Vengeance In Death

Version: Unabridged
Author: J. D. Robb , J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Genres: Detective Stories, Police Stories
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: November 2006
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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Overview

He is an expert with the latest technology . . . a madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer. He quietly stalks his prey. Then he haunts the police with cryptic riddles about the crimes he is about to commit - always solved moments too late to save the victims' lives.
Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the first victim butchered in his own home. The second lost his life in a vacant luxury apartment. The two men had little in common. Both suffered unspeakable torture before their deaths. And both had ties to an ugly secret of ten years past - a secret shared by none other than Eve's new husband, Roarke.

Reviews (10)

Written by Geoff B. on April 17th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I stopped listening in chapter 4. I wanted a thriller but the dialogue revolves around the sentiments and feelings of the main character

Written by Denise thompson on February 9th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Never disappoints. Just making my way through them all. Always amused at how much vision J.D. Robb had - to think how long ago she wrote these books, and how accurate her prediction of the future was in many instances. I'll keep going!

Vengeance in Death

Written by Mary on October 27th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I am working my way through all of the "In Death" books by J.D. Robb and I pretty much love them all. I really feel I know all of these regular characters and the reader doesn't miss a beat. She maintains all the voices and personalities to a tee with each new book. Some stories are predictable but I enjoy them just the same. I spend most of my days in the car. It feels like I take these folks with me.

Not Very Good

Written by kvilleguy on April 1st, 2009

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I was surprised by the "future" setting and thought it was totally uneccessary as none of the "future" technology was explained. Maybe if this had not been my first book in what is apparently a series. Anyway, the main protagonist is a totally annoying character. Instead of the future, the author should have placed her in the 60's so she could burn her Bra and scream at men who might hold a door open for her. She was totally self-absorbed and seemd incapable of caring about anything but herself. I'm done with this author. Also, the reader spoke in some very strange sounding voices. I was reminded of the old Eddie Murphy skit on SNL where he is disguised as a white guy. Sounded just like him.

Eve's attitude is tiring

Written by Anonymous on January 15th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Ok, I know Eve had a rough childhood, but she's got the great career, the great guy, great friends...it's time to get over her holier-than-though arrogant attitude and start demonstrating some good manners and common sense.

Vengence in Death

Written by Wally from Sanford, FL on September 15th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is a great book to listen to. I drive a limo, and I work a lot of hours. This and other series by JD Robb, are great for they hold your attention and are quite interesting. The big advantage is they help keep me awake during long hours of work.

Vengence in Death

Written by Wally from Sanford, FL on September 15th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is a great book to listen to. I drive a limo, and I work a lot of hours. This and other series by JD Robb, are great for they hold your attention and are quite interesting. The big advantage is they help keep me awake during long hours of work.

Vengeance In Death

Written by Angela Jones on January 5th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Another good listen. THe books keep you gessing and entertained.

Vengeance in Death

Written by Jean from Santa Cruz, CA on December 29th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Another good story from J.D. Robb. a madman is after RoarkandDallasis out to stop him. A fast pace story set in the future. Great for commuting.

Vengeance in Death

Written by Anonymous on December 14th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The characters in this story were not very appealing to me. I also found the dialog to be somewhat artificial.

Author Details

Author Details

Robb, J. D.

J. D. Robb is the pseudonym for a number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

Robb, J.D.

Creation in Death, published by GP Putnam in November 2007, is the 25th book in the futuristic police procedural series about a Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the New York Police and Security Department. What started in 1995 as a three-book experiment by a then unknown author named J.D. Robb is now a series that keeps readers waiting with bated breath for each installment.


More than a decade ago it wasn’t public knowledge that the genius behind J.D. Robb was best-selling author Nora Roberts, but readers were immediately taken with Eve Dallas’ integrity, strength and heart and her burgeoning relationship with the mysterious Roarke.


The Gothic Journal hailed Robb’s work as “a unique blend of hard-core police drama, science fiction and passionate romance” while The Paperback Forum called it “a fantastic new detective series.”


Since then, 18 of the 25 J.D. Robb titles have landed on the New York Times Bestseller List. And Innocent in Death, the February 2007 release, hit the bestseller list in the number 1 spot.


J.D. Robb was a product of numbers: by 1995, there was a surplus of Nora Roberts’ titles to be released by her publishers and she continued to create more. Reluctant to publish romantic suspense books similar to what she was already writing under a pseudonym, Nora had been playing with the idea of a strong, idealistic woman on the NY police force in the future. J.D. Robb was born. The initials were taken from Ms. Roberts’ sons, Jason and Dan, while Robb was a shortened form of Roberts.


She wrote a three-book arc that had Eve Dallas solving three different murders, but winding its way through all three was the continuing thread of her relationship with the mysterious billionaire Roarke that started in the first book when he was a suspect in a high-profile case.


Looking back from the vantage point of the release of the 25th book in the series, Nora commented, “I think we saw solid potential with the release of the first book. Enough, at least, for everyone to say: Okay, let's do three more.”

She continued, “For me, the emotional investment clicked during the first draft of the first book. I really fell for the characters, and hoped the readers would respond to them so I could keep writing the series.”


A series with a continuing, and growing, cast of characters gave Nora the chance to explore the people she created and peel the layers off book by book. Eve and Roarke were about to get married at the end of that initial three-book arc and are on their honeymoon as the fourth book opens. This afforded Roberts the chance to explore a marriage through the subsequent 19 books to the delight – and despair of some readers.


Those readers have been vocal about their desire to see the couple have a baby or for Eve to become a captain in the department. A baby, explains Nora Roberts would change the way Eve does her job – which is physical and emotional to the point of exhaustion. The answer to that frequently asked question is that a baby would mean the end of the series. As for a captaincy, it’s always possible.


Besides the exploration of the marital state, the cast of characters has grown as Eve, very much a loner in Naked in Death, has opened up her circle to include a partner, her fellow officers and a domineering butler who came along with Roarke. Again, readers have become addicted to seeing what’s going on in the secondary characters’ lives and when there isn’t enough of a particular favorite, they love to ask “Why not?”


“It's the story – it’s always about the story,” explained Nora. “It's gratifying when readers fall for secondary characters and want more. Sometimes there is more--and sometimes there just isn't. If a character has a recurring role, then he or she will pop up--as a cameo or in a more active role--when the story calls for it.”


It wasn’t until the 12th book in the series, Betrayal in Death, that the publisher fully acknowledged that J.D. Robb is indeed Nora Roberts. In the fall of 2003, the two parts of the Nora Roberts whole joined together to write Remember When. The first half was a Roberts’ romantic suspense set in the present, the second half was a Robb In Death that saw Eve picking up a thread that relates to the first part of the book.
Each In Death book now carries the banner: Nora Roberts writing as JD Robb. What started as an experiment is now firmly a part of the Nora Roberts phenomenon.