Memory in Death (In Death, Book 22) by J. D. Robb

By J. D. Robb

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Eve Dallas is one difficult cop. it's going to take greater than a possible usual middle-aged girl to make her crumble. but if that woman is Trudy Lombard, all bets are off. simply seeing Trudy on the station plunges Eve again to the times whilst she was once a susceptible, traumatized younger girl—and trapped in foster care with the twisted lady who now sits smiling in entrance of her.

Trudy claims she got here the entire option to big apple simply to see how Eve is doing. yet Eve’s fiercely protecting husband, Roarke, suspects otherwise—and a blackmail test by way of Trudy proves his suspicion right. Eve and Roarke simply wish the girl out in their lives. yet another individual wishes her useless. And whilst her homicide involves move, Eve and Roarke will stick to a circuitous and hazardous route to discover who grew to become the victimizer right into a victim.

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After clashing with clones and killers in final year's beginning in dying, ny urban police lieutenant Eve Dallas ("Her eyes have been the colour of excellent, elderly whiskey and have been lengthy just like the remainder of her. and prefer the remainder of her, they have been all cop") settles again right into a extra traditional secret. In December 2059, a mysterious lady exhibits up in Eve's workplace claiming to be her "mama." It's Trudy Lombard, the harsh foster mother who took nine-year-old Eve in after Eve killed her abusive father. Trudy made Eve take chilly baths and locked her in closets, between different torments, and now Trudy wishes Eve to pay $2 million to maintain her prior a mystery. Readers of the sequence will understand how Roarke, Eve's wealthy, lethal husband, handles the placement; he tosses Trudy out on her ear. whilst Trudy is located murdered the following day, it's as much as Eve to trap the killer and turn out that neither she nor Roarke used to be at the back of the bludgeoning. the entire motion happens over Christmas, and Eve, being Eve, complains concerning the foolishness of the vacation, yet Roarke et al. proceed to slowly educate Eve the virtues of affection, kin and friendship. this can be quantity 22 in a sequence that also manages to suppose clean. (Jan.)
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Luke gave him a look of dry reproach. ” “You’ve got a point,” Roan answered on a dutiful laugh. “I’ll look into the situation, but there’s not much else I can do without April’s cooperation. ” Luke meant that exactly as it sounded. ” “Who he is, whether he has a record, how much of a threat he appears to be. ” Luke repeated as his cousin paused. “Somebody should keep an eye on April. I don’t like the sound of this guy going public. ” “I already offered. ” “Fine idea. ” “Roan, son,” Luke said, “you wound me.

It was a relic from the past with an air of solid strength, heavy responsibility, and not a lot to offer in the way of comfort. It was, Luke had often thought, a lot like Turn-Coupe’s sheriff himself. Luke found his cousin in his office. Roan’s hair looked like he’d been combing it with a John Deere and a cultivator, and a harassed frown drew his brows together over the bridge of his nose. Seeing Luke, he stacked the papers he’d been reading and laid them aside on one of several neat piles. His lean face creased into smile lines.

In that case, I’m positive that I do! ” April followed her hostess into a dim room furnished with an antique parlor set covered in a wildly unlikely tropical print. The room was scattered with tables, most of which were extremely valuable except for one that looked like a miniature butler in a tailcoat. The setting was just like Julianne, she thought, half traditional, half quirkily artistic. How old her friend was, April had never thought to ask. With her long, narrow face crinkled in a constant smile, clear sea blue eyes, silver-streaked black hair in a braid down her back, and gently padded shape, she could have been any age from forty to seventy.

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