Strangers in Death
by J.D. Robb
Review by Paul Haggerty
Putnam Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780399154706
Date: 19 February 2008 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Thomas A. Anders is widely considered to be a good man, a good husband, a good businessman, and a philanthropist dedicated to helping children who are in desperate need of help. But there's no one to give him the help he needs one fateful night in March 2060. In the aftermath of his murder, Eve Dallas is going to do everything she can to make sure whoever took his life pays the price for crossing that line. The problem is that all the evidence points to sex games gone wrong, there's no evidence of who he was seeing, and the nominal prime suspect, the wife, has an airtight alibi thousands of miles away. Still, in her heart, Eve knows this isn't what it appears to be. And if the evidence isn't apparent, she'll just have to dig deeper. Every murderer makes mistakes, and Eve won't rest until she's found the thread that will unravel a macabre plot. From official release/information:
Book Description: Technology may be different in 2060 New York, yet the city is still a place of many cultures and great divides. But as ever, some murders receive more attention than others-especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman, found in his Park Avenue apartment, tied to the bed-and strangled-with cords of black velvet.
It doesn't surprise Lieutenant Eve Dallas that Thomas Anders's scandalous death is a source of titillation and speculation to the public-and of humiliation to his family. But while people in the city are talking about it, those close to Anders aren't so anxious to do the same. With some help from her billionaire husband, Roarke, Eve's soon knocking on doors-or barging through them-to find answers.