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New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2007.
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385 p. ; 24 cm.
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0399154019
9780399154010
9780399154010
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71004053
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Investigating the baffling murder case of an absolutely ordinary and seemingly much-loved private school teacher, futuristic-New York City lieutenant Eve Dallas struggles to identify who may have wanted the death of an innocent man, a case that is complicated by the machinations of Eve's husband's former lover. By the author of Born in Death. 550,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)

Investigating the baffling murder case of an ordinary and much-loved private school teacher, New York City lieutenant Eve Dallas struggles to identify who may have wanted the death of an innocent man. - (Baker & Taylor)

The series set in a future New York City returns as Lieutenant Eve Dallas hunts for the killer of a seemingly good man - and learns not all people are as innocent as they appear.
The death of history teacher Craig Foster devastated his young wife, who'd sent him off to work that morning with a lovingly packed lunch. It shocked his colleagues at the Upper West Side private school. And as for the ten-year-old girls who found him in his classroom in a pool of bodily fluids, they may have been traumatized for life.
Lietenant Eve Dallas, of course, is more hardened to murder cases. And this is clearly a murder case. That lovingly packed lunch was tainted with deadly ricin. And Mr. Foster's colleagues, shocked as they may be, have some shocking secrets of their own. It's Eve's job to get a feel for all the potential suspects, and find out why someone would have done this to a man who seemed so inoffensive, so pleasant ... so innocent.
Now Magdalena Percell ... there's someone Eve can picture as a murder victim. Possibly at Eve's own hands. The slinky blonde - an old flame of her billionaire husband, Roarke, from his days on the wrong side of the law - has turned up in New York, and she's anything but innocent. Unfortunately, Roarke seems blind to Magdalena's manipulation, but not to her shapely figure and flirtatious ways. And he insists that the occasional lunch or business meeting with her is nothing to worry about ... and none of Eve's business. Eve's so unnerved by the situation that she finds it hard to focus on the Foster case. Still, she'll have to put aside her anger, jealousy, and heartbreak, for a while at least - because another man has just turned up dead, and the case is taking some strange turns and hitting some frustrating dead ends. Eve knows all too well that innocence can be a facade. Keeping that in mind may help her solve this case at last. But it may also tear apart her marriage. - (Blackwell North Amer)

The phenomenal series set in a future New York City returns as NYPSD Lt. Eve Dallas hunts for the killer of a seemingly ordinary history teacher-and uncovers some extraordinary surprises. Craig Foster's death devastated his young wife, who'd sent him to work that day with a lovingly packed lunch. It shocked his colleagues at the private school, too, and as for the ten-year-old girls who found him in his classroom in a pool of bodily fluids-they may have been traumatized for life.

Eve soon determines that Foster's homemade lunch was tainted with deadly ricin, and that Mr. Foster's colleagues have some startling secrets of their own. It's Eve's job to sort it out- and discover why someone would have done this to a man who seemed so inoffensive, so pleasant . . . so innocent.

Now Magdalena Percell . . . there's someone Eve can picture as a murder victim. Possibly at Eve's own hands. The slinky blonde-an old flame of her billionaire husband, Roarke-has arrived in New York, and she's anything but innocent. Roarke seems blind to Magdalena's manipulation, and he insists that the occasional lunch or business meeting with her is nothing to worry about . . . and none of Eve's business. Eve's so unnerved by the situation that she finds it hard to focus on her case. Still, she'll have to put aside her feelings, for a while at least-because another man has just turned up dead.

Eve knows all too well that innocence can be a faade. Keeping that in mind may help her solve this case at last. But it may also tear apart her marriage. - (Penguin Putnam)

Author Biography

Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 150 novels. Under the pen name J.D. Robb, she is the author of the futuristic suspense series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Roarke. With more than 280 million copies of her books in print, Roberts has had more than one hundred bestsellers on the New York Times list. - (Penguin Putnam)

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In Robb's latest futuristic ven-ture, Eve Dallas must figure out who murdered an affable young private-school teacher. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Library Journal Reviews

Writing as J.D. Robb, the pseudonym she uses for her near-future world series set in New York in the mid-2000s, the extremely prolific Nora Roberts gives us the 23rd book about NYPSD cop Lt. Eve Dallas. Her husband, Roarke, is a billionaire with one of the slipperiest pasts known to humankind. Not everything is perfect between Dallas and her brilliant husband, though. An old flame comes back into Roarke's life, and Dallas throws herself into work—investigating the murder of an ordinary man, a teacher in a posh school—to avoid her roaring jealousy. There are suspects aplenty and the requisite red herrings as Robb keeps unpeeling the layers of Eve and Roarke's relationship. Newcomers to the series should begin at the beginning with Naked in Death , as otherwise they may have some difficulty appreciating the depth of the characters' motivations and actions and could get lost in the large cast of fabulous supporting characters. Essential for all public libraries. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 10/1/06.]—Charli Osborne, Oxford P.L., MI

[Page 113]. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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