CALCULATED IN DEATH
A mugging gone wrong or murder? That is the question facing Lt. Eve Dallas in the new chapter of this consistently outstanding series. Eve’s instincts are finely honed, but in this story Robb also showcases the developing skills of beloved secondary characters. After so many books, the amazing Robb continues to produce well-written, densely plotted thrilling stories!
Accountant Marta Dickerson, beloved wife and mother, is killed in the aftermath of an apparent mugging. But once Eve and Peabody look at the scene, they know better. Marta was targeted — but why? “Follow the money” becomes the refrain, as Eve’s team, including her business-savvy husband Roarke, tries to find out what Marta learned that led to her murder. There are several high-profile people and powerful companies whose account books could provide the answers — there’s also a killer who seems to be acquiring a taste for death! (PUTNAM, Feb.,400 pp., $27.95)