I admit, I am only two books into the In Death series by J.D. Robb, but I get the hype. It is funny, actually – even though this sucker is #42 in the series, I haven’t heard anyone say that they drifted away, or got bored, or things got repetitive. None at all. I can’t think of any other super long-running series that can say that. I am not surprised that Brotherhood in Death was chosen as February’s book of the month.
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.
Ok, seriously. Is anyone up-to-date on the whole In Death series? I am going to pace myself, even though I am tempted to do a mini-marathon, so that I don’t burn out. I am looking forward to it, though.