Book Reviews - #1 Salvation in Death

Salvation in Death


J.D. Robb

Salvation in Death is # 27 in the Death Series by J.D.Robb aka Nora Roberts. I ordered an autographed copy through her husband's store Turn the Page Bookstore Cafe.

Publisher's Weekly Editorial Review on Amazon
"Holy communion spells death for Fr. Miguel Flores, a popular Catholic priest in New York City's Spanish Harlem, after he swallows wine laced with cyanide during a funeral in bestseller Robb's unusually introspective 27th crime thriller to feature Lt. Eve Dallas (after
Strangers in Death). The ensuing homicide investigation suggests that Flores could actually be Lino Martinez, a former member of a disbanded gang, the Soldados, suspected of two bombings before he disappeared. The death by cyanide of another religious figure, Jimmy Jay Jenkins, founder of the Church of Eternal Light, complicates matters. Are the two murders connected? Sussing out the answer to that question involves some serious digging. Dallas's husband, Roarke, and fun sidekick, Det. Delia Peabody, lend support. Robb offers a multilayered solution to several crimes that serves as yet another reminder that wolves sometimes hide in sheep's (or priest's) clothing, but justice, like faith, has no expiration date. (Nov.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

This is an interesting story and leads to some very interesting conversations about religion between Eve and Roark. Again the circumstances of the crimes and the people involved hit Eve personally, but she manages to deal with her past issues a bit better. She is evolving. Flores's death has a ripple affect involving not only the people he served, but past crimes. With the death of the priest, who really isn't a priest, it causes a lot of people to question faith and life. The story is well done without getting overly heavy. Many of the sub characters are mentioned in name only or have very little play in the story. Hopefully, some of their stories will be continued in the next book, Promises in Death being released in February.

Released November 4, 2008
368 pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons.


  1. I'm only on about book 7 of this series. I'm enjoying it and I like Eve and Roarke's relationship (so far).

  2. This was not one of my favorite books in the series. What I did like was the communication between Eve and Roarke. I never have to yell at them to tell each other already! On the hold list for Promises in Death.


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