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NAKED IN DEATH
by J.D. Robb

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Futuristic, Urban Fantasy

1995 FUTURISTIC ROMANCE Nominee

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Superstar Nora Roberts dons a new pseudonym and proves why she is one of the world's most remarkable storytellers in this ground-breaking novel of life and death in the 21st century.

In spite of a plethora of technological advances, human nature hasn't changed very much. There is still crime, and there are still cops to catch the criminals. And killing someone in the line of duty is just as traumatic as it has always been. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas has no time to come to terms with her first such experience. Instead, she must begin an immediate investigation into the brutal slaying of a high-priced prostitute, who just happens to be the granddaughter of an ultra-conservative senator with presidential aspirations.

The very circumstances of the killing indicate that this is no ordinary homicide. Few people have access to old-style firearms that shoot real bullets. Only a collector like the mysterious Roarke, a powerful tycoon whose private number is found in the victim's possession, would be able to lay his hands easily on the identified murder weapon.

From their very first meeting, the sparks fly fast and furious between the enigmatic businessman and the tough cop. As events spiral to an explosive conclusion, it becomes increasingly difficult for Eve to maintain her objectivity. Can she take the risk of trusting a man who might turn out to be the sadistic serial killer she despises with every fiber of her being?

Superbly suspenseful and strikingly original, this snazzy venture into the future will leave fans eagerly awaiting the next Eve Dallas adventure, GLORY IN DEATH scheduled for December publication. Brava, Ms. Robb (Roberts)! (July, 320 pp., $5.99, Berkley)

Reviewed By: M. Helfer

Publisher: Berkely

Published: August 1995

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Naked in Death

Submitted by Robin in PA on October 17, 2010 - 6:54pm.

A licensed companion has been killed. NYC police lieutenant Eve Dallas is on the case. Pressure to solve it is coming from the grandfather of the victim, who happens to be a U.S. Senator. The number one suspect of the crime is Irish billionaire Roarke, who Eve is drawn to even though she keeps telling herself not to get involved with him. The murderer has left a note that there will be five more murders. Time is running out.

This is the first book in the Eve Dallas series and it was excellent romantic suspense. The characters are well-drawn and the story has a great plot. It's a great start to this series. My rating: 5 Stars.