Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb – a Review
Brotherhood in Death
In Death series – Book #42
by J.D. Robb
Release Date: February 2, 2016
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Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather’s magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head.
Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. When the two arrive on the scene, he explains that the last thing he saw was Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. When he came to, his cousin was gone. With the mess cleaned up and the security disks removed, there’s nothing left behind but a few traces for forensics to analyze.
As a former lawyer, judge, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies on a regular basis. Like so many politicians, he also made some very close friends behind closed—and locked—doors. But a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into places others can’t go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate . . . and a new case that no one saw coming.
Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb is the 42nd book in her fantastic In Death series. Most of you already know that I am a diehard fan of this series, and absolutely love my favorite couple, Eve and Roarke. As I have said before, besides this fabulous couple, are some of the best characters in any series that we always get to spend time with; Peabody (the banter is such fun), Mira, Nadine, Summerset, Galahad, and Eve’s great team, including McNab, Baxter, Feeney, & Truheart. In Brotherhood in Death, we get to spend more time with Mira’s husband, Dennis, who is such a sweetheart.
A quick refresher for those who have not read this series (really you need to start on this). Eve Dallas is our heroine throughout the series, and she is a tough bad ass cop; this series is all about murder, violence, terrible villains, mystery and top notch exciting police work to find the killer before they kill any more victims. The wonderful hot sexy wealthy Roarke, who is the love of her life, also helps her solve these crimes.
Brotherhood In Death begins with Eve ready to leave the office and head home for a nice early evening with Roarke. A call comes in from a very upset Mira, telling her that Dennis has been hurt. When Eve arrives, she learns that Dennis was trying to meet with his cousin Edward, to interfere with him trying to sell their grandparents old home. When Dennis enters the room, he sees Edward bleeding and then is bashed on the head unconscious; when he comes to, Edward is missing. Eve takes on the case, even though there is no body. Since Eve is close to the Miras, she is determined to help them in what will become a dark adventure that will bring back horrific memories of her past. With Peabody at the scene, they do discover blood and missing tapes. But it will be at night, when she and Roarke will discover Edward’s violently abused dead body. When another victim is found in the same manner a few days later, Eve begins to suspect that the murders are revenge sex crimes by a woman or women,
What follows is an ultra exciting, very intense and emotional storyline that becomes darker as more victims are found. Eve, Roarke and her team are in a race against time to find out the women with ties to these men, before another murder happens. Eve begins to have her nightmares again from her childhood, which makes this case too close to home. This is a terrible case that will make us think if justice was indeed served.
It was an amazing story, one of the best by Robb, that had us on the edge of our seat, unable to put the book down. The investigation that will open our eyes to politics, power, horrible crimes going back many years, and the emotions that are pulled as we feel Eve’s pain, and even sympathy. But she is cop, who follows rules, and will do what it takes to bring in the murderers.
J.D. Robb has done it again, with another sensational story with our favorite couple. I also loved the sweet and sexy scenes between Eve and Roarke. I adore the characters that have slowly been added to Eve’s life over time, and how she begins to care more and more about her friends. I can’t wait for the next book, and pray Robb will never stop writing this series.
Reviewed by Barb