Eve and Roarke are back home from a much-needed vacation, which included a trip to Ireland, to visit his mother's relatives.
On her return, Eve and Peabody find themselves dealing with seemingly random murders with unusual weapons - the driver of a luxury cab service is killed with an antique crossbow, a licensed companion catering to the upper class is murdered with a bayonet and an exclusive French chef is pinned to a tree with a harpoon.
As the investigation progresses, Eve realizes that they may be searching for two dangerous killers who have turned death into their own private game.
The killers' taste for indulgence and their decision to choose only the best in each profession for their victims may lead them to select her, New York's finest cop, for the final round, top criminal profiler Mira warns her. Eve wants them to come after her, if only to stop another unnecessary death.
Best part of story, including ending:
A darker book than many other In Death novels, Eve also evolves more as a person during this case, as is made evident by her interaction with Roarke's family and the way she worries about Morris coping with his lover's death.
Best scene in story:
Eve and Roarke's trip to Ireland ends with Eve giving a special anniversary gift to Roarke - a park honouring his late mother. Eve, who always cribs about gifting anyone anything, manages to find the perfect gift for her husband.
Opinion about the main character:
Eve likes to say that she prefers being alone, but if Roarke is not around, she misses him like anything. Though she prefers to portray an image of not caring about anyone, she is actually very much loyal and devoted to her friends.