Vendetta in Death (In Death Series #49)

Vendetta in Death (In Death Series #49)

by J. D. Robb


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Lieutenant Eve Dallas must keep the predator from becoming the prey in Vendetta in Death, the newest thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb.

She calls herself Lady Justice. And once she has chosen a man as her target, she turns herself into a tall blonde or a curvaceous redhead, makes herself as alluring and seductive as possible to them. Once they are in her grasp, they are powerless.

The first victim is wealthy businessman Nigel McEnroy. His company’s human resources department has already paid out settlements to a couple of his young victims—but they don’t know that his crimes go far beyond workplace harassment. Lady Justice knows. And in one shocking night of brutality, she makes him pay a much steeper price.

Now Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, are combing through the evidence of McEnroy’s secret life. His compulsive need to record his misdeeds provides them with a wide range of suspects, but the true identity of Lady Justice remains elusive. It’s a challenging case, made even more difficult by McEnroy’s widow, who reacts to the investigation with fury, denial, and threats. Meanwhile, Lady Justice’s criminal crusade is escalating rapidly, and if Eve can’t stop this vigilante, there’s no telling how much blood may be spilled…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250207173
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Series: In Death Series , #49
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 224
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

J.D. ROBB is the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. She is the author of over 200 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.


Keedysville, Maryland

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Silver Spring, Maryland

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Vendetta in Death (In Death Series #49) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 93 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I love this series, but this installment is not one of the better ones. The whole think feels rushed, with too much "ripped from the headlines," and not enough depth.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I have read every one of the "in death" series and while I truly love catching up with Peabody, McNab and Feeney and the rest of the gang, this one felt blah. The structure of the story with the killer being outed so soon left me with a ho hum here we go again same old Eve and Roark doing the same thing as every other book. i think it's time to liven up the story line. Stretch Eva's character, make her get out of her comfort zone, let Peabody & McNab have more page time, get more in-depth with those extra folks those of us who read these books love, and maybe give a bit more of a mystery instead of a quick same old formula read. I don't see myself spending the big bucks cost for these books if I feel it's the same book over and over with a few plot changes.
Anonymous 25 days ago
i have read every book. i remain disappointed in the last several including this one. i love all of her many characters whose names are mentioned in this book . However ..mentioning them isnot enough for me. i want to experiene their character and spirit. Lacked thhe ezcitment of who done it. Peabody. Mcnabe.Eve and Roarke felt like routine paper pushers. I doubt that I will purchase any more of this series. This book felt shallow.
Anonymous 27 days ago
I've read every book in JDR's death series. 4 to 5 stars down the line until this one. It was, as usual well written but I missed the suspense of not knowing "Who Done It" till later in the story. I can say that it presented several opportunities for unraveling new story lines that expand the bull pen characters. It's the depth and richness of characters like Peabody, Mavis, Mira and Nadine that I love. One always expects murder and mystery but it feels like catching up with old friends every time I open another book! It must be hard to produce this many works and to hit it out of the park every time. So 48 out of 49 winners...
Anonymous 3 months ago
I normally love this series, but it just a well written formulaic mystery book with a different serial killer. The interactions are the same; the love scenes between Eve and Roarke are the same, same banter with Peabody and the other detectives, Nadine etc... are the same in this book as the last 10 'In Death' series. It has taken me 6 days to read this book because there is nothing new. If you have to read it, save your money and get it at your local library.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Very disappointed, Lady Justice easy to figure out and identified way too soon. At that point I didn't care how they proved her guilt. Very little on the rest of the gang. 293 pages and I still feel cheated. Not J.D. Robb at her best.
Anonymous 4 months ago
seems shorter than previous books but action packed. Deducted one star because I guessed from the beginning who the murderor was but it was fun seeing Eve proving it. Also there was a exciting development I have been waiting for even if it terrorizes Eve and Roatkem
Anonymous 3 months ago
very good story line enjoyed it a lot but Lady Justice as identified way to early in the book I prefer a little not suspense in my reading.
BarbTRC 4 months ago
Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb is the 49th book in her wonderful In Death series. I am a huge fan of this series, with our fantastic heroine Eve Dallas, and her awesome sexy husband, Roarke. Forty Nine books later, not to mention novellas, I still cannot get enough of Eve and Roarke. Vendetta in Death was an intense and exciting story, with a violent murderer called Lady Justice. Eve is dispatched to the scene of a horribly mutilated body, and from there, she, Roarke and Peabody become enmeshed into a case that is not only violent, but also emotional, as the victims are not nice men. The first victim, Nigel McEnroy was a wealthy respected businessman, who was devoted to his family; but behind the scenes he was a dark and evil man, who preyed on women, either women he hired for his company, or those he picked up in bars. Nigel would drug the women, and rape them, then he would blackmail them to keep it quiet. The second victim left his wife for a younger woman, and stole the business from under her. The third victim brutally beat his wife into submission, and though now divorced, she still felt threatened by him. Most of these women belong to a private support group that enabled them to share amongst themselves their stories and get past the trauma they suffered. Lady Justice was part of this group, taking it upon herself to secretly take vengeance against the men who tortured these women, by torturing, mutilating and murdering them. Eve and Peabody begin their investigation by finding the names of the women in the support group, and to interview all of them. Half way through, we can guess who the murderer is, but Eve needs to find proof, and time is of essence as now there are three murders, and another one may be near. What follows is an exciting, intense and thrilling story line that will keep us glued to our seats, unable to put the book down. It many ways this was a different type of story, with the evil men deserving justice, but not at this horribly violent manner. Eve having spent many years coming to terms with her abusive childhood, does not allow herself to be sympathetic, despite the evil men. Eve always stands for the dead; she is determined to stop this murderer. Again, I have to say I just love the relationship between Eve and Roarke, and in this book it was even better; they are so great together, with their love and banter…… the best literary couple ever. I also love Peabody, who has come a long way to not only be the perfect partner, but also stepping up more. It is always great to spend time with the fabulous recurring secondary characters in this series; Peabody, Nadine, Mavis, McNab, Baxter, Feeney, Trueheart and Morris. Vendetta in Death was very exciting, emotional, as well as tense and even dark, but it was a fantastic read. From start to finish, there was never a dull moment. J.D. Robb once again gives us a fantastic addition to this wonderful series, which I hope keeps on rolling for many years to come. This was so well written by Robb, and if you have not started this series…..What are you waiting for?
Anonymous 4 months ago
Well written as always.
Anonymous 11 hours ago
Always am glued to my seat even when I figure out who did the bad! Enjoy the ride, the humor between Roarke & Eve! How the growth of Eve has progressed. These books are a family affair as both my daughters & I read them!
Anonymous 4 days ago
Another outstanding book by JD Robb!!!!!! I truly loved all of the books in the in Death series, the characters seem so real. JD Robb does an outstanding job keeping the facts straight from book to book and definitely don't want to put it down! I always find myself chuckling at parts or crying at others. I can't wait until February for Golden in Death to be released!!!
Anonymous 4 days ago
couldnt put it down. love her books
Anonymous 6 days ago
Anonymous 6 days ago
I love all the In Death books
Anonymous 6 days ago
Love Lt Eve Dallas! Maybe there have been some slightly better in the series but I am still a huge fan of J.D.Robb. I feel like I know all the characters well and look forward to following them.
Anonymous 11 days ago
Never disappointed by this author!
Anonymous 11 days ago
Another wonderful chapter in Lt. Eve & Roake's world. I find their love story wonderful and love how it has adapted and grown. Can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous 12 days ago
good read, as always
Anonymous 12 days ago
I love all of Robb's books and this one did not disappoint. I love that she shows Eve's strength and vulnerabilities. and I think gives a great show of how some cases take more out of cops than others.
Anonymous 16 days ago
Personally, I think this is a good book. Not her best, but good nonetheless. Some readers are complaining about the killer being outed so soon. So what? This isn't the first book where the killer/killers were identified quickly. Eve has been a cop long enough to be guided by her instincts or gut feeling about something. I only gave it 4 stars because I wanted more Mavis and Bella.
Anonymous 17 days ago
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Anonymous 18 days ago
I look forward to each and every book in this series and this one was especially good! Keep them coming !
Anonymous 19 days ago
Couldn't stop reading
Anonymous 20 days ago
Totally Mag! Great read.