The summer of 2059 is drawing to a sweaty close when a killer makes his debut with the slashing and mutilation of a prostitute. He leaves behind a note addressed to Lieutenant Eve Dallas, commending her work and inviting her to participate in his game...and signs it "Jack." Now Eve is on the trail of a serial killer who knows as much about the history of murder as she does, and he's paying homage to some of history's most vicious, and infamous, killers, beginning with Jack the Ripper. But who will he choose to emulate next? And will Eve be able to stop him before he decides to finish the game by coming after her?
- ISBN-13: 9780425191583
- ISBN-10: 0425191583
- Publisher: Berkley Books
- Publish Date: August 2003
- Dimensions: 6.87 x 4.19 x 0.95 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.37 pounds
- Page Count: 352
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
Mid-century Manhattan murders
In futuristic New York City (the year is 2059), the terrors come one at a time, and supercop Eve Dallas must stop them. Eve is one cool cookie, but this time she confronts a serial killer who masquerades as Jack the Ripper, Ted Bundy and other vicious criminals of the past. Imitation in Death is a gripping story of copycat killing told by veteran romance author Nora Roberts, writing under the pseudonym J.D. Robb. If you haven't yet dipped into her gritty cop dramas, a treat awaits. The unwanted daughter of a junkie, Eve carries a heavy load of personal baggage into her relationships, even avoiding total candor with her uber-wealthy husband, Roarke. But underneath the tough-girl exterior, Eve's angst gives her unique insights that make her an ace detective. As the seemingly disparate victims become linked in a sinister chain, Eve becomes the ultimate prey in a cat-and-mouse game with the killer. In this near-future, high-tech world some things never change: the spark of attraction, the terror of pursuit and the triumph of justice.
Sandy Huseby writes and reviews from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and lakeside in northern Minnesota.