Treachery In Death is the thirty-second full length novel in the In Death series by J D Robb from Putnam.
Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a brutal, senseless crime. And for the first time, Peabody is primary detective on the case, which means she has to get used to a new level of authority and responsibility. Good thing she learned the ropes from a master like Eve.
But after rounding up the perps, Peabody stumbles upon a much trickier situation. Determined to start working out as hard as she grills suspects, she chooses to do it at the old, rarely used gym at Central. After a grueling workout, she squeezes into one of the narrow shower stalls, happy to have the place to herself.
Just after she shuts the water off, the gym door clatters open - and while she cringes inside the stall, trying not to make a sound, Peabody overhears two fellow officers, Garnet and Oberman, arguing.
References are made to delivering product, and a house in the islands, and someone named Keener who’s supposed to look like an OD. It doesn’t take long for Peabody to realize that both officers are crooked - guilty not just of corruption but of murder as well.
Eve Dallas may have trained Peabody well - but this is too dangerous for one person to take on alone. Now Peabody, Eve, and her husband Roarke, must try to get the hard evidence they need to bring the dirty cops down.
Treachery in Death finds Peabody taking another step towards independence - she is given the lead on a case - and does herself, and Eve proud. Gaining more confidence in her abilities everyday, Peabody takes everything Eve suggests to heart. And this time Eve tells her she needs to work on her hand to hand.
Talk about a case of wrong place, right time. Peabody overhears two fellow cops arguing - and this is not your average argument. From what she hears, Peabody determines these cops are crooked - and dangerous. She knows that if they find her - they will kill her.
When it’s all clear Peabody tags McNab for a ride and tells the tale. As soon as possible, Peabody and McNab head to Eve’s and fill her and Roarke in on the conversation Peabody overheard.
A plan is made and Eve knows that it will take every man she has to see it through to the end - and end it will - because Eve will not stand for crooked cops.
The In Death series is one of my all time favorites - and Treachery In Death is another great installment.
I give Treachery In Death 5 out of 5 stars.