First and foremost in this review, I want to get across the fact that Robb/Roberts has gotten me addicted to the "...in Death" books. It was while reading this book that I realized fully why I got addicted; characters.
All the books in the "...in Death" series revolve around Lt. Eve Dallas and her team on the NYPSD, around the year 2050. This puts them in the near enough future to not lose the Nora Roberts audience and just enough to have some cool futuristic gadgets and lure in some sci-fi fans.
The characters are so well written and captivating I felt myself wanting to high five them all as they got closer to catching the murderers.
This book starts out with the systematic and precise murder of a very normal family as they slept. The family is the perfect family and peaceful, why would anyone want them dead. However the murderers missed one small detail, a survivor. She snuck down in the middle of the night to get a soda and that's when the killers struck. She witnesses the killers slashing the necks of the family's housekeeper and her parents. While this is happening she has enough wits about her to call the police.
Lt. Eve Dallas and her team are called on scene and the work begins. The investigation leads to military trained assassins that are seeking revenge. The assassins also have ties to a recently dispersed terrorist cell.
The thrill of the chase is one that keeps going and anxious through the book until the bad guys are finally caught. Sorry I let you know the bad guys get caught, but really its not the catch, it's the thrill of the chase, and J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts knows how to make a stay-up-all-night-reading-while-sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller.