Salvation In Death
On Sale: June 2, 2009
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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 Weekly).
the year 2060, sophisticated investigative tools can help
catch a killer. But there are some questions even the most
advanced technologies cannot answer.
Pearson has praised J. D. Robb’s suspense as “taut”
and “nerve-jangling.” Her latest thriller sets a new
standard for suspense, as the priest at a Catholic funeral
mass brings the chalice to his lips—and falls over
When Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas
confirms that the consecrated wine contained potassium
cyanide, she’s determined to solve the murder of Father
Miguel Flores, despite her discomfort with her
surroundings. It’s not the bodegas and pawnshops of East
Harlem that bother her, though the neighborhood is a long
way from the stone mansion she shares with her billionaire
husband, Roarke. It’s all that holiness flying around at
St. Christobal’s that makes her uneasy.
of the victim’s sparsely furnished room reveals little—
except for a carefully hidden religious medal with a
mysterious inscription, and a couple of underlined Bible
passages. The autopsy reveals more: faint scars of knife
wounds, a removed tattoo—and evidence of plastic surgery,
suggesting that “Father Flores” may not have been the man
his parishioners had thought. Now, as Eve pieces together
clues that hint at gang connections and a deeply personal
act of revenge, she believes she’s making progress on the
case. Until a second murder—in front of an even larger
crowd of worshippers—knocks the whole investigation
sideways. And Eve is left to figure out who committed
these unholy acts—and why.
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