Book number 27. I don’t think I have ever read a series that was 27 books long and counting. Of course, as you know, this follows Lieutenant Eve Dallas on her hunt to find justice for those that cannot find it themselves. (She’s a murder cop). Here is the background on this novel provided by Goodreads: When Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contained potassium cyanide, she’s determined to solve the murder of Father Miguel Flores, despite her discomfort with her surroundings. It’s not the bodegas and pawnshops of East Harlem that bother her, though the neighborhood is a long way from the stone mansion she shares with her billionaire husband, Roarke. It’s all that holiness flying around at St. Christobal’s that makes her uneasy.
A search of the victim’s sparsely furnished room reveals little– except for a carefully hidden religious medal with a mysterious inscription, and a couple of underlined Bible passages. The autopsy reveals more: faint scars of knife wounds, a removed tattoo–and evidence of plastic surgery, suggesting that “Father Flores” may not have been the man his parishioners had thought. Now, as Eve pieces together clues that hint at gang connections and a deeply personal act of revenge, she believes she’s making progress on the case. Until a second murder–in front of an even larger crowd of worshippers–knocks the whole investigation sideways. And Eve is left to figure out who committed these unholy acts–and why.
I am not really big on the religion thing, so this one was a little hard for me to read. I was just not that interested in hearing about the religion and the ramifications of the death of a priest. Although, I found the twist in this story surprisingly interesting. It was not until about half-way through the book where it really piqued my interest. The storyline was good, I just was not that interested in it. I did enjoy the dynamics of Peabody and McNab. I think their progressing relationship is just adorable and sexy. There is steam in the little we see of the that relationship.
Now for Roarke and Eve’s sex life. (Really, it’s just like a girl to spend time talking about a friends sex life. It happens to me all the time!) Anyways, back to the book. This novel has great sex scenes, and I was really not expecting anything different, however, I felt that in this book the sex scenes were showing up less than from the beginning of the series. I mean, I can understand they are married, But I really want more! Lots and Lots more!
Overall, I give this novel a 4 out 5. It was good, but I did not enjoy as much as I have enjoyed the other in the series. If you enjoyed this series… well keep reading then. If you have not, I will be reading different books soon, so please be patient and check back.