"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The goal is to spotlight an upcoming release that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication that I can't wait to read is:
Release Date: November 2, 2010
From Publishers Weekly:
Lt. Eve Dallas of the New York Police and Security Department returns home from a long overdue Irish vacation to a string of bizarre murders in Robb's thrilling 32nd future cop novel (after Fantasy in Death). The crossbow killing of chauffeur Jamal Houston in his limo in a La Guardia parking lot is followed by the death of high-rent prostitute Ava Crampton, found at Coney Island's House of Horrors stabbed with a bayonet. Other victims include Luc Delaflote, a celebrity chef who's harpooned, and Adrianne Jonas, "a facilitator for the rich" strangled with a handmade bullwhip. Eve, assisted by her trustworthy sidekicks, Det. Delia Peabody and husband Roarke, uncovers a wicked game that grows increasingly macabre. Robb (the pseudonym of Nora Roberts) keeps the reader squirming as Eve and company try to avoid dying in weird ways themselves.
I am a huge fan of this series. While I admit that a few of the books have been rather gruesome for me to read - J.D. Robb's style and amazingly strong characters always bring me back for more. If you like mystery/crime drama set in the not-too-far-off future - I highly recommend the 'In Death' series. This is the 32nd installment though, so I'd suggest starting with the first book - Naked In Death.