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Big Jack (In Death #17.5)

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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 travelling 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 dan ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published February 23rd 2010 by Berkley Books (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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Mo
Apr 04, 2017 Mo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I honestly don't know how she can keep spinning out these tales, year after year and that folks don't get bored. I really liked this one. Was going to skip it as it is a novella … thing is, it didn't read like a novella. It was a long book. Follows on directly from the previous book. All the usual characters were there. Love them.

ROARKE - don't think I will ever tire of him


For all that he'd wanted the whole of his life, he'd never wanted anything as he did her. The more he had of her, the more
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Diane
Apr 30, 2012 Diane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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❆ Crystal ❆
4.5 stars. I really enjoyed! The mystery of the diamonds was a lot of fun. The villain was a terrible person... I think he's the first in this series that I've actually hated. I enjoyed this book very much.
Lynda Tatad
Dec 10, 2011 Lynda Tatad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aya
Feb 17, 2016 Aya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, mystery
In Death: 17.5
This story set in between books 17 and 18, yet it is only a little bit shorter than the rest of the books and is in the correct publication order. After a little investigation, It turns out that this is the resolution of another story, Hot Rocks, that the author published under the pseudonym, Nora Roberts (big romance author). Still, this can be read separately from that, and it fits perfectly into the In Death series. Another solid case story (not armchair solvable, sadly) with al
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Berls (Fantasy is More Fun)
3.5 stars. Not my favorite but still a great one. Loved seeing Peabody as partner and struggling with what she'll wear, how they be partners instead of the boss-subordinate relationship they've had for over a year. The one thing that bugged me was theres a timing mistake. Eve is talking about the butler (OMG I can't remember his name for some annoying reason) being in vacation. But at the end of the last book he came back. Not a huge real but it seriously bugged me just the same.
Candace
Jun 21, 2012 Candace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I missed this one on accident. I hate it when I do that!
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
Second part of a clever idea - linking a Nora Roberts contemporary suspense with a J D Robb In Death Novella through a fifty year old cold case. Intriguing concept, done well.
Jennifer (FFT Reviews)
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
V. Luke
Feb 04, 2017 V. Luke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is a person worth hanging with! She has Detective Peabody who reminds us of a goofy friend and a hot husband who is an ex-criminal himself!
It's a good old fashioned murder mystery from two points of view, and occasionally, the murderer! Brrr! You are almost afraid to know what this one is thinking! Good reading escape!
A few nitty gritty sex scenes turn up the heat. Eve is nobody's fool and shes a strong sexy woman! You want to run with her, she is not afraid of anythin
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Vannessa Anderson
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’
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Sally906
Jul 24, 2011 Sally906 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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
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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
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Ren
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
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Terri
Apr 19, 2010 Terri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, fiction
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
Reen
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.
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.
Jane Doe
re print of Remember When
Lyndi
Feb 06, 2016 Lyndi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story, as usual. Curious to see how it basically spoils the main plot points of Hot Rocks that Nora Roberts published two years later.
GONZA
Dec 04, 2015 GONZA rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebk
Double book, double fun!
Louisa
Apr 16, 2013 Louisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great short story, it was really great, and I wish there'd been more of the characters from Hot Rocks more than just their descendants!
Karol Harris
I liked this book. The little bit of sci-fi in the story line made it interesting enough for me to want to check out the series.
Delia Binder
The second half of Remember When (In Death, #17.5) by Nora Roberts Remember When, Nora Roberts Nora Roberts's "collaboration" with her J.D. Robb J.D. Robb pseudonym, is an Eve Dallas mystery set in 2060 New York City - and just what I read Nora Roberts for. Samantha Gannon, the adult granddaughter of Max and Lanie from Hot Rocks by Nora Roberts Hot Rocks, writes a book by the same name about the robbery that brought her grandparents together. While she's on a book tour, her friend who's housesitting for her is killed - in Samantha's home! Eve catches the case because her partner, ne ...more
Sassafrass
Murder, history, and diamonds...oh my!

This was a bit of a departure from the normal Eve Dallas books and I really enjoyed it.  Loved the intrigue about the story that happened 50 years previously crossing over into Eve's world.
 
I haven't read the back story on this because I didn't realize that there actually was one until I was finished with this one, so I will definitely be going back and reading that.
 
Loved seeing Peabody get into her role as detective, even if she can't get her clothes righ
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Blanca
Another great story by this author. Cannot go wrong reading this entire series. I am just amazed how prolific this writer is. It is one thing to just throw out the written word but to make each book so interesting and suspenseful and also make you take such interest in the characters of these books, well that is a miracle in my mind.

This story is about a diamond heist about 50 years prior and the murderer who is trying to recover these diamonds. Our Lieutenant Dallas is on the job and finding h
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Patricia
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
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Books-treasureortrash
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
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Chelsea
I took a star off for the fact of Trevor. I know it might not seem right to take a star off for a character. However Trevor didn't deserve that one star( or the diamonds in the book) and I'll tell you why. He reminds me of the best friends from Seduction in Death. They all have in common the spoil rich kid symptom.

And Trevor comes from a gold family where though his mother comes from money. His dad is running from family name and made a name for himself. He built his business from the ground up
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Tom McGrath
Apr 24, 2016 Tom McGrath rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't have enough good things to say about this entire series. I have read all 52 items (including 10 "novellas") currently in the series and loved each and every one. I have both the print and audio versions of each. The narrator of the audio versions is OUTSTANDING and she makes me laugh out loud, cry and get really annoyed in the car as I listen. But a terrific reader can only be as good as the source material so that should indicate the high quality of these books. The sex gets a little ti ...more
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