Origin in Death (In Death 21)

origin in death

Yay! I am back now for however small a moment. I was very thrilled to read this novel. Origin in Death is book 21 in the In Death series written by J.D. Robb. As you should know by now, the main character is Eve Dallas and she is a lieutenant trying to solve murder. Here is a brief background on the novel: Set in 2059 in New York City, the #1 bestselling In Death series has given fans a searing glimpse into near-future law and order. In this newest installment, Detective Eve Dallas tracks the cunning, cold-blooded killer of a father and son. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Wilgred B. Icove has been found dead in his office- murdered in a chilling efficient manner by one swift stab to the heart. Struck by the immaculate condition of the crime scene, Eve Dallas suspects a professional killing. Security discs show a stunning beautiful woman calmly entering and leaving the building- the good doctor’s final appointment.

Known as “Dr. Perfect”, the saintly Icove devoted his life to his family and his work. His record is clean. Too clean for Dallas. She knows he was hiding something and suspects that his son- and successor- knows what it is. With her husband Roarke working behind the scenes, Dallas follows her darkest instincts into the Icoves’ pasts. And what she discovered are men driven to create perfection- playing fast and loose with the laws of nature, the limits of science, and the  morals of humanity…

This novel was very science fiction and I absolutely love it. Most of the other novels dealt with modern crimes and murders that could happen in today’s world.  But this story was great and really showed how futuristic this world really is. The storyline was interesting, and since I don’t want to give anything away, I will simply say that the Icove’s (victims) secrets are really fascinating. I did not put it together until later in the novel. This novel really makes the reader think because it deals with moral and ethical issues. How would you react in this situation? I love the fact that everyone comes together in this novel to help solve the murder of people they do not particularly like, especially after they find out the truth. In this instance I was rooting for the killer. Roarke’s family makes a special appearance in this novel because of thanksgiving. I thought that was a nice addition. You get to see how Eve handles Roarke’s relations and how Roarke handles having a family.

The Sex scenes or should I say smutty scenes were great as usual. I am a bit disappointed that these scenes happen rarely that they did in the beginning. I hope it’s not because they are married. Anyways the steamy scenes added to the story rather than over run it. These scenes were needed to show the depth in which Eve and Roarke’s relationship goes.  I wanted more of those scenes, but I am happy with the ones that I got.

Overall, I give this novel a 5 out of 5. I simply enjoy this series and I hope you are too. If not don’t worry i will be reading something not in that series shortly. Happy Readings to all!


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