By J. D. Robb
The new novel that includes murder detective Eve Dallas from the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of Devoted in Death.
Sometimes brotherhood might be one other notice for conspiracy. . . .
Dennis Mira simply had disagreeable surprises. First he realized that his cousin Edward used to be secretly assembly with a true property agent approximately their past due grandfather’s tremendous West Village brownstone, regardless of the promise they either made to maintain it within the relations. Then, whilst he went to the home to confront Edward approximately it, he obtained a blunt item to the again of the head.
Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s most sensible profiler and a superb buddy of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. while the 2 arrive at the scene, he explains that the very last thing he observed was once Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. while he got here to, his cousin used to be long past. With the mess wiped clean up and the safety disks got rid of, there’s not anything left at the back of yet a couple of lines for forensics to analyze.
As a former attorney, pass judgement on, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies usually. Like such a lot of politicians, he additionally made a few very shut buddies at the back of closed—and locked—doors. yet a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into locations others can’t pass, and Eve intends to polish a few mild at the soiled bargains and darkish explanations at the back of the disappearance of a strong guy, the kinfolk discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of actual property . . . and a brand new case that not anyone observed coming.
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