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Apprentice in Death

(In Death #43)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  19,717 ratings  ·  1,581 reviews

Lieutenant Eve Dallas must hunt down the deadly snipers terrorizing Manhattan in this fast-paced In Death thriller from J. D. Robb.

The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park’s ice-skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as
Kindle Edition, 382 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Berkley
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Kathrynrose It may take several real-world months for a new book to come out, but in Dallas-world time, it's usually only a week or two. Some of them have been ev…moreIt may take several real-world months for a new book to come out, but in Dallas-world time, it's usually only a week or two. Some of them have been even closer, so the characters are just recovering from closing the case from the previous book when the next book begins. For example, in the last few books, Festive ( book 39, which came out in September of 2014) happens during Christmas week, Obsession (40) includes New Years Eve, Devoted (41) is still in January, Brotherhood (42) is like a week later, and Apprentice (43) includes Bella's birthday, which is like the first week of February. So that's five books, published over two real-world years, but in story time it's less than two months. (less)
Kelli The idea that the fans of the series want Eve to get pregnant always baffles me. The woman works herself to exhaustion nearly every single day, at all…moreThe idea that the fans of the series want Eve to get pregnant always baffles me. The woman works herself to exhaustion nearly every single day, at all hours of the day and night, barely taking time to feed herself. How does this make people think she should have a baby? (less)
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Words fail me. How can anyone write 43 books about the same old characters and yet still be producing such brilliant reads! This book was so, so good.

What did I like so much?
The story was gripping, smart and just kept ramping up the action.
Roarke was everywhere:)
There were lots and lots of funny one liners.
Eve was delightful - tears one minute, tough the next.
ALL of the current series characters appeared at some point or other.
Roarke appeared a lot:)
The interview scenes between Eve and the two
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In the space of a few seconds, three people at an ice skating rink in Central Park are mowed down by a sniper. Lieutenant Eve Dallas gets the case and it's a race against time as they quickly discover they are dealing with a deadly and potential serial killer.

I loved that the story begins with the killer's point of view. It really helped to keep up with a complex but brilliant procedural. Eve really has a gifted brain and fits into a leadership role so effort
Donna Jo
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I now have the collection of J.D.Robb
(49 Stories). The last one is as good as the first.
Now that I have them all. I will at one and read them all again.
Thank you Nora Roberts aka J.D.Robb for the many, many hours of reading.
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: tbr-2017
Well this is probably going to go down as one of my least favorite "In Death" books.

I think the main reason is because after reading a lot of Jeffery Deaver and Michael Connelly the past two months, reading a JD Robb mystery/crime/romance novels is just not going to ring my bell. Usually I'm all for watching Eve, Rourke and their friends tracking down the bad guys. however, this book tells you who the perpetrators are at about the 24% point and then a major part of the book is just trying to cat
About ready to head home for the day and looking forward to an evening spent with Roarke, Lieutenant Eve Dallas was put out by the sound of her link – but the announcement of three dead; gunned down while innocently skating around Central Park’s ice skating rink was the beginning of one of the worst cases Eve had yet to face. A long distance serial killer, or LDSK as they were known, was on the loose and Eve was determined find him…

As Eve worked with Detective Peabody and the team, along with Ro
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it

Another good read. Can she write a "bad" 'In Death book'? Not so far, for me, at least. And this is book forty fucking three!!!

"Take care of my cop."

Eve and Roarke. Still in love. Roarke is still helping her on cases. Secondary characters are all involved. Maybe not as much as in previous books but still there.

Two killers! Or at least that is how it seems. One young, one older.

"Evil doesn't have an age."

And we had Bella's First Birthday Party!

"Das. Ork. Ta. Ta. Ta."

Eve is thawing a
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Very enjoyable although a bit predictable. I always know I'll be entertained when I pick up this series. No complaints
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yup! Another 5 stars book from my queen... 😎😎😎

This series are freaking amazing!!! ☺
5 stars – Futuristic/Crime/Romantic Suspense/Thriller/Mystery

43 books and still amazing! Loved this one!

“The man could stop her heart, then send it into full gallop. Just a look at him. They’d been married more than two years, she thought. Shouldn’t that ease off? Where was that in the Marriage Rules? But a man who looked like Roarke broke every rule. That absurdly beautiful face set off with the wild blue eyes of some Irish god, and the perfect poet’s mouth. The black hair, silkier than Summers

I loved it - have loved every book in the series - but this one is one of the best of the best. The reader gets to know who dun it very early on - but the problem is how to catch them and prevent more bloodshed. Brilliant!
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
You know those series that go on and on forever and you just feel like they need to stop because they either got too stale (Dark Hunters), the author stopped caring (Sookie Stackhouse), or it became so formulaic that the characters become caricatures (Stephanie Plum)? Well, this series continues to be great. As a matter of fact, I think it has been getting better because the characters are all growing and changing as the series goes on. Yes, there are a few things we can count on happening in ea ...more
Anne OK
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
Another terrific installment to the In Death series. I am always so excited to find that J.D. Robb keeps the momentum going and I’m never disappointed as each one brings a new and refreshing case for Eve to solve, along with her sexy husband, Roarke, and the team of co-workers and assortment of friends that make reappearances with each book.

The growth in the relationship between Eve and Roarke continues to delight and warm the heart. Sommerset is also an endearing character and the snarky banter
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Just when you think this series can't get any better, it does! Nature vs. Nurture is a reoccurring theme in the In Death series, and Apprentice in Death showcases it in this complex, tightly woven case. I am, as always, fascinated by Eve's mind as the reader is privy to her thought process as she works through the case. Her character development is evident as she directs her team with authority in a race against the clock to stop a long distance serial killer. I'm a big fan of the character rela ...more
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

“Evil doesn’t have an age.”

Yeah, that's practically sum up who the villains in this one.

I'm not sure how to review this series, because I'm such a fan girl and I feel like a teenage girl met her favorite boyband every time I got my grabby hand holding the latest Eve's and Roarke's book!

And this one? It's excellent better than the last one, oh darn! But I always said that each time the new one published! Oh well:)

Eve Dallas


Btw, can we give Nadine a boyfriend Ms Roberts?
That rock
Allison Brennan
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
43 books in and the series is still one of my all-time favorites. APPRENTICE IN DEATH is a stellar example of a series that has had very few duds and many, many winners. This goes into my top 5 in the series. (SURVIVOR, OBSESSION and NEW YORK TO DALLAS are the three that come to mind as my favorites, though there are a few more ...)
Anna lost in stories *A*
After finishing the very emotional, dark and heartbreaking to read previous installment in this phenomenal series (Brotherhood in death) I figured I need to read one more so as not to finish my current read of those books with such a sad one… yeah… apparently I forgot that in this series there are no easy stories… if you are new to it, this is the 43rd installment in the In death series where each novel concentrates on a different case that Eve Dallas is solving :) it’s set about 40ish years in ...more
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Apprentice in Death, the 43rd installment in Nora Roberts’ wildly successful In Death series, won’t leave a single fan disappointed. By now, we’ve learned to expect only the best from this series and only the best is precisely what we always get. When a series has been successful for over 20 years, every new installment is pretty much a safe bet.

In Apprentice in Death, Eve hunts a LDSK (long-distance serial killer) – a laser sniper killing from a distance. The victims seem like random choices, b
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, romance
J.D. Robb is the author of the “In Death” series & is author “pseudonym” for Nora Roberts.

Plot comes fast, easy to follow. Lt. Eve Dallas is a great hero, solving an assignment in under 1 week apprehending 2 killers.

Opening has Lt. Eve Dallas, NYPSD, (New York Police and Dept.) assigned to a long distant sniper attack from a NYC tower into NYC Wollman Park’s ice-skating rink killing 3.

1. Elissa Wyman, young semi-pro ice skater
2. Brent Michaelson, doctor
3. Alan Markum, teacher

The shots were qu
Apprentice in Death by J.D.Robb is the 43rd book in the In Death series. After a long range laser attack in Central Park and then in Times Square, Eve Dallas finds herself on the hunt for a long distance serial killer. Another brilliant and amazing book inthe series, fasr paced with plenty of action. Eve and Roarke also manage to update her home office into a command centre and end with attending Bella's first birthday party. The books just keep getting better and better and are so addictive.
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No surprise here. Another fabulous installment to this AMAZING series.

I have reached the point of awe. How this lady does it I will never know. J.D. Robb continues to serve up a story that is intriguing, intense and filled with all the goodness I have come to expect and love.

This one kept me on my toes and at times had my heart caught in my throat. For the last 10 or so books, I have split between my kindle and audible. This narrator is fantastic. The way she captures the emotions of the charac
A pale, paint-by-numbers entry in the Eve Dallas series with nothing we haven't already seen. The characters mouth shorthand versions of conversations they've all had before and the action scenes are perfunctory at best. In fact there are scenes where the dialogue is ludicrously brief and the action is practically in bullet points (no pun intended).

You'd think a sniper menacing the city would provide a story with some suspense, but no!--I've had mashed potatoes that were more exciting than this
Shelleen Toland
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#43 in the In Death series. Someone is out shooting people in public. The first time the shooter took out 3 people on the ice rink in Central Park. After investigating it seems there is a sniper out there that can shoot from a couple of miles away using a tactical laser rifle and this person does not miss. When Eve brings her husband in to use his skills she finds out that there are 2 people, 1 young, 1 older. What we find out is horrifying. Then another attack happens that brings the city down ...more
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Can you believe that there are already 43 books in this series already? And yet, none of these books are written the same. In APPRENTICE IN DEATH, readers are taken into the killer’s mind as they take three people out at an outdoor ice skating rink. Three people who are seemingly unconnected, but Eve Dallas thinks that there must be more to this long-distance serial killer’s motive than meets the eye.

Right from the get-go, this book delves into the police procedural aspect of the novel and i

Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really, really didn't want this one to end. Yeah, it's a bit of same old, same old - but for the most part, therein lies the attraction. I may be counting wrong, but I think this is the 43rd book featuring New York police lieutenant Eve Dallas. Set in the not-all-that-distant future - 2060 give or take a few - it's always interesting to learn about the technology (the ability to "program" meals into a machine that spits them back at you at exactly the proper temperature and wands that sweep aw ...more
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
Another In Death book eagerly anticipated and another great addition to one of my favorite series.

In my review of Brotherhood in Death, the preceding In Death installment, I raved about why I love this series and why I think this series is important. The energy behind that raving is akin to Dallas' passion for a good cup of coffee - everlasting. With any long-running series there are some books that are better than others and that 'better than' morphs from reader to reader. Brotherhood felt lik
Susanna - Censored by GoodReads
Actual rating 2.5 stars.

" Death" by numbers. With a pointless side of interior decorating.

This series grows stale (I could pretty much predict everything before it happened), and is in dire need of some sort of shakeup.
Spoilers ahead

A police officer's life spirals downward after the accidental death of his wife. Looking for someone to blame he and his teenaged daughter hatch a gruesome revenge plot. In the end 25 people are dead, but with Dallas and her team on the case the little psychopath is taken down and set to spend many years behind bars.
I loved this one, even with the heartbreaking deaths I never skimmed and couldn't put this book down
We meet Jake in this one as well
I absolutely adore Bella and her int
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
This story is extremely captivating and showcases her unique ability to tell amazing stories. It’s hard to actually review one of her books because she’s just such a great storyteller that it seems useless other than to say that this book is yet one more reason why she is a go to when looking for a strong thriller that takes you through many twists and turns.

I love every character in this book and in the series and getting to know the characters in depth is one of the great parts about reading a
Sep 27, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ho hum. Has it come to this? InDeath #43 and I am bored with the platitudes heaped on our beloved Eve Dallas.
Every character familiar to the legion of InDeath fans act, speak and behave like they have for the past ten years. Reineke will wear a stupid tie and be mocked. McNab will wear something in rainbow hues and be admired for his fashion faux pas. Mavis and Bella will make everything better by the end of the story.

The Apprentice is a cold hearted sociopath and does give us a a new term to
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fair read by JD Robb, although this one appears to have been written in haste. I actually wondered if someone else had written it. And JD Robb even made Eve a bit more fragile in this book (not sure I like where that is going), and it lacked the good banter that Eve and Summerset always have and also the banter with Peabody. The basic story line was good - not only a cop gone bad, but one that schooled (or nurtured) his own psycho teenager to do his twisted dirty work. No mystery of who the "b ...more
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