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Betrayal in Death (In Death #12)

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  15,478 ratings  ·  374 reviews
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, comes a new novel in the futuristic series Detective Eve Dallas investigates a homicide on familiar grounds: her husband s hotel -- and finds herself up against a murderer with a passion for the finer things in life -- and death

At the luxurious Roarke Palace Hotel, a maid walks into suite 4602 f
Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Piatkus Books (first published 2001)
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As I proceed through my Kindle re-read of my favorite series, I am once again struck by the growth of the characters. After just reading Calculated...the latest release...and contrasting it with early's a stark contrast in Eve and Roarke's marriage. There was so much head butting in Betrayal, but yet, this was the book in which the Expert Consultant, Civilian was born so there had already been some growth. I loved Eve's comforting and taking care of Roarke during t ...more
"He Whistled as he beat her, He hummed as he raped her. By the time he'd strangled her, he was singing."

So begins the 12th book in the In Death series set in late Spring the year 2059.

Roarke is busily hosting the grand event of the season. An auction of movie star Magda Lane's memorabilia at his posh Plaza Hotel. Hundreds of millions of dollars are expected to be raised for charity. In the midst of this a hotel maid is brutally raped and murdered.

Eve quickly identifies the perp. A known assassi
I do love the baddest of the bad and Sylvester Yost is one of the nastiest adversaries Eve has to deal with in the series. One memorable scene I always enjoy reading is the scene with Sumerset haggling over the cost of grapes with the Asian grocer. Entertaining read.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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A trained killer is on the loose. He is attacking people who work for Roarke and has been having his merry way with them. He beats then, rapes them and then finishes them off with his trademark weapon, a silver piece of wire. This guy is a slick criminal, both intelligent and cunning as a cat. He manages to always slip out of Eve’s grasp like water.

But Eve Dallas still won’t give up this fight because this case hits a little closer to home. Roarke is now feeling respons
Tempo de Ler
Traição Mortal pertence à Série Mortal de Nora Roberts, a escrever sob o pseudónimo de J. D. Robb. Esta série leva-nos até meio do século XIX, onde a Tenente Eve Dallas, da Polícia e Departamento de Segurança de Nova Iorque, reúne esforços para resolver estranhos e brutais casos de homicídio, envoltos em mistério.

Embora este seja o 12º livro da série, é o primeiro que eu leio; portanto, posso apenas opinar sobre Traição Mortal como livro isolado. Já conhecia, no entanto, Eve Dallas de Naque
Love this book - really liked meeting Roarke's old pal Mick and learning still a little more about Roarke's background.

This book has everything I like - a repulsive serial killer, lots of damage to stuff, and just enough angst to make a good storyline.

Oh and how could I forget the McNab and Peabody drama!

2 thumbs up and 5 stars - onto Seduction in Death.
Michelle(Chelle) aka Nightshade - Cake Whisperer
I will honestly be very surprised if I start out one of these reviews with anything other than....another great installment in the series.

But seriously -I am really loving this series and this book did not disappoint.

In this installment Roarke is hosting an auction at his big luxury hotel. As the event is gearing up to kick off, one of the maids in the hotel is brutally beaten, raped and murdered. Eve is onsite at the time the body is discovered and pretty quickly it is discovered this is the wo
This will go down as one of my favourite In Death's!
On to Seduction in Death!
Ana Luisa
Este é o 12º livro da série Mortal e confesso que estou um pouco viciada nesta colecção. J.D. Robb, pseudónimo de Nora Roberts, apresenta-nos mais uma vez um livro cheio de mistério, romance e humor que faz as delícias daqueles que o lêem. Desde o momento que apareceram no mercado que faço os possíveis para seguir a série e não há um mínimo de arrependimento da minha parte. Robb apresenta-nos personagens muito bem construídas, em cenários muito bem pensados, estando tudo muito bem pensado e inte ...more
Science fiction isn't my favorite genre; I have given it many fair chances over the years but have trouble getting into the classic books of sci-fi. Luckily, I finally gave in to reading the In Death series, one of my favorite series that has just a touch of futuristic sci-fi added to murder, mystery, and romance. The series is "sci-fi lite" for those who want to dabble but not commit...

Betrayal in Death was another solid addition to the series. The stories of Eve Dallas and Roarke are not geniu
This was a more difficult 'In Death' book to read, as the main killer likes to beat and rape his victims (whether they are male or female), and Roberts can go into too much detail in this area. I liked the glimpse into Roarke's past, since a childhood friend of his comes visiting, but it wasn't really enough to offset the discomfort reading about the crimes - especially from the Murderer's point of view. There was a lot of lead up to the final take down (I don't feel like this is a spoiler, sinc ...more
Orijinali Kitap Esintisi adresinde.

Eve Dallas ve Roarke ikilisiyle hala tanışmadıysanız beni çok şaşırttınız diyebilirim. Her kitabında ayrı hayran kalıyorum kadına. Bir de o Roarke faktörü yok mu, seriyi tek başına bile okutur yani. İrlandalı yarim benim, canım.

Her kitabında olduğu gibi bunda da gayet iyi bir kurgu vardı. Bu sefer hedef Roarke, önce otelindeki bir hizmetçi, sonra da yakın bir arkadaşı öldürülüyor. Bütün mantık dikkatini dağıtmak için ama bunu Eve ile geç fark ediyorlar. Yine d
5 stars.

I love it when the crime is personal. Of course everything lead to Roarke but oh this crime was directed at him and it didn't sit well with Eve. I didn't think Eve can be anymore sturdy, commanding and bad-ass, I was wrong. The usual company were a joy to read: Summerset's raw confession, McNabb & Peabody's fight, Com Whitney supporting his team and of course Feeney blowing the fuse. They were always supportive of Eve but this was the perfect crime and the perfect plan coming togeth
"They're like family, huh?" Peabody said as she got into the car. "Hey!
That makes you sort of like Summerset's daughter-in-law."
Horror drained all color from Eve's cheeks. All she could do was press
a hand to her stomach. "Jesus, I feel sick."

Haha! I really loved this book....anything that has to do with Roarke's past is alright by me. I enjoyed meeting Mick, and the ending had me choking up.

I'm very distraught over the state of affairs between Peabody and McNab...hope this is cleared up soon. I'
That was good!!!!!! The old friend from Ireland gave a bit more insight into the Roarke character and Eve...well she continued to do what she does best.....kick %$^$ :)
Aly is so frigging bored
1st Read: 21st-29th March 2013

2nd Read: 1st-10th December 2014
Another mystery that I enjoyed. Some movement with the McNab/Peabody situation, which actually led to some of the more amusing moments. And it's always nice to get a look at some people from Roarke's less than legal days. I have to say it still amazes (not necessarily in a good way) me how the author seems to be able to both tie every case the Eve's traumatic childhood and make it a big deal that Roarke is somehow connected to the case. The first thing, just makes the whole situation overkill. L ...more
In the ongoing saga of Eve and Roarke, this book gives us a little more information on Roarke's early years by introducing a childhood friend, one Roarke had thought was dead. The convolutions of the story line tie up the different character sets without giving away too much in the interim, so I found the book delightfully easy on the senses, something I can't always say about the in Death books in general. I particularly enjoyed the way Eve and Feeney's pessimistic take on the Peabody/McNab rel ...more
Any book in this series is interesting. In my opinion the 3 previous books were even better. And this Betrayal is not the exception.
About the author there's not much that can be said. I'm accustomed do her writing but I can state that In Death series has made me come to peaceful terms with the author because she has made me again yearn to devour the book. It's been awhile since I've felt that need.
It's great do find again the great pleasure I've always found in this author's books. that's why
Sara Gonçalves
Hum.... Traição Mortal é mais um livro delicioso da fantástica escritora Nora Roberts que escreve esta série como J. D. Robb. Apesar de ser o número 12, não torna a série chata, aborrecida nem parece que a história se arrasta. Cada volume trata de um crime, um homicídio (ou vários) complexo(s) que vai levar Eve Dallas a tudo para conseguir encontrar o responsável.
Neste caso, temos um homicida bem conhecido, com métodos bem característicos (embora nojentos ou arrepiantes) que já é procurado há q
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Siti Maulida Amalia
"Ketika aku bertemu denganmu, Aku tidak menginginkanmu dalam hidupku. Kau hanya membawa masalah besar bagiku. Setiap kali aku memandangmu, atau mendengar suaramu, atau bahkan memikirkanmu, masalah itu semakin besar." -eve dallas.

Gw suka cover ver indonesia nya. Gambar baju pengantin cewek yang di lintasi pita kuning polisi "police line do not cross"

Teman masa lalu yang di kira Roarke sudah membeku di neraka, kembali dalam hidupnya saat ada kejadian pembunuhan salah satu staf tata graha di Roarke
As usual Robb gives us Death.
Roarke employs million of people. And this time the target is his employees. Will they be able to catch the killer before he kills Roarke's (view spoiler) employee?

Between the Feebs(FBI), a hit man, an auction and a friend from Ireland, Eve's got her hands full.

As Roarke and Eve grow closer, they realize that they can weather anything together.

Ian McNab and Delia Peabody, I do so love them. But by God, they need to grow up. Like spo
Another brilliant romp through New York with Roarke and Eve. This book certainly started with the usual formula, and then deviated quite brilliantly, and never really found it again until the end. There were some giggles, and some shocks, and I really enjoyed how the story built up. I would have preferred to see more of the supporting cast, and the cliche at the end was a little much. Can not wait to read the next one.
Mariana Bezerra
This investigation was so horrifying, because a man can simply walk to a person and kill for money. After Eve started the investigation and we discovered his family is so messed up it was really strange seeing how much the human nature can be disturbed.

We have a friend of Roarke showing up in a very suspicious way and I started to think bad things about him, but not as bad as what exactly happened, and this guy is considered a friend above everything else. I liked how Eve never really stopped be
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
Still love the narrator of these books. I love that there is an overall arc storyline across the series, but each book has it's own plot. This one really worked for me and made me eager for the next book- especially to see what happens with Peabody. Roarke is steamy as always, and it was nice to see a little role-reversal with Eve offering emotional support.

Happily continuing the series!
Caz Malpas
Yet another awe inspiring book, this story had a particularly nasty, sick and twisted villain in it, he made my blood curdle! This is without doubt one of the best and consistently brilliant series I've ever read.
Don't need to say anymore except........
Next please!
If you're looking for a murder-mystery-romance that's well above average for the genre, you'll probably not find anything better than the In Death series. It's not great literature, let's be honest, but there's a place and time for that and a place and time for Nora Roberts. Besides, I like the Mary-Sue-esque main character, the sex scenes are rather nice, and I suppose the murder mystery is intriguing, although if you read the whole series, it gets into the "villain of the week" syndrome. They' ...more
Book was described as gritty in a review by the NY Times. I'd concur that this describes the whole series. This one has someone targeting Roarke employees, and although Eve knows who the killer is, she can't find him. I keep reading the series because, for me, the writing is clever and smart, the plots tight and intriguing, and the characters complex and interesting. I love to sink my teeth into a good mystery and this series keeps me well fed. I also find if I need a way to pass the time, one o ...more
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Nora Roberts

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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Other Books in the Series

In Death (1 - 10 of 41 books)
  • Naked in Death (In Death, #1)
  • Glory in Death (In Death, #2)
  • Immortal in Death (In Death, #3)
  • Rapture in Death (In Death, #4)
  • Ceremony in Death (In Death, #5)
  • Vengeance in Death (In Death, #6)
  • Holiday in Death (In Death, #7)
  • Conspiracy in Death (In Death, #8)
  • Loyalty in Death (In Death, #9)
  • Witness in Death (In Death, #10)
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Eve: "Up yours.”
“I want a riot laser," Eve snapped at Peabody. "Full body armor." She yanked a six-inch combat knife from its leather sheath and watched with glee, as its wicked serrated edge caught the sunlight through her little window.
Peabody's eyes popped. "Sir?"
"I'm going down to maintenance, and I'm going locked and loaded. I'm taking those piss-brain sons of bitches out, one by one. Then I'm going to haul what's left of the bodies into my vehicle and set it on fire."
"Jesus, Dallas, I thought we had a red flag."
"I've got a red flag. I've got one." Her eyes wheeled to Peabody. "I've got under fifty miles on my ride since those lying, cheating, sniveling shitheads said it was road ready. Road ready? Do you want me to tell you about road ready?"
"I would like that very much, Lieutenant. If you'd sheathe that knife first.”
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