Treachery in Death (In Death #32) By: J.D. Robb
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
So at number thirty-two I think it’s safe to say I like the In Death series. There have been some hit or misses, some I’ve really liked, and some I’ve thought were just eh.
Treachery in Death could be described the same way. There were parts I liked, there were parts I didn’t, and there were parts that were just eh. Overall the good parts outweighed the bad, there was a particularly horrible scene in an arcade that I felt was so bad I had to read out loud to my husband.
The story was great, though I didn’t think the villain was up to a battle with Eve Dallas. Eve expertly maneuvered everything and I never really thought there was a moment things were out of her control. On one hand it’s nice to have a hero that much in control on the other hand it kind of dulls the impact of what is being accomplished in story. It makes it seem kind of easy.