VENGEANCE IN DEATH is ice, frigid. Or as the eccentric Mavis would say, mag. I think this book just topped my previous favourite, RAPTURE IN DEATH. There were so many good things about this book that I’m not sure where to start. First off, the case that Lieutenant Dallas has been dealt is a gruesome one. It hits a little closer to home because of the violation that these victims have endured and it all seems to lead to Roarke’s past.
As you know, Roarke hasn’t always been the polished and powerful businessman he is now. Once, long ago, he was a just a kid in Dublin trying to make ends meet that likely got his hands dirty. It was his acts in Dublin years ago that seem to anger someone enough to push them into a killing spree.
This book is much more gritty and bloody than the previous books and I loved every moment of it. It always showcases a lot of Dublin, the place where Roarke is from. I loved reading the little bouts here and there were his Irish brogue revealed itself. It was sexy.

There’s also the introduction of Ian McNab from the EDD who has come in to assist Eve in this case. With his colourful choice of clothing and his flashing earrings and smart mouth, McNab has easily become one of my favourite characters! I am hoping for more appearances from him in future books. I see something between him and Peabody, whether its attraction or irritation, I don’t know yet, but I LIKE IT!

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  1. I am so glad to find someone reviewing the In Death Series. I so love these books. I am up to date on them and can tell you that all of them are great. I think you will especially like Survivor In Death and Born In Death just to name a couple. I hope that you enjoy them. I recently read Ilona Andrews’s Kate Daniels series and found that in some ways Kate reminds me of Eve Dallas. They both try to be loners,but end up caring for people and they both do what needs to be done no matter the personal or physical costs.

  2. I’m taking my time with these books, Michelle. I know that if I’m in a reading slump, I can turn to Eve and Roarke for that little jump start.

    My co-blogger Suz has been telling me to read the Kate Daniels series! I guess I will have to take your word for it and read it! 🙂