Detective Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a senseless crime-an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. This is Peabody's first case as primary detective-good thing she learned from the master.
But Peabody soon stumbles upon a trickier situation. After a hard workout, she's all alone in the locker room when the gym door clatters open; and-while hiding inside a shower stall trying not to make a sound-she overhears two fellow officers, Garnet and Oberman, arguing. It doesn't take long to realize they're both crooked-guilty not just of corruption but of murder. Now Peabody, Eve, and Eve's husband, Roarke, are trying to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down-knowing all the while that the two are willing to kill to keep their secret.
I have had this book, in ebook format, in my possession since it was published, but as usual didn't get around to reading it...until now. You can't go wrong with a J.D. Robb book, you have a great story, great characters, and great suspense and of course there's Roarke.
I couldn't put this book down. I loved that the author focused on strong female characters in this book. You have Eve, which uses her power and skills to get justice for those that cannot do it themselves, there's also Peabody who is being trained by the best Homicide detective around and who believes that an officer has a duty to uphold the truth at all times. And then there's Oberman...wow...I loved her character. She uses her power within the police force for her own gain. She is a master manipulator. Oh my goodness, she was quite a character, she was so bad, and she was good at it too. I don't want to give away too much of the story...
I can't wait to get my hands on the next book, New York to Dallas.
Treachery In Death by J.D. Robb (4.5/5) Futuristic Romantic Suspense; Published: Putman Adult (2/2011); Series: # 32, Eve Dallas; TBR read; Format: Ebook for Kindle; Mystery Suspense Reading Challenge 2012 (7); Books 2012 (31)