Calculated in Death (Paperback)
|Author: J. D. Robb|
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In her years at the NYPSD, Eve Dallas has solved some truly appalling homicides. But some cases are worse than others.
On Manhattan?s East Side a woman lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better.
A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn?t seem the type to be on anyone?s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the building, the lieutenant knows Marta?s murder was the work of a killer who?s trained, but not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.
But when someone steals the files out of Marta?s office, Eve must immerse herself in her billionaire husband Roarke?s world of big business to figure out who?s cruel and callous enough to hire a hit on an innocent woman. And as the killer?s violent streak begins to escalate, Eve knows she has to draw him out, even if it means using herself as bait?
Nora Roberts didn't become an immediate best-selling author, but once she sold her first novel, she never looked back. A mother of two small children at the time, Roberts began writing in 1979 with a number-two pencil and a spiral notebook. She wrote sporadically while her two sons were at school, a schedule she maintained long after they had grown up and gone to college. Two years and several manuscripts after her initial attempt, her first novel, "Irish Thoroughbred", appeared, the first of over 100 novels she would write in the following two decades. While having dabbled in many of the genre's forms, Roberts has found most of her success writing contemporary romances flavored with both suspense and adventure. The youngest of five children, Roberts grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. In 1968, she married Ronald Aufdem-Brinke, the father of her two children, but divorced him in 1985, the same year she married her second husband, Bruce Wilder.