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Leverage in Death--An Eve Dallas Novel
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Leverage in Death--An Eve Dallas Novel
In Death Series, Book 47
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Lieutenant Eve Dallas puzzles over a bizarre suicide bombing in a Wall St. office building in Leverage in Death, the latest in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from J.D. Robb...

For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD's Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter—but what was the motive of the masked men?

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. Now, with the help of her billionaire husband Roarke, Eve must untangle the reason for an inexplicable act of terror, look at suspects inside and outside both corporations, and determine whether the root of this crime lies in simple sabotage, or something far more complex and twisted.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas puzzles over a bizarre suicide bombing in a Wall St. office building in Leverage in Death, the latest in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from J.D. Robb...

For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD's Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter—but what was the motive of the masked men?

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. Now, with the help of her billionaire husband Roarke, Eve must untangle the reason for an inexplicable act of terror, look at suspects inside and outside both corporations, and determine whether the root of this crime lies in simple sabotage, or something far more complex and twisted.

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  • J.D. Robb is the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. She is the author of over 200 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
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  • Library Journal

    April 15, 2018

    In this next in Robb's mega-best-selling futuristic police procedurals, NYPSD lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates when marketing VP Paul Rogan walks into a big Wall Street mergers meeting strapped with explosives and blows the place sky-high. He was forced to act by masked men holding his family hostage, but their goal is murky. With a one-day laydown on September 4.

    Copyright 2018 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Publisher's Weekly

    July 2, 2018
    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.

  • Kirkus

    July 1, 2018
    The 44th case for future-dwelling Lt. Eve Dallas is less whodunit than whydunit and howtocatchem.On the day appointed for the merger between Quantum Air and EconoLift, Quantum marketing VP Paul Rogan arises from his seat at the table, apologizes to Derrick Pearson, the CEO who's come to treat him like a son, then detonates a suicide vest containing enough explosives to kill himself, Pearson, and nine others--although not, as it happens, EconoLift president Willimena Karson, who's merely sent to the hospital in critical condition. Eve and her partner, Detective Delia Peabody, soon realize that the reason a treasured employee would do such a thing is that he felt he had no choice: A pair of masked killers had taken his wife and daughter hostage and threatened to kill them and worse if he didn't follow their murderous orders. But why would anyone take so much trouble to blow up the meeting room instead of either killing their chosen target individually or detonating enough explosives to blow up the whole floor of the building? That's the question Eve focuses on, and when she comes up with a plausible explanation, she realizes that whoever pulled off this high-fatality caper has every reason to try it again. She's too late to prevent another blast, which claims five more victims at an art gallery, but the second time around provides her with enough clues to narrow her list of suspects dramatically--though fans should be warned that from this point on, Eve's detective work is a bit of a slog, and the main event yet to come, as so often in this series (Dark in Death, 2018, etc.), is Eve's interrogations of the suspects she's hauled in.A nifty, if exceptionally coldblooded, criminal plan buried in close to 400 pages of mostly forgettable suspects and dialogue. There's not even much detail about the good life in 2061 this time around.

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