It is 2058, New York City. In a world where technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there’s only one place to hide a crime of passion-in the heart.
Even in the mid-twenty-first century, during a time when genetic testing usually weeds out any violent hereditary traits before they can take over, murder still happens. The first victim is found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second is murdered in her own apartment building. Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas has no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provide Eve with a long list of suspects — including her own lover, Roarke.
I continued, and finished, Glory in Death a few weeks ago now. Honestly, I had to go remind myself what the gist of the story was. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad. And I can never tell anymore if I can just guess who the bad-“guy” is, or if I’m remembering from my previous read(s). Either way, as soon as the character showed up on screen, I knew s/he was the killer.
But it didn’t matter too much. Mostly because what I enjoy is watching Eve methodically go through the evidence. I think I’m very impressed with how well JDR manages to pull all the cop-stuff into the book, making me love it, without making it over-the-top, boring, or excessive.
I talked before about some of my issues with Eve and Roarke. They’re still there, but it’s not irritating me more yet. It’s something I notice and continue to hope will change, but it’s also part of their characters.
And, something else, I honestly believe that the audiobooks here are doing HUGE amounts for my lack of irritation. I mean, I was supremely in hate with Eve by the end of Naked last time I read. Now? I kind of respect her. Still little things irritate me, but you can’t have perfect characters either, right? I mean, even as much as I try to continuously do the right thing, I screw up. I like that these characters do, too.
Susan Erickson is brilliant. She’s got the voices down, they never waiver from book to book, or scene to scene. And she puts such emotion, character, and acting into them. I love her performances – and that’s exactly what they are. Simply brilliant.