in Catholic school and the disciplines of nuns, she married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland.
She worked briefly as a legal secretary. "I could type fast but couldn’t spell, I was the worst legal secretary ever," she says now. After her sons were born she stayed home and tried every craft that came along. A blizzard in February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate.
Born into a family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.
Nora met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985. Since that time, they’ve expanded their home, traveled the world and opened a bookstore together.
Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.
Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her "America’s favorite novelist."