Friday, December 27, 2013

review: BIG JACK by J.D. Robb

BIG JACK
by J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts
Narrated by Susan Eriksen
Series: In Death #17.5
Berkley / Brilliance Audio
Released: February 23, 2010
Source: Library
Page Count: 309

Rating: Liked it

In New York City in 2059, someone is pursuing missing gems from a decades-old heist . . . someone who's willing to kill for them. Sharp-witted and sexy, NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is used to travelling in the shadowy corners outside the law. And in a future where crime meets cutting-edge technology, she will attempt to track down the diamonds once and for all - and stop the danger and death that have surrounded them for years.

My Thoughts
This may not be an "official" In Death series book, but, at 309 pages, it certainly feels like a full book. This was an interesting one, as it involved solving not only the current crime but also a jewel heist committed several decades earlier. It was fun tagging along with Eve and her new partner, Detective Peabody. I especially enjoyed the will-he-won't-he running joke regarding Roarke and the diamonds, considering that I half-expected that he would palm a couple of them just for kicks.

It still felt to me, however, that a little piece of the story was missing. That's when I discovered that Big Jack was originally published as the second part of the Nora Roberts Remember When anthology. Apparently, the first story in the anthology is set in 2004 (when the book was published) and has to do with the heist. I have yet to read it but hope to get my hands on it soon in order to get the entire reading experience.

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