The summary: 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.
And here is Library Addict's review:
Some books in the In Death series focus much more on the case Eve is investigating and the personal developments take a back seat. Whereas, in other books the personal developments are in the forefront and closely intertwined with the case. This one is the latter.
Unlike many books in the series, this book would not work well as a stand alone. The reader needs to be at least somewhat familiar with Eve’s background. We don’t really learn anything new about Eve’s past so much as get closure/confirmation of things we’ve learned from other books in the series (Immortal, Reunion, Imitation and Memory spring to mind). But that in itself is a big payoff. (Trying to stay mostly spoiler-free)
NY2D in many ways is a fish-out-of-water story, with Eve and Roarke heading to Dallas in pursuit of an escaped convict. Eve’s partner and usual team do not appear much. I felt this was one of the strengths of the book. This is Eve’s story and the emotional toll the events in this book take on her is something I feel she needed to go through on her own. The villain is rather cookie-cutter. Nora has certainly written more compelling killers. Galahad’s role in Eve’s life dovetails nicely with events from Naked.
There are certain books in this long-running series which qualify as event books, where the characters reach some sort of turning point. This is one of them. Highly recommended: Grade A-.