Eve and Roarke are called from their night out at the theater to the scene of a vicious murder in Washington Square. As Eve and Peabody are evaluating the scene, Roarke sees someone from his past in the crowd of onlookers. It’s a man named Lorcan Cobbe who is a hired assassin. Just as Roarke is convinced this is his work, Eve soon becomes equally convinced that the victim’s husband hired him. Needless to say, this is a case with which the “consultant” will definitely be associated.
Oh, this is the story I needed right at this moment. I like it when Eve and Roarke work together but even more when he’s asked from the highest ranks to be part of the investigation. Lorcan Cobbe is someone from Roarke’s childhood and he’s über dangerous. Roarke’s worried for Eve’s safety and vice versa, both not understating the threat. But what really got me excited was the dual investigative paths; building the case against the husband and the search for Lorcan. One brought short-term vindication, the other all the suspense and thrills.
I thought I knew all there was to know about Roarke’s past but this story delivered much deeper insight. Getting Roarke’s point of view is always a treat but this time we see him often off balance. It has all the elements I find compelling in the series, especially the main case. I really needed to see justice delivered and loved that we got one part early and deliciously. If you’re a fan of the series, settle in and enjoy. I certainly did.
- Release Date: September 8, 2020
- Series: In Death #51
- Page Numbers: 345
- Publisher: St. Martin’s Press