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Conspiracy in Death (In Death #8)

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Streetwise cop Eve Dallas and her trusty sidekick Peabody face a methodical killer in this latest addition to the In Death series by J.D. Robb, better known as the bestselling author Nora Roberts. In the late 21st century, on the streets of New York City, a street sleeper is found murdered, his diseased heart removed with surgical precision. His death would typically drop ...more
Paperback, 364 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Piatkus Books (first published 1999)
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Phrynne
Jul 14, 2012 Phrynne rated it it was amazing
Every book in the In Death series is a five star read for me but this one is something special. So much raw emotion - Eve and I blubbered through a large part of it! Roarke comes through as the world's number one guy being everything Eve needs exactly when she needs it. And then there are all of Eve's friends and colleagues standing up for her when she is down.
This book brings together everything that is enjoyable in this series, a great story, effective police work, strong characters, a deligh
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Jilly
Jul 10, 2016 Jilly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Aww, finally some answers as to why the delicious MY book-boyfriend, Roarke, loves Eve so much.

"Can I watch while you hit him? You know how it excites me to see you pound on someone."
....

He knew there was nothing, nothing more arousing than the surrender of a strong woman, that melted-bone yielding of a tough body.
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"When we get home," he began as they walked down to street level, "you can... reprimand me."

"Keep your mind off sex."

"Why? It's so happy there."


Oh, yeah. He likes strong women.
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Mo
Oct 21, 2016 Mo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My only complaint about these books is that we don't get enough Eve and Roarke time. I know, I know she is bogged down in the investigations. Saying that, when they do get together, things are pretty steamy.


The bodies are piling up. In her research Eve uncovers similar crimes in several cities that were dropped under mysterious circumstances, Dallas knows she's facing a killer cruel enough to prey on the weakest in society and powerful enough to conspire an extensive coverup. To complicate mat
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Jonetta
Jan 27, 2011 Jonetta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the In Death series but this story is special. You see Eve Dallas as never before. It's gut wrenching, emotional and embodies everything that sets this series apart.

This is my #1 favorite of all the books.
Tina
Dec 27, 2007 Tina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 8th in the In Death series.

It is early winter right after the New Year 2059 and Eve is called to the murder scene of a sidewalk sleeper. Wondering why "homicide lite" simply doesn't handle the case, Eve quickly learns the reason why. The old homeless man who was murdered had his heart neatly, surgically removed.

At the crime scene Eve bumps heads with a troublemaker cop who has been jealous of Eve since the academy days when Eve, even then, was a star on the fast track.

In the course
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Lizzy
Oct 16, 2015 Lizzy rated it liked it
Sorry fans of the In Death series. After more than a handful, the stories become somewhat repetitive and predictable. J.D. Robb's Conspiracy in Death is still an entertaining read. But I can't imagine myself reading 40-plus books with these same characters and revolving around its basic formula. 3 stars.
♥Sharon♥
Jan 23, 2017 ♥Sharon♥ rated it it was amazing

I am so annoyed with myself that I cannot seem to find the time to write a proper review for a book that I LOVED. I'm so disorganized and feel as though all I am doing is chasing my tail. UGHHH

This series continues to be amazing. The characters grow and change in ways I hadn't expected which only makes the story telling that much better.

In this one it was things that happened to Eve that broke my heart. And as much as Roarke has that magic touch, those perfect words, it wasn't something that he
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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What is there to say that hasn’t been said countless times by JD Robb? She’s brilliant and Conspiracy in Death, the eight book in the In Death series is great!

Eve Dallas is simply the best at what she does. And others have started to take notice. When a fellow cop, Bowers the bitch starts hassling Eve on her turf, Eve has no choice but to defend herself. With a few heated words and early threats, things seem to be close to its boiling point rather than simmering down.
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Carolyn
Feb 17, 2016 Carolyn rated it it was amazing
Number eight in J D Robb's In Death series and they keep getting better and better!

In this episode Eve uncovers a killer bumping of street people and collecting body parts. Just as she is hot on the trail of a major conspiracy she is implicated in a crime and taken off the case. Not that that has ever stopped Eve or her trusty sidekick, hunky billionaire husband Roarke.

As usual lots of action, hot sex and some humour in the interactions between Eve and Roarke's butler Somerset as well as the de
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Willow
This one kicked me right in the teeth. I am so invested in these characters, and this was the book that almost broke Eve, and the way that is written? Holy. Just holy mother of gut punchers. Every character comes to bat in this one for Eve and that alone had me squeezing the life out of the book. And then you have Roarke and you have his relationship with Eve and the combination of what he's thinking up against what he knows he has to do for her? This has to be one of the most interesting and de ...more
Anita
Jan 21, 2017 Anita rated it really liked it
The In Death series is remarkable for the originality of it's plots, the remarkable view of the future, the kickass heroine and the most devastating hero of all time. I read these books just for Roarke. He is truly the top of the mountain when it comes to fiction heroes. He is everything a fantasy should be, and more.

This time around, Eve draws the homicide of a street sleeper who has had his heart surgically removed. His status as one of the dregs of society just doesn't matter to Eve. He was m
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Jennifer
I know I've been rating all the books in this series pretty high, but so far, for me at least, they've deserved it.

And this one was one of the best.

My heart broke for Eve in this story. So very much of who she is as a person is wrapped up in being a cop, and when that's taken away, it all but breaks her. Seeing her so fragile and brought so low was a difficult thing, but it made it all the more satisfying when she made it through the sadness and moved onto anger and resolve to solve her case no
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Anastasia
May 18, 2016 Anastasia rated it it was amazing
Conspiracy in Death by J.D.Robb is the 8th book in the In Death series. Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates several deaths caused by skillful removal of organs leading her to high ranking surgeons and politicians. Another fantastic book in the series. It especially demonstrates the support and love that Eve receives from her friends and colleagues and especially Rourke when she becomes suspect in another cops death.
Catherine
Wow. Just wow. This is one of my favorite books in the series to date. It was, quite simply, fabulous.

Whether you've read one book in the series or eight, you know one simple fact. Eve is a cop. It's everything to her. Her role as a police officer is tangled up with her identity as a person. Her self worth, her purpose in life, is all tied into her job. In this book that is taken away and it breaks her. She is not the tough as nails cop that we have seen before. She gains a fragility and vulner
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☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
Read May 28, 2014
Well I have to say there was a lot going on in this book. There were times that you just held your breathe because you couldn't believe what was going to happen but then as you read on an the intensity grows and you have to continue because you want to know who and why. As always Roarke, the great husband that he is, always there to protect and comfort Eve through everything and then there is her friends who don't give up and make sure that the truth comes out.

Re-read Nov. 16, 2
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Elvan
Apr 21, 2011 Elvan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read, audiobooks
What can I say? For the longest time I listed Conspiracy as my favorite InDeath.net book. Louise Dimatto becomes entrenched in the series, all the angst I can handle with Eve losing her badge, and Mira weeping at the fashion show. Re-reading it for the fifth or sixth time it does seem to drag in parts. Still a great read and a terrific final scene.
Paula
Oct 28, 2014 Paula rated it really liked it
As with the other books in this series there is lots going on in the life of Eve Dallas and Roarke certainly was with her all the way.

Again another great book in the series
Entre Chás e Cafés ❀Renata CR❀
4,8 estrelas

Faltou qualquer coisa para adorar, mas não sei o que e também não importa, pois é uma das minhas séries favoritas!
Katherine 黄爱芬
Eve mendapatkan kasus kematian seorang gelandangan yg memiliki jantung rusak, dan anehnya justru jantung tsb hilang. Dan tak lama kemudian, seorang wanita lanjut usia juga meninggal dgn hilangnya organ hati dirinya yg juga sudah soak.

Misterinya kali ini dibungkus agak rumit. Eve sudah menyadari bhw ini pasti perbuatan dokter bedah yg sangat ahli dan rapi. Bersamaan dgn kasus ini, Eve bentrok dgn rekan detektifnya, Officer Bowers, wanita yg licik dan iri setengah mampus dgn Eve. Puncak pertikaia
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Lauren
Conspiracy in Death
4 Stars

When a street sleeper is found with his heart surgically removed, Lieutenant Eve Dallas realizes that this is only the latest in a series of murders targeting the most vulnerable members of society. As she closes in on the twisted mind at work, she suddenly finds both her career and the secure life she has constructed for herself under serious threat …

While the In Death books are standard police procedurals (albeit with a futuristic twist) that employ familiar mystery
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Kara-karina
May 12, 2011 Kara-karina rated it it was amazing
4.5/5
This was another re-read for me, and another sweet memory. Trueheart is introduced here, the sweetheart he is, and Eve gets suspended from her job. I loved, just loved how Roarke manipulates her to get her out of her gloom and doom. A great read as usual!
Sabine
Jul 19, 2012 Sabine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Es beginnt mit einem toten Obdachlosen zu dessen Leiche Eve Dallas im Morgengrauen zusammen mit Officer Peabody gerufen wird. Als sie der Polizistin vor Ort eine Rüge wegen nachlässiger Tatortabsicherung vorwirft, wird die Sache unschön. Officer Bowers reicht Beschwerde gegen sie ein, was Eve anfangs noch kalt lässt. Dem Opfer wurde sauber das Herz entfernt, eine Tat die auf einen Spezialisten hinweist und bald hat Eve das Drake Center und deren renommierte Ärzte auf dem Schirm. Eve setzt Feeney ...more
Filipa
Este Conspiracy In Death surpreendeu-me do início ao fim. Foi um livro cheio de inspiração.

As personagens que já tão bem conhecemos - Eve, Roarke, Peabody, McNab e o Feeney - estiveram excepcionalmente bem.
Para não falar que o Feeney teve uma parte muito importante neste livro, na minha opinião.
E este caso, um dos mais intrigantes que li até agora - envolvia desta vez, muitos elementos importantes. Foi giro ver um caso que prejudicava ou metia muita gente ao barulho, por assim dizer, e não apena
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Xiki71
Jul 24, 2015 Xiki71 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Amy A
Sep 15, 2011 Amy A rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-death-series
Conspiracy in Death was the first In Death book that just didn't grab and hold my attention like the others in the series. I mean there were moments where I was interested in the mystery and what was going on, but then moments would come where it lost me. I would almost have more enjoyed the whole book to focus on Eve regaining her badge instead of that incident stemming from the case Eve was working on. I think there could have been a good story where Eve just butted heads with Bowers, Bowers w ...more
Charlotte (Buried in Books)
Oct 28, 2012 Charlotte (Buried in Books) rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime
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PepperP0t
At the murder scene of a street-sleeper, an urban outdoorsman, a 'throwaway', a rare scene with uniforms has Eve not so much exchanging pleasantries but the intrepid detective is on the receiving end of idol worship and respect from one officer and inexplicable hostility and resentment from the other. Officer Troy Trueheart catches the eye of Peabody and we're off.

Yet again Lieutenant Eve Dallas is standing for the weak, the unprotected and the dead in this provocative outing. A serial killer c
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Zoe
Apr 14, 2013 Zoe rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-romance
I'm loving these police procedurals and am racing through this series. What will I read when I'm done? I've even put off reading the latest Elemental Assassin (one of my faves) because I am absorbed in Eve and Roarke.

It was great to see the other side of Eve. Poor Eve. I was a bit angry at Roarke for not being very sympathetic for long but I guess he know what she needed.

The mind of the author is truly terrifying sometimes...and maybe I am for reading this two. The homicide cases seem to get mor
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Traci Haley
These books are truly popcorn for the mind... there's really no nutritional value in them, but they are super easy to read and I know I'm always guaranteed certain scenarios -- there will always be a good love scene between Eve and Rourke; there will always be some sort of twisty murder mystery that isn't *too* taxing on the brain to solve; there will always be witty comebacks between Eve and Peabody and Somerset and McNab and Feany (and the rest of the gang!). Each one always seems to be better ...more
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J.D. Robb is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series and the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. The futuristic suspense series stars Eve Dallas, a New York City police lieutenant with a dark past. Initially conceived as a trilogy, readers clamored for more of Eve and the mysterious Roarke. Echoes in Death, on sale February 2017, is the 44th ent ...more
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“Eve: "Keep your mind off sex"
Roake: "Why? It's so happy there.”
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“Fine, you do that, and you tell them that at the very first opportunity, I'm coming down there and killing all of them. Mass murder. And after they're all dead, I'm going to kick the bodies around, dance on top of them, and sing a happy song. No jury will convict me.” 90 likes
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