Sunday, May 15, 2016

Obsession in Death (In Death #40), by J.D. Robb (author), Susan Ericksen (narrator)

Brilliance Audio, February 2015

Eve Dallas has a fan.

An obsessed fan. A fan convinced that she and Dallas are friends and partners, and that the law, the overly-restrictive rules, are preventing Dallas from meting out true justice.

And she's really angry that anyone shows Dallas any disrespect.

Ever since the Icove case, and the book and movie resulting from it, Dallas has been getting lots of fan mail, most of it harmless, some of it disturbing. When a criminal defense attorney Dallas has crossed paths with is found dead in her condo, with a message to Dallas, it takes the disturbing fan mail to a whole new level.

It's a race against time to find the killer before the killings multiply, made all the harder by the fact that, especially with the second death, it becomes clear that the killer is most likely in law enforcement in some form.

When the killer makes clear that Eve's lack of appreciation for the "help" is not appreciated, the most likely next targets switch from people she has clashed with, to people she cares about.

This is another thoroughly enjoyable addition to the "In Death" series. Recommended to all fans of the series, and while not the best starting point, it stands well enough on its own.

I bought this book.