By J. D. Robb
Occasionally brotherhood will be one other note for conspiracy. . . .
Dennis Mira simply had disagreeable surprises. First he discovered that his cousin Edward was once secretly assembly with a true property agent approximately their overdue grandfather’s very good West Village brownstone, regardless of the promise they either made to maintain it within the kinfolk. Then, while he went to the home to confront Edward approximately it, he acquired a blunt item to the again of the head.
Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s most sensible profiler and an exceptional good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. whilst the 2 arrive at the scene, he explains that the very last thing he observed used to be Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. while he got here to, his cousin was once long gone. With the mess wiped clean up and the safety disks got rid of, there’s not anything left in the back of yet a number of strains for forensics to research.
As a former legal professional, pass judgement on, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies usually. Like such a lot of politicians, he additionally made a few very shut associates in the back of closed—and locked—doors. yet a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into locations others can’t pass, and Eve intends to polish a few mild at the soiled bargains and darkish explanations at the back of the disappearance of a strong guy, the relatives discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of genuine property . . . and a brand new case that nobody observed coming.
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We have killed ten times the number of enemies compared to our own losses—we hear on the news almost daily. Is this our wishful thinking, our projection of our infantile wish for omnipotence and immortality? If a whole nation, a whole society suffers 12 from such a fear and denial of death, it has to use defenses which can only be destructive. Wars, riots, and increasing numbers of murders and other crimes may be indicators of our decreasing ability to face death with acceptance and dignity.
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Brotherhood in Death (In Death, Book 42) by J. D. Robb