Calculated in Death
On Manhattan's Upper East Side a woman lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better. A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on... show more
On Manhattan's Upper East Side a woman lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better. A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone's hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the building, the lieutenant knows Marta's murder was the work of a killer who's trained, but not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence. But when someone steals the files out of Marta's office, Eve must immerse herself in her billionaire husband Roarke's world of big business to figure out who's cruel and callous enough to hire a hit on an innocent woman. And as the killer's violent streak begins to escalate, Eve knows she has to draw him out, even if it means using herself as bait. . . .
Publish date: February 26th 2013
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Series: In Death 6 (#36)
Who would want to kill an accountant? That's the puzzle Lieutenant Eve Dallas is dealing with. The "why would someone kill an accountant" is easy; it's not a mugging, the woman must've found something she wasn't supposed to and they took her out. And eve is back to "who" and needs to pick the right ...
I enjoyed this latest installment in the In Death series, but it seemed very much derivative. Many of the "new" characters, and plot devices seemed repeated, slightly changed, from earlier installments -- venal business executives, brutish killer for hire, trap set for the bad guys. Even the all w...
After reading the last three in the series, this book felt so slow; usually it takes me a couple of afternoon readings to inhale an ...In Death installment. This book was more than a decent addition to the series, just fell flat when you go from the awesomeness of Treachery, NY to Dallas, and Delusi...
The beginning of this book when the victim's family was notified was very sad, it almost had me crying. Good story although I am not that interested in finances stuff so it was kind of "woosh" for me but the story was good. Very entertaining lines and I liked the "bonus" that Peabody earned. It had ...
I have to confess that I had to start this book three times to get into it, which is something that I've never had to do with one of the In Death books before. I, honestly, don't know if it was me or if it was the book, but I just couldn't get into it either of the first two times I tried to read i...