Divided in Death (In Death)
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"Found alone on the streets as a child, Eve Dallas has built a new identity and a new future as a cop. Now the hard-edged and coolheaded detective fights for truth and justice, but she still has one very human weakness-enigmatic Irish billionaire, Roarke. And when a trusted employee of Roarke Enterprises is a suspect in a double-homicide, Roarke comes to Eve for help. Reva Ewing was a former member of the Secret Service, and now a security specialist for Roarke Enterprises-until she was found standing over the dead bodies of her husband, renowned artist Blair Bissel, and her best friend. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas believes there was more to the killing than jealous rage-all of Bissel's computer files were deliberately corrupted. To Roarke, it's the computer attack that poses the real threat. He and Reva have been under a code-red government contract to develop a program that would shield against techno-terrorists. But this deadly new breed of hackers isn't afraid to kill to protect their secret-and it's up to Lieutenant Eve Dallas to shut them down before the nightmare can spread to the whole country."
I'm putting it in the going-to-Oakville box and will pass it on to Ace next time I see her.
Reva Ewing, a former secret service officer now works for Roarke as a security analyst and they are working on a big project for the government involving techno-terrorism. The murder investigation moves to the Roarke mansion for greater security and we get to see all the toys Roarke plays with.
Eve finds out some more about her past and this brings Eve and Roarke's first real marital squabble. Roarke wants revenge and Eve doesn't want more violence. It is heart-breaking to watch this squabble and the reader really sees how much Eve needs Roarke. This doesn't diminish Eve as the strong woman she is but seems to just be a vulnerability that makes her who she is
My fav of the series so far!
The mystery part of this story was quite good, as per usual with these types of books. You think you know who has done it and usually something turns everything on its head to prove you wrong. A big part of this book, however, was Dallas learning about her past and fighting with Roarke over what to do about it. These two have argued in previous books and I've always felt that the tension between them during their arguments was manufactured and fake. I felt similarly with this argument. Their relationship is obviously very strong and I just can't see the issues they get in to causing strife like what they experience. It's a minor thing but since it went on for most the book, it bothered me most of the time.
I will be releasing this in my mom's memory.
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