Naked in Death by J. D. Robb
She woke in the dark. Through the slats on the window shades, the first murky hint of dawn slipped, slanting shadowy bars over the bed. It was like waking in a cell.
For a moment, she simply lay there, shuddering, imprisoned, while the dream faded. After ten years on the force, Eve still had dreams.
Six hours before, she'd killed a man, had watched death creep into his eyes. It wasn't the first time she'd exercised maximum force, or dreamed. She'd learned to accept the action and the consequences.
Naked in Death is the first book in J.D. Robb's long-running series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Irish billionaire Roarke. This series now runs to 44 books. I've read almost all of them, but have a few to catch up on. What is it about Eve and Roake that keeps me coming back? Well, Eve herself is a gifted cop - fierce, strong, a survivor. Actually, Roarke is the same. Both come from very grim backgrounds and they have overcome a lot. I like the supporting characters too and enjoy meeting new ones. These books take place in the future - though it's a future that is not as distant as it was when Naked in Death was published in 1995. My summer of rereading is turning out to be very satisfying. It will continue, but I'll try to slip in a few new-to-me books as well. Probably. Ha! This series is recommended.
Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over ten years on the force, she's seen it all—and knows her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire—and a suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about—except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.