Mass Market Paperbound
368 pages, 6.75 × 4.12 × 0.87 in
September 11, 2000
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0425176304
ISBN - 13: 9780425176306
Read from the Book
The vices of authority are chiefly four: delays, corruption, roughness and facility.Francis BaconMore things belong to marriage than four bare legs in a bed.John Heywoodchapter oneShe stood in Purgatory and studied death. The blood and the gore of it, the ferocity of its glee. It had come to this place with the willful temper of a child, full of heat and passion and careless brutality.Murder was rarely a tidy business. Whether it was craftily calculated or wildly impulsive, it tended to leave a mess for others to clean up.It was her job to wade through the debris of murder, to pick up the pieces, see where they fit, and put together a picture of the life that had been stolen. And through that picture to find the image of a killer.Now, in the early hours of morning, in the hesitant spring of 2059, her boots crunched over a jagged sea of broken glass. Her eyes, brown and cool, scanned the scene: shattered mirrors, broken bottles, splintered wood. Wall screens were smashed, privacy booths scarred and dented. Pricey leather and cloth that had covered stools or the plusher seating areas had been ripped to colorful shreds.What had once been an upscale strip club was now a jumbled pile of expensive garbage.What had once been a man lay behind the wide curve of the bar. Now a victim, sprawled in his own blood.Lieutenant Eve Dallas crouched beside him. She was a cop, and that made him hers.“Male. Black. Late thirties. Massive trauma, head and body. Multiple broken bones.” She took a ga
From the Publisher
In an uptown strip joint, a cop is found bludgeoned to death. The weapon's a baseball bat. The motive's a mystery. It's a case of serious overkill that pushes Eve Dallas straight into overdrive. Her investigation uncovers a private club that's more than a hot spot. Purgatory's a last chance for atonement where everyone is judged. Where your ultimate fate depends on your most intimate sins. And where one cop's hidden secrets are about to plunge innocent souls into vice-ridden damnation...
About the Author
Nora Roberts has published more than 130 novels, which has been translated into more than 25 languages. She writes romances under her own name and futuristic crime novels under the pseudonym of J. D. Robb. She has been given the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into their Hall of Fame.
From Our Editors
Set in New York City during the year 2059, Judgment in Death offers another romantic suspense featuring New York police lieutenant Eve Dallas. Part of J.D. Robb’s best-selling series, this compelling mystery opens in the upscale nightclub, Purgatory, where Dallas discovers the corpse of a fellow officer who was brutally slain. Dallas’ investigation exposes crime and police corruption seemingly linked to the elusive criminal Max Ricker. Dallas’ millionaire husband, the owner of Purgatory and a business associate of Ricker’s before he turned legitimate, blurs the line between Dallas’ professional and private worlds, placing not only her reputation, but also her life in danger.