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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Loyalty in Death (In Death, Book 9) by JD Robb


Loyalty in Death is the 9th novel and 10th story in this series, and I think I'm ready for the author to do something to change things up. I'm less than half way through the series at this point, and to be honest I'm sticking it out because I want to make it to New York to Dallas.

There were some interesting side trips in this book - Peabody has a few things going on, one of those things I've kind of been waiting to happen, and I'm looking forward to seeing how that works out in the next book.

The blurb doesn't warn that the subject of Loyalty in Death is terrorism, so I'll give the warning that if this is a touchy issue for you then you may want to skip it. The book appears to have been originally published in 1999, well before the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Here is the blurb:

New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns to face her most ingenious foe: an unknown bomber who taunts her with letters—and kills without mercy.

As for the writing elements:
  • The plot was good, if disturbing. I had to suspend reality a bit for this one though, as I don't believe local police would be allowed to run this type of investigation without the Feds moving in.
  • Pacing was mostly okay.
  • Prose and dialogue were excellent.
  • Character development was further defined for a few of the secondary characters.
  • World-building was detailed and interesting.
  • Book Rating: Loyalty in Death: 9 of 10
  • Series Rating: 9 of 10
1. Naked in Death
2. Glory in Death
3. Immortal in Death
4. Rapture in Death
5. Ceremony in Death
6. Vengeance in Death
7. Holiday in Death
7.5  Midnight in Death
8. Conspiracy in Death
9. Loyalty in Death
10. Witness in Death
11. Judgment in Death
12. Betrayal in Death
13. Seduction in Death
14. Reunion in Death
15. Purity in Death
16. Portrait in Death
17. Imitation in Death
18. Divided in Death
19. Visions in Death
20. Survivor in Death
21. Origin in Death
22. Memory in Death
23. Born in Death
24. Innocent in Death
25. Creation in Death
26. Strangers in Death
27. Salvation in Death
28. Promises in Death
29. Kindred in Death
30. Fantasy in Death
31. Indulgence in Death
32. Treachery in Death
33. New York to Dallas

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