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Vendetta in death / J. D. Robb.

By: Robb, J. D, 1950-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Robb, J. D., In death: 49.Publisher: London, England : Piatkus, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 356 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780349422046 (paperback).Subject(s): Dallas, Eve (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Serial murder investigation -- Fiction | Revenge -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Policewomen -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction). | Detective and mystery fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 | 813/.6 Summary: She calls herself Lady Justice. And once she has chosen a man as her target, she turns herself into a tall blonde or a curvaceous redhead, makes herself as alluring and seductive as possible to them. Once they are in her grasp, they are powerless. The first victim is wealthy businessman Nigel McEnroy. His company's human resources department has already paid out settlements to a couple of his young victims-but they don't know that his crimes go far beyond workplace harassment. Lady Justice knows. And in one shocking night of brutality, she makes him pay a much steeper price. Now Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, are combing through the evidence of McEnroy's secret life. His compulsive need to record his misdeeds provides them with a wide range of suspects, but the true identity of Lady Justice remains elusive. It's a challenging case, made even more difficult by McEnroy's widow, who reacts to the investigation with fury, denial, and threats. Meanwhile, Lady Justice's criminal crusade is escalating rapidly, and if Eve can't stop this vigilante, there's no telling how much blood may be spilled.
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Book 49 in the bestselling IN DEATH series - Eve Dallas takes on a serial killer dispensing their own form of justice. When a family man is tortured, killed and left in front of his family home for all the world to see, Eve Dallas knows she is on the hunt for a particularly dangerous killer. But death uncovers secrets and the killer leaves a note revealing the victim to be far from the family man he appears. As Eve scrambles to find out what she can to link victim and killer, another body is found. Another man with a dark and murky past. The race is on before the killer strikes again but Eve must wrestle with her demons and her conscience as she decides whether she really wants to protect men who probably deserve everything they get...'If you're a crime fiction fan and haven't discovered them yet, welcome to the very best day of your life'Heat 'Eve Dallas - tough as nails and still sexy as hell'Stephen King'J.D. Robb's novels are can't-miss pleasures'Harlan Coben'Terrific characters, sudden twists ... the epitome of popular fiction'Dennis Lehane'Sheer entertainment' Guardian 'Curious corpses, tangled twists and one sizzling sleuth'Kathy Reichs

First published in the United States in 2019 by St. Martin's Press.

She calls herself Lady Justice. And once she has chosen a man as her target, she turns herself into a tall blonde or a curvaceous redhead, makes herself as alluring and seductive as possible to them. Once they are in her grasp, they are powerless. The first victim is wealthy businessman Nigel McEnroy. His company's human resources department has already paid out settlements to a couple of his young victims-but they don't know that his crimes go far beyond workplace harassment. Lady Justice knows. And in one shocking night of brutality, she makes him pay a much steeper price. Now Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, are combing through the evidence of McEnroy's secret life. His compulsive need to record his misdeeds provides them with a wide range of suspects, but the true identity of Lady Justice remains elusive. It's a challenging case, made even more difficult by McEnroy's widow, who reacts to the investigation with fury, denial, and threats. Meanwhile, Lady Justice's criminal crusade is escalating rapidly, and if Eve can't stop this vigilante, there's no telling how much blood may be spilled.

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Publishers Weekly Review

A scorned woman calling herself Lady Justice goes on a killing spree in bestseller Robb's fast-paced 49th thriller featuring Lt. Eve Dallas (after Connections in Death). On Manhattan's Upper West Side, the mutilated body of a man is found outside his apartment building. Tacked to his corpse is a cryptic poem signed Lady Justice. Eve's instincts tell her this isn't an isolated incident, and when the body of another mutilated man is discovered the next day with a similar poem attached, she realizes time is critical. The day after that, Lady Justice claims a third victim. Eve searches for a link among the murdered men, assisted by her police partner Det. Delia Peabody, and her husband, Roarke, a brilliant tech-savvy entrepreneur. When Eve discovers the common link is a women's support group, she must set a careful trap for this cunning, methodical vigilante before the woman can murder a fourth man. The romantic banter between Eve and Roarke adds some welcome relief from the grim crimes. Robb enthusiasts will be well satisfied. 750,000 announced first printing. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House. (Sept.)

Kirkus Book Review

Lt. Eve Dallas's 49th case pits her against the vigilante who's determined to improve April 2061 over previous springs by declaring open season on men who behave badly.Executive headhunter Nigel B. McEnroy is so "scrupulous, exacting, ethical, and diligent" in running Perfect Placement that you'd never suspect what a pig he was to the women he drugged, raped, shamed, and degradedunless you were his lawyer, his top lieutenant, or one of those many, many women. So it's only fitting that an avenger would treat him to a taste of his own medicine, slipping him a drug, bundling him into a car, chaining him up in a secure location, torturing, castrating, and killing him before marking the scene with some self-righteous doggerel signed Lady Justice. The same blow-by-blow treatment awaits Thaddeus Pettigrew, the longtime patron of the high-end escort service Discretion, who cheated his wife out of most of the business she'd built, divorced her, and shacked up with his mistress. Even without the catch-me-if-you-can signature, it would be obvious to Eve (Connections in Death, 2019, etc.) and her partner, Detective Delia Peabody, that the two murders are the work of a single hand and equally obvious that there are likely to be more. But where to look for Lady Justice in a world in which every woman who knew about the victims' sins would have cheered their passing? Ex-wife Darla Pettigrew's links to the activist/social work circle Women For Women seems to promise a smaller roster of more likely suspects. Now if only the WFW founder, licensed therapist Natalia Zula, hadn't insisted on confidentiality for all its participants and restricted her own notes to using first names, none of which happen to be Lady.A rousing futuristic hunt for a serial killer of victims no one will mourn. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.