Thankless in Death (Hardcover)
|Author: J. D. Robb|
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In the latest suspense thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, the year 2060 is drawing to a close in New York City and loved ones are coming together for Thanksgiving. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water?
Lieutenant Eve Dallas has plenty to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke?s big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it?s a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood.
Other couples aren?t as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying in their home stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned?and heartbroken by the evidence that they were murdered by their own son. Twenty-six-year-old Jerry hadn?t made a great impression on the bosses who fired him or the girlfriend who dumped him?but they didn?t think he was capable of this.
Turns out Jerry is not only capable of brutality but taking a liking to it. With the money he?s stolen from his parents and a long list of grievances, he intends to finally make his mark on the world. Eve and her team already know the who, how, and why of this murder. What they need to pinpoint is where Jerry?s going to strike next.
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.