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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Salvatioin Indeed

This is the newest book in J.D. Robb's "In Death Series". This book was quite as action packed as some of her books have been in the past, but it was still quite interesting. In this book, Eve must find the killer of a well known priest who is not so holy as one seems.

Father Flores conducts the mass for the beloved Hector Ortiz, who has recently passed away from natural causes. As Father Flores partakes of the blood of Christ he dies in a quick and sudden death. Eve is called to the scene to find justice for the fallen father. But something seems off with this priest, and Eve can't quite put her finger on it. As she begins to dig deeper she finds that this "Father" wasn't quite a man of God. It begins with a single trinket in the bare, cold room of "Father Flores". The trinket found says "Lino, May La Virgen de Guadlupe watch over you- Mama". Interesting is it not, that a trinket in Father Miguel Flores' room would have a name not belonging him.

Along the investigation another "man of God" is killed. Connection? Serial Killer? Copy Cat? But what are the connections? Jimmy Jay Jenkins was not a 'regular' or 'orthodox' priest. No, he was a born again Christian who created his own church - the Church of the Eternal Light. But what's interesting is that Jimmy Jay and Father Flores (who is now ID as not being Father Flores) are not related - only the way they died ties them together. After some investigation the real life of Jimmy Jay begins to surface. Again (like Father Flores) he was a man of God but with some 'sins' that tarnished his image. After a quick investigation Eve finds the criminal and locks him away.

The case of Lino is still ongoing. Lino ( aka Father Flores) was a known gang leader for Los Soledados (sp sry) and was known for being tied to the two bombing back in 2043 as well as other gang acticities. But Eve has to answer why Lino was acting as Father Flores. The why takes her back to 2043 and answers/shows as nice con that stretched until the present.

This book was very interesting, however it wasn't quite as action packed as I'm used to her books being. Usually JD has multiple story lines going in every single direction with Eve and the middle. I found the Jimmy Jay story to be an little annoying. It was a minor story that was solved too quickly - and sense it wasn't connected to the first (main) murder it was solved very quickly. I was happy to read again the story containing Eve Dallas and Roarke, and Peabody and McNab. I can't wait for her 30th book! I love this series!!! (I'm re-reading the whole series from the begining....Naked in Death review to follow soon!!)

1. Naked in Death
2. Glory in Death
3. Immortal in Death
4. Rapture in Death
5. Ceremony in Death
6. Vengeance in Death
7. Holiday in Death
8. Midnight in Death
9. Conspiracy in Death
10. Loyalty in Death
11. Witness in Death
12. Judgment in Death
13. Betrayal in Death
14. Interlude in Death
15. Seduction in Death
16. Reunion in Death
17. Purity in Death
18. Portrait in Death
19. Imitation in Death
20. Divided in Death
21. Visions in Death
22. Survivor in Death
23. Origin in Death
24. Memory in Death
25. Born in Death
26.Innocent in Death
27. Creation in Death
28. Strangers in Death
29. Salvation in Death

Also reviewed in Dear Author

'Jane' said "I
’m of two minds about this book. The mystery was excellent. This was no thriller with marauding serial killers, but ...

and reviewed in Book Binge

Casse said "While there obviously was interaction between all the characters we know and love, Salvation in Death was more about the mystery than anything else."

Salvation in Death by JD Robb G.P. Putnam's Sons NY 2008


Darla D said...

I had to kind of skim your review because I'm not up to that book in the series yet! I'm glad you're still enjoying the series (and I'm a bit ashamed that you started reading it way after I did and you're already through it, while I'm still working through it and am so far behind!)

Margo said...

hahaha simple : you have such a busy life and BOOMING BLOG in which you read 398045 books a day so no worries :)