Origin in Death by J. D. RobbOrigin in Death by J. D. Robb

Origin in Death

byJ. D. RobbRead bySusan Ericksen

Audio Book (CD) | May 13, 2014

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New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her partner Peabody enter the hallowed halls of the Wilfred B. Icove Center for Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery on a case. A hugely popular vid star has been beaten to a bloody pulp - and has killed her attacker in the process. After a post-op interview, Dallas and Peabody confirm for themselves that it’s a clear-cut case of self-defense, but before they can leave the building, another case falls into their hands.Dr. Wilfred B. Icove himself has been found dead in his office - murdered in a chillingly efficient manner: one swift stab to the heart. Struck by the immaculate condition of the crime scene, Dallas suspects a professional killing. Security discs show a stunningly beautiful woman calmly entering and leaving the building: the good doctor’s final appointment.Known as “Dr. Perfect,” the saintly Icove devoted his life to his family and his work. His record is clean. Too clean for Dallas. She knows he was hiding something, and suspects that his son, his successor, knows what it is. Then - like father, like son - the young Dr. Icove is killed . . . with the same deadly precision. But who is the mystery woman, and what was her relationship with the good doctors? With her husband, Roarke, working behind the scenes, Dallas follows her darkest instincts into the Icoves’ pasts. And what she discovers are men driven to create perfection - playing fast and loose with the laws of nature, the limits of science, and the morals of humanity.
Susan Ericksen is an actress who performs on stage and television. An Audie Award and AudioFile Earphones Award winner, Susan has recorded many audiobooks, including Naked in Death by J. D. Robb and Savannah Blue by Mary Kay Andrews.Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 150 novels, including High...
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Title:Origin in DeathFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:6.75 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:Brilliance AudioLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love Love Loved this one. Wow! Couldn't believe that it could get better. Amazing read! Stayed up all night for this one!
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ambitious An ambitious addition to this series, Origin in Death is about, well, I can’t tell you or it gives away the mystery. Unlike most of the Eve Dallas novels this one is definitely Science Fiction and benefits from it. The usual gang is all here but the mystery is leaps and bounds better than normal and is handled with taste and sensitivity, making this one above the crowd. A good place to start if you’ve never read one of Robb’s before.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful read You can't go wrong with J.D. Robb!! The books are funny, sexy, and intriguing. Haven't read one I don't love!!
Date published: 2015-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Action After reading all the newer books and hearing about the infamous Icove case I am happy to see it lived up to the hype.
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Origin in death I really like the in death books but thid was one of the best.
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Origin In Death Great story! Kept me turning the pages:-)
Date published: 2013-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Origin in Death WOW!!! Talk about excitement to the end! Something like a cross between Boys from Brazil -the Andromena Strain,meets Dr No! Very interesting concept. Freaky and chilling sci-fi touch. More so as it may not be all that far retched as we would like to think. Really enjoyed this one!,,
Date published: 2013-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The best so far Dr. Wifred Icove is found dead in his office. Who would have possibly wanted him dead? He was Dr. Perfect. He and his son ran a very successful cosmetic and reconstructive surgery practice. Everybody loved him. Eve Dallas, police lieutenant in the year 2059 believes everything is a bit too perfect. No one is a saint. This looks like a professional hit but who would have wanted the good doctor dead? Dalllas starts out with her dogged persistence and wonderful gut instinct and follows through until she nails the killer. I loved this book the best so far. The subject matter is very creepy and the reader is pulled down into the 'what if' scenerario which makes for some interesting hypotheses. As always Robb brings these characters to life and more than a mystery the repartee is just fun to read
Date published: 2013-02-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Puts the SF back into the "In Death" series By now, the "in Death" books have me hooked as much for the support characters than anything else - do I really care about the mysteries? Not really - though sometimes they are quite good. It's more that I want to see Peabody (Dallas' able and affable partner), Roarke (her shady past uber-billionaire husband), Mavis (preggo vid-star sensation of scandalous outfit), and Nadine (journalist extraordinaire). Many other characters also nab your attention and bring you back, and the pacing of the novels (often only a month or so passes between each book) means that their lives are evolving without the jump-ahead-two-years effect that many series have. In "Origin in Death," J.D. Robb did what I hadn't seen her do in many of her books - she included the SF element quite strongly in the plot. There are nods to some contemporary ethical issues - when someone seems to be bumping off a plastic surgeon and his family, the motives are confused. But was the surgeon the head of a designer baby project? At what point does medical science cross the line between stopping disease and playing God? And who would kill over it? I think I enjoyed this "in Death" book the most. High literature? Definitely not - but this time, I could happily call it Science Fiction.
Date published: 2006-07-22