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Detective Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a senseless crime-an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. This is Peabody's first case as primary detective-good thing she learned from the master. But Peabody soon stumbles upon a trickier situation. After a hard workout, she's all alone in the lockerDetective Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a senseless crime-an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. This is Peabody's first case as primary detective-good thing she learned from the master. But Peabody soon stumbles upon a trickier situation. After a hard workout, she's all alone in the locker room when the gym door clatters open; and-while hiding inside a shower stall trying not to make a sound-she overhears two fellow officers, Garnet and Oberman, arguing. It doesn't take long to realize they're both crooked-guilty not just of corruption but of murder. Now Peabody, Eve, and Eve's husband, Roarke, are trying to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down-knowing all the while that the two are willing to kill to keep their secret.In the latest from the #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law-including the ones sworn to uphold it....

Title : Treachery in Death
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ISBN : 9780399157035
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Number of Pages : 375 Pages
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Treachery in Death Reviews

  • Dina
    2018-12-19 10:17

    Having read and pretty much loved all the books in the In Death series, I'm no longer able to be rational and unbiased when it comes to them. At this point, I think of them as one very, very, very long book that's released in installments and, as a whole, the book is fan-tas-tic.I want to be Eve, marry Roarke, spar with Summerset, work with Peabody, be friends with Mavis, brainstorm with Feeney, be overwhelmed by McNab's wardrobe and, just for fun, kick some serious ass!

  • Jilly
    2018-11-18 14:29

    One of my favorites in this series. It was exciting - nail-biting even at times - and the bad guy was really bad. I loved it! Also, I loved one of Eve's detectives - Jacobson. He delivers an amazing command of the English language. He plays it like a violin:“Drop the fucking weapon, you fucking motherfucker or I'll fucking scramble your fucking brains. Hands up! Hands where I can fucking see them, you fucking cocksucker. You fucking breathe wrong, you fucking blink wrong, and I will fuck you up"As Eve says: "That was some very creative and varied use of the word fuck, Detective."Well, said, Eve. And, Jacobson:That was true artistry, Jacobson. Color me impressed.

  • Mo
    2018-11-25 16:05

    it was always going to be a 4 star but that ending .... OMG. I cried. Took me a while to finish this one due to family duties! But it was worth it. I now have a dilemma ... do I read the next in the series, which I have been dying to get to ... or do I read the new Sandra Brown release! Decisions! Decisions!I am seriously in love with EVE.As they filed out, Feeney walked to her. He laid a hand on her shoulder."Not bad." he said. "Not bad at all."Roarke is sexy as fuck.All the secondary characters are fantastic."Darling Eve." He laid his lips on her cheek. "My cop."

  • ♥Sharon♥
    2018-11-22 14:03

    Another winner and favorite for me! ❤ It was a bit different from the others in that the murders that took place centered on crooked cops. Eve, Peabody and her team would leave no stone unturned as they worked to bring these cops down. While the entire story was FABULOUS, the last two chapters were crazy!!! IMHO I don’t often shed tears while reading these books. There are scenes with Roarke and Eve that draw them out but with a minute or two left to the book there was a moment between Eve, her team and officers that had me shedding more than a few. I LOVED IT!!Oh!!!! Another thing I loved was the return of a character from a previous book who has this connection with Webster. I have to say I am intrigued and hopeful that something will come of it.

  • Mei
    2018-11-28 09:19

    ”Peabody may find more, something specific, the hair on the camel’s back----“ (Eve)“Straw.” Wwbster smiled a little. “It’s the straw that broke the camel’s back.”“What would a camel do with a straw?” (Eve)”Drop the fucking weapon, you fucking motherfucker or I'll fucking scramble your fucking brains. Hands up! Hands where I can fucking see them, you fucking cocksucker. You fucking breathe wrong, you fucking blink wrong, and I will fuck you up. Fucker." Jacobsen snarled it as he shoved Marcell to the ground. "On your fucking face, you fucking shit coward. Stream my lieutenant in the fucking back? Fuck you.”I was asking myself when Ms. Robb will face the corruption issue? *wink*Another great one!!!… pssttt… I know, I know… this is not a review! LOL

  • Ann Lou
    2018-12-11 09:05

    My name is Ann Lou *waves* and I am an In Death series addict. Will I wish to be cured from this addiction? A big fat NO. Anyways, there is a murder at the first chapter with Peabody as the primary but as what she said "it was a slam dunk". The case was closed within a day. What made this an interesting installment is when Peabody got trapped in the shower hearing a convo about a couple of corrupt cops. So, basically this installment is just that. Good cops vs Bad cops. Very exciting, indeed.My love for Roarke and Eve knows no bounds. I just freaking love them, okay?Having secondary characters that rocks is also a big bonus.

  • Lynette
    2018-11-19 16:20

    TREACHERY IN DEATH is the 32nd book in the In Death series. Naturally there are books that I prefer over others, but overall I love the series and find that Nora Roberts AKA J.D. Robb does an awesome job mixing it up and making it still seem fresh. I know there are other readers who do not feel the same way as I do and I respectfully disagree with them. I think they’re bummed because Eve and Roarke aren’t umm . . . banging each other 24/7 like they did when they first got together. I actually like the evolution of Eve and Roarke’s relationship. They can’t have angst in each book. The evolution seems realistic to a happily married couple. And while they do have fights, and they have a biggie in TREACHERY IN DEATH you can still see the love and respect they have despite their differences.While we know who the villain is from almost the beginning, what I loved is the steps Eve has to take to prove it and the emotional toll that it’s taking on her and those that are close to her. To me, this seemed more realistic, as that is often how real police work is handled, by this I mean gathering enough evidence to prove your case. I thought the emotional angst for Peabody, Commander Whitney, Mira and others provided the perfect emotional backdrop and I loved how Eve supported them. It was nice to see her providing the emotional support to her friends, which you know if you read the series, is a big step up in her emotional development. I also loved the big cat fight in the end. And I loved the support Eve received from those under her command. And yes, I’m still annoyed that Roarke is still involved in Eve’s cases. I think he should stop being the leader of the universe and just work for Eve (yes that was sarcasm).Overall, I really liked TREACHERY IN DEATH and the In Death series continues to be a must read for me.

  • Jen
    2018-11-19 15:04

    It was so nice to be back in Eve and Roarke's world again!! This instalment was awesome and kept me very entertained. My only complaint would be that I would have liked to have had more Eve and Roarke time!!! The focus was mainly on the murder case... which is quite usual but this time it was more focused on it than them.If you haven't read this series yet, I strongly urge you to give it a go! It's not to be missed!

  • JuliaOrlando
    2018-12-04 15:13

    This is my fave book in the series...After working out in the gym, Peabody hears 2 officers enter the locker room and begin arguing. Trapped, alone and weaponless she realizes that they are not just arguing about a case, but also about corruption and murder. As soon as they leave and she realizes it's safe, she contacts her co-hab McNab and they head over to Lt. Eve Dallas house.The readers find out early on in the book who the bad guys are and the lengths they are willing to go to keep their illegal side business going. IMO this book is more about Eve going head to head with a dirty cop than it is a "who-done-it", and how she and her crew take down a dept of dirty cops.

  • Angela James
    2018-12-12 11:29

    I always love this series but I particularly loved this installment. I loved the change of mystery and the interpersonal byplay we got to see, as well as a peek into Eve's emotional and psychological growth. This book made me happy!

  • Lady*M
    2018-11-25 15:15

    In Death is one of the two series with m/f (sub)plot that I'm still reading. The fact that I read the other one only to find out what happens to the gay couple and that I've given up on the rest almost two decades ago is saying something about this series. The appeal is in the futuristic setting, competent police procedural/mystery plots and, of course, kick-ass heroine.Treachery in Death is a better, more coherent book that the previous one. Here we see Eve cleaning out her own house and she does it magnificently. The book is not in the same category as the first several books but that is hardly a surprise. Eve is on top of her game, has her man and she mostly dealt with the issues from her past. That leaves very little space for considerable character development. But, that's all right, because writing is solid, case interesting, familiar humor and almost all the secondary characters present (and there, IMO, lies the future potential of this series). It's like coming home. It's comfortable and entertaining and, as far as I am concerned, that is all that really matters. Highly recommended, especially for the fans of the series.

  • Diane
    2018-12-10 11:23

    What a great book - right up there with my all time favourites in the ID series. Nothing I love to hate more than a wrong cop - add in a whole squad of wrong cops and that makes one hellava story.Kick-ass Eve earns her name with a flourish in this book. She has so much to be proud of with her own squad and with her partner!Love the girl fight at the end - great book, must read for all!5 stars, 2 thumbs up!

  • CatBookMom
    2018-11-22 10:30

    Love the fact that Peabody has a major role. This has become one of my favorites in a favorite series.2018 - There are so many really good scenes in this, all worth re-reading. I have to say that the catfight between Dallas and Lt Oberman at the end is pretty much gratuitous, even though, as Cmdr Whitney says, "it was as satisfying to experience as it was to observe."I've been skimming a lot of the books in this series, and, as Roarke has commented several times, Dallas *does* tend to get hit in the face a lot, even tempts the bad guy or woman with it, doesn't move to avoid it.

  • Darcy
    2018-12-12 09:26

    I find books that have dirty cops in them fascinating. I think the reason why is that I find those dirty cops so offensive, as most of them are on the job for the right reasons and do a hard job. So when this book dealt with dirty cops I knew it would be a great job. There is nothing that Eve hates more than someone who bastardizes what she holds holy. What I found so much fun about this book is the crime was clear and spelled out early on in the book. So most of the book was Eve and crew working backwards to make sure that these bad cops would be locked up tight. Eve, slowly builds her team with people that she knows she can trust and everything was on a need to know basis. What I really liked was the comparison of the 2 squads. We have Eve's that is the good one, you know them, and know how they work. Then we have the bad squad, can see how one person can subvert others.Another fun aspect of this book is when Eve knows she get to jerk the chains of these bad cops. She absolutely loves it and you can see that the others are living vicariously through her, wishing they could jump in on the action.I do wish we had a little more at the end. I did like how Eve was honored by her fellow cops, but wish we could see the fall out and what happened in the next little bit after wards. Hopefully it will be mentioned in the next book!

  • Elvan
    2018-11-29 11:29

    What a terrific book. I love watching Eve go up against Rene Oberman. Good cop versus bad cop on the simplest level, but this book is about so much more. It's about leadership and command styles and how respect is earned. Peabody gets some meaty moments starting off with her role as Primary in the takedown of the street thugs, then followed quickly by her eye witness shower stall scene. Unlike some InDeaths, this book never drags. All action all the time and very little time is spent navel gazing....well except for the Peach Orchard which was a memorable love scene in JD Robb's vast collection of memorable love scenes.

  • Caro
    2018-11-27 09:22

    Super Duper Read!!! Great characters and personalities, suspense, emotions, humor, teamwork, respect, some steaminess, tough decisions, fast-paced, and a magolicously iced ending. Another great book for the shelf. Keeps getting better and better. Still ready for the next. I'm going in...low and to the right Yay! Totally Enjoy!

  • Obsidian
    2018-11-24 16:09

    Please note that I gave this 4.5 stars out of 5 stars and rounded it to 5 stars on Goodreads.The only reason why I did not give this one 5 stars was because the speech that Dallas pours all over Mira later on was too much. I may have rolled my eyes a lot. But everything else in the story works perfectly, though once again I may have said shut up Roarke a few times.After finishing up a case with Dallas, Peabody goes off to work out at the precinct and while in the locker room about to take a shower she overhears two fellow officers arguing and realizes they are both alluding to murder and corruption. Due to this, Dallas and every resource she has does what is necessary to take down the corrupt cops and their leader Oberman. So even though as readers we know who is behind the murders that start racking up, we get to see Eve and crew tie everything up. And you get to see the machinations going on behind the scenes. This book for once includes everyone, Reo, Whitney, Tibble, Mira, most of Dallas men and women who serve under her, Roarke, McNabb, and Feeney. We even get some looks at other detectives as well which was welcomed.You pretty much see Robb setting Dallas and Oberman as the opposite of each other. Dallas commands respect, and Oberman sees herself as commanding that same thing in her men, but she's corrupt and has no qualms about using them and others to get what she wants. There is a fight scene between these two that I did sit up and cheer about, and I kind of wish had went on longer. The payoff though in the end when Dallas and her men do what is necessary in order to stand up for those who Oberman ruins was great though.I do find it interesting this is never really mentioned again in the series which I find to be weird. A major corruption case like this would make headlines and I can see suspects sneering at New York police officers over this too.

  • Venus Blancia
    2018-11-20 09:12

    I finished reading last night and I was like asking all questions why people can’t all be passionate and be their best in what they are doing. I went to my answers and cried first to understanding the nature of evil that maybe I will never fathom because no matter how and why I still don’t know why it still continue to possess every man’s motive to live.Treachery in Deathgot me rethink my life all together again for this has a very honest and universal theme of crime and battle of wits and power. It saddened me then because it will remain fiction and I am hopeless if we do have real good cops to combat all the evilness in the world. Yes, there are in particular unsung heroes who will and continue to make a difference but unfortunately this difference made and done is not for sure is wasted because of again the greed and evil that reside everywhere or the temptation of money, power and glory.I love how J.D. Robb personifies Lieutenant Eve Dallas as a real life heroine; how in her own little way can one be a hero, how respect, humility, speaking the truth, standing by your principles, believing in her dreams and standing for her subordinates and justice no matter what inspire every single human being who knows her.Pretty well, this is one of my unforgettable reads if the In Death Series.

  • Connie N.
    2018-12-10 16:24

    #32 in the In Death seriesI've enjoyed every single one of the books in this series, but this was a particularly good one. Instead of following the usual track of a murderer, Peabody overhears a conversation between two bad cops and gets Eve and the team involved in following up on their activities. Lots of action, and Eve does a lot of interaction with the suspects. Since this is an undercover-type of operation, there are fewer cops involved, and Roarke does a lot of the e-work. We meet again with Webster of IAB and the beautiful chief of police from Olympus. Wonderfully narrated by Susan Ericksen, as always.

  • Ashley
    2018-12-04 15:09

    Rating: 4/5***Minor spoilers***Lieutenant Dallas and her partner Detective Peabody are working a case that seems pretty cut and dry. Death takes place, suspects are located fairly easily, they end up confessing, and that's it. However, that isn't the main case in this book. That's introduced when Peabody is in the locker room of the NYPSD's gym and overhears something pretty incriminating. She overhears two officers arguing about something involving dirty money, a many year long side business, and someone being killed. One of the people involved ends up being Lieutenant Renee Oberman, daughter of the previous commander who everyone reveres. It turns out that she's running her own business with the drugs she works with in the Illegals department, and several officers are also involved. This book focuses on how Eve Dallas and her colleagues must find a way to take down her entire business without her finding out what they're doing.While I did read this book for a challenge, I also read it because of my mother and grandmother. Like me, they're both pretty big readers, and they both love Nora Roberts. I've always seen books in this series lying around the house, but since mystery isn't a genre I usually read (even though I love it), I haven't read any until now. I regret not picking up one of these books before! I definitely understand why they love the series. I managed to love this book even though I didn't really have a connection to any of the characters, seeing as this was my first.Speaking of the characters, that's probably my biggest problem with the book. I know this obviously isn't the author's fault since I'm the one who started at book 32, but it still factored into my enjoyment. The story was easy to follow without knowing the characters beforehand, but I was missing the emotional connection. Next time I read a book from this series, I doubt I'll have this problem again though, since I was introduced to the characters in this book. Other than that though, the story was pretty interesting throughout, which impressed me. I think it's harder to write a book about proving someone's guilt than a book about finding the guilty party. You're missing on a big aspect of the suspense, but Roberts still managed to make this plenty suspenseful and enjoyable.Overall, I was pretty impressed with this book, and I can see why the series has so many fans. I only wish that I started the series earlier. I may start at book one if I have the time, but you are able to read this series out of order without too many problems. I don't have any criticisms that are the author's fault, so I would definitely recommend this book and this series to you if you haven't read it yet. Just note that if you start in the middle like me (probably shouldn't have done that), you're going to miss the emotional connection between the characters, which may impact your enjoyment.

  • Silver James
    2018-12-07 08:23

    2017 Update: This book remains one of my top five favorites in the series. It's as close to perfect as a book can get, tugging the reader's emotions in so many different directions. I have a girl crush on Eve and a major love affair with Roarke. I'll add in all the officers in her squad and the usual backups (the E-geeks, Mira, Whitney and Summerset.) It just gets better with every reread.2015 reread: My original review has been saved below. It's been four years since I last read this book. My original assessment hasn't changed much. That said, I've currently been reading approximately one In Death book a day in a massive reread of the series. There are little nuances I missed the first time around. The subtle shifts in Eve and Roarke's relationship, his views of cops in general (and what it means that he fell in love with one, and accepts that her cops are good cops) are all layered in so perfectly. This is still one of my favorite books in the series. Plus, Peabody rocks. She's truly coming into her own, not as Eve's protege but as Eve's partner.[Original review] First and foremost, I love the IN DEATH series--to the point that I buy new releases for my Kindle AND in hardback. At some point, I'll replaces the first twenty books in the series, currently on my shelf in paperback, with the hardbacks, if they are ever released in that format.That said, I don't automatically love every entry in the series. There've been a few that I wondered if Robb/Roberts had rushed through to meet a deadline. TREACHERY IN DEATH is NOT--I repeat IS NOT--one of those. Taut action, tight plotting, and a righteous Eve blend for a satisfying read that often kept me up way too late. Additionally, the reader gets a glimpse of Eve's complex motivations and emotional make up as she takes on a wrong cop. This book boldly illustrates all the reasons I love the characters and the series. This is a must read for all Eve Dallas fans.

  • Denise ~The Procrastinating Book Diva~
    2018-11-30 12:02

    4 ~ 4.5 "Eve Ass Kicking" StarsSimply put - there is no female cop in Fictionlandia more kick ass than Eve Dallas. Here in Treachery in Death Eve is in her element as she goes after an entire squad of dirty cops with the help of Roarke, Peabody, and the rest of the gang. She's formidable, cunning, and totally hardcore. She's my ultimate girl crush and I loved every minute!! The only reason this fell shy of 5 stars for me is because the final "confrontation" between Eve and "the suspect" wasn't the explosive clash I had anticipated. Don't get me wrong Eve literally kicked ass, but she shines brightest when going head to head in interview with those who dare underestimate her. Also, while eventually tied into the theme of the story nicely, an unrelated case at the beginning threw me off a bit initially making it difficult for me to get into the story.Overall, even with a few minor quibbles, these books just keep getting better. How Nora Roberts does it is beyond me and although I'd love to see Eve and Roarke have a baby, I hope the In Death... train doesn't stop any time soon!!

  • Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
    2018-11-26 12:15

    Treachery ranks in the top 5 of the In Death series for me. The identity of the villain/s is known very early on in this one, & the case quickly becomes personal to Eve. I really enjoyed watching as Eve methodically builds her case to take them down. She is always good but this one is special - like sitting through a command performance by a world-class orchestra. As always, the character interaction is superb with appearances by several of my favorites of the series. The teamwork is showcased with everyone playing a big role. The Roarke & Eve Combo is hard to beat! This is one of the best! A must read!

  • Laura von Eden
    2018-11-18 09:25

    J. D. Robb ist ein Pseudonym, unter dem die bekannte Autorin Nora Roberts schreibt. Die Reihe um Eve Dallas geht mit 'Verrat aus Leidenschaft' bereits in die 32. Runde. Die Bände rund um Lieutenant Dallas erscheinen in regelmäßigen Abständen und meist auch wenige Monate nacheinander, so dass hier keine langen Wartezeiten entstehen. Auch wenn durchaus mal Bezug auf einen vorherigen Fall genommen werden kann, behandeln alle Bände abgeschlossene Fälle, so dass man auch problemlos später einsteigen kann. Ich persönlich habe mit Band 32 'Verrat aus Leidenschaft' den Einstieg gewagt. Die Cover sind mir bereits mehrfach positiv ins Auge gefallen und Nora Roberts mag ich als Autorin auch sehr gerne. Ich kann gut verstehen, dass sie sich mit dem Pseudonym etwas frei machen wollte von ihren sonst so bekannten Liebesromanen.Die Geschichten um unsere Hauptfigur Eve Dallas spielen in der Zukunft. Im 32. Band bewegen wir uns im Jahr 2060. Trotzdem braucht man hier keine Scheu vor Science Fiction zu haben. Ich bin selbst kein eingefleischter Science Fiction-Leser, aber abgesehen davon, dass die Story nunmal in der Zukunft spielt, kommen kaum futuristische Dinge zum Einsatz. Hin und wieder bemerkt man kleine technische Neuerungen, jedoch nichts wirklich 'abgefahrenes'.Der Klappentext ist ein wenig irreführend, denn der dort beschriebene Fall ist schnell gelöst und nimmt an sich nur wenige Seiten in Anspruch. Im eigentlich Hauptfall ist schnell klar, was passiert ist und vor allem auch wer dahinter steckt. Als Leser begleitet man quasi die Ermittler bei ihrer Tätigkeit. Trotz der eigentlich heiklen Thematik ging die ganze Auflösung doch einigermaßen glatt über die Bühne, man könnte schon fast sagen aalglatt.Da die Buchreihe bereits so weit fortgeschritten ist, nehme ich an, dass es durchaus einige Fans von Lieutenant Dallas geben muss. Ich habe sie allerdings erst mit diesem Band kennengelernt und muss leider sagen, dass ich mit ihr noch nicht richtig warm geworden bin. Mir kam sie teilweise sehr kratzbürstig vor und strahlte einfach keine Grundsympathie aus. Ich bin aber zuversichtlich, dass das mit uns Beiden noch etwas werden könnte.Was das Buch für mich aber so besonders macht ist die Mischung aus vielen Komponenten. Die Charaktere haben alle ihre ganz eigenen Reize, die Unterhaltungen sind oftmals mit viel Humor gemischt, die Story hat Spannung geliefert und neben all dem wurde trotzdem noch Wert auf ein bisschen Romantik gelegt. Im Gesamten kann ich das Buch durchaus empfehlen, und ich würde wirklich gerne noch richtig warm werden mit der Figur Eve Dallas. *Rezensionsexemplar

  • Tina
    2018-11-22 16:10

    Naked in a shower in an old, unused gym in the basement of Cop Central, Peabody overhears two cops arguing about their own corruption and conspiracy in murder. One of them is a lieutenant, the daughter of a decorated ex-cop who is a legend and Whitney's predecessor. Knowing that if she is discovered, she is dead, she waits out the tense moments until their argument is over and they are gone. Shaken, she contacts McNabb and Eve to let them know what she has heard. This kicks off an investigation and internal sting operation spearheaded by Eve and in cooperation with their Internal Affairs Bureau.After the disappointment of the last book, Indulgence in Death (In Death, #31), which I felt was retread of an earlier book and lacked any real police procedure, I was crossing my fingers that this series and this author hadn't finally run out of steam. Thank God that isn't the case. This book was tightly plotted and a joy to read. From the moment Eve learns about what Peabody overhead, she ready to seriously kick some ass and the story goes into high gear and never looks back.Eve takes a very strong dislike to her prey and begins to play with her like a cat with a mouse. What was so fun about this book was that Eve and her team were always steps ahead of the band of dirty cops they were out to get. Not once did the Bad Lieutenant (ba-da-dump!) have a clue how much trouble she was in. She was nicely outwitted and outplayed.The entire book was a sting operation wrapped in police procedure. The climax was a total, fist pumping high. From the moment Eve gives the go ahead for her team to start phase one you just sit back and cheer on how satisfactorily they close out the sting.Not a lot of romance or personal development in this one, although there is a sweet interlude where Eve and Roarke take a few moments in what can only be described as a sighingly romantic walk through their grounds. Also Webster gets a new romantic interest. Really good installment!

  • Jane
    2018-11-22 12:10

    With this series Robb has started to shift gears from mysteries with a lot of romance to mysteries with some romance. At this point these are really police procedurals with a strong romance component. And I'm happy with that mix. In this outing Eve is thinking she'll have some downtime after the uncomplicated case she and Peabody worked on concludes. Peabody, who was primary on the case, is happy with how things went but because of an altercation with a perp, decides to get some workout time in. When she goes to the gym at cop central and sees all the hard-bodied cops working out, she decides to bail. But then she remembers the older gym where there's likely to be noone using the outdated equipment. That decision has dire consequences when her shower is interrupted by someone arguing in the locker room. Peabody overhears two cops (a man and a woman) discussing their corrupt side business and comes close to being discovered and losing her life because of it. Shaken, but determined, she makes a beeline to Eve and dumps it all in the Lieutenant's lap. What follows is the step-by-step investigation of Eve and her team as they build a case against the dirty cops.This was a change of pace from some of the serial killers Eve has faced. This time around she knows who's done the deed she just has to prove it. I love watching as Eve doggedly pursues the culprit and lays her case. And there are some very nice moments between her and Roarke and her and her squad. What brought this down a star was how very bad the corrupt cops were (and how many of them) - if they're this bad, I had a hard time believing IAB wouldn't have been onto them before this. My other quibble is the speechifying that happens about the importance of the honor of the police dept., how bad it is when there are dirty cops, etc. It fits with Eve's character that this is important to her, but I thought Robb laid it on a little thick.That said, diving into a new Robb book never gets old. Can hardly wait for November's book.

  • Carol
    2018-11-24 12:10

    Second Read: I really liked this book, and seemed to enjoy it more the second time. Naked in a shower in an old, unused gym in the basement of Cop Central, Peabody overhears two cops arguing about their own corruption and conspiracy in murder. One of them is a lieutenant, the daughter of a decorated ex-cop who is a legend and Whitney's predecessor. Knowing that if she is discovered, she is dead, she waits out the tense moments until their argument is over and they are gone. Shaken, she contacts McNabb and Eve to let them know what she has heard. This kicks off an investigation and internal sting operation spearheaded by Eve and in cooperation with their Internal Affairs Bureau.This book was tightly plotted and a joy to read. From the moment Eve learns about what Peabody overhead, she is ready to seriously kick some tail and the story goes into high gear and never looks back. Eve takes a very strong dislike to her prey and begins to play with her like a cat with a mouse. What was so fun about this book was that Eve and her team were always steps ahead of the band of dirty cops they were out to get. Not once did the Bad Lieutenant have a clue how much trouble she was in. She was nicely outwitted and outplayed.The entire book was a sting operation wrapped in police procedure. The climax was a high. From the moment Eve gives the go ahead for her team to start phase one you just sit back and cheer on how satisfactorily they close out the sting. I liked the "Happy Dance" from Eve!!! Peabody got some new responsibilities this time which was good for her. Not a lot of romance or personal development in this one, although there is a sweet interlude where Eve and Roarke take a few moments in what can only be described as a walk through their grounds. Also Webster gets a new romantic interest. Really good read! Recommend.First Read: This book is decent, but I don't like it as well as some of the others. Recommend it, but it isn't her best.

  • ☆ Sammy ☆彡
    2018-12-04 13:10

    Treachery in Death was like a breath of fresh air :) I wasn't a big fan of the last two books in the series, but I absolutely loved this book! Treachery in Death is about Eve and her squad trying to take down a dirty police squad at Central. Peabody overhears the dirty squad's lieutenant and a detective discussing murder and their business of stealing confiscated narcotics to sell/distribute. Peabody tells Eve about what she heard, so Eve and the gang try to come up with a plan to make the arrests. The dirty lieutenant happens to be the daughter of a well respected cop and former Commander so this situation is very sticky for Eve. A few of the reasons I really enjoyed this book:* The banter between Eve and Roarke was hilarious.* There were quite a few romantic scenes between Eve and Roarke that were very sweet.* Eve absolutely kicked some dirty cop ass in this one!* Peabody grew as a person and police woman. * The plot and action had me at full attention and I didn't want to put the book down!Overall, 5 stars!

  • ⚜️Trea
    2018-11-26 09:00

    For me, this breathed new life into a series that can go stale in an instant, if the author were to start repeating story lines, which she did here to an extent. However, with this book, she did the corruption on a much larger scale and made it more personal to Eve. It is through that personal connection that we get a good look at just how much being a cop means to Eve. As usual, we get "face" time with most of the recurring characters, and even a surprise visit from a character we haven't seen since Eve's visit to Olympus station. The twist there was an interesting surprise, and one I really wasn't expecting. It was very cool to see how Eve reacted to that twist, even though she's not directly in contact with the people involved in the twist! All things considered, it was a very well written installment in the series, and one I was sorry to see end!

  • Sep
    2018-12-14 09:22

    This time it is Peabody who starts off the action. Trapped, and undressed appropriately, for a shower, Peabody overhears enough of a conversation between two fellow police officers to learn that they are deep into something illegal. The question is how many bad cops are there? Very entertaining.