October 4, 2016

Apprentice in Death

Apprentice in Death
author J. D. Robb
published September 2016
source NetGalley

reflections:  Jargon.  It can make or break a book.  I also feel like the White Rabbit hollering "I'm late, I'm LATE."   Read on to see why.

I'm late to the game.  Very late.  I started reading Apprentice in Death and was confused by the jargon.  Then I discovered the book is set in the year  2061.  There have been at least 43 books about the character Eve Dallas, written by J.D. Robb who also writes as  Nora Roberts.   Well, I'll be!  How come I didn't know all this?   Why is J.D. Robb so new to me?   I'm grateful that NetGalley offered the book to me.

Back to Apprentice in Death,   once I got past the jargon, the story grabbed my attention.   It is a police procedural.  Lieutenant Eve Dallas is hunting a LDSK  (long-distance serial killer) who has a young apprentice.    Of the dead victims, which one is the one the killer is targeting?   Lt. Dallas realizes the LDSK and apprentice aren't finished with their mission.  

My perspective:  I adore police procedural t.v. programs. Law and Order: SVU is a favorite. Lt. Dallas reminds me of  Olivia Benson of that program.   Both bark out orders while hunting the perps.   Reading Apprentice in Death was a delight.    I also enjoyed learning about the new techniques and lifestyles of 2061.   I'm adding more J.D. Robb books to my list to read!