Ella-Loo and her boyfriend Darryl had been separated by the
State of Oklahoma after he was caught trying to steal
money for an engagement ring. Now back together, they will
never be separated again. Ella-Loo has plans and those
plans lead them to New York and Lieutenant Eve Dallas'
territory. They may be a couple DEVOTED IN DEATH, but
Dallas isn't having any of that in her jurisdiction.
As they cut a path across the country they accidentally
find a lifestyle that brings them the excitement and
devotion they believe they deserve. In the act of stealing
another car they kill the owner and Ella-Loo find the
experience brings out a wild desire for Darryl - a desire
to do it again.
When Dallas examines a victim with extensive injuries in a
downtown alley, she almost misses a clue. Carved into the
skin is a heart with an E and D inside. The lieutenant, her
bullpen and her billionaire husband by her side, race to
catch the killer before another victim is taken.
DEVOTED IN DEATH is another intense page turner by Nora
Roberts' alter ego J.D. Robb. In this In Death series, Ms. Robb tends
to write where we follow along and try to solve the mystery,
or we already know and Dallas takes us through her process
of solving the case. This is the latter. While we watch how it all
unfolds, we are also given deeper insight into the goings on
of the bullpen and the varied personalities that stand by
and behind Lieutenant Eve Dallas. Despite the gravity of
the situation, there are also a number of light moments,
including Jenkinson's obsession with his silly ties and a
trip to the wilds for Carmichael and Santiago. Added to the
mix is a peek at an irritated Roarke who gets snappy at Eve,
who handles him very well, and a change in the life of
Trueheart with Baxter becoming a basket case.
As always Ms.
Robb offers her readers, devoted or new, an astonishing
read with remarkable characters with hits of humor and
touches of real life that will have you savoring this one
as well as anticipating her next In Death book.
Eve Dallas tracks a couple whose passion is fueled by
brutalityin the newest crime thriller from the #1 New
Timesâ€“bestselling author of Obsession in Death and
When Lieutenant Eve Dallas examines a body in a downtown
Manhattan alleyway, the victimâ€™s injuries are so
that she almost misses the clue. Carved into the skin is
shape of a heartâ€”and initials inside reading E and D . .
Ella-Loo and her boyfriend, Darryl, had been separated
Darryl was a guest of the state of Oklahoma, and now that
his sentence has been served they donâ€™t ever intend to
again. Ella-Looâ€™s got dreams. And Darryl believes there
better ways to achieve your dreams than working for them.
they hit the road, and when their car breaks down in
Arkansas, they make plans to take someone elseâ€™s. Then
things get messy and they wind up killing someoneâ€”an
experience that stokes a fierce, wild desire in Ella-Loo.
desire for Darryl. And a desire to kill again.
As they cross state lines on their way to New York to
the life they think they deserve, they will leave a trail
evil behind them. But now theyâ€™ve landed in the
of Lieutenant Dallas and her team at the New York Police
Security Department. And with her husband, Roarke, at her
side, she has every intention of hunting them down and
giving them what they truly deserve . . .