Creation in Death
by J.D. Robb
Review by Paul Haggerty
Putnam Adult Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780399154362
Date: 06 November 2007 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Creation in Death marks the 25th novel in the Eve Dallas mystery series. Eve and her husband Roarke are spending a quiet night at home when they're unpleasantly interrupted by a call from work. It is said the past creates the future, and this is certainly the case here. Responding to the discovery of a woman's body in a city park, Eve and her colleagues at the NYPSD are reunited with a nightmare from the past. Nine years earlier, a murderer dubbed "The Groom" by the press brutally tortured and killed four women in two weeks time, and then vanished. The murders were never solved and the cops that worked the case have never forgotten. Now he's back and Eve is not about to let him get away a second time. From official release/information:
Book Description: NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas keeps the streets of a near-future New York City safe in this extraordinary series. But even she makes mistakes, and is haunted by those she couldn't save-and the killers she couldn't capture. When the body of a young brunette is found in East River Park, artfully positioned and marked by signs of prolonged and painful torture, Eve is catapulted back to a case nine years earlier. The city was on edge from a killing spree that took the lives of four women in fifteen days, courtesy of a man the media tagged "The Groom"-because he put silver rings on the fingers of his victims.
When it turns out that the young brunette was employed by Eve's billionaire husband, Roarke, she brings him in on the case-a move that proves fitting when it becomes chillingly clear that the killer has made his attack personal. The victim was washed in products from a store Roarke owns, and laid out on a sheet his company manufactures.
With the Groom's monstrous return, Eve is determined to finish him once and for all. Familiar with his methods, Eve knows that he has already grabbed his next victim. Time is running out on another woman's life. And chances are he's working up to the biggest challenge of his illustrious career-abducting a woman who will test his skills and who promises to give him days and days of pleasure before she dies: Eve.
(Source: Putnam Adult)