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Origin in Death (In Death #21)
Set in 2059 in New York City, the number-one bestselling In Death series has given fans a searing glimpse into near-future law and order. Now, as scientists work to expand the limits of technology, Detective Eve Dallas tracks the cunning, cold-blooded killer of a father and son.
A pioneer of modern reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Wilfred B. Icove, is found dead in
4.5 Stars! 21 books in and this series it's still going strong...at least for me!
What I love most about this series is the character development. Not only are the crimes imaginative, and the police procedures interesting...this one had a strong sci-fi element... and the characters aren't one dimensional. They're personalities are getting stronger, and they are coming into their own. From the beginning of the series to this book, about 18 months have past, and the pace in which the characters are...more
"Should we have something separate for the children, do you think?"
"What?" Eve frowned at him as she poked at the food on her plate. Oh, that. Hell, I don't know. You're supposed to know how to do this stuff."
His face was a mirror of his frustration. "And how am I supposed to know how to do something I've never done before?" He scowled into his wine. "It's unnerving, that's what it is."
"You could contact t...more
And on WHAT planet would a person, man or woman, regardless of their upbringing, reach the position of Police Lieutenant and have absolutley NO concept that she should dress professionally to go interview powerful people???
This book is so amateurly written I keep wanting to reach for a blue pencil. The dialog is stilted - wh...more
I think what I liked so much about this one was twofold. First, as always, Robb's social commentary is superb. She takes issues that are on the burner today and pumps them up for 50 years in the future. And sometimes the look we get is excellent (gun control, birth control, same-sex marriage and interracial relationships a non-issue) and sometimes it's downright scary, as in this book where the focus is on genetics and cloning.
I also liked the...more
Eve doesn't buy the good doctor's squeaky clean records and after a lot of digging eventually uncovers a side project that is even worse than what she had imagined.
The doctors involved in this hidden project focused on genetic manipulation and their experiments crossed a lot of lines regarding human life.
Eve and her team struggle with the moral issues this case b...more
This book is one of the few so far in this series that has really given me the shivers. I do like crime procedural TV shows so it takes something to creep me out like Origin in Death did. Things start off normal with Eve interviewing a starlet who was beaten by her lover right before she killed him with a knife, but then the story is thrown for a loop when a doctor is killed in his office at the very hospital Eve is visiting. This begins a complex and eventually shiver-inducing mystery...more
Others than this book deserved 5 stars, just for (my) Roarke alone *cough2*, Origin in Death's story is about the biggest sin and taboo for human life. Which made this book so interesting, and with the basic questions : "For the name of science, is it okay to break taboo? Is it okay to break God's law?"
Origin in Death not just about murder or killing. Its more than that. The basic of this story is really, really have science fiction theme, and maybe we all familiar with...more
I thought I should read at least one book by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts). I'm glad I did. I may have to read more of her books. This one was a page-turner that I couldn't put down. If her others are as good, she's a good author to follow.
Inside were the lists of books by J.D. Robb and by Nora Roberts. I was interested to see that she wrote a book "with" herself - one listed by Nora Roberts AND J.D. Ro...more
One of my favourite parts, however, came in the form of a single line of text:
The traffic was angry as a constipated lion.
Brilliant, just brilliant. But seriously, I couldn't stop laughing at the absurdity of the line, and how Roberts actually thought of putting that i...more
This book has a lot of...
...and although I'm scared of these situations, I loved it!
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It’s very hard for me to find a book that it’s not good in this series by J.D. Robb! “Origin In Death” is definitely one more great book and, I have to say, that this story is the most sci-fi so far. I know that all the series is sci-fi, but the subject in this one is the cloning so as you can see it’s sci-fi for sure.
By the end of the first...more
On to the next...
Whew, I haven't been this work-up by a book in a while. Obviously, this shows how great this novel is. This series in general is amazing not only because of...more
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....more
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