Irish-born Roarke is the epitome of tall, dark, and handsome. Before he was Eve’s adoring husband, Roarke was introduced to the reader and Eve as one of the murder suspects in the first In Death book, Naked in Death. A former thief and rogue, Roarke grew up in the slums of Dublin, Ireland, unloved and abused by his parents. This tumultuous childhood originally led Roarke to less than honest means of making money, and thieving around the world.
Roarke’s life before Eve was entangled with the criminal underbelly, including several murders. Despite his past and her commitment to truth, Eve has learned to understand the life he left for her, and supports his current endeavors…like taking over the world one building and one business at a time. Since leaving his shady past behind, he has become owner of a high-tech security firm, a dabbler in just about everything else: a legitimate businessman. Now in the year 2060, Roarke is one of the—if not the—richest men in the world.
Roarke has a penchant for the finer things in life, from clothes to food, while Eve prefers Pepsi and pizza. When Eve is in the middle of a case, Roarke is skilled at bringing her back to reality for the basics like sleeping, eating, and occasional love-making. His personal expertise involves hacking into computer databases, so despite the questionable means of doing so, he often helps Eve with her investigations; both of them believe in justice. Their marriage continues to grow and evolve as they fight the demons of their difficult pasts and embrace their future together.


Festive in Death

Festive In Death

Putnam hardcover
On Sale Sept. 9, 2014
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Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn’t count the kitchen knife in his well–toned chest.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who’d been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list — plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash.

Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year’s 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer.


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