New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb

Title: New York to Dallas
Series: In Death
Author: J.D. Robb
Genre: Mystrey

The number-one New York Times-bestselling author J. D. Robb presents an intense and terrifying new case for New York homicide cop Eve Dallas, one that will take her all the way to the city that gave her her name-and plunge her into the nightmares of her childhood.

When a monster named Isaac McQueen-taken down by Eve back in her uniform days-escapes from Rikers, he has two things in mind. One is to pick up where he left off, abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. The other is to get revenge on the woman who stopped him all those years ago.

I love this series, while admittedly there have been books that I thought were good, there have been others that I thought were excellent and have re-read several times. This is one of those books.

Isaac was Eve’s very first collar. She was a beat cop when she literally stumbled on him and his atrocities. It was at this case that she comes  into Feeney’s view and he see’s something in her. Setting her on the path that she was made for.

Issac has escaped from prison and is taunting Eve. If she doesn’t follow him to Dallas well then some really bad stuff is going to happen. She has no choice so she and her expert civilian consultant head there. It is in a word a cluster F*%$ for her.

Things that she thought that she’d dealt with come racing to the surface, the cop shop looks and smells nothing like hers, oh and the feds are involved as well. There are some tense moments with Roarke, but what else is new with these two right?

There is a secondary story line that I won’t reveal anything about that I thought was written the only way it could be and make complete sense for the people that are involved in it. If it had been written any other way it would have been false to these characters.

This is one of those books where I will tell you that if you like Eve and Roarke you HAVE to read this book. In fact I have placed it in the top 5 of my favorite books in this series.

Grade B+/A-



  1. Janon

    I can’t believe how many books she can crank out and still make them good! I’m way behind in this series – what are your thoughts about reading some of the books out of order?

    Roarke is one of the top 5 best male characters ever written in romance. It’s worth reading this series for him alone.

    Now you have me intrigued on the side story! Good review

  2. Kim miller

    I love her and this series as you know! I completely agree about the side story and thought it was perfect the way it was written. I have read every one of these & I would not read them out of order because each book picks up where the last one left off & you would miss done important stuff. I totally agree that she is amazing at writing excellent books, I’ve never read one I hated, I am completely in awe at her imagination!!

  3. Amy H.

    I’m glad to see this posted. It always gets me re-excited for the series when I see good notes coming out for the next installment!

  4. Teresa

    @Janon, you have to read them in order, too many things happen in Character development for it to be read out of order. Head to your nearest open Borders and stock up! 🙂


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