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By J. D. Robb

From no 1 New York Times bestselling writer Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, comes a brand new novel within the futuristic series…Detective Eve Dallas investigates a murder on usual grounds: her husband’s hotel—and unearths herself up opposed to a assassin with a fondness for the finer issues in life—and death…

At the posh Roarke Palace lodge, a maid walks into suite 4602 for the nightly turndown—and steps into her worst nightmare. A killer leaves her useless, strangled via a skinny silver twine. He’s Sly Yost, a virtuoso of tune and homicide. a success guy for the elite. Lieutenant Eve Dallas understands him good. yet during this twisted case, understanding the killer doesn’t aid remedy the crime. simply because there’s another person concerned. a person with a extra own reason. And Eve needs to face a terrifying possibility—that the true goal may perhaps, actually, be her husband Roarke…

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