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CONSPIRACY IN DEATH
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense
J. D. Robb is justly famed for her chillingly vivid forays into future crime.
Ms. Robb peels one more layer off her intrepid heroine as she begins to come to terms with her bitter past, under the loving influence of her husband, Rorke, one of the most fascinating and compelling men in fiction today, and manages to trap a vicious murderer in the process.
Once again, tough homicide cop Eve Dallas speaks for the dead in her quest to bring murderers to justice.
Now, however, she faces her greatest challenge in the form of a killer who strikes with cold precision, surgically removing a different organ from each of his victims. But why would anyone want them? The victims were certainly not in the necessary organ donor level of health. Besides, who needs real organs, when artificial ones are so cheaply and safely available?
As Eve begins to investigate the medical profession, it becomes clear that she has definitely ruffled some powerful feathers. And, in a startling turnabout, she becomes the center of a controversial investigation that threatens to put a ruinous end to her career. Can she deal with this unexpected personal attack with the cool objectivity needed to foil a most unscrupulous villain?
(Apr., 400 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed By: Melinda Helfer
Published: April 1999