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Leverage in Death

(In Death #47)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  17,306 ratings  ·  1,618 reviews
Lieutenant Eve Dallas puzzles over a bizarre suicide bombing in a Wall St. office building in the latest in the #1 New York Times bestselling series…

For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped wit
Hardcover, 385 pages
Published September 4th 2018 by St. Martin's Press
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Lyndi W. Consider that some of these stories take place over the course of a few days and the next book picks up literally a week later - twenty five books cov…moreConsider that some of these stories take place over the course of a few days and the next book picks up literally a week later - twenty five books cover the events of the fictional year of 2060. That being said, J.D. Robb is notorious for losing track of how long ago something happened. The events of this book occur in late February 2061 and Bella was born in late January 2060 - she's just over a year old and she's written more like a two year old. But maybe Mavis and Leonardo managed to create a fantastically advanced baby?(less)
Angela Verdenius Pregnancy would change the dynamics of the series. I for one don't want to see Eve pregnant. …morePregnancy would change the dynamics of the series. I for one don't want to see Eve pregnant. (less)

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Sep 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I love this series and always look forward to the next book, but this one fell a little flat. There are some things that happen over and over again that I don't mind, like the cop who wears the loud ties, the computer geeks always wearing crazy outfits and dancing around in their department, and Eve acting like she was raised on another planet with how little she understands idioms or simple make-up. Even the murders have a bit of a formula: she gets called in on the first one, the second one ha ...more
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one was easy to love. The author gave me:-

* Plenty of things to laugh at especially Peabody's comments and Eve's constant misunderstanding of common phrases. (I remember once when Roarke asked her if she does it on purpose and she more or less admitted that she did)

* More about the candy thief. I really thought she was going to catch him/her this time!

* Heaps of Galahad. I love that cat.

* A really interesting and frequently exciting story with lots of great police work. Loved the way Eve no
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I love this series so much. That's just fact. Every single book is a pleasure to read.

Leverage in Death was thrilling, full of favorite characters and a plot that was riveting and exciting. But best of all, the author gave me many scenes of Roarke and Eve.

In Leverage in Death Eve is hunting the elusive WHY. Trying to find answers to why, who, and how the cases and people are linked. The search is taking a toll on her because she cares so much, and every death is a another burden on her
The bomb killed twelve and injured more – the identity of the bomber shocked everyone. But it seemed there was a different agenda. Immediately Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her team were on the case, with the help of expert civilian, Roarke…

The usual shenanigans with many laugh out loud moments filled author J.D. Robb’s latest, Leverage in Death. I love the entertainment this series gives me, and even though there are now 47 books in the series, it never gets old. The tough and feisty character of E
It begins with an inexplicable act where the marketing executive of a major airline walks into an important meeting with soon to be partners of another company to finalize their merger and detonates a bomb, killing twelve and injuring many others. Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Detective Delia Peabody soon learn that there was much more to this suicide bombing.

I really enjoyed this insidious case where it was dogged police procedurals to figure out the who and why. With the help of the team and Roark
Hulya Kara Yuksel
#book47 and I'm seriously lost of words... This series are the best thing I've ever read and I'm planning to read these books over and over again in the future... Because Eve & Roarke and of course the other characters are so precious to me!

Long story short; J.D. Robb never stops to amaze me! Thank you so much for this amazing stories... I LOVE you so much! <3
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5000-2020
At least I know now what I read these books for.

This is my second read of Leverage in Death within just a few years and I could remember nothing about the mystery at all. Not who did it, why they did it or even what they did. However I quickly remembered that this was the book where I decided who the candy thief is - and I have not changed my mind to date. It was also one which brought tears to my eyes several times, happy ones and sad ones.

So apparently I read the In Death series for the chara
J.D. Robb (pseudonym for Nora Roberts) is one of my favorite authors. Other than four anthologies that contain In Death novellas, I have read all of this series except for Connections in Death (pub. 2/5/2019) and Vendetta in Death (pub. 9/3/2019). This futuristic suspense series never lets me down.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYC police department leads a team of homicide detectives. Our case in this novel begins with a man walking into a pre-merger signing meeting to review the marketing campai
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

In Death will continue to be my most favorite series of all time. 47 books in and I still love Eve and Roarke and all that they have become. ❤

While there was mystery and intrigue this one fell a bit flat for me in regards to the 'on the edge of my seat' feeling I usual get with these books. I just can't put my finger on it to try and explain what is missing.

Peabody was in rare form in Leverage in Death. She never fails to make me laugh. This girl is one of a kind. We also got quite a bit of B
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 47. Hard to believe really. I am still invested in Eve and Roarke. I love them. Talk about a "no bullshit" couple.

"So, you know the Oscar deal's coming up."

"Oscar who?"

LOL. Dallas is clueless sometimes.

"What do you know about Jordan Banks?"

"Other than he's a wanker. I rarely do business with wankers."

Ha Ha. Tell it like it is, Roarke.

"A ghrá ..."

Swoon, when Roarke speaks Irish to Eve!

And it is not just the Irish words that JD ROBB does correctly, it is the Irish phrases.

Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
The past few books in the In Death series haven't been all that memorable for me, and even though I've given them all four stars (the loyal fangirl in me can never rate these books any lower), I admit some of them have been in the low four star level.

Leverage in Death happened to be one I really enjoyed. I thought the case was interesting and I loved the interactions between the main characters—Eve and Peabody, Eve and Bella, and most especially Eve and Roarke.

As a big fan of the couple, I some
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
Another win!!! I love everything in this series! But,the cherry on top of all the excellency here are the complexity of the crimes and the very linear way Eve & Co. manage to find out who did it! Very, very, very good!

“Soup. Vegetable Beef.”
Eve took a sniff then a swallow before she started winding out of the underground lot. It smelled like pepper and tasted like spicy, liquified cardboard, heated to cautiously approach lukewarm. “Beef of what?”
“They didn’t say, and I thought it wiser
Sep 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn’t connect with this one

Just never really got into it. The villains felt too far off-screen, there was none of the Dallas Peabody repartee that I enjoy and not much Dallas-Roarke interplay either. The story felt somewhat perfunctory, and there was little satisfaction in the villains being caught—perhaps because their motivation felt so unreal. I was hoping we’d get more of the Econo CEO, Willemina (?) or the children of the Quantum CEO, as they seemed the most real of the secondary charact
4.5 stars.

Another fabulous story!
Mel (Epic Reading)
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-ebook
This is my guilty pleasure. My series I go to when a break is needed (or, in this case, my library hold comes in as I don’t buy hardcover books or ebooks over $12.99, lol).
I enjoyed Eve being less than perfect this time around. Prior to this she was becoming a little too flawless. I like her having some vulnerability.
There is also a fight between Rourke and Eve which is the perfect example of the type of compromise you do with a spouse when you love them. The fight is harsh and I really liked h
It's serviceable, but this one seems phoned in. Not one of the best. ...more
Sep 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Note to self: You said you were finished with this series. You weren’t wrong. You’ve moved on. Stop being nostalgic for when it still worked for you.
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
So much do I love this series - in particular, the gorgeous, filthy rich, multi-talented husband of New York Police Department Detective Eve Dallas (he's near the top of my Top 10 all-time favorite book heroes - that I carved out time in between advance review book freebies to read it. But while the plot was intriguing and here and there I was worried that Eve and Roarke might meet a fate similar to other characters in the story, much of the rest seemed a bit, well, bland compared with the many ...more
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Seemed like forever for this book to get published, but well worth the wait! My favourite series, hands down.

Would have liked more action in this edition, but overall a pretty good read. Lots of stuff blowing up, including people. Some despicable characters for Lt. Dallas to deal with. On top of all the destruction, the Oscars are set to begin.

From the blurb: Lieutenant Eve Dallas puzzles over a bizarre suicide bombing in a Wall St. office building in Leverage in Death, the latest in the #1 New
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was ok

Argh I’m reaching the end – or more like the moment where I won’t be able to binge on new books in the series – drat!

So, in this book Eve is called in when a seemingly nice guy – a marketing executive of a major airline detonates a bomb, killing twelve and injuring many others. It’s up to her, Peabody and her team to work out what the hell is going on before more people are hurt.

One thing I found a little disappointing was that there was none of the Dallas-Peabody repartee that I enjoy
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You can find this review and more at Novel Notions.

There is something about Nora’s writing, both as herself and as J.D. Robb, that hooks me from the first sentence and doesn’t let me go until I’ve read the final chapter. So it’s no surprise that Leverage in Death worked incredibly well for me and broke my first ever (and hopefully last!) reading slump. While I’ve picked up some great books in the past month, nothing grabbed me enough to entice me further into its pages. I should’ve known that N
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read this series from the beginning. It is always a great escape read. I enjoy the series, but I am finding it difficult to write a review and not keep saying the same thing. I was originally drawn to the series because the story is set in the future. The story takes place in New York City and is primarily a classic “who-done-it” mystery.

I am always amazed how Robb has managed to not repeat a storyline; each book is fresh and has a unique catch to the story. While reading this book, I be
Susanna - Censored by GoodReads
Eh. OK story, but I never want to see "Icove" ever again. Enough already. ...more
Commendably Yours
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
May 2018. That was when I first found out about Dallas, Lieutenant Eve and started to turn page one of the first book on the In Death Series. I even questioned my sanity by then on why I should read that. But all the same, I could not put down the book for long. My attention would always get diverted to the story. So page after page, chapter after chapter, book after book, and here I am, waiting while twiddling my fingers for "Connections in Death". Five months or so before the release of the 48 ...more
A nice installment to the series

I've read all the books and shorts in the series, some I like more than others and this one isn't bad. I'm not happy that JD Robb is using modern technology from today's world and putting it in the book . I read this series more to catch up on Eve and Roarke, Peabody and McNab and everybody else; the murder mysteries are just icing on the cake. Sometimes it's annoying how perfect and smart Eve and Roarke are. But alas they are the good guys so they have to win. ;)
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, arc
I received a digital ARC of this title from Edelweiss for an honest review.

Eve is back and this time she's investigating a suicide bombing in the corporate offices of an airline. One Monday morning, Paul Rogan walks into a meeting of a merger of his company with another, wearing a vest full of explosives and sets them off, killing 11 people on sight, and injuring 9 more. To all appearances, Rogan was an extremely happy family man. He loved his job and his coworkers. So why did he go the route of
Fiona Mackie
A very straightforward Eve Dallas book this time. No real suspense or drama, just a good police procedural. Enjoyable but not really at the standard I’ve come to expect from this series.
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really want to see more of Nadine and the rock star...
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Greed is one of the seven deadly sins for a reason. In this book we have innocent family men who are forced to go to horrible lengths to protect their families. Our author begins the story in the mind of one of these men but leaves and views from the outside before it gets to the big finale. And he is just the first.
These stories have so much loss of life that you wonder how any one is left in New York city. Can Eve and her team catch the real bad guys before they send in more bombs?
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio
This series is always an excellent read. After 47 books, things aren’t dull.

I have no real complaints and liked that my favorite couple had a normal fight. I think there is more there to explore.

Maybe next book, things will get hot for Eve choices put on the line. What would happen when Rourke learns the truth about Summerset and that Eve kept that from him? What if Peabody or Rourke got into actual danger. Anyway, no complaints.

Susan Erickson is one of the best narrators out there. She has many
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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. Forgotten in Death (St. Martin's Press, September 2021) ...more

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