By J. D. Robb
Eve Dallas is one tricky cop. it's going to take greater than a likely traditional middle-aged girl to make her collapse. but if that girl is Trudy Lombard, all bets are off. simply seeing Trudy on the station plunges Eve again to the times whilst she used to be a weak, traumatized younger girl—and trapped in foster care with the twisted girl who now sits smiling in entrance of her.
Trudy claims she got here all of the strategy to long island simply to see how Eve is doing. yet Eve’s fiercely protecting husband, Roarke, suspects otherwise—and a blackmail test through Trudy proves his suspicion right. Eve and Roarke simply wish the lady out in their lives. yet another individual desires her useless. And whilst her homicide involves cross, Eve and Roarke will stick to a circuitous and hazardous route to discover who became the victimizer right into a victim.
From Publishers Weekly
After clashing with clones and killers in final year's beginning in dying, big apple urban police lieutenant Eve Dallas ("Her eyes have been the colour of fine, 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 place of work claiming to be her "mama." It's Trudy Lombard, the tough 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 desires Eve to pay $2 million to maintain her earlier a mystery. Readers of the sequence will know the way Roarke, Eve's wealthy, lethal husband, handles the placement; he tosses Trudy out on her ear. while Trudy is located murdered the next day to come, it's as much as Eve to seize the killer and turn out that neither she nor Roarke was once 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 train Eve the virtues of affection, kinfolk and friendship. this is often quantity 22 in a sequence that also manages to think clean. (Jan.)
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