2006: #28 – Purity in Death (J.D. Robb)
Series: In Death #15
Published by Berkley Books on August 27, 2002
Genres: romance, romantic suspense
Also by this author: Naked in Death, Immortal in Death, Ceremony in Death, Vengeance in Death, Conspiracy in Death
Also in this series: Naked in Death, Immortal in Death, Ceremony in Death, Vengeance in Death, Conspiracy in Death
Purity in Death finds our heroine on an assignment that leaves her even more tormented by the past. When a deadly computer virus is unleashed on society’s undesirables (namely, child abusers), it’s up to Eve — along with her astonishingly handsome husband, Roarke; her feisty aide, Peabody; e-geek McNab; and her mentor, Captain Feeny — to discover the origins of the virus and shut down the clandestine vigilante group that created it before the next target is marked for execution.
Eve’s task is complicated further as she grapples with her demons (as a child-abuse victim, it was a matter of survival that led Eve to kill her father) and squares off with Roarke, who does not regard the group’s intentions as inherently bad. Once again, she must muddle through those gray areas of right and wrong as she seeks to “stand for the dead,” and answer the question of whether the group is justified in its actions, or whether they simply represent a new breed of terrorist.
Book #28 was Purity in Death, the 15th book in J.D. Robb’s In Death series.
These seemed like good travel/sitting-around-my-mother’s-house books. I’m not sure how Robb manages to keep things fresh after 15 books.
Book count: 28
Pages in book: 368
Page count: 11,405
Words in book: 101,345
1,000,000 words surpassed — 2/2/06
2,000,000 words surpassed — 2/14/06
10,000 pages surpassed — 3/10/06
3,000,000 words surpassed — 3/16/06