Fantasy in Death
Bart Minnock, founder of the computer gaming giant U-Play,
enters his private room, and eagerly can?t wait to lose himself in
an imaginary world, to take on the role of a sword-wielding warrior
king, in his company?s latest top-secret project, Fantastical.
The next morning, he is found in the same locked room, in a pool
of blood, his head separated from his body. It is the most puzzling
case Lieutenant Eve Dallas has ever faced, and it is not a
Eve and her team are about to enter the next level of police
work, in a world where fantasy is the ultimate seduction?and the
price of defeat is death.
Indulgence in Death
When a murder disrupts the Irish vacation she is taking with her
husband, Roarke, Eve realizes that no place is safe?not an Irish
wood or the streets of the manic city she calls home. But nothing
prepares her for what she discovers upon her return to the cop shop
in New York City?.
A driver for a top-of-the-line limousine service is found
dead?shot through the neck with a crossbow. The car was booked by
an executive at a venerable security company whose identity had
been stolen. Days later, a stunning, high-priced escort is found
killed at Coney Island, a bayonet stuck in her heart. And again,
the trail leads to a CEO whose information has been hijacked.
With a method established, but no motive to be found, Eve begins
to fear that she has come across that most dangerous of criminals,
a thrill killer, but one with a taste for the finer things in
life?and death. Eve does not know where or when the next kill will
be, or that her investigation will take her to the rarefied circle
that Roarke travels in?and into the perverted heart of
Treachery in Death
Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a
brutal, senseless crime?an elderly grocery owner killed by three
stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. And for the
first time, Peabody is primary detective on the case, which means
she has to get used to a new level of authority and responsibility.
Good thing she learned the ropes from a master like Eve.
But after rounding up the perps, Peabody stumbles upon a much
trickier situation. Determined to start working out as hard as she
grills suspects, she chooses to do it at the old, rarely-used gym
at Central. After a grueling workout, she squeezes into one of the
narrow shower stalls. Just after she shuts the water off, the gym
door clatters open?and while she cringes inside the stall, trying
not to make a sound, Peabody overhears two fellow officers, Garnet
and Oberman, arguing. It doesn?t take long for a naked and
vulnerable Peabody to realize that both officers are crooked?guilty
not just of corruption but of murder as well.
Eve Dallas may have trained Peabody well?but this is too
dangerous for one person to take on alone. Now Peabody, Eve, and
her husband, Roarke, must try to get the hard evidence they need to
bring the dirty cops down?knowing all the while that the two have
already killed to keep their secret, and are no doubt willing to do