Apprentice in Death Book Review *JD Robb*

Sep 14, 2016 by

Apprentice in Death Book Review *JD Robb*

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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 random can be.

Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this. After reviewing security videos, it becomes clear that the victims were killed by a sniper firing a tactical laser rifle, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. And though the locations where the shooter could have set up seem endless, the list of people with that particular skill set is finite: police, military, professional killer.

Eve’s husband, Roarke, has unlimited resources—and genius—at his disposal. And when his computer program leads Eve to the location of the sniper, she learns a shocking fact: There were two—one older, one younger. Someone is being trained by an expert in the science of killing, and they have an agenda. Central Park was just a warm-up. And as another sniper attack shakes the city to its core, Eve realizes that though we’re all shaped by the people around us, there are those who are just born evil…

 

Apprentice in Death (In Death #43) by JD Robb is another great installment in this series, specifically because it centralizes on a very shocking and disturbing crime with a former police officer, and his 15 year old daughter who are assassinating certain people in NYC as a form or revenge. They have targeted these victims by shooting them out in the open at an ice skating rink, in Times Square, and at Madison Square Garden. There is also collateral damage, innocent people caught in the crossfire.

Eve is in charge of this case that has her, and the entire city on edge. As she investigates those close to this murdering father and daughter duo, Eve is against the clock to stop more innocent people from dying. Along with her fellow officers, including her husband, Roarke, they will work together to find these killers before they escape or end things on their terms by even killing their loved ones, which consists of a mother, her husband and a young boy.

Apprentice in Death will keep you on the edge of your seat as Eve tries to stop evil. The hardest part in reading is finding out why a 15 year old girl has become a heartless killer who even enjoys breaking her younger brother’s puppy’s neck and tossing it out a window. She is a chilling portrayal of a cold blooded killer, a serial killer in the making for no real reason other than her father manipulating her at a young age because he wanted revenge. Joining Eve on this journey as she puts together the pieces is great reading, and very researched. It’s always a pleasure to see Eve and Roarke interact together, especially during those down times. There’s very little private time of them together outside them working on this case, so you always want more, especially toward the end when they go to a their friend Mavis’s one-year old daughter’s birthday. I like those softer and sweeter moments to counteract the ugliness Eve works with everyday.

Another excellent crowd pleaser from JD Robb. I’m already anxious for the next book in one of the best futuristic fiction series I ever read. (Berkley)

Final Grade: B+

 

A few other Apprentice in Death:

Kirkus

Publishers Weekly

Wit and Sin

 

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