IMMORTAL IN DEATH
The phenomenal Nora Roberts returns in her wonderful J. D. Robb persona to twist our nerves into knots and make us scream for more in her latest futuristic knockout mystery.
Nothing but true love could have forced Lt. Eve Dallas of New York Homicide into the showroom of a top designer. But her upcoming nuptials with the suavely dangerous Roarke require that even she do something about a bridal gown. And so she reluctantly accompanies her best friend Mavis to the lair of her new lover in search of the dress.
Within hours this fateful meeting leads to the murder of a fabulously successful model, and Mavis ends up as chief suspect in the brutal killing. Can Eve unravel the increasingly intricate puzzle surrounding the life and death of the victim in time to save Mavis from standing trial and facing a seemingly certain guilty verdict?
Ms. Robb is in superlative form as always, devising one brilliant turn after another to keep us seething with curiosity. And through it all we continue to be mesmerized by the gutsy Eve, one of the best heroines to come our way in a long, long time. (July, 336 pp., $5.99)