cover image Forgotten in Death

Forgotten in Death

J.D. Robb. St. Martin’s, $28.99 (384p) ISBN 978-1-250-27281-2

Set in 2061, bestseller Robb’s busy 53rd outing for Lt. Eve Dallas of the New York Police and Security Department (after Faithless in Death) opens with Eve and her team at a Manhattan construction site where a homeless woman’s body has been sloppily wrapped in a tarp and stuffed in a dumpster. While still at the crime scene, Eve gets a report of skeletal remains of a woman unearthed at a nearby demolition site, along with the bones of what appears to be a fetus. This second site happens to belong to Roarke, Eve’s sexy, devoted husband, who heads up a vast business empire. Eve calls on the support of Roarke and a friend of hers, a bestselling true crime author, to investigate the two murders. In both cases, the villains and their motives are easy to spot. The book’s real pleasure lies in watching Eve stride into danger and triumph over evil. That Roarke is happy to support his wife’s desire to go out and kick butt adds to the appeal. Series fans will be delighted. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House. (Sept.)