Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb is the 42nd book in the “In Death” suspense series. Publisher: Berkley, February 2016
Sometimes brotherhood can be another word for conspiracy. . .
Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather’s magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head.
Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. When the two arrive on the scene, he explains that the last thing he saw was Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. When he came to, his cousin was gone. With the mess cleaned up and the security disks removed, there’s nothing left behind but a few traces for forensics to analyze.
As a former lawyer, judge, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies on a regular basis. Like so many politicians, he also made some very close friends behind closed—and locked—doors. But a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into places others can’t go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate . . . and a new case that no one saw coming.
I don’t know how she does it year after year after year, but J.D. Robb always seems to have me buried deep into her books that I can’t stop reading until Eve has the killer in the box and this did not disappoint me as I hurriedly turned each page just to get closer to when Eve knew who did it and I just love watching it all come together and when she pulls in that core team…you know that take down is eminent. Every time Mr. Mira is in a scene, he just pulls my heart strings and in this one he takes center stage in his interactions with Eve, which was brilliantly done. And of course, there’s Peabody who I just makes me smile and we cannot forget the devilish and handsome Roarke because he’s Roarke. A nice done mystery with all the twists and turns to keep me reading and wanting more.