Friday, February 5, 2016

Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb Tour

Genre: Adult, Suspense, Thriller
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

From Goodreads:
Sometimes brotherhood can be another word for conspiracy...

Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather’s magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head.

Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. When the two arrive on the scene, he explains that the last thing he saw was Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. When he came to, his cousin was gone. With the mess cleaned up and the security disks removed, there’s nothing left behind but a few traces for forensics to analyze. 

As a former lawyer, judge, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies on a regular basis. Like so many politicians, he also made some very close friends behind closed—and locked—doors. But a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into places others can’t go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate . . . and a new case that no one saw coming

My Thoughts:
This is the first book I’ve read in this series.  You don’t have to read the others in the series, there are over forty of them, to understand this one. They are stand-alone novels with some of the same characters.

The author has created a futuristic world, Year 2060.  I was not a fan of the sex scenes no matter how they were written. I knew going in that this was Nora Roberts writing under a different name. I guess I hoped that since this was a thriller it would be different. I guessed wrong. That is the only reason I took one star off.

Eve and her partner are called to investigate a scene that involves her friends the Mira’s.  Someone has tortured and murdered Edward. It didn’t just stop with him. Several of his acquaintances have been targets as well.  Because of a trauma when she was a child this murder and assault really hits home.  Throughout the book we also get glimpses into her private life with her husband Roarke. He always has her back.  When he tries to help her move out of her past he finds she is none too pleased.

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