Book Review | Treachery in Death
Author: JD Robb
I have been a fan of JD Robb’s books for a number of years. I was amazed when I discovered that JD Robb is actually the pen name for Nora Roberts. I have loved the characters developed in Robb’s novels so I was pretty keen to read her latest book in the series, Treachery in Death.
As with Robb’s other novels in this series, the story focuses on Lt. Eve Dallas, her husband Raorke and the officers who work with her in New York City. In this novel, however, Dallas’ partner, Detective Delia Peabody, plays a pivotal role in the storyline and the plot is full of thrilling twists and turns as Dallas goes after corrupt cops that are lurking in the police force.
The novels begins with a chance encounter – Peabody finds herself in a shower stall of an unused area of the precinct when two other members of the force come in and argue about their corrupt endeavours. Peabody takes what she has learned to Dallas and they discover that one of the pair is none other than another Lt. in the force – Rene Oberman. Not only is Oberman a highly-ranking official, she is also the daughter of the retired police chief. In addition to her rank, and her pedigree, Oberman is up to her neck in corruption that involves money laundering, stealing drugs and, Dallas believes, even murder!
The bulk of the novel focuses on how Dallas, Peabody and the rest of the team will find a way to uncover the whole truth (dirty as it may be) and bring Oberman and her henchmen to justice. I loved reading how Dallas decides to go toe-to-toe with another female in a high-ranking position and the way that the team works together to uncover the truth.
I was also impressed to find that Robb (Roberts) had decided to take a slightly different route with this novel in the series. In most of the Dallas books, there are numerous sex scenes between Dallas and Raorke that are smattered throughout the novel. Personally, they’ve always held little interest for me and I found myself flipping the page to continue on with the plot of the novel! In Treachery in Death, this aspect of the novel is almost non-existent and I, for one, really appreciate! I think Robb (Roberts) has developed strong characters, produces an excellent plot and has cut out an extraneous element from this book. Kudos to her!
I would recommend Treachery in Death – it is one of my favourite books featuring Eve Dallas to date. I can’t wait to see where Robb (Roberts) will go with her character from here!
*I received no compensation for this review. I received a copy of the book to read and evaluate. The opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any manner.*