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Random in Death

Random in Death, July 2024
In Death #58
by J.D. Robb

St. Martin's Griffin
Featuring: Eve Dallas; Roarke
368 pages
ISBN: 1250336554
EAN: 9781250336552
Kindle: B0C1X8GDPV
Trade Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
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"Another Winner in This Amazing Series"

Fresh Fiction Review

Random in Death
J.D. Robb

Reviewed by S. Lyn Collins
Posted June 10, 2024

Thriller Police Procedural | Romance Suspense

If you enjoy the way Nora Roberts writes compelling stories full of interesting people, it's time to read the "In Death" series which she releases two new books a year under the pen name J.D. Robb. RANDOM IN DEATH is the 58th amazing book in the series that follows the murder cases investigated by New York Homicide Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her ever-expanding "family" of intriguing people.

Set in the Summer of 1961, a young girl dies of an apparent overdose in the arms of rock star Jake Kincade. His reporter/author girlfriend, Nadine Furst, calls in a favor for Eve Dallas to investigate the disturbing incident. Soon after, a second teen dies. As Eve evaluates the evidence, she suspects the girls have nothing in common. She and her team, including her gorgeous billionaire husband Roarke, who acts as a civilian consultant, work against the clock to identify the murderer before another innocent girl dies. Reading the newest book in this favorite series is like a weekend away with your closest, dearest friends, full of laughs, reminiscing, inside jokes, and strong emotions, both happy and sad. The dynamic detectives, officers, and forensic experts feature prominently in every book while characters who were witnesses or surviving victims in prior books randomly appear in subsequent novels.

Although each book can be read as a fabulous stand-alone story, reading the entire series in order provides a fuller and richer experience by showing the back stories and the progression of the relationships and character development. Can't wait to see what happens in the next book! 

 

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SUMMARY

Detective Eve Dallas returns to investigate a deadly concert where the music is infectious — and so is the poison...

In this crime thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling J.D. Robb, a small and easily concealed weapon wreaks havoc, and the killer is just a face in the crowd.

Jenna’s parents had finally given in, and there she was, at a New York club with her best friends, watching the legendary band Avenue A, carrying her demo in hopes of slipping it to the guitarist, Jake Kincade. Then, from the stage, Jake catches her eye, and smiles. It’s the best night of her life.

It’s the last night of her life.

Minutes later, Jake’s in the alley getting some fresh air, and the girl from the dance floor comes stumbling out, sick and confused and deathly pale. He tries to help, but it’s no use. He doesn’t know that someone in the crowd has jabbed her with a needle—and when his girlfriend Nadine arrives, she knows the only thing left to do for the girl is call her friend, Lieutenant Eve Dallas.

After everyone on the scene is interviewed, lab results show a toxic mix of substances in the victim’s body—and for an extra touch of viciousness, the needle was teeming with infectious agents. Dallas searches for a pattern: Had any boys been harassing Jenna? Was she engaging in risky behavior or caught up in something shady? But there are no obvious clues why this levelheaded sixteen-year-old, passionate about her music, would be targeted.

And that worries Dallas. Because if Jenna wasn’t targeted, if she was just the random, unlucky victim of a madman consumed by hatred, there are likely more deaths to come.


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