New York to Dallas is the thirty-third installment in the In Death series by J D Robb and a novel from Putnam Adult.
It was one of Eve Dallas’s earliest takedowns, back in her uniform days. A monster named Isaac McQueen had been abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. Thanks to Eve, he wound up where he belonged, removed from civilized society in Rikers.
But he’s not behind bars anymore.
After his escape, McQueen has two things in mind. One is to take up where he left off, preying on the young and innocent - when necessary, with the help of a female partner all too willing to be manipulated and to aid and abet his crimes.
His other goal: to get revenge on the woman who stopped him all those years ago, now a high-profile lieutenant in the NYPSD and married to one of the city’s richest men.
For once Eve has nothing more pressing to do than paper work - no one has died under suspicious circumstances, no active case is keeping her up at night. As a matter of fact, Eve is a little bored.
All that changes when she is called to a very well known address, well known to her and the NYPSD. Twelve years ago Eve played a crucial role in bringing down Isaac McQueen and throwing him in a cage.
Unbelievably Isaac escaped that cage and walked right back into Eve’s life. He wants to take her on one more time - prove he is the better man. But he wants Eve on his terms, on his turf.
Isaac heads to Dallas, Texas - a place that holds nothing but nightmares for Eve. Isaac gives Eve only hours to follow him to Dallas and she is determined to stop him before he can harm anyone else.
Taking only Roarke with her, Eve must work side by side with both the Dallas PD and the FBI - not something she is looking forward to doing.
Both Isaac and Dallas bring back horrible memories for Eve - and if that weren’t enough - Eve confronts another person from her past - one she thought she’d never see again.
The combination of it all will test even Eve’s considerable strength.
The In Death series is one of my all time favorites. I look forward to each installment.
I give New York to Dallas 5 out of 5 stars.
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult (9-13-11)