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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 May 27th 2004 by Little, Brown Book Group (first published January 1st 1999)
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Kerstin Polo I recommend to read them in order. There is a recurring theme about Eve's and Roarke's past that is only told bit by bit and not even in every book.

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I recommend to read them in order. There is a recurring theme about Eve's and Roarke's past that is only told bit by bit and not even in every book.

The relationships and friendships develop slowly but steadily. For me the personal lives of the main cast are the most interesting reason I love the books so much.

Eve & Roarke, Eve & Peabody, Eve & Dr. Mira, those are only three couples I love to read about.(less)

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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
Love, Love, Love...

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This one is one of my favorite from the series so far, I think.

Eve really got put through the wringer in this one and it was cool to see Roarke and all her friends close ranks around her.
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Phrynne
Jul 14, 2012 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 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
....

"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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Karla
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This series keeps getting better and better! Seeing Eve’s vulnerable side was so heartbreaking but more than anything the way her family had her back especially, Roarke was badass. I think she’s starting to realize the protectiveness and loyalty she feels for them is returned ten fold. I still have a long way to catch up to this series, but so far it has been an unbelievable ride. ♥️
Mo
Oct 21, 2016 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 complic
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Cyndi
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
I shudder to think what kind of searches my computer would take if it worked with voice commands like Eve's does.

Reread June 2018 — In this book we meet my favorite doctor in literature, Louis DeMato. Someone is stealing organs from homeless people, and killing them while doing it.
Eve deals with the rich and powerful while standing up for the poor and homeless.
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Words will only fail me but still I'll try to express my feelings. 😊 This book, no actually this series are brilliant. I'm seriously in love Roarke & Eve. Their love is just so beautiful. ❤❤❤

I highly recommend this series to you! Trust me, you have to meet with Roarke. 😍


He moved through the dark, quiet as a shadow. The bed shifted slightly as he sat beside her, found her hand. "Do you want the light?"
"No." Her voice felt rusty, but she didn't bother to clear it. "No, I don't want anything. Yo
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Apoorva
I'll just say it through gifs because I don't know how else I can do this.

In the first 50%:


When she's taken off and the enemy cop dies (I was actually pretty emotional for Eve in this one, so yeah it sucked):


When she's drowning in self pity and stupidity:


When we reach the end and the research records are discovered (I was a little horrified tbh but it's 2058, so anything goes):


And when the hell do we get to know how Roarke acquired the genius tech knowledge of a hacker? It's been ages, it bett
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Alex ♈
Suspense 5 stars / Romance 4.5 stars

Damn, it was intense! What could I add to my previous statement, that I love and admire Eve’s mind?
This woman is Goddess!

Romance. For the 1st time since starting this series, I liked Roarke. I could feel his love and devotion and I was deeply touched how he cared for his wife.

Eve had one of the most painful experiences in her career.
God, I can’t stop to admire this woman. She was strong even when she was broken.
Respect!

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Al *the semi serial series skipper*
This is one of the best ones yet from this series. I was a mess reading this, I love Eve and to see her, not as the superwoman she always is but as a person was one of the finer points of reading this.

Roarke was mag, as always.
Jonetta
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.
Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
I figure I would always give these books a five star rating and here's my reasoning:

* for Roarke. Cause, duh!
* for Eve. She's a badass.
* because Eve&Roarke should be #marriagegoals.
* for Peabody. Girl cracks me up all the time.
* for all the weird and shitty ways people invent for killing each other in these books.

Over and out
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♥Sharon♥
Jan 23, 2017 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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Irene Sim
A very emotional installment to the series.



Eve tries to act all tough but her opponent this time is a cunning one and manages to almost bring her to her knees. It is amazing how after just one year with Roarke, she changed so much that depending upon him isn't such a burden for her any more. And depend she does. All her friends gather around her in a big hug to support her and keep her spirit up.
I love how this series's getting better and better with every new story. And maybe the mysteries aren
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Lizzy
Oct 16, 2015 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. ...more
Diane
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reading
I really, really like this book - right up there as one of my favourites!

When doctors play God!

We meet Troy Trueheart (what a cutie) and Louise Dimatto - love those characters. Nothing too wonky about the book except the time frame for Louise getting injured - I can overlook that.

Two thumbs up - great read!
Wendy'sThoughts
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: J.D. Robb Fans
5 Who Are We Really Stars
* * * * * Spoiler Free
As I travel this Robb Odessey, I am taken by the way the author is able to approach truly serious subjects, dissect them and then have our incredible Eve and Roarke work through all of the shadings and levels of these things.

In Conspiracy of Death, we are given the universal question we all have asked at one put or the other...Who are we if our career and all we have worked for is stripped from us...
With our current times, people have been downsize
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Veronique
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: r2019, stars-4-0, thriller
Compelling thriller - couldn’t read anything else until I finished this one :O)

Robb, as I’ve mentioned before, can write suspense! This might actually be the best of the series so far, but you have to read the previous ones to get here. The plot is a good one, dark enough, with some very unpalatable baddies. Eve Dallas ends up this time the suspect with the effects you can imagine this would have. As much as I like the crime mystery with all its accoutrements, I keep reading these for the charac
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Tina
Dec 27, 2007 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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Alex
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
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted at Under the Covers

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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☼♎ 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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Lisazj1
4.5 stars. Another thoroughly amazing, kickass story in this universe of characters that I love. Gah, every single one of them. Pretty sure I say that every time but it doesn't make it any less true.

This one was tough to read because here, Eve was hurt in a way that nothing else has managed to do. I was so freaking pissed off at "procedure" *though I understood it* but I loved seeing the way the family that Eve has made for herself stood up for her and supported her. It was everything I could ha
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Carolyn
Feb 17, 2016 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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MelaDWolf
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It looks like this series can't get less than 5 stars from me. It was interesting reading Eve reactions about events in this book. Also relationshio between her and Roake. I love watching them married and doing stuf all married couples do. Well, maybe not all couple but they are becoming more and more lovely with every book.
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
The twist here is that it's not Roarke who's a potential suspect like it's been in almost all the other books, it's EVE. I actually liked that part. Though I'm no longer surprised when Roarke owns literally everything. I dunno, I may take a break from this series though. It's not the most dynamic for me right now.
Carol
5 stars.🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
Love this series too much for me to be objective anymore about each book that I read but this one was definitely special.
Watching all Eve's friends rally around her when things got tough and she faced a personal crisis touched my heart and what can I say about Roarke - he more than had her back (I seriously adore that man)💘.
Eve is so awesome in this episode, even though her whole life and sense of identity is falling apart - she still has the grit to soldier on. My favorite heroine
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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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Lyn
Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: in-death
It can be years since you last read a book and it still has the power to grab you and pull you in. That’s the way it was with Conspiracy ID. Eve’s latest case embroils her into a fight with people who have the power to make her life hell. I’ve seen a lot of corruption and it’s disheartening when I see people succumb to it, when I see their greed and how they crush others to get what they want.

When Eve hit too close to the culprits in this case, she was threatened. Like the badass she is, she did
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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. Shadows in Death(St. Martin's Press, September 2020) is ...more

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