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Big Jack (In Death #17.5)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  5,193 ratings  ·  174 reviews
In New York City in 2059, someone is pursuing missing gems from a decades-old heist…someone who's willing to kill for them. Sharp-witted and sexy, NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is used to traveling in the shadowy corners outside the law. And in a future where crime meets cutting-edge technology, she will attempt to track down the diamonds once and for all-and stop the danger ...more
Paperback, 309 pages
Published February 23rd 2010 by Berkley (first published September 2003)
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Sarah I just started reading this book, and it says, on page 20 of the paperback, "Summerset...was spending ten days at a recuperation spa off-planet -- at…moreI just started reading this book, and it says, on page 20 of the paperback, "Summerset...was spending ten days at a recuperation spa off-planet -- at Roarke's insistence. His holiday after breaking his leg hadn't put all the roses back in his cheeks."

So I guess he went on vacation, came back, and then left again because he wasn't completely back to normal?(less)

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Lynda Tatad
I got this as an ebook library request, not knowing it was a reprint of the 2nd half of the 2 part novel "Remember When". It has been awhile since I read that book, which tells of a daring jewelry heist that happened in the year 2004 (or somewhen along those lines) and how it relates to the daughter of one of the thieves living a clean life running an antique shop, who happened to have fallen in love with the jewelry company's investigator. They retrieved 3/4ths of the diamonds, but 1/4th remain ...more
I missed this one on accident. I hate it when I do that!
Big Jack is an interesting novella that takes place in 2059 as part of the In Death series, but it is also a continuation of Hot Rocks, a contemporary romance written under the Nora Roberts pseudonym. I did read Hot Rocks and had some trouble with the slower pace after being so used to the constant action of the In Death books. I'm kinda glad I made it through so that I had some insight into Eve's latest homicide case. I think someone could definitely read Big Jack without touching Hot Rocks and ...more
BIG JACK is the sequel to HOT ROCKS (which I read a few weeks ago) and takes place about fifty years after the first book concludes. N.B. both these stories appeared together in a previous publication titled ‘Remember When’ and a few fans seem to be a little put out by this, as I had not read that book then these two separate stories were not a problem for me.

Sam is the granddaughter of the heroine of ‘Big Jack’, Laine Tavish. Sam has just published a book based on the experiences of her when th
Vannessagrace Vannessagrace
Big Jack is a continuation of Nora Robert’s Hot Rocks written in 2003. Though I read Hot Rocks, I don’t remember the storyline but was able to follow the Big Jack story.

Big Jack is a great read because I’m vested in Eve Dallas and Rourke because I like the psychology of the stories. Eva Dallas and her husband Rourke were both brutally physically and emotionally abused as children. Rourke became a criminal while Eve because a cop. They met at a funeral and fell in love.

Rourke, knowing he couldn’
Hmm, I've been told this isn't a favourite of very many. I like the story line here - murder and diamonds, seem to go together quite frequently. There's some funny scenes - Eve and Feeney - after Eve and Roarke had taken "a break".

Eve and Roarke "breaking the curse of the stairs" - as if!

What I don't like about the book is Peabody trying to find "her look" - seriously? Girl, you know what Eve is like and how much walking/running around you have to look forward to almost on a daily basis - no you
Part of Remember When.

Re-read, and no need to read Hot Rocks, the first part of Remember When, since even the event and case in Big Jack loosely tied to Hot Rocks. But maybe you will read Hot Rocks after read this book, just in case you want to know how all it began.

Eve still kick ass like before.
Peabody and McNab already become lovers, and Peabody become detective now.
Feeney have some funny moments when he realized Eve just got laid with the sexiest man on the universe.
And speak of the sex on t
Barbara ★
Apparently this is a reissue originally published in Remember When which I read but funny enough, didn't remember so I read it again. I loved it the second time as much as the first but give it a month or so and I'll forget again. Maybe I'll hang onto it and read it again someday.

It's your typical Eve Dallas and Roarke tale of crime in New York City in 2059. This time though she is chasing a maniac who kills for no reason while hunting down diamonds from a fifty year old heist. Interesting backs
4.5! Murder, Diamonds, and Family Secrets make for an entertaining story. Some funny scenes with Eve and Roarke--the recreation break, palming of diamonds (almost)! Peabody trying to find her look was great too.
Let me start by agreeing with those who are peeved that this novel is actually a reprint of half of the previously published, "Remember When." Like many fans, I hate the Nora Roberts republishes old books under new titles. It's a deceitful marketing tactic, and if I paid for s book I had already read, I would be PISSED. That being said, I had not read this novel, and I enjoyed the first half of it, "Hot Rocks." I don't think this continuation of the story is quite as engaging, but it was enterta ...more
Even though its title does not contain the words “In Death,” “Big Jack” is definitely a legitimate issue in that series. It falls chronologically in story line right after Robb’s seventeenth book, “Imitation in Death,” as it picks up barely a day after Peabody makes detective.

Most serious readers are aware of the importance of reading series books in their proper order. However, this book has a triple whammy attached to it in that regard. First, “Big Jack” falls almost in the middle of a well-es
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
I love the parts about Peabody trying to grow into who she is. The mystery was decent. I didn't read the other portion of the book that is referenced (Hot Rocks). I'll get around to it, but will give it a break between them.
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
I'm not sure if it was just my day yesterday and this morning, my mood, the story... this wasn't my favorite. It wasn't bad or anything, but just fizzled a little for me. It's also a little funky, with the labeling of 'when' this happens in the series, because Summerset came home at the end of the last book, and he's still out on vacation in this book... and I can't mention other things, no *spoilers* here.

I'm going to just chalk it up that not all fans like every book in a series. It happens, a
Book Review: 2 Treasure Boxes

There have been several deaths, one of them at the home a successful writer who has just released a book concerning a decades old jewel theft. It just so happens that the jewels have never been recovered and someone wants them. Now Eve is on the trail of both who committed these murders as well as what happened to the jewels.

This is the J. D. Robb half of the book Remember When, which includes both a Nora Roberts part and a J. D. Robb part. The J. D. Robb portion was
A diamond heist over 50 years ago… all the people involved are dead… a quarter of the diamonds not found when the rest were…

When author Samantha (Sam) Gannon was almost home from her 2 week book tour, a hugely successful tour as well, she was incredibly relieved. A hot bath, a glass of wine, all communication off for two days…she was going to rest, chill out! But entry into her home put paid to those plans, and the shock and horror of the next few hours, with Lieutenant Eve Dallas, and newly ba
Whatever you do, don't read this before reading Nora Roberts's Hot Rocks or as it was first published, Remember When. Spoilers with a capital S, and way too few blanks to fill in between them, if you do. I was lucky. I found them side by side and was able to cautiously check cover blurbs and pub dates. In fact, I might recommend waiting a bit and reading something different in between them. That would let the retold details become reminders rather than feeling as repetitious as they felt reading ...more
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Lieutenant Eve Dallas of NYPSD current case is about 50 year old bank heist of stolen Russian Diamonds. Someone is willing to kill to find the diamonds because they are owed to the killer. Samantha Gannon is best selling authorof Hot Rocks never dreaming her life is about to turn upside down. Detective Peabody is trying to find her stride as partner with Dallas. Roarke seems to know what Eve needs before she does which is fascinating to her and him. What will Eve gain by searching the past for c ...more
Mariana Bezerra
This is only a novella but it actually took me awhile to really get into the story, maybe because this is book two and I had no idea at first, but Eve was very fast in discovering the killer and following the evidences. I just never really got to the case, I think.

This is the follow up in a heist case od diamonds and a quarter was disappeared for years, but now one of the heirs decided to write a story and a crazy person is killing to get information and steal the diamonds. So Eve is following t
This book is also the last part of the author's book "Remember When". (written as Nora Roberts)
It's a future mystery, based on the first part of Remember When. One of the characters is the granddaughter of the two main characters of Remember When.

Fifty-odd years in the future, the granddaughter writes a novel based on a famous jewel heist and the mystery surrounding it that has become a legend in her family--a mystery that her grandparents solved. The novel is a best-seller, but unfortunately,
When I finished Hot Rocks and saw there was a "sequel" I was really excited. However, I was bummed that it was part of the JD Robb Eve Dallas series and that E.D. was the main character, not the granddaughter of the characters from the previous book. I think it would have been a whole lot more interesting if it would have been written from that point of view w/ a romance thrown in. That being said, I can see the draw of writing it this way. However, the book was boring, predictable, and not very ...more
A great page-turner. Another great read. Fast-paced with suspense, humor, emotions, truly evil bad guy, some fashion, great personalities and characters, hold-your-breath scenes, a treasure hunt, and a good ending for all. A good anytime read that keeps you on your toes and feeling for the characters. Enjoy!
This stalled at points. Inarticulate characters. Almost predictable. Gave away too much detail too soon. No hidden agenda. Or have I gotten better at deciphering these whodunnits? Dunno... Roarke was better than ever.
One of the earlier books of her's I've read, though I have lots to catch up on. I've read some of her more recently written books and enjoyed them more. The characters are definitely more deeply developed.
Anna Mcfadden
J. D. Robb's book "Big Jack" is the second half of @BooksByNoraRoberts "Remember When" has the hunt for the missing gems when Max and Laine Gannon's granddaughter Samantha writes a book detail the stories he grandma Laine told her. alone the way Eve Dallas has to find how these gems and the murder of 2 young ladies are connected before more people ends up killed.
Michelle(Chelle) aka Nightshade - Cake Whisperer
This was an enjoyable quickie in the "In Death" world.

A Fifty Year Old Diamond Heist comes back into the forefront when a young author writes about the experiences of her grandparents prompting a would be thief to turn into a murderer.
In my opinion, all J.D. Robb books are probably 4 stars, Big Jack for sure. Altho Robb's writing style never changes, and all her characters have the same speech patterns, all her stories keep me interested thru the entire book. The mystery thickens then thins and Eve & Roarke are always in the thick of it. I am so thankful that Dallas, Lt. Eve has finally gotten used to allowing her oh-so-sexy hubby Roarke to assist her with her investigations. I am sure that if my hubby looked and acted li ...more
Patricia Solla
Here comes Lieutenant Eve Dallas again. As you can see these stories don't need to be read in order. The background lives of the characters is just that 'background' and is not really necessary to carry the storyline along. The murder and it's resolution is what carries the tale along. I picked this book up wondering what J D Robb was writing about without reading the jacket. I was sort of astonished to see the lieutenant since this tale does not have "in death" in the title but like I stated be ...more
♥ Nell ♥
A great book. As I'm currently reading the In Death books in order, I decided against breaking rhythm and reading the Hot Rock's portion of Remember When. It's easy enough to follow without doing so, though I will read both together on day.

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Barbara Ghylin
I love nora Roberts/j.d. robb wrote these two books back to back. what a fun read
This was a fun one (if disturbing criminals can ever be involved in fun stuff). Diamonds!
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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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  • Ceremony in Death (In Death, #5)
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