Release Date: July 1, 1995
Series: In Death
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Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant using her instincts to hunt for a ruthless killer. And she’s going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire—and a suspect in Eve’s murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own.
If I combined the Fifth Element and Law & Order, this book is what I'd imagine. The futuristic aspects aren’t as overwhelming as previous books that I've read, it just adds to the dynamics. Both of the main characters have strong personalties, which I predict will make things more interesting as the series continues. Roarke is a cocky Irish millionaire with a criminal history (picturing Colin Farrell) and Eve is a efficient Lieutenant with very few close relationships because of her childhood. She comes off cold to people, but in fact cares a lot about seeking justice, while trying to leave her past behind her. From what I read about the series, every book involves a different crime, but revolves around Eve and Roarke's developing relationship. I love the idea of reading a series involving the same couple. You become more investing in the relationship because you know them and that will make it more realistic seeing them go through (I predict) highs and lows. I was hesitant, but excited about starting a series that has over 30 books in it. After reading this book I can't wait to read them all.