Brotherhood in Death

Brotherhood in Death

Large Print - 2016
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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.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing Large Print, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410486264
1410486265
Branch Call Number: LP ROBB-J
Characteristics: large print (16 point)
591 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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tracycherry
Jun 22, 2017

As always, well written but just another case. It was interesting (in a vile kindof way) but just another in the series.

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lyndamichelle
Oct 30, 2016

Love how each book is done differently giving us new twist and turns when we think we've got it and find out we're totally wrong or maybe we were right all along you never know where she'll take you and brotherhood in death took us down a very dark path that Eve sheds light on hope she keeps giving us these great books

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harrybosch
Sep 26, 2016

I have read at least half the books in the "In Death" series, and this definitely was the poorest by far. It seems that Robb (Roberts) mailed this one in, or could it have been ghost written ? Maybe the rush and pressure of coming up with 2 or more books a year is starting to show. Poorly edited. Full of unstructured sentences, grammatical errors and just plain bad writing. If the next one is as poor as this one, it will be my last.

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trevordunfordswife
Aug 08, 2016

Her books seem to be getting grittier and grittier and I've yet to decide if that's a good thing. The usual gang is all here with the lovely addition of Dennis Mira (who shows up all too seldom, normally) - like Eve, I am partially in love with the man. It was a dark book, full of ugliness which is not necessarily what one expects from Robb's In Death series. I wonder if she is trying to go mainstream?

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Jamaka_88
Jun 04, 2016

This book covers the very tough topic of rape and how it effects people many years later. It brings back Eve's childhood and how it makes her the person she is today. The book brings in Dennis Mira who up until now, has really been in the background. Not an easy read due to subject but interesting on how JD Robb handles it.

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jimg2000
May 29, 2016

Picked this up from the new book section to fill in idle time. Agree with 7626dee and scifiandscary. Like to add that too much ink on salacious matters for the women detectives (Eve first appeared 20 years ago in Nora's 'Naked in Death 1995') and unimaginative lifestyle in 2060. Would be a much better read, other than a true crime report, if more ink were on detecting instead of zeroing in on the motives and suspects so early in the book for such heinous crimes. Disclosure: not a fan of novels of Romance/Mystery genre by male or female authors such as Stuart Woods.

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veaquarian
May 10, 2016

I have been reading this series from the beginning and I'm always amazed at what Nora Roberts can come up with and have enjoyed every story.

I've enjoyed and will continue to enjoy the twists that Nora comes up with for Eve, Roarke and all the supporting characters as far as I'm concerned I will enjoy this series indefinitely.

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scifiandscary
Apr 27, 2016

Unfortunately, Brotherhood in Death fizzled.

I was really looking forward to this book, as the In Death series is pretty much the only series that I religiously follow, and I absolutely adore Dennis Mira.

However...it was just kind of boring. I know the series takes place in just a few years time, but c'mon already.

Nightmares, griping about traffic, awesome bedroom time, griping about traffic, almost have the bad guy get away, griping at Peabody....yadda...yadda...yaddzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Maybe it's time for In Death to, erm, die off.

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7626dee
Mar 18, 2016

42 books into this series and Eve is still having nightmares. JD needs to get this hardboiled policewoman sorted out and really she is afraid of flying when her police car can fly, no way.

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Ontariotrekker
Mar 08, 2016

This books spotlights one of my favourite characters Dennis Mira. When he walks into the middle of the kidnapping of his cousin, he realizes some very hard realities about his cousin and his friends.

The rest of the story is the pretty standard 'In Death' plot but the emotional scenes between Dennis and Eve make it worth the read.

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trevordunfordswife
Aug 08, 2016

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Jamaka_88
Jun 04, 2016

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May 29, 2016

The Desk:
She sent him a speculative look. “Do you really want to get rid of this desk?” “That will be up to you.” She shook her head, waved that off. “No, I’m asking you. Do you want to get rid of it?”They sprawled over the desk like barely conscious survivors of a cataclysm, and she gave a passing thought to the desk. How bad could it be if it

“I guess. Maybe we should put that desk in some sort of display. With a plaque.”

She could let go, she realized, of the old. Of an old desk, an old chair—old pieces of an old life. She had a new one. Reaching for his hand, she held it firmly in hers. She had a real one, built by both of them. “We’re going to get rid of that desk.”

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jimg2000
May 29, 2016

The Droids of 2060:

“They keep the droids in here. House droid, and its backup,” Sila said as she gestured. “The vac droid, the scrubber droid, and so on. But this one’s the, well, head droid, you’d say.”

" ...Then I made you watch while I fashioned people suits out of your skins for a couple of sparring droids I would then beat into rubble that I’d bury along with your quivering, skinless bodies in unmarked graves. ..."

“There’s also what appears to be a sex droid in the closet of the master bedroom.”
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Still Driving behind the wheel?

“Do you always drive this way?” “What way?” “As if we’re trying to outrun an earthquake.”

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