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Betrayal in Death, by J.D. Robb In Death, #12

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, comes a new novel in the futuristic series Detective Eve Dallas investigates a homicide on familiar grounds: her husband s hotel -- and finds herself up against a murderer with a passion for the finer things in life -- and death.

At the luxurious Roarke Palace Hotel, a maid walks into suite 4602 for the nightly turndown -- and steps into her worst nightmare. A killer leaves her dead, strangled by a thin silver wire. He s Sly Yost, a virtuoso of music and murder. A hit man for the elite. Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows him well. But in this twisted case, knowing the killer doesn t help solve the crime. Because there s someone else involved. Someone with a more personal motive. And Eve must face a terrifying possibility -- that the real target may, in fact, be her husband Roarke...

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Dee & I are planning a “buddy read” of this one. We plan to start June 10, 2012 and pace ourselves with it over about three to four days. We will be posting Discussion Questions. Feel free to join in! Please, if you have read this one, don't post spoilers before the chapter breakdown/reveals! However, anyone else: EXPECT SPOILERS!

Chapter Breakdown to Follow:

Date Chapters PPDQs*
June 10 Prologue-Chp 6 Lisa Kay
June 11 Chp 07-11 Dee
June 12 Chp 12-18 Lisa Kay
June 13 Chp 19-end Dee

*PPDQs = Person Posting Discussion Questions



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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 168 comments Lisa Kay’s Questions for Prologue through Chapter 6

1. Book Quotes: Carcasses bleed at the sight of the murderer. ~ Robert Burton and Honour is sometimes found among thieves. ~ Sir Walter Scott    The quotes at the beginning of each book of this series are always significant. What do you think of the ones at the beginning of this one?

2. What did you think of Magda Lane? Her conversation with Eve? How will she connect with the murderer in the prologue? Will she be a victim, related to the killer, or did she do the hiring? Or could it be her son, Vince?

3. What is your impression of John Brigham, Roarke’s head of hotel security? Could he be a suspect?

4. Were you surprised that Roarke told Eve to take herself off Darlene French’s case? How about Eve’s answer?

5. I must admit, I was surprised that Sylvester Yost was hired to kill Darlene French. Were you? Think he got the right victim? Could he have been hired to kill Shelia Walker? Or is this all engineered to get at Roarke? Why did Yost take all the bathroom stuff? Will that play into his downfall? Are they souvenirs, is he just frugal (for a man that makes $2 million a hit?), or is it both?

6. I love Feeney! I love that he always has a bag of nuts. So funny that he sides with Eve about Peabody and McNab. LOL! Do you like Peabody & McNab’s relationship? Think it is headed somewhere permanent?

7. What is your impression of Mick Connelly? What does he really want of Roarke? Or did you buy the ‘stones’ as the reason he looked him up? Is he really proud of Roarke; is he truly a friend? Why doesn’t Roarke want him at his Palace Hotel, but invites him into his home? Is this a case of “Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer…”?

8. Uh, oh. Eve’s having vehicle problems. Did you like Peabody’s suggestion about the beer? You do catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Or would that be ‘beer than a riot laser’? LOL! Can Eve change her stripes? Comments.

9. Wigs? Yost was bald, wasn’t he? Or was it Brigham, head of security? Drat! Ah! Looked it up: it was Brigham. Comments. BTW, could Mick Connelly wearing a wig now? I agree with Eve: Why leave a paper trail?

10. WTH? Is getting the Feds involved in the case all part of the master plan? What about the wire? Was it just a case of neglect?

11. What did you think of Stowe’s apology? Is she just being political? Would she really hand Eve the key?


Dee’s Questions for Chapter 7 - 11

12. (Post #17) What motivates Yost to hurt his victims this way?

13. (Post #22) I understand Eve has to check everything, but why have they not connected that this murder is related to the auction? What is going to get them to look at it? When they do finally connect the dots is it going to be too late? Who is going to get hurt in the process?

#14 (Post #24) Who is Lisa Trent and how does she figure into this story? What about Carlton Mince?

#15 (Post #25) Why does Mick bombard everyone with his and Roarke's past? Is it to embarrass Roarke, and if so is it because he is jealous of what Roarke has?

#16 (Post #27 ) I think it is funny, when Eve and Peabody are offered a drink or something to eat that Peabody speaks up right away, because she knows that Eve will shoot her down. Peabody really has her rhythm.

#17 (Post #29 ) One of the things I love about this series is how Robb looks at searching for the wire, the hair, the hair and body products. These are things I would never think to check. Do you think Robb has a homicide or police detective that advices her?

#18 (Post #31) Letta, the sales girl at Paradise said [ "He had a kind of high voice. Almost like a woman’s. But very nice, soft and well, cultured, I guess. Come to think of it, his voice fit the DG (Distinguished Gentleman wig) more than it fit him, if you know what I mean." What do you think she meant by that?

#19 (Post #32) Other than the fact that Talbot was worked for Roarke Industries why was he specifically targeted?

#20 (Post #33) I know Vince Lane is involved in this fiasco. How do you think Magda will feel when she finds out just how much is involved in this scheme? How do you think Vince will feel when he realizes what it is about?

#21 (Post #34) I can understand how it is possible for Jacoby to pass the written test of the FBI, How did he pass the psychological portion? How did he get to be an agent?

#22 (Post #37) Do you think the porn sites are going to help nab Yost? What about the box seat at the opera?

#23 (Post #38) It is writer's prerogative, police perspective, or are the FEEBS really that inept? Why does Robb make it appear that most other law enforcement agents are not as smart as Eve?

#24 (Post #39) I keep reading this book and I can't imagine how Jacoby is an agent. I have worked for the government in one form or another for 25 years and I know that once you have passed probation it is not that easy to get fired, but it would be real easy to make him a paper pusher rather than an agent. What a Jerk!



Lisa Kay’s Questions for Chapters 12 - 18

25. Mick seems genuinely surprised that Britt and Joe are dead. Think this is true? Why doesn’t this trigger anything in his brain?

26. Do you like Commander Whitney? He and Eve haven’t always seen eye to eye. (BTW, loved Eve’s confrontation with Jacoby! **hee hee**)

27. It seems to me no one in this book appears to be too interested in going after the leaks, weather at Roarke’s hotel, within police department, or the FBI? Would that just be a distraction to the storyline, thus it is in the background?

28. Were you surprised it was Stowe who had a personal interest in this case and not Jacoby?

29. Uh, oh! Peabody and McNab are on the outs! And it doesn’t exactly get cleared up in this installment. Just negotiated a truce. Do you have a side? What did you think of Eve’s attempt to be supportive, when she really saw McNab’s side? That was hilarious!

30. Who was it who was trying to reign in Yost? It doesn’t appear he wants Roarke dead. Does he just want Roarke totally ruined first… then dead?

31. Do you ever listen to the audios of this series? Trina has this very masculine sounding voice. It is a hoot to hear her interact with Eve. It just cracks me up that Eve doesn’t like all that ‘girly’ stuff and Peabody longs for it.

32. Would Eve ever accept the rank of captain? Is she best on the streets?

33. Eep! Summerset! And he has someone else in his life with whom he is ‘frienemies.’ I didn’t exactly see how Yost was going to get Summerset somewhere else. Or was he just going to take him out?



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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 168 comments Dee’s Questions for Chapter 18-End DQS (In no particular order)

31 Were you surprised that Naples and son got away. Do you have a prediction of when they will show up again?

32. If I am reading a cop series I like it to be fairly authentic. I thought it was very unrealistic that Yost was able to grab someone's glass coffee cup and kill himself. What did you think? Yost is a dangerous man why would he not be handcuffed (behind his back) where he cannot grab something (like a gun out of an agent's holster) or someone. If he was handcuffed in front he could easily come up on someone and choke them to death.

33. What did you think about Roarke and Eve not wearing body armor? I thought that was just too dangerous for the situation.

34 How did you feel when Eve offered to give Mick a police citation? I thought it was soooo funny.

35. How did you feel about Mick trying to steal from his long lost buddy, Roarke? I realize he came through, but only after he got caught.

36. What do you think Roarke did to Honroe (the security officer that betrayed Roarke) when he was allowed to have 5 minutes alone with him? I just can't see him meekly saying you’re fired.



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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 168 comments Sorry. Awoke with a migraine. Just took a pill. Should be up later. Let's do about 25% of book today, okay? I will post DQs later.


Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 168 comments Up to Chapter Six would take us 23% and up to Chapter Seven would take up 27%. Want to go for 27%?


Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 168 comments Posted questions for prologue through Chapter 6 above in Post #2.


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Sorry. Awoke with a migraine. Just took a pill. Should be up later. Let's do about 25% of book today, okay? I will post DQs later."

25% is good tonight. I woke up this moring and my husband had pulled his catheter out of him (Ouch!and what a mess!) I also had a play that I had tickets to. I just got home about an hour ago. So starting on the book now.


Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 168 comments Ouch! is right, Dee! What play did you see?


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments I have season tickets to Grady Gammage (in Tempe, Az) They have broadway plays. This one was Million Dollar Quartet. It was something that actually did happen in Dec 1956 in which Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley got together and played. It was a great show! Last month I saw Rain (tribute to the Beatles) and La Cage Aux Follies (The Bird Cage). This was the last one until October. Five of my girlfriends have been doing this for that last three years and we LOVE it.
The last few years my husband has been very sick and has been on and off hospice, thus the catheter. Needless to say, the stress can get to me so the plays are a great way of unwinding. We found that the cheapest seats are about $14 a show and because Grady doesn't have an elevator and we have varying degrees of handicaps we get these really great seats for very little money.


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments I need to state this before we go further. I have read this one before so predicting who did what to whom is obviously a no brainer. That being said I do like Magda Lane. She is an actor and if she is a good one she has to be observant and perceptive. I think she has over-indulged her son Vince, making him weak and unable to stand on his own. When she tightened her purse strings he won't be strong enough to handle the tedium of working for a living. This will make him vulnerable to the users of the world. Those users will be able to blow smoke up his butt and he will do what they want believing that they have a way of getting him the money he needs to survive.

The only way Magda is connected to the prologue is peripherally. It was her auction that sets all this in motion.


Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 168 comments Dee wrote: "I have season tickets to Grady Gammage (in Tempe, Az)"

Sounds fun, Dee!


Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 168 comments Dee wrote: "I need to state this before we go further. I have read this one before so predicting who did what to whom is obviously a no brainer."

Ah!


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments Sorry. I had my husband home for the weekend and when I do I hardly get any sleep. I fell asleep while reading the series. So I am a little behind.

Because Roarke hired Bingham he has to be very capable. Roarke would not hire just a rent-a-cop for his security team. I can't see him being a suspect.


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments I would have been surprised if Roarke hadn't asked Eve to give up this case. I also would have been surprised if Eve would have done as Roarke asked. Eve is not afraid of looking at things that remind her of the past and maybe that is theraputic. Especially when she catches the rapist/killer, maybe it is a way of putting finality on the things that happened to her in the past.


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments What motivates Yost to hurt his victims this way?


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments as to 5 (view spoiler)


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments Yost is a cheapskate. A lot of millionares are. That is why he took the stuff. I can't remember how he is caught, but I can't see that he is caught by taking the toiletries. Too many people take that stuff. There would be no way of tracking that.
They are a clue to the person, though. If he is a cheapskate but he likes good stuff he might search for the better deals.


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments This was definately engineereed (view spoiler)


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments I know Mick is up to something, and at this point you have to figure it has something to do with the auction. I think Eve feels that way too, but is not looking too closely,yet. She has her hands full with Yost. Roarke is too close to Mick to figure anything out yet, that is why he invited him home. An old friend that he was believed was dead and wanted the chance to rekindle that relationship.

I believe Mick really is proud of Roarke, but at the same time jealous.I should have some of what Roarke has, perhaps I'll just take some of it. He won't mind.


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments I understand Eve has to check everything, but why have they not connected that this murder is related to the auction? What is going to get them to look at it? When they do finally connect the dots is it going to be too late? Who is going to get hurt in the process?


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments I have to think about the quotes so I'll leave them for later.


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments Who is Lisa Trent and how does she figure into this story? What about Carlton Mince?


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments Why does Mick bombard everyone with his and Roarke's past? Is it to embarrass Roarke, and if so is it because he is jealous of what Roarke has?


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments I think Peabody's suggestion of bribing the mechanics is a good one. I just can't see Eve doing it, but she does to it to the lab guy, Dickhead. I can't think of his name.


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments I think it is funny, when Eve and Peabody are offered a drink or something to eat that Peabody speaks up right away, because she knows that Eve will shoot her down. Peabody really has her rhythm.


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments Yost is bald, I think that is why he was wearing a toupee, excuse me hair alternative. He has the money to buy so why not? I think if Mick were wearing one Eve would have noticed. She notices everything. I don't believe he does leave much of a paper trail, that is why he goes to the places he wants and pays cash. He doesn't allow deliveries. That is good thinking.


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments One of the things I love about this series is how Robb looks at searching for the wire, the hair, the hair and body products. These are things I would never think to check. Do you think Robb has a homicide or police detective that advices her?


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments I think Stowe is an upstanding agent. I know she has a reason for looking for Yost, so her apology might be political to some extent, but Eve is too aware of bull so I also think it is sincere. Would she truly hand the nab over to Eve. Yes, but Eve won't care one way or the other who gets the credit.


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments Question #? Letta, the sales girl at Paradise said (view spoiler)


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments Other than the fact that Talbot was worked for Roarke Industries why was he specifically targeted?


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments I know Vince Lane is involved in this fiasco. How do you think Magda will feel when she finds out just how much is involved in this scheme? How do you think Vince will feel when he realizes what it is about?


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments I can understand how it is possible for Jacoby to pass the written test of the FBI, How did he pass the psychological portion? How did he get to be an agent


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 168 comments Lisa Kay’s Answers to Dee’s Questions for Chapter 7

12. (Post #17) What motivates Yost to hurt his victims this way?
I think he is twisted. Sure, he wants the money, but to inflict pain shows he gets off on it.

13. (Post #22) I understand Eve has to check everything, but why have they not connected that this murder is related to the auction? What is going to get them to look at it? When they do finally connect the dots is it going to be too late? Who is going to get hurt in the process?
Good question. I’ve wondered that from the beginning. Maybe it is just a question of not seeing the forest for the trees. I hope it isn’t too late. I hope no one else get hurt.

#14 (Post #24) Who is Lisa Trent and how does she figure into this story? What about Carlton Mince?
I didn’t give her much thought. I thought she just wanted to be Vince’s wife and Magda didn’t like her. Ditto with Carton Mince. I didn’t think much, but did get a chuckled out of his wife’s name.

#15 (Post #25) Why does Mick bombard everyone with his and Roarke's past? Is it to embarrass Roarke, and if so is it because he is jealous of what Roarke has?
I don’t know, but he does it a lot! Maybe some of his motivation is to embarrass Roarke. Yeah, I definitely think he’s jealous. He thinks it could have been him that hit the big time.

#16 (Post #27 ) I think it is funny, when Eve and Peabody are offered a drink or something to eat that Peabody speaks up right away, because she knows that Eve will shoot her down. Peabody really has her rhythm.
Me too! **hee hee** Smart lady.

#17 (Post #29 ) One of the things I love about this series is how Robb looks at searching for the wire, the hair, the hair and body products. These are things I would never think to check. Do you think Robb has a homicide or police detective that advices her?
Yes, definitely. She seems a through writer.

#18 (Post #31) Letta, the sales girl at Paradise said [ "He had a kind of high voice. Almost like a woman’s. But very nice, soft and well, cultured, I guess. Come to think of it, his voice fit the DG (Distinguished Gentleman wig) more than it fit him, if you know what I mean." What do you think she meant by that?
Well, could be he is a woman – or a he/she, maybe? Or an accomplice? Don’t know.


Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 168 comments Sorry, Dee. Down with another migraine today. They usually come in clusters. Anyway, I'm up now and listening to today's chapters.


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments Do you think the porn sites are going to help nab Yost? What about the box seat at the opera?


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments Is is writer's perogative, police perspective, or are the FEEBS really that inept? Why does Robb make it appear that most other law enforcement agents are not as smart as Eve?


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments I keep reading this book and I can't imagine how Jacoby is an agent. I have worked for the government in one form or another for 25 years and I know that once you have passed probabtion it is not that easy to get fired, but it would be real easy to make him a paper pusher rather than an agent. What a Jerk!


Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 168 comments Lisa Kay’s Answers to Dee’s Questions for Chapters 8 - 11

#19 (Post #32) Other than the fact that Talbot was worked for Roarke Industries why was he specifically targeted?
Don’t know. Good question. He was in some type of publishing, right? Could something have been written once that the killer – or the person who hired him – didn’t like?

#20 (Post #33) I know Vince Lane is involved in this fiasco. How do you think Magda will feel when she finds out just how much is involved in this scheme? How do you think Vince will feel when he realizes what it is about?
Oh, so Vince is being used by the person who hired the killer? Interesting. I don’t think Magda will like it at all.

#21 (Post #34) I can understand how it is possible for Jacoby to pass the written test of the FBI, How did he pass the psychological portion? How did he get to be an agent?
Beats me. He definitely had a problem.

#22 (Post #37) Do you think the porn sites are going to help nab Yost? What about the box seat at the opera?
Yes. Good call on McNab’s part regarding the porn sites. Yes, on the opera, too.

#23 (Post #38) It is writer's prerogative, police perspective, or are the FEEBS really that inept? Why does Robb make it appear that most other law enforcement agents are not as smart as Eve?
Because Eve is the star. She makes Roark smarter than Eve, for the most part. But, I like that JDR has Peabody, Feeney, or McNab come up with great ideas too.

#24 (Post #39) I keep reading this book and I can't imagine how Jacoby is an agent. I have worked for the government in one form or another for 25 years and I know that once you have passed probation it is not that easy to get fired, but it would be real easy to make him a paper pusher rather than an agent. What a Jerk!
Oh, definitely a jerk! But there are people like him in the world - and the work force. Makes you wonder.


Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 168 comments Okay, Dee, I'm all caught up with the reading. I'll post tomorrow's DQs.


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments Wonderful. We end when day three's reading when it really gets interesting. I'm sorry about your migrines. I get them too, and in clusters. THey are awful. Thank God there is now meds for them.


Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 168 comments Lisa Kay’s Questions for Chapters 12 - 18

25. Mick seems genuinely surprised that Britt and Joe are dead. Think this is true? Why doesn’t this trigger anything in his brain?

26. Do you like Commander Whitney? He and Eve haven’t always seen eye to eye. (BTW, loved Eve’s confrontation with Jacoby! **hee hee**)

27. It seems to me no one in this book appears to be too interested in going after the leaks, weather at Roarke’s hotel, within police department, or the FBI? Would that just be a distraction to the storyline, thus it is in the background?

28. Were you surprised it was Stowe who had a personal interest in this case and not Jacoby?

29. Uh, oh! Peabody and McNab are on the outs! And it doesn’t exactly get cleared up in this installment. Just negotiated a truce. Do you have a side? What did you think of Eve’s attempt to be supportive, when she really saw McNab’s side? That was hilarious!

30. Who was it who was trying to reign in Yost? It doesn’t appear he wants Roarke dead. Does he just want Roarke totally ruined first… then dead?

31. Do you ever listen to the audios of this series? Trina has this very masculine sounding voice. It is a hoot to hear her interact with Eve. It just cracks me up that Eve doesn’t like all that ‘girly’ stuff and Peabody longs for it.

32. Would Eve ever accept the rank of captain? Is she best on the streets?

33. Eep! Summerset! And he has someone else in his life with whom he is ‘frienemies.’ I didn’t exactly see how Yost was going to get Summerset somewhere else. Or was he just going to take him out?



Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 168 comments Dee, I went ahead a finished the book! I couldn't wait to find out who was behind it all. So, if you want to post questions for the end, go right ahead. Also, I post DQs including Chapter 18.


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments 25. Mick seems genuinely surprised that Britt and Joe are dead. Think this is true? Why doesn’t this trigger anything in his brain? Yeah I believe Mick is surprised. I believe he knows more than he is letting on but I think he trully didn't know about their deaths.


26. Do you like Commander Whitney? He and Eve haven’t always seen eye to eye. (BTW, loved Eve’s confrontation with Jacoby! **hee hee**)

What does BTW mean? I don't do much texting so I'm really not sure what the abbreviation is.

I like Whitney I think he is an ideal boss. He will defend his cops from higher ups, but will come down on them hard if they need a dressing down. I think it is good that Eve and Whitney don't always see eye-to-eye. It keeps them both on their toes.


27. It seems to me no one in this book appears to be too interested in going after the leaks, weather at Roarke’s hotel, within police department, or the FBI? Would that just be a distraction to the storyline, thus it is in the background?

Good question. I never thought about it, but you are right. I am guessing that the reason why they weren't trying hard to plug the leak is because Eve knows her team and she is not worried about them talking. It was more important to find Yost before he got another person.


28. Were you surprised it was Stowe who had a personal interest in this case and not Jacoby?

Not really.It was always obvious that Jacoby was in it for the bust and the glory, ONLY. Stowe was always the more capable of the two agents. It stands to reason if there was something it would be with her rather than the glory-hound Jacoby

29. Uh, oh! Peabody and McNab are on the outs! And it doesn’t exactly get cleared up in this installment. Just negotiated a truce. Do you have a side? What did you think of Eve’s attempt to be supportive, when she really saw McNab’s side? That was hilarious!

Peabody is really wrong. I would be damned angry if my boyfriend was flirting and making a date while we are in the process of getting it on. I thought it was great of Eve to try to be supportive

30. Who was it who was trying to reign in Yost? It doesn’t appear he wants Roarke dead. Does he just want Roarke totally ruined first… then dead

Naples is the one that hired Yost. If Roarke was killed Eve would shut downt the auction. They can't have that, now can they? Besides it would be more fun if they can ruin Roarke before they kill him.



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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments Chapter 18-End DQS (In no particular order)
31 Were you surprised that Naples and son got away. Do you have a prediction of when they will show up again?

32. If I am reading a cop series I like it to be fairly authentic. I thought it was very unrealistic that Yost was able to grab someone's glass coffee cup and kill himself. What did you think? Yost is a dangerous man why would he not be handcuffed (behind his back) where he cannot grab something (like a gun out of an agent's holster) or someone. If he was handcuffed in front he could easily come up on someone and choke them to death.

33. What did you think about Roarke and Eve not wearing body armor? I thought that was just too dangerous for the situation.

34 How did you feel when Eve offered to give Mick a police citation? I thought it was soooo funny.

35. How did you feel about Mick trying to steal from his long lost buddy, Roarke? I realize he came through, but only after he got caught.

36. What do you think Roarke did to Honroe (the security officer that betrayed Roarke) when he was allowed to have 5 minutes alone with him? I just can't see him meakly saying your fired.



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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 168 comments @ Dee

#26 – Sorry. BTW means “by the way.” I’m not very good at text abbreviations either.

#27 – Good point.

#28 – You nailed Jacoby’s motivations.

#29 – Yes, Peabody was in the wrong. By now she should explain her relationship with Charles Monroe to McNab.

#30 – Ah. Yes, I got that last part but I wasn’t positive if it was Naples or his son.


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Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 168 comments Lisa Kay’s Answers to Dee’s Questions for Chapter 18-End DQS (In no particular order)

31 Were you surprised that Naples and son got away. Do you have a prediction of when they will show up again?
Yes, I was surprised. Nope. No clue. I am wondering if this is someone who remain elusively out of reach for several more storylines.

32. If I am reading a cop series I like it to be fairly authentic. I thought it was very unrealistic that Yost was able to grab someone's glass coffee cup and kill himself. What did you think? Yost is a dangerous man why would he not be handcuffed (behind his back) where he cannot grab something (like a gun out of an agent's holster) or someone. If he was handcuffed in front he could easily come up on someone and choke them to death.
I’m going to have to agree with you on this one!

33. What did you think about Roarke and Eve not wearing body armor? I thought that was just too dangerous for the situation.
Again, I agree. Beside, by that date in the future it would be neat to have something lightweight that would be protective.

34 How did you feel when Eve offered to give Mick a police citation? I thought it was soooo funny.
It was funny! I’m so glad Roarke found it hilarious.

35. How did you feel about Mick trying to steal from his long lost buddy, Roarke? I realize he came through, but only after he got caught.
To some extent, I think it was just something that just got terribly out of hand. It is obvious he didn’t plan any physical harm to him, but it really was an awfully dirty thing to do, especially to a “friend” and with such dangerous people.

36. What do you think Roarke did to Honroe (the security officer that betrayed Roarke) when he was allowed to have 5 minutes alone with him? I just can't see him meekly saying you’re fired.
Me neither. I’m sure he hit him… probably more than once.


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Dee Sauter (indeathaddict) | 1070 comments Hey thanks Lisa Kay. This was fun.


Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 168 comments Yes, it was, Dee! Thanks!


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