It was one of Eve Dallas's earliest takedowns, back in her uniform days. A monster named Isaac McQueen had been abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. Thanks to Eve, he wound up where he belonged, removed from civilized society in Rikers. But he's not behind bars anymore.After his escape, McQueen has two things in mind. One is to take up where he left off, preying on the young and innocent - when necessary, with the help of a female partner all too willing to be manipulated and to aid and abet his crimes. His other goal: to get revenge on the woman who stopped him all those years ago, now a high-profile lieutenant in the NYPSD and married to one of the city's richest men.Commanding Eve's attention with a chilling and brazen crime, McQueen sets off the chase - forcing Eve down a road marked with blood and tears, a road that eventually leads southwest to Dallas, Texas, the home Eve fled long ago. And each new twist brings her closer to the harrowing memory of when she wasn't a hardened detective but a vulnerable girl just like McQueen's innocent prey. As her husband, Roarke, tries to rescue her from the nightmares that claw at her mind, and her partner, Peabody, doggedly works to support her, Eve must confront - and call upon - the darkest parts of her own soul in order to survive.
A violent pedophile has escaped a high security prison and it wrecking havoc in Eve's personal and professional lives. Along the way he leaves clues for Eve to find him...in Dallas.
There are only two different things in this book (in comparison to others in the series), a different city and a different crew. But all the other things are there: the suspense, Eve's need to capture this monster, her need for victims justice, Eve's relationship with Roarke and her capturing the bad guy in the end. It's all there, but, along the way there was so much more, there the tender moments between Eve and Roarke (a bit different, here), new kick ass characters, a character that I did not see coming and all the emotions brought out in Eve by being back in Dallas. Emotional roller-coaster does not do it justice.
This book was a great read and I cannot wait to read Celebrity in Death!
New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb (4.5/5) Romantic Suspense; Futuristic; Published: Putnam Adult (9/2011); Series: # 33, Eve Dallas; Mystery Suspense Reading Challenge 2012 (8); Library; Books 2012 (36);