By J. D. Robb
Eve Dallas is one difficult cop. it's going to take greater than a probably traditional middle-aged girl to make her crumble. but if that woman is Trudy Lombard, all bets are off. simply seeing Trudy on the station plunges Eve again to the times while she used to be a weak, traumatized younger girl—and trapped in foster care with the twisted girl who now sits smiling in entrance of her.
Trudy claims she got here all of the approach to ny simply to see how Eve is doing. yet Eve’s fiercely protecting husband, Roarke, suspects otherwise—and a blackmail test through Trudy proves his suspicion right. Eve and Roarke simply wish the lady out in their lives. yet another individual desires her useless. And while her homicide involves move, Eve and Roarke will stick with a circuitous and hazardous route to discover who grew to become the victimizer right into a victim.
From Publishers Weekly
After clashing with clones and killers in final year's foundation in dying, long island urban police lieutenant Eve Dallas ("Her eyes have been the colour of excellent, elderly whiskey and have been lengthy just like the remainder of her. and prefer the remainder of her, they have been all cop") settles again right into a extra traditional secret. In December 2059, a mysterious lady indicates up in Eve's place of work claiming to be her "mama." It's Trudy Lombard, the harsh foster mother who took nine-year-old Eve in after Eve killed her abusive father. Trudy made Eve take chilly baths and locked her in closets, between different torments, and now Trudy desires Eve to pay $2 million to maintain her previous a mystery. Readers of the sequence will know the way Roarke, Eve's wealthy, lethal husband, handles the placement; he tosses Trudy out on her ear. whilst Trudy is located murdered day after today, it's as much as Eve to capture the killer and turn out that neither she nor Roarke used to be at the back of the bludgeoning. all of the motion occurs over Christmas, and Eve, being Eve, complains concerning the foolishness of the vacation, yet Roarke et al. proceed to slowly train Eve the virtues of affection, kinfolk and friendship. this is often quantity 22 in a chain that also manages to think clean. (Jan.)
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The documents were all OK, I had only to sign the report. Every time I’ve seen Wennerström’s name in the press since then I think about Minos, and not least because some years later, in the midnineties, my bank was doing some business with Wennerström. ” “No, nothing that obvious. We both made money on the deals. It was more that . . I don’t know quite how to explain it, and now I’m talking about my own employer, and I don’t want to do that. But what struck me—the lasting and overall impression, as they say—was not positive.
It was at Milton Security’s Christmas party one evening in December, and for once he was not sober. Nothing inappropriate had happened—he had just tried to tell her that he actually liked her. Most of all he wanted to explain that he felt protective towards her, and if she ever needed help with anything, she should not hesitate to come to him. He had even tried to give her a hug. All in friendliness, of course. She had wriggled out of his clumsy embrace and left the party. After that she had not appeared at the ofﬁce or answered her mobile.
The lawyer scrutinised Salander with searching eyes, and Armansky noticed that for the ﬁrst time since she began her report, the client was 45 showing more than a polite interest. He made a mental note that the Wennerström affair held a certain interest for Frode. Correction, Armansky thought at once, Frode was not interested in the Wennerström affair—it was when Salander hinted that Blomkvist was set up that Frode reacted. ” Frode said. ” “Everything in Blomkvist’s background shows that he’s a very careful reporter.