Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates a bizarre suicide bombing in a Manhattan office building, in a new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from J.D. Robb...
The airline executives were about to finalize a merger at a nine a.m. meeting. Then marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives.
Eve Dallas quickly confirms that Rogan, a dedicated employee and family man, was cruelly coerced to set off the bomb. He was motivated only by a desperate need to save his wife and daughter from the masked men holding them hostage―even if it meant committing suicide and mass murder. But what was the motive of the two masked men, who are now in the wind?
The police investigation reveals months of intricate planning by the perpetrators, but the targeting appears random―and the timing seems pointless. Despite the chaos and bad publicity, blowing up one meeting isn't going to put the brakes on the merger. All it's accomplished is shattering a lot of innocent lives. With the help of her billionaire husband―who knows finance and has friends in both high and low places―Eve must untangle the reason for an inexplicable act of terror....
"J.D. Robb continues to do a fine job balancing Eve the woman against Eve the career homicide detective...That may be why the series works for adventure after adventure after adventure."― New York Journal of Books
"Why on earth would a successful business executive and devoted husband and father blow himself up, along with some of his coworkers? That is the question NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas must unravel when she and her team are called to investigate a bombing at the Wall Street headquarters of Quantum Air. There, Quantum VP of marketing, Paul Rogan, activated the hidden bomb strapped to his chest during a meeting with EconoLift Inc., a company with which Quantum had merger plans. Eve soon discovers why Rogan was compelled to sacrifice himself, but she still needs to know exactly who profits from setting this fiendish plot in motion. With the forty-seventh installment in her always poplar Eve Dallas series, Robb again remixes and remasters all the addictively readable ingredients her readers have come to crave, including a tough-as-nails protagonist who takes guff from no one, a plethora of engaging secondary characters who each play their roles to perfection, a generous dash of hot-as-sin sex, and a fine-tuned, tautly paced plot that relentlessly ticks along to the book's satisfying conclusion. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: With an initial 750,000 print run and a marketingcampaign on both print and digital outlets, Robb's latest will be a hot ticket.--John Charles Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review:
"Bestseller Robb's gripping 47th thriller set in a near-future New York City (after Dark in Death) opens with a bang. One morning, Paul Rogan arrives at a Downtown Manhattan office building, where he's to participate in a meeting about a merger between his company, Quantum Air, and another company, EconoLife. Shortly after entering the conference room, Rogan detonates the suicide vest he's wearing, killing himself and 10 others. At the scene, Lt. Eve Dallas and her team have to wonder whether the suicide bombing was an act of terrorism or homicide. When they interview Rogan's wife, Cecily, and their eight-year-old daughter, Melody, they learn that two men broke into the Rogans' brownstone earlier and threatened to kill Cecily and Melody, or worse, unless Rogan did their bidding. Robb keeps the action moving as the members of her ensemble cast interview survivors, analyze the bomb used, and gain enough clues to identify the villains. Series fans will be enthralled. 750,000-copy announced first printing. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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