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Loyalty in Death (In Death #9)

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  15,173 ratings  ·  411 reviews
An unknown bomber is stalking New York City. He is sending Eve Dallas letters promising to wreak terror and destruction among the corrupt masses. And when his cruel web of deceit and destruction threatens those she cares for most, Eve fights back. It's her city. It's her job and it's hitting too close to home.
Paperback, 355 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Piatkus Books (first published April 1st 1999)
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First off, I have to thank the author for finally bringing all that sexual tension in between Peabody and McNab to a boil. And in such a dramatic way! The fact that Feeney witnessed it (and was disturbed by it) was simply icing on the cake for me. Such a hilarious scene. I simply loved them in this book. :D

We get introduced to a new character here. Zeke, Peabody's brother comes to town. I loved that we got a deeper look at Peabody and her family, but he was a little too childlike for me. I didn'...more
My first J.D. Robb and I loved it! It's Nora Robert under the penname. As everyone already knows, she's a fabulous writer!
It just took me to my childhood days when I used to read Nancy Drew and fall asleep. Just gives that feeling here.
It's a future based series with Eve, a bad-ass cop and Roarke? He's just amazing at whatever he does, which is, being nosy and helping his wife!
Another favorite as much because of the Hollywood ending as the case. Peabody's backstory gets fleshed out a bit more when we get to meet her brother Zeke and learn a bit more about Freeagers and their philosophy. Her first bounce with McNabb is a light bit of entertainment to keep the massive body count from becoming too depressing. The whole story is constructed well. I felt a bit like Peabody when I first read it, trying to figure out who the bad guys were and why, like I was always a step be...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Loyalty in Death has one of the best endings in so far in the series! It kept me on my toes and got my heart jackhammering in my chest! But before I talk about the ending, let’s start from page one...

My favourite cop, Lieutenant Eve Dallas has a murder case where a wife has literally screwed her husband over. When Lisbeth literally drills her cheating husband to a wall with one of his power tools, Eve doesn’t think her life could get worse. But then she starts getting these suspicio...more
This installment just didn't engage me like the others did. It wasn't bad in that I doubt Robb could ever write s bad In Death book but I didn't enjoy it as I did the others.

It may be entirely my fault, though. I brought it along to read during a weekend seminar retreat and was just too busy to concentrate on the book. I was tired and constipated and Eve really irked me in this book.

I did enjoy seeing McNab and Peabody getting it on together, finally, but the evil plot-evil group thing felt very...more
This is another fantastic installment in the "In Death" series. Roarke and Eve keep are terrific (once again) and I especially loved this one because we got to see more of Peabody's character. These books just keep getting better and I am not even half way done with the series...Woo hoo!!!
Lisa Kay
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★★★★★ Okay, I can’t believe I read the paperback instead of listening to the fabulous Ms. Ericksen on audiobook, but I did. I had to have my Roarke fix, LOL! Some of you may know, I did the stupidest thing and, after listening to the first few chapters, erased my library copy of the downloadable audiobook of this one from my iPod/Touch, putting me back on the waitlist at #5. I checked the stacks – and even the hardcopies were checked out! Eep! So, I ha...more
So far my least favorite of the In Death series. Eve was a real pisser in this one. Normally I really enjoy her tough attitude, but in this one she seriously needed to take a chill pill. I also think that the premise of this book was hard to read since it was about terrorism hitting New York City and it was written before 9/11. There is a part in the book where they are worried that the Twin Towers might be a target for the terrorists. Just a little heart wrenching knowing they no longer stand a...more
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
I understand that the series is currently at 30 some odd books. I wonder how can it keep interesting for that long? But then I pick up the next in the series. I'm instantly enthralled by the characters continued growth and development. This is maybe my favorite so far. Peabody still gets the best lines, Roarke is still too perfect, and Eve still kicks ass.

Good fun and a good read.
Jun 21, 2012 Cata rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
Nós somos Cassandra.

Assim começa e acaba cada mensagem que Eve recebe de um grupo terrorista que ameaça explodir marcos importantes de Nova Iorque, assassinando indiscriminadamente centenas de pessoas. E esta única frase deu-me arrepios de cada vez que a li...

Ao contrário dos livros anteriores em que a tenente Eve Dallas se focava em resolver homicidios interligados (e, de certa forma, mais pessoais), neste livro ela terá de se focar em resolver não só dois homicidios que aparentemente nada têm...more
One of the more "explosive" books in the series! Liked meeting Zeke Peabody - added yet another dimension to the ID world.

1999 was the year that this book was published - what a coincedence that the "Arlington" explosion took place in September 25, 2023 - wow.

I liked this book because of the story line for starters, the angst among the characters, meeting a Free-Ager, and of course the Eve and Roarke story! And I can overlook Boston being in the State of Maine! :)

5 Starts and 2 thumbs up - great...more
Beckyloohoo Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ aka Mrs. Acheron Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
Since I'm reading the majority of this series almost back to back (as part of a group series read), I was worried that I would start to get bored with one of these books. Maybe I wouldn't care what happened to Peabody or McNabb, or Feeney, or even Eve herself. Notice I left Roarke out of that list because I will ALWAYS care what happens to our sexy Irish man. Much to my delight I find that each books has been different enough, with it's own unique plot twist and turns, that I'm still completely...more
This one took a little time to get into but once it got going it was good. I loved the Peabody/McNab interaction and Eve's protective reaction. It's nice to see her relax a bit more around Roarke. I have to say the antagonism she feels towards Somerset is getting a bit tedious though.
On to the next ID installment!!
Lea Bourg'
A breathtaking book with a lot of twists and progress about the characters. I totally loved it !!
For once, Lieutenant Eve Dallas mustn't face a murder or at least not a mere one. She is confronted to the prospect of thousands of deads when a terrorist group named Cassandra threatens to put NYC to fire and the sword. It's in a unbridled time trial that Eve is tangled where appearances are more than misleading.
I totally loved the plot that was much much better than in the book before: it's panting...more
Adi (Reading in the Windowseat)
Adrenaline-charged and absolutely capturing, to the very end!

When I first heard of these series, I was all about not reading a thirty-something (and still growing) books story. When I started them, I was riveted but unable to fathom reading them all. As of late, though, I cannot stop myself from coming back to these books. I have even put reading others in between a couple of these as a way to keep myself from tiring from them, but instead I cannot seem to like the others and jump right back ont...more
Yes! Yes! Yes! This book was awesome! Why am I so excited when I know that this series is great? Because finally it happens something that I was expecting! I will tell you what in a while! So, another amazing book in this futuristic series by J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts.

I have to say that this installment gives us a better view of the futuristic world and the way things are in this time. Also, it gives us a lesson to their history very important to the story of this book. Eve has to deal with a v...more
Charlotte (Buried in Books)
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So, I was going to patiently wait until the next books came through but then I got book 10 from the library before I got books 7, 7.5, 8, and 9. After waiting patiently for 2 weeks, I finally took matters into my own hands and drove to two other Libraries to collect them all because 10 has to be back in 3 dyas! I'm telling you this because it could be the over-exposure but the mysteries just haven't been doing it for me in the last few books. And EVe is even getting on my nerves. The way she act...more
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Spoilers Ahead!

It’s 2059 and Eve Dallas has just answered a call to a case that appears to be pretty open and closed. The murderer is actually waiting for her when she gets there drinking a glass of wine. She tells Eve how her boyfriend, J.C. Branson, was cheating on her and she killed him by drilling him to the wall with a drill his company manufactures.

Meanwhile, Peabody’s brother, Zeke, is in town to do some work for B.D. Branson (J.C.’s brother) and his wi...more
My 2010 reading year started off a little rough - several 2 star books and The Stand. I needed a guaranteed good-read to get me back on track...and Eve and Roarke are always good reads! A woman who unprovoked and cold-heartedly murders her long-term millionaire boyfriend by drilling him to the wall with the power tool that he, ironically, manufactures; a disenchanted veteran of the Urban Wars, who went underground as a genius electronics guru, is found dead with his tongue cut out; and Eve gets...more
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signorina Vei
Kali ini lawan Eve merupakan sekelompok teroris gila yang mengebom tempat-tempat penting bersejarah di NY. Pengeboman pertama dilakukan di gudang milik Roarke, yang membuat Eve menjadikan kasus ini pribadi dengan bantuan mitra ilegal sekaligus suaminya.

Roarke kesal ketika kelompok teroris ini mengincar miliknya yang paling berharga, yaitu istrinya. Eve harus berpacu dengan waktu, untuk menyelamatkan warga-warga sipil dari ancaman bom teroris tersebut. Kematian demi kematian menekan Eve, namun le...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Plot Summary: NYPSD Lt. Eve Dallas and her assistant Delia Peabody, are called to the home of millionaire, J. Clarence Branson, the owner and co-president of Branson Toys and Tools. Considered by his friends, his brother, and his sister-in-law to be a good man, its all the more shocking when he is found with a hole drilled in the center of his heart. Branson's wife, Lisbeth Cook, comments about the reliability of the drill, and that she killed him because he was cheating on her. Before they can...more
Siti Maulida Amalia
Serial letnan eve dallas ini sungguh memabukkan. Sulit melepaskan novel dengan genre seperti ini. Bahkan menurutku genre seperti ini jauh lebih memikat hatiku dari pada genre fantasi.

Kali ini eve berhadapan dengan sebuah kelompok yg bernama Cassandra. Nama cassandra sendiri sebenarnya di ambil dari mitologi Yunani. Sang peramal yg ramalan nya di abaikan oleh orang orang. Nama tersebut di berikan oleh dewa Apollo, saudara Artemis.
Nama organisasi teroris dalam novel ini semua mengandung nama mitol...more
Another brilliant ride through New York with Eve and Roarke. It started with a letter, and a rather strange one at that, and then accelerated wildly to a climax, plot twists and turns all along the way. I loved the blossoming relationship between two of the other characters, and I am looking forward to how that develops in the next book. My only niggle is that there wasn't much of a resolution.
Susan (susayq ~)
This one is going on my favorites shelf. Want to know why? Cause I LOVED Eve in this one. Eve is always so straight and hard and she has to be cause of her job. Peabody, and others, have accused her of not feeling the effects of what she does. Well, this book shows us just how much her job does affect her. It was nice to see Eve cry over the massive loss of life. It was nice to see Eve go all protective over Peabody's brother. And it was EXTRA nice to see her panic over Roarke getting hurt and h...more
Well of course as a book of the in death series, it is good. Just not as good or as intense as the previous books I guess.
The start was kind of slow but then it got better.

It is a good book where many aspects, characters and their relationships take time to evolve so we can go on with new facts in the rest of the serie I think.

Eve is investigating two case. In one of them a terririst group is threatening to blow the city of New York. When the threats come nearer home she has to move fast.

I think I liked everything about this one except the Big Bad Bomber storyline. It was a nice twist - which shall remain unmentioned - with Peabody's brother, but the rest was a little much.

Also - interesting that the book mentioned the Twin Towers as a terrorist target. Obviously, seeing as how the towers are already gone, they won't be in Eve's world in 2058. They've been gone for over a decade and it's still weird when they pop up in movies and books.

Also, in reading #9 and #10 concurrently I...more
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
In a series like In Death where you have a gazillion books (okay, well forty plus anyway)some are going to be better reads than others. With the ensemble cast having their hands full with terrorists with a penchant for Greek mythology, the arrival of Peabody's brother, hot make up sex after a relationship misunderstanding for Eve and Roarke and the simmering sexual tension between Peabody and McNab finally boiling over, THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST!

4.5 Stars. (I have to give an extra half star for th...more
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