'Murder was always an insult, and had been since the first human hand had smashed a stone into the first human skull. But the murder, bloody and brutal, of an entire family in their own home, in there own beds, was a different form of evil.' On the surface Keelie and Grant Swisher seem unlikely targets for an assassin; an average couple living in ...
'Murder was always an insult, and had been since the first human hand had smashed a stone into the first human skull. But the murder, bloody and brutal, of an entire family in their own home, in there own beds, was a different form of evil.' On the surface Keelie and Grant Swisher seem unlikely targets for an assassin; an average couple living in a nice neighbourhood and working hard to raise their two kids. But when Eve Dallas is called to a multiple homicide at the Swisher family home, she discovers a blood-bath. There are five dead - including two children - in what seems to be a professional hit. The killers breached an elaborate security system, slashed the throat of each victim while they slept; and were in and out of the house in less than ten minutes. In fact they made only one mistake. They left a survivor...Nine-year-old Nixie Swisher's sudden urge for a midnight snack may just have saved her life. While her parents, brother and best-friend lay in their beds, oblivious to the threat, Nixie was downstairs in the kitchen getting a soda and saw far too much. But as Nixie is the only survivor of a seemingly motiveless attack, Eve knows that her priority is to keep her safe. Offering her a temporary refuge is easy, but dealing with the emotional needs of a nine-year-old girl who has lost everything isn't. Eve can at least promise Nixie justice, but she's chasing professionals who don't like leaving loose ends. And leaving Nixie Swisher alive is one loose end too many...
Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 375 p. In Death (Paperback). Audience: General/trade. 1st printing with a full number line(1-10). Normal shelf wear with no marking inside. 1 barely felt crease on spine. No remainder mark. From a non-smoking environment.
Fine in fine dust jacket. First edition first printing of the twentith novel in the Eve Dallas series. In fine / fine unread condition. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 384 p. In Death (Hardcover). Audience: General/trade.
First edition first printing nicely signed by the author in box on page before half-title page: " J D Robb" with black sharpie. Circular gold "Signed Copy" sticker on front of jacket. 8vo. Red boards stamped in black. Full number line on copyright page 10 through 1. Not a remainder. Bright. Tightly bound. Dust jacket not priced clipped. near Fine/ near Fine condition.
Very Good. 0399152083 Near fine hardcover in near fine dust jacket. Signed by author, stated first edition. Some minor hselfwear. A few bubbles in printing on front flap of jacket and on edge of cover.
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Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First edition. Signed by the author on a publisher's tipped in sheet. Apart from slight edge wear, the book and jacket are in excellent condition.
Very Good+ in Near Fine, Not Price Clipped jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First edition, first printing as evidenced by a complete number line from 1to 10; signed by J.D. Robb on a bookplate affixed to a special page inserted by the publisher before the half-title page; minor edge wear; otherwise a solid, clean copy in collectable condition; dust jacket is protected by a Brodart sleeve; removable "Signed Copy" sticker on front cover.
I have enjoyed all of the books written by J D Robb and also read the books she writes as Nora Roberts. An exteremly prolific author who does not get repetitive or boring. I really like the fact that you can read any one of her books (as J D Robb) and not have to read them in the order they were written. She tells you just enough about her characters to make you want to go back and read the previous books but you don't have to do that to make sense of the current book.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-01-10 In the 20th fine volume of Roberts's futuristic mystery franchise, police lieutenant Eve Dallas is called in when lawyer Grant Swisher and his family are massacred with eerie skillfulness on the Upper West Side. The only survivor is 10-year-old Nixie, who evades-and witnesses-the killers as she creeps down to the kitchen for a midnight snack. Despite the painful memories of her own childhood that Nixie's presence calls up, Eve decides to hide the girl in the high-tech mansion she shares with her husband, billionaire businessman Roarke. With help from Roarke; her faithful sidekick, Peabody; and others, Eve discovers the existence of a shadowy former military operative with a grudge against Swisher-the lawyer helped the operative's battered wife divorce him right before she disappeared. The relatively early disclosure of the villain's identity and the dearth of other viable suspects dulls the suspense in the first half of the book, but tension escalates toward an absorbing denouement as a trap Eve sets for her target ends up with Nixie as its unintentional bait. Throughout, the series' colorful supporting cast and Eve's prickly personality-smartly showcased in her power struggles with everything from space-age vending machines to her own past-remain as vividly appealing as ever. Agent, Amy Berkower. (Jan.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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