The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving
and suspenseful novel in the #1 New York Timesâ€“
bestselling Eve Dallas series.
In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant
Eve Dallasâ€™s husband begins the demolition process by
swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears,
there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He
summons his wife immediatelyâ€”and by the time sheâ€™s done with
the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved.
The place once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled
teenagers, back in the mid-2040s, and Eve tracks down the
people who ran it. Between their recollections and the work
of the forceâ€™s new forensic anthropologist, Eve begins to
put names and faces to the remains. They are all young
girls. A tattooed tough girl who dealt in illegal drugs. The
runaway daughter of a pair of well-to-do doctors. They all
had their stories. And they all lost their chance for a
Then Eve discovers a connection between the victims and
someone she knows. And she grows even more determined to
reveal the secrets of the place that was called The
Sanctuaryâ€”and the evil concealed in one human heart.