Book 38 in the In Death series, published in 2010. Book 38 and still a great and surprising series I love very much.
First it was a limo driver shot through the neck with a crossbow. Then it was a high-priced escort stabbed through the heart with a bayonet.
Random hits, thrill kills, murderers with a taste for the finer things in life - and death - are making NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas angry. And an angry Eve can be just as an efficient and dangerous predator as the killer.
As time runs out on another innocent victim's life, Eve's investigation will take her into the rarified circle that her husband, Roarke, travels in - and into the perverted heart of madness..
Just back from a well deserved vacation, Eve Dallas gets a new homicide on her plate. A limo driver from one of the best and most expensive limo services in town is murdered. With a crossbow. No matter how she looks, she can find no motive for the murder. The man had no enemies and leaves behind his grieving widow and two young children. His wife inherits his half of the company. It just seems random. Especially when the man who hired the limo that evening, was elsewhere. Someone stole his company credit card data to do that. Which is not a good thing if you are in the business of security.
Then the second murder, one of the best Licensed Companyons in the city is found in the Haunted House, stabbed through the heart with an ancient bayonet. Her services were hired again by someone with a ironclad alibi, whose company credit card data were used. To Eve, it just looks like a murderous game of Clue. But are they really random, or is there a pattern to it, some far fletched link to the murderer? Or perhaps murderers?
On surveillance video they catch a little glimpse of the man who escorts the LC into the haunted house. His face is only partly visible, but his shoes are clear. And luckily, they are very expensive ones, so they have a real lead here.
Very soon in the story, Eve suspects some people, and of course her instincts are true. But now the hard part: to prove it. I won’t tell you anymore, so not to spoil the suspense.
Again, I loved this story. Of course because of the great detective part, the murders, the trying to prove it all part, but secondary just for the characters of Eve and Roarke, and their friends. They are some very special people, and you just have to love them. If you like romantic suspense, a good story, and great personalities, you really have to read this series. It will give you many hours of reading pleasure.