Saturday, July 1, 2017

Treachery in Death (In Death #32), by J.D. Robb (author), Susan Eriksen (narrator)

Brilliance Audio, February 2011

Peabody, who has now made detective and is Eve's partner, not her aide, takes primary on a homicide for the first time. It's the murder of a well-liked local shopkeeper, and it doesn't take long to track down and arrest the young toughs who did it. This leads to Peabody staying late at Central to finish up the paperwork, and take some time in the gym at Central--not the new, spiffy, gym, but the old one, that no one uses anymore because the new one is so much nicer. She'll be able to work out in privacy.

Or so she thinks. When she's done working out and heads for the showers, she gets trapped, hiding naked in a shower listening to two cops talk about murder and their drug business.

And that's the real start of this story, as Peabody, Dallas, and the rest of their team track down who the crooked cops are, and then tackle the problem of proving it.

It doesn't help that the head of this criminal operations within the police department is the daughter of a revered retired commander, Whitney's predecessor.

This really is one of the best of J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts' always enjoyable In Death series, with tight pacing, good plotting, and excellent character development. We certainly don't come to like Lt. Renee Oberman, but we do get to understand how she got that way.

Susan Ericksen as always does a good, clear, and expressive job as narrator.

Recommended.

I bought this audiobook.