Why I read it: The paperback was finally released locally for not a billion dollars, so I bought it a little while back. Generally, even as much as I love the audiobooks, I prefer to read these books first and listen later on. Also, I am caught up on the reading but behind on the listening…
A review in brief: Anyway, in the context of the series, this is one of the more procedural ones and less angsty – which fits after the drama of New York to Dallas (which I actually listened to first… yes, I know what I said but I reviewed it for Speaking of Audiobooks). Eve and Roarke needed a bit of a breather from personal drama so there’s not much of it in this one. They’re both being somewhat careful of each other in fact, but in a good way. There are some special moments with McNab and Peabody which I loved and Nadine has a greater role (which only makes sense when you think about it). My love of this series has evolved to enjoying all the many secondary characters as well as Eve and Roarke, so even one where there isn’t a lot of Eve/Roarke angst still satisfies.
(here, Nadine is talking to Eve about the actor who plays Roarke in the movie)
“There’s one more reason I opted against sleeping with Julian.”
“Okay.”“He’s not like Roarke, but he gives the illusion of being a lot like him when he’s in the mode. So the idea of sleeping with him felt disloyal – and just, well, icky.”Eve started to laugh it off, then realised Nadine was perfectly serious. “Really?”“Yes, really.”“All right, not completely understood, but appreciated anyway.”“I hear he bangs like a turbohammer.”“I thought you said he wasn’t like Roarke.”
It’s passages like this which keep me coming back for more.