Summary of Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb:
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. (via Goodreads)
My Review of Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb:
I’ve already talked about Treachery in Death a couple of times on the blog because I absolutely love this series. I think it is pretty incredible that the series has over 30 books and just keeps getting better. I have read every book published so far and have yet not to enjoy one…but this one, by far, is my favorite.
I always look forward to the Eve & Roarke parts. I never skip over parts involving the main plot – but it is the MC interaction that I look forward to. The murder mysteries/suspense is always interesting – but very rarely equals the romance (exceptions that come to mind are Conspiracy in Death, Divided in Death & Creation In Death). In this case, the mystery/suspense eclipsed it. For once, I was actually impatient through the Eve/Roarke sections because I wanted to get back to the main action!
Peabody accidentally becomes witness to corruption in Cop Central, and she and Eve are primed and ready to take them down. One of my favorite parts of Treachery in Death was getting to see Eve as a Lieutenant. She always has been, but normally we just see her detective side. This time, for reasons related to the plot, we see her authority as an LT and I absolutely adored every second of it. I also always love seeing Eve interact with authority (Tibble and Whitney). I love the relationship she has with her boss, and we get quite a bit of it in this book.
Seeing the way Eve and her task force systematically destroy the wrong cops is one of the most satisfying things I have ever read. It was so fun to read! The fact that we know, more or less, who all the bad guys are from very early on in the story takes absolutely nothing away from it. The suspense levels remain so high through the entire book that I didn’t breathe easy until the book was over. (Also, the final scene was awesome, Eve is a BAMF.)
Seriously you guys, if you enjoy a good mystery, you have got to pick Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb up. It isn’t really necessary to read any of the other books first, although of course I recommend the entire series. The first book I read was somewhere in the middle, so I didn’t read them in order either. You won’t have the same depth of feeling for the characters, but you will definitely still enjoy the ride.
Simply put, Treachery in Death is best book of an amazing series, don’t miss it!