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Vengeance in Death (In Death #6)

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He is a madman with the mind of a genius and an expert with technology who stalks his prey, then taunts the police. Eve Dallas found the first dead man in his own home and the second in a vacant apartment. They both had links with a secret.
Paperback, 343 pages
Published 2004 by Piatkus (first published 1997)
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Duchess Nicole
Vengeance feels good...especially when Roarke the Irish is involved... “I want you to take note, Commander, that turning in my badge would be like cutting off my arm. But if it comes down to a choice between the job and my marriage, then I lose the arm.”

Gotta say, that line surprised me.This would be the first time that I've felt as if Eve and Roarke were on equal footing with regards to their affection for each other. That's not to say that I ever doubted Eve's love for Roarke. Just her ability
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Kjen
Another awesome InDeath re-read! One of my favorite exchanges happens in this book. It is the one where Brian from Ireland finds out that Roarke married a bloody cop...Eve replies that she married a criminal and no one ever thinks about that! Then there is the whole "icicles forming in Hell" comment from Brian...Priceless!!! Loved seeing how Eve and Roarke worked through some of their most perilous philosophical ground to become an even more complete unit. Their total acceptance of each other, d ...more
Tilly Slaton
A religious nutjob sociopathic serial killer targets Even and Roarke (Shocker!). Extremely bloody mutilated bodies are found and Summerset is tied to more than one murder.

Hating the snobbish, uptight asswad, Eve still finds herself using every resource to prove that he should not be her prime suspect. If only the dude would follow her advice and stay close to home.

Avenging the rape, mutilation, beating and death of Summerset daughter, Roarke is forced to make a list of those who provided him inf
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ElaineY
So I've only read six so far and there may be another In Death book that I'll enjoy better than this one but so far...this book was everything I look for in a romantic suspense.

The dialog is snappy and the story zips through like one of those futuristic cars. There's never too much of Roarke, is there, so delving into his past can't but make this installment a winner.

Summerset is especially unlikeable here and I hope there's a change in his attitude towards Eve after this. While I find the snoot
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Beanbag Love
Decent read as all In Death installments have been so far. As a Christian, I do get a little weary of the crazy, homicidal Christian gimmick (that's not a spoiler, BTW), but this had a lot of suspense and I actually was kind of surprised by the outcome of the case.

Eve got on my nerves this time. You'd think she's the only one under stress. Barking every other word and running roughshod over everyone. The fights she had with Roarke were pretty believable, but she just wore me down. I would have l
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Vengeance in Death
(In Death # 6)
by J.D. Robb
Romantic Suspense


VENGEANCE IN DEATH is ice, frigid. Or as the eccentric Mavis would say, mag. I think this book just topped my previous favourite, RAPTURE IN DEATH. There were so many good things about this book that I’m not sure where to start. First off, the case that Lieutenant Dallas has been dealt is a gruesome one. It hits a little closer to home because of the violation that these victims have endured and it all seems to
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İlkim
Ah çok iyiydi. Cinayetleri çok güzel bağlamış, Roarke ve Summerset'in geçmişlerine iyice iniyoruz. Hatta İrlanda'ya gidip Roarke'un anılarını dinliyoruz. Eve yine birkaç kere ölümden dönüyor ve en sonunda gelip onu kurtaran ve katili öldüren Roarke oluyor. Bu adamın Eve aşkına özeniyorum cidden, Eve de ona deli gibi aşık. Bu çifti daha bir sürü macera bekliyor ama aralarındaki aşkla her şeyi halledeceklerdir. Yaklaşık bir 30 kitap daha var okunacak :P
Lisa Kay
★★★★★ J.D. Robb (AKA Nora Roberts) should get some kind of award for creating a married couple whose relationship remains H.O.T. Yup. Roarke and Eve still have it. Loved the suspense in this futuristic police procedural, too. I’ve said it before, but Susan Ericksen was born to narrate this series; she outdoes herself again and just keeps getting better.

In Vengeance in Death, the sixth in the In Death series, we get to see into Roarke’s past. And the Irish billionaire has one, filled with painfu
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Mahlet
This is the only ongoing series I read that features the same couple in every installment: NYC Homicide Lt. Eve Dallas and the sexy, complex, brilliant and dangerous Irish tycoon known only as Rourke. But these 2 characters are SO worthy of this distinction!! :)

Eve and Rourke both come from ugly, abusive childhoods. Sexual/physical/emotional abuse…it’s more accurate to say they didn’t really have childhoods! But Eve and Rourke managed to find peace with one another and their story is compelling
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rameau
It seems like Roberts got back into the groove again with her sixth In Death novel and it’s all thanks to the mystery. Well, not the mystery per say. The book works because of the killer. Instead of writing (poorly) about Wicca and Satanism, Roberts writes about a safe Catholic mad man who just “happens” to have ties to Roarke’s past.

The further I read this series, the less I respect Eve Dallas as a policeman and the more I see this story as just another offering at the great altar of Roarke. E
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Catherine
This is one of my favorite books in the series. I loved getting to delve into Roarke's past and I won't deny that I loved seeing Summerset on the hot seat. That man is not a favorite of mine.

This entry had an emotional intensity to it that I enjoyed. The cases tie closely in with the lives of Eve, Roarke, and Summerset, although Eve doesn't know it at first. I liked that the author brought up a past storyline and deepened it for the reader. There was a gore and grit to the storyline that isn't a
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Tina
This is the 6th book in the In Death Series.

It is Late Autumn/Early winter in the year 2058. Eve Dallas is summoned with a riddle. Easily solved, she hurries to a grisly crime scene. A man has been eviscerated in his own home and left for Eve to find. It turns out the man was an old acquaintance of Roarke's during the days when he lived in Dublin.

The killer, taunting Eve with riddles sends her another. This time she is mere minutes late as she finds yet another gruesomely killed man left to die
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Cata
Tic-Tac, Tic-Tac... O Tempo está a contar

Tudo começou com uma chamada anónima...
Gostas de enigmas? Também o nosso criminoso. A palavra-chave aqui é Vingança .
Ele dá enigmas a Eve que esta tem de resolver. Mas por mais que se esforce, Eve chega sempre atrasada. As vítimas não têm nada em comum... nada excepto serem Irlandeses e fazerem parte do passado de Roarke. Quem será a próxima vítima? Onde será assassinada? Porquê?

Quinze anos é muito tempo para planear uma vingança

E ele fez questão de plan
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Elvan
I love the firsts in this one. The first introduction we readers have to McNabb and his stylin' ways, the first visit to the Penny Pig and Roarke's old mate Brian Kelly and the first great "take down goes south" thanks to a poodle. I love that scene. A nice little mystery and a killer ending (ha ha) makes Vengeance a must reread in the Series.
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Barks & Bites
Nov 04, 2009 Barks & Bites rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: JD Robb fans
I haven't read this series in order (read #1 & #2 and then skipped around) and this book seems to fall somewhere midway through the series. Despite that I'm not too terribly confused. Eve Dallas is a police officer somewhere in the future where things aren't all that different from today. She is beautiful but very haunted, still somewhat emotionally stunted and married to a hunky rich guy named Rourke. In this story she is investigating a case where a family man has been horribly dismembered ...more
Bigd_041555
Love this book, we get a good glimpse of Roarke and Summerset's life from back in the day! We meet Ian McNab - gotta love that e-man!

I'm not trying to be picky or find fault, but towards the end when Eve and Roarke make it to the naked mermaid bar and they see Summerset on the ladder at the tank, Summerset tells Eve that he was climbing up and into the tank to help Patrick Murray and Eve says that's not what it looked like (or something to that effect). Anyways if Summerset had been in the tank
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Emanuela ~plastic duck~
I really liked the plot, even if it was a bit easy to figure the development. In this book I got annoyed with Eve. She seemed very narrow minded, more than usual. I think I'm getting a bit tired of all her stubbornness, it's like everything always revolves around her. In her fights with Roarke, especially the first, I think she crossed the line repeatedly. That man is a saint.

I loved the Irish part of the story and especially it was great to learn about Roarke's past and see the humanity of him.
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Mafi
Acaaabei! Como gosto mais de ler e saber aspectos das personagens do que os casos criminais, este livro dá mais atenção à vida pessoal do Roarke e do Sommerset por isso gostei bastante! o Roarke sofreu mto mas felizmente mudou e tornou-se num homem com um coração de outro e o mesmo aplica-se ao Soomerset que implica com a Eve pois nunca teve sorte com a Policia que nunca o ajudou quando este mais precisou! Bem agora vou fazer uma pausa e acho que só em outubro é que leio mais livros desta maravi ...more
slayra
RATING: 3.5 stars.

E cheguei já ao sexto livro da série "Mortal". Esta série é bastante viciante e o leitor (neste caso, eu) quer sempre saber mais sobre as interessantes personagens que povoam o mundo, pelo que continuamos a ler. Os mistérios e o intrigante mundo futurista são ótimos bónus!

Em Vingança Mortal, Eve terá de jogar um perigoso jogo com um psicopata cujo objetivo é vingança... vingança contra Roarke e todos os que o ajudaram no passado, aquele passado sombrio, na Irlanda do qual sabem
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Ana
E para variar, adorei!
Na minha opinião está série está cada vez melhor, cada vez com mais acção, mais mistério, mais romance... Enfim estou maravilhada. Não se consegue parar de ler, estes livros são viciantes!
O que gostei mais neste sexto volume da série foi a evolução da relação da Eve e do Roarke. De livro para livro a autora trabalha muito bem este ponto.
Célia
Já me vão começando a faltar as palavras para descrever a experiência de leitura da série In Death, sem me repetir muito. Neste momento, posso confessar-me viciada nas aventuras e desventuras de Eve, Roarke e companhia e curiosa por continuar a acompanhar as suas vidas atribuladas.

Vengeance in Death tem como tema principal, como o título indica, a vingança. Temos aqui mais um serial killer que telefona a Eve pouco antes de cometer os seus crimes, dando-lhe pistas em forma de adivinhas, sempre co
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Catherine
The In Death series is kind of comfort food in book form, for me. I know what I'm going to get, it's a satisfying story, but it's nothing out of the ordinary. These are never 'must reads' for me, but more like fillers when I need a break from dark books or super romanc-y books. And I don't mean filler quite like fluffy 'beach reads,' even though they might do well at just that. There are some gory crimes and evil villains that might not suit someone's easy breezy beach read. But there is always ...more
Michelle(Chelle) aka Nightshade - Cake Whisperer
I know this seems to be a trend but this is my favorite In Death so far.

I really enjoyed(not really the appropriate word here but....) the crime that Eve is investigating. somehow, just when I start to think Summerset is a complete ass(and most of the time he really is) I am shown just the slightest bit of truth behind his character to think that maybe someday....I might actually like this man. Still hasn't completely happened but he inched up a millimeter or two after reading this installment.
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Ning
หลังจากที่หยุดอ่านชุดนี้ไปนาน (เพราะเข็ดขยาดกับเล่ม 5)


เห็นการพัฒนาของนางเอก ซึ่งยังตัดสินใจไม่ได้ว่าจะเรียกว่าพัฒนาขึ้นหรือลง
ความเป็นตำรวจแบบทื่อ ๆ ตรง ๆ มีการพัฒนา(ขึ้น หรือ ลง ดี??) อย่างเห็นได้ชัด
จากเล่มก่อน ๆ ที่แบบ นั่นก็ไม่ได้ นี่ก็ไม่ได้
มาเล่มนี้มีมาครบเชียว ปกปิด บิดเบือน แอบช่วยเหลือ แถมตอนจบจะมีโกหกอีก
(สรุปว่า มัน ดีขึ้นหรือ ลงล่ะเนี่ย 555 สรุปว่าเป็นคนมากขึ้นก็แล้วกันเนาะ)
(แต่ถ้าอ่านในฐานะประชาชนตาดำ ๆ แล้ว ชอบตำรวจอีฟคนเก่ามากกว่าอ่ะ)


ตอนนี้เป็นตอน Summerset ตกเป็นผู้ต้องสงสัย
(คืออัน
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ஐ Canan ஐ `·.¸¸.·´´¯`··._
Vay be..Ne kitaptı ama.Bu kitap şuana kadar en çok beğendiğim ve eğlendiğim
kitap oldu.Bu kitapta Roarke ve Summerset'in geçmişine dönüyor bazı kesitler okuyoruz.
Bir katil, kendisini kutsanmış, intikam meleği gibi gören bir sosyopat.
Ve kendine seyirci,rakip olarak seçtiği Eve.
Yani kızımız yine iş başında..
Katilimiz oldukça zekiydi, ama Allah'ım ya o nasıl bir düşünce sitemi ve mide.
Yaptıklarını okumak bile beni iğrendirdi.
Kitap oldukça akıcı ve merak uyandırıcı bir şekilde ilerledi ve herzamanki
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Sofia
Quanto à história, a primeira coisa que me agradou foi ver que se passava num mundo futurista (se a memória não me falha, no ano de 2058). Foi por falta de atenção minha, que isso é referido em sinopses de outros livros da série, mas gostei de descobrir assim, dá outro toque às histórias.

Não sendo o primeiro da série não é possível conhecer muito do background da relação Eve/Roarke, mas gostei bastante do relacionamento dos dois personagens. Têm bastante "química" (coisa que nem sempre acontece
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Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* .
Vengeance in Death is book six in J.D. Robbs (Nora Roberts) In Death series. Im a huge fan of this series and have read all the books (almost 40 so far and still growing) multiple times. Im not doing reviews on all of them as I tackle this series once again, but I will comment on the books I find I can give five stars to. J.D. Robb really stepped up her game in this book. I was hooked from the first page until the last page. I love it when she writes of Ireland and in this book, Roarke and Eve g ...more
Lisa
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this series! I honestly am not fan of Nora Roberts other writing styles but these books are great murder mysteries.
Set in a future that isn’t so unbelievable that you can’t relate, LT Eve Dallas, her husband Roarke, DT Peabody & the rest of the gang are amazing characters. You truly believe that they exist somewhere in another version of Earth & I personally can’t wait to see what they are going to get themselves into next.
I never tire of this series as Roberts conti
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Steve
Another brilliant Dallas whodunit. The story was certainly interesting, and I loved the glimpses into Roarke's and Summerset's past. The action started slow, and then accelerated to a delicious climax. The plot twists came thick and fast, and I didn't guess most of them, especially the final reveal. I would have liked more of a resolution, the book just sort of ended.
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Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.A. She was the youngest of the five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline.
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“A cop? You married a bloody cop?"

"I married a bloody criminal," Eve muttered, "but nobody ever thinks of that.”
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“I want you to take note, Commander, that turning in my badge would be like cutting off my arm. But if it comes down to a choice between the job and my marriage, then I lose the arm.” 52 likes
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