Series: In Death #42
Published by Berkley Trade on February 2nd 2016
Source: Borrowed, Library
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Sometimes brotherhood can be another word for conspiracy...
Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather’s magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head.
Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. When the two arrive on the scene, he explains that the last thing he saw was Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. When he came to, his cousin was gone. With the mess cleaned up and the security disks removed, there’s nothing left behind but a few traces for forensics to analyze.
As a former lawyer, judge, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies on a regular basis. Like so many politicians, he also made some very close friends behind closed—and locked—doors. But a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into places others can’t go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate . . . and a new case that no one saw coming.
There is a reason why the In Death Series is up to #45 – because there is never a dull moment! It never fails, every single time I open any one of these books I get completely lost in her world. What is interesting about Brotherhood is how close it is to Eve’s heart.
If you’ve followed the series closely, you know that Dennis Mira has a special place in Eve’s life. Eve has never really had a father figure and it is as if Dennis Mira inherited that very role in her life. As soon as she is alerted that Dennis is indirectly involved in a murder she doesn’t hesitate to drop everything to help him through it.
From there on out we are pulled into this mind boggling world of depravity. For me, the scenes were so much more graphic compared to the previous books. There were numerous shocking moments that were difficult to stomach but then there are equal amounts of tender moments both between Eve and Mr. Mira and of course between Eve and Roarke to offset the darkness.
It is becoming pretty evident just how much Eve has come a long way since those very first books. Seeing her interact with her entire team proves that. It too was heartwarming witnessing each member continuing to evolve and hone their skills under her direction.
If it’s been awhile since you’ve read this series, I suggest coming out of retirement and read Brotherhood In Death because this has got to be one of the most elaborate in the series. I loved it and hope the next book – Apprentice In Death is just as engaging.