As you can tell, I really like series. But there can be a down side; some authors begin to repeat themselves in really unfortunate ways, becoming their own cliches.
Fortunately, Robb (Roberts) is too good a storyteller for that. In fact, she really hits the latest installment of her enormously popular In Death series out of the park.
There are always two arcs to these stories. The first is the obvious: the murder of the week, as it were. The second is the personal: where Eve is in her personal journey.
Only the murder of the week is even more diabolical than ever. It’s indirect… a chemical is released in enclosed, crowded areas, which induces hallucinations, paranoia, and violence. The ensuing riots result in many deaths and terrible injuries.
We watch the investigation unfold, always aware of a ticking clock in the back. When will this person strike again? How can they be stopped? And, now that this very, very dangerous cat is out of the bag, can it ever be put back in?
As always, there is tragedy, there is humor, and there are the cameos from old friends. All in all, this is an excellent story, wonderfully told.
I highly recommend it!