Calculated in Death (In Death #36) By: J.D. Robb
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. . . .
Another great installment in the In Death series. I like the fact that there are ties to previous novels, though, at this point I barely even remember what happened in the previous ones. Obviously Eve and Roarke win and the bad guy gets caught, there’s also plenty of Peabody.
I like this series, even though it’s obviously predictable. I like the futuristic elements, I like how hard Eve is, and the side characters are wonderful. The stories are fun and action packed and consistent.