The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving
and suspenseful novel in the #1 New York Timesbestselling
Eve Dallas series.
In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve
Dallas's husband begins the demolition process by swinging a
sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two
skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife
immediatelyand by the time she's done with the crime scene, there
are twelve murders to be solved.
The place once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers,
back in the mid-2040s, and Eve tracks down the people who ran it.
Between their recollections and the work of the force's new
forensic anthropologist, Eve begins to put names and faces to the
remains. They are all young girls. A tattooed tough girl who dealt
in illegal drugs. The runaway daughter of a pair of well-to-do
doctors. They all had their stories. And they all lost their chance
for a better life.
Then Eve discovers a connection between the victims and someone
she knows. And she grows even more determined to reveal the secrets
of the place that was called The Sanctuaryand the evil concealed
in one human heart.