Nora Roberts is the author of more than one hundred New York Times bestsellers, with more than 300 million copies of her books in print Under the pen name J. D. Robb, she is author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series. Visit her website at www.noraroberts.com.
At 27 books and counting, Nora Roberts is more prolific under her Robb pseudonym than most authors manage in a single career. Yet the latest in her not-so-near-future detective series featuring New York Police Det. Eve Dallas offers a satisfyingly novel melange of suspense, sex, forensics and heroics. It's 2060, and the serial killer nicknamed "The Groom" is back in town after an absence of nine years, resuming his horrific run of kidnapping, torturing and killing young women. Dallas, who served as a detective in the frustrating first investigation, assumes lead role in this one. This time, not only do the killer's chosen victims have ties to Dallas's husband, Roarke, but Dallas herself may be the killer's ultimate target. Swiftly paced, the story cuts frequently from the investigation to the killer's "progress" with his victims. Dallas works to outplan, outfight and outsmart the killer; to keep her handsome, rich husband happy; and to be ready for the next round after a good night's sleep. Robb's latest is bound to please Dallas fans. (Nov.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
'...a satisfying novel melange of suspense, sex, fornsics and heroics' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'Nora Roberts amazes me...' Stephen King 'sheer entertainment' GUARDIAN
In 2060, "The Groom" reappears in New York City after a nine-year hiatus. After torturing and killing brunette women between the ages of 28 and 32, he carved the hours and minutes they lasted under torture into their dead bodies. Young Eve Dallas and her partner and mentor Feeney failed to apprehend the Groom in 2051 and are now determined to bring him down. Eve recognizes a startling new element to the murderer's pattern-his current victims are all employees of Eve's billionaire husband, Roark. Hour by excruciating hour, Eve and her special task force follow every lead, and when she finally realizes that she fits the Groom's victim profile perfectly, she gives him the opportunity to kidnap her. Susan Ericksen has Eve's "take no prisoners" attitude down to perfection. While the torture scenes are a little too well done for some squeamish listeners, Ericksen also captures the urgency, frustration, and anger that the whole team feels while making endless phone calls and sifting through huge amounts of data. When Mavis and Trina show up for comic relief, Ericksen relaxes the pace and allows the listener to breathe a little. This is the 25th Eve Dallas mystery by Robb, also known as Nora Roberts. Recommended for all mystery collections.-Juleigh Muirhead Clark, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Lib., Colonial Williamsburg Fdn., VA Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.