Brotherhood in Death (In Death #42)
Berkley / February 2, 2016 / $28.00 print, $13.99 digital
The new novel featuring homicide detective Eve Dallas from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Devoted in Death.
Sometimes brotherhood can be 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.
The latest J.D. Robb novel brings to the forefront the idea of brotherhood. Brotherhood makes you think of relationships and the way they change and develop over time. Eve Dallas was kept locked away from the world by her abusive father and eventually made it into the hands of a heartless system. She wanted nothing more from life than to become a police officer, earn her badge and eventually her Captain’s bars. The only brotherhood or connection she ever dreamed of was with the Brotherhood of the NYPSD. Was it luck or fate which provided Eve with so much more?