Brotherhood in Death: In Death Series, Book 42 (Unabridged)
by J. D. Robb
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The next novel featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb! Sometimes "brotherhood" is just another word for conspiracy... 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.
Robb/Roberts hits a home run with this newest addition to the collection and Susan Ericksen demonstrates her wonderful dynamic range with the audio version. It was so engaging that I didn’t want to stop listening from the moment I started. Neighbors may have thought it odd that I was laughing out loud while grabbing produce in the store or nearly to tears while running to the bank, but that’s just how vivid the characters and dialog were presented. Although the ending was predictable from pretty early in the story, the journey and dialog along the way was fantastically engaging. Thanks to all involved in the making of this entertaining audiobook!
First and last book I’ll ever purchase with this author. So amateurishly written and I found the book’s story was more about a cop’s emotional state than the actual story of murder. I felt the book was filled with too much fluff. By the time I figured out who was committing these murders, I stopped reading because it just became too irritating to read any further.