Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns in a fast-paced new novel from No.1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb. Nature versus nurture... The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park's ice-skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be. Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD but never one like this. A review of the security videos reveals that the victims were killed with a tactical laser rifle fired by a sniper, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. And though the list of locations where the shooter could have set up seems endless, the number of people with that particular skill set is finite: police, military, professional killer. Eve's husband, Roarke, has unlimited resources-and genius-at his disposal. And when his computer program leads Eve to the location of the sniper, she learns a shocking fact: There were two-one older, one younger. Someone is being trained by an expert in the science of killing, and they have an agenda. Central Park was just a warm-up. And as another sniper attack shakes the city to its core, Eve realizes that though we're all shaped by the people around us, there are those who are just born evil... From the Hardcover edition.
"Outstanding...Robb does her usual amazing job delivering not only a complex police procedural, but also exploring the factors that can lead to the development of a killer. No one does futuristic suspense better than Robb!"- RT Book Reviews (4 & 12; stars, Top Pick) Praise for the In Death series "Robb is a virtuoso."- Seattle Post-Intelligencer "It's Law & Order: SVU -in the future."- Entertainment Weekly From the Hardcover edition.
J. D. Robb ist das Pseudonym der international höchst erfolgreichen Autorin Nora Roberts. Durch einen Blizzard entdeckte Nora Roberts ihre Leidenschaft fürs Schreiben: Tagelang fesselte 1979 ein eisiger Schneesturm sie in ihrer Heimat Maryland ans Haus. Um sich zu beschäftigen, schrieb sie ihren ersten Roman. Zum Glück, denn inzwischen zählt Nora Roberts zu den meistgelesenen Autorinnen der Welt. Unter dem Namen J.D. Robb veröffentlicht sie seit Jahren ebenso erfolgreich Kriminalromane.