MEMORY IN DEATH (Police Procedural-NYC-2059) – G+
Robb, J.D. (aka Nora Roberts) – 22nd in series
Putnam, 2006- Hardcover
Lt. Eve Dallas has her past come back to visit her in the form of Trudy Lombard who was, for a short time, her foster mother. It is not a happy reunion, particularly when it becomes clear the woman is there to blackmail Eve and Roark. Trudy is murdered and it's Eve's job, and personality, to "stand for the dead" while dealing with Trudy's son, Bobby, his wife, Zana, and Eve's memories of the past.
Because this book deals with Eve's past, it's less of a suspenseful police procedural than some of Robb's books. But all the classic trademarks of her writing are still here; excellent dialogue, great characters and interaction between them, well-done sense of place and, lest we forget, hot passion. Personally, I prefer cases where Eve past is less involved, but that certainly doesn't mean I'm going to stop reading the series. These are definitely books I read as soon as I receive them.