Salvation In Death

Salvation In Death

Paperback - 2009
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Ancient church rituals meet cutting-edge crime-solving in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series featuring NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas.

Seconds after partaking of wine during a Catholic funeral mass, Father Miguel Flores is dead on the altar. Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contained enough potassium cyanide to kill a rhino. And though the East Harlem neighborhood is a long way from the stone mansion she shares with her billionaire husband Roarke, it's the holiness flying around St. Christobal's that makes her uneasy.

The autopsy reveals faint scars of knife wounds, a removed tattoo--and evidence of plastic surgery suggesting "Father Flores" may not be the man his parishioners thought. Now, as Eve pieces together clues that suggest identity theft, gang connections, and a deeply personal act of revenge, she hopes to track down whoever committed this unholy act. Until a second murder--in front of an even larger crowd of worshippers--knocks the whole investigation sideways...
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2009
ISBN: 9780425226933


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Feb 18, 2016

As you read this series you see the development of the characters, and this is another that showcases Eve's growth. I find I am really enjoying the interaction between Roarke and Eve, as they learn the "rules" for being married.

Sep 05, 2015

Better mystery than most of the In Death series. Eve has little use for Religion at the beginning it is true, but comes to truly respect the one priest by the end. I really enjoyed this one.

Mar 22, 2014

Not sure what Robb's goal was in setting the series in the near future; perhaps she just wanted to avoid getting hung up on the nitty-gritty details of current police procedures. Robb is not a writer of the first rank, but her novel is fast-paced with reasonable character development. Sex scenes are steamy, but not over-the-top. With respect to Eclectic's comments below, I too noticed that protagonist Eve Dallas was unreasonably abrasive when it came to religion, especially at the beginning of the book. Possibly the author was trying to illustrate character development with this ploy, or possibly it was just a demonstration of Dallas playing the bad cop role to the hilt. By the conclusion of the novel, Dallas was demonstrably respectful of and moved by some of the religious figures and beliefs that had earned her scornful dismissal earlier in the book. She and other characters also spent some time in considering various philosophical issues that are most often considered in the context of religion and ethics.

Mar 16, 2010

This was the very first J.D. Robb In Death book that I didn't enjoy, nor could I finish!!! I took offense to lead character Eve Dallas' sarcastic comments to priests in a homicide investigation and about the Catholic religion. When she finally said ..."sweet sweaty Jesus..", I closed the book and gave up.
There was no need for the author to offend many of her readers by using sarcastic comments. She's never done this before and i don't know why she did it this time.
I love this series but I'm skipping this latest installment.


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