Dr. Rochelle Pickering receives the offer of a lifetime when Roarke asks her to head the team of psychologists that will serve in his new youth shelter. When she returns from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds her brother dead of an apparent overdose. Lyle was a recovering addict who was winning and nothing about the scene makes sense. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is requested to investigate and it doesn’t take long for her to determine this is no accident.
This case takes Eve and her team down some rough paths and areas of the city as Lyle was a former member of the Bangers, one of the city’s dangerous gangs. It was different seeing how investigative methods were altered to deal with these circumstances. It wasn’t tough to figure out the who and what but the why was more elusive. I always like the scenes in Interview and this story offers so many occasions where Eve and Peabody are in action inside Cop Central. There are lots of distasteful subjects to take down and it was absolute fun being part of the show. They certainly didn’t disappoint!
Even though the mystery wasn’t that taxing, I found the gang world in the year 2061 to be fascinating and equally horrifying. The crimes were beyond brutal and this was one time when justice couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of criminals. I also liked the subtle shifts in Eve and Roarke’s relationship, their comfort and ease with each other, their friends and coworkers, and just a smidgen of mellowing (and I mean minuscule) on her part. I really enjoyed the story as the distinctions between right & wrong, good versus evil couldn’t be clearer.
- Release Date: February 5, 2019
- Series: In Death #48
- Page Numbers: 384