Treachery In Death by J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
13 hrs. 38 min.
Detective Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a senseless crime—an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. This is Peabody’s first case as primary detective—good thing she learned from the master.
But Peabody soon stumbles upon a trickier situation. After a hard workout, she’s all alone in the locker room when the gym door clatters open; and-while hiding inside a shower stall trying not to make a sound—she overhears two fellow officers, Garnet and Oberman, arguing. It doesn’t take long to realize they’re both crooked—guilty not just of corruption but of murder. Now Peabody, Eve, and Eve’s husband, Roarke, are trying to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down—knowing all the while that the two are willing to kill to keep their secret.
My Review: I know that I just reviewed Festive In Death and Obsession In Death #40 comes out February 10th but I wanted to share my thoughts on one of my favorite books in this series. Treachery In Death is number thirty-two in the series and if you’re going to start somewhere that isn’t book one then this is it. I honestly don’t think that you would have to read the other books to fully enjoy this one.
Treachery is one of my favorites for many reasons. I like that this story is about Peabody and what makes Peabody, Peabody. I love that there are two mysteries. The first they solve quickly with Eve giving Peabody the lead to see how she handles it. That first mystery leaves Peabody with an understanding that she needs to brush up on her hand to hand technique. Peabody, being Peabody, she can’t just go and work out. No she has to do it in the old grimy gym so that no one sees her. The second mystery starts when Peabody over hears something that she was never meant to.
Peabody over hears dirty cops talking about being dirty cops. If you don’t already follow this series I’ll put it to you this way. Eve Dallas takes being a cop very seriously. It’s what she is and honoring that is very important to her. This book is filled with emotion and we get to see how other characters perceive Dallas and what she stands for. That’s where the emotional moments come from. Dallas is always passionate about doing the right thing but we get to see how she feels about others doing the right thing. She’s so proud of Peabody in this book that you’ll get choked up.
Dallas’s emotions are usually guarded in the books. I’m not talking about how she feels about her husband. I’m talking about how she feels about being a cop. This is the thing that gave her life meaning and purpose. We get to explore what it really means to her. She’s captured a lot of murderers since book one. It’s nice to see how she really feels about the work she does, what she is, and the people she works with.
I’ve read this book once and listened to it twice since it came out in 2011. Even though I really enjoyed reading it; I loved listening to it even more. Susan Ericksen is always fantastic. I trust that when she’s reading something it will be well done.
If you haven’t read this one yet give it a try. If you haven’t listened to it yet you should. Either way you’ll enjoy this book.
There is a tasteful sex scene.
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