By J. D. Robb

The new novel that includes murder detective Eve Dallas from the number one New York Times bestselling writer of Devoted in Death.

Sometimes brotherhood might be one other observe for conspiracy. . . .

Dennis Mira simply had disagreeable surprises. First he realized that his cousin Edward was once secretly assembly with a true property agent approximately their past due grandfather’s great West Village brownstone, regardless of the promise they either made to maintain it within the family members. Then, whilst he went to the home to confront Edward approximately it, he bought a blunt item to the again of the head.

Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s most sensible profiler and a great pal of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. while the 2 arrive at the scene, he explains that the very last thing he observed was once Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. while he got here to, his cousin used to be long gone. With the mess wiped clean up and the protection disks got rid of, there’s not anything left in the back of yet a number of strains for forensics to analyze. 

As a former legal professional, pass judgement on, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies regularly. Like such a lot of politicians, he additionally made a few very shut acquaintances in the back of closed—and locked—doors. yet a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into areas others can’t cross, and Eve intends to polish a few gentle at the soiled bargains and darkish explanations at the back of the disappearance of a robust guy, the relations discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of genuine property . . . and a brand new case that nobody observed coming.

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