|Plot Summary of Treachery In Death|
Fresh from her first case as primary, Peabody decides to hone up her hand-to-hand combat skills and heads to an unused gym in Central where she overhears two fellow cops, Renee Oberman and Detective Garnet, talking about their shady deals and murder. Peabody calls up McNab after they leave and together, they head over to inform Lieutenant Eve Dallas. Eve takes down Peabody's report and informs Whitney about her decision to bring down corrupt cop, Lieutenant Renee Oberman, and her accomplices.
Based on what Peabody overheard, Eve confirms that Renee had her men kill one of her own informers. Eve meets Renee face-to-face and dislikes her on first sight. She realizes that Renee is running a highly-paid drug business on the side and the majority of her officers are in league wit her schemes. To add to it, Renee is the daughter of a decorated police officer who had once occupied the same position that Eve's commander Whitney currently holds.
Eve has to use all the resources at her hand and bring in Webster from Internal Affairs to ensure that the bad cops are removed from the department, for once and for all.
Best part of story, including ending: Eve's partner and friend, Delia Peabody, has a good role in this story from the beginning to the end. The normally cheerful, flamboyant and extremely-likeable Peabody gets the scare of her life when she overhears the two bad cops while she is standing naked in an empty shower stall. In spite of it, she manages to keep her wits about her and take the case to the higher-ups without worrying about how it would affect her job. Kudos to Peabody!
Best scene in story: My favorite scene is the climax where Eve takes down Renee in a fistfight and all the officers in her dpartment, Whitney and Roarke turn up to witness it. She becomes all teary-eyed when her officers salute her.
Opinion about the main character: For Eve, the badge is not just a profession, but a part of who she is. The extent of her commitment to her job and the hundred and one percent that she puts in into each of her cases is evident of the fact that she was born to be a cop.
|Chapter Analysis of Treachery In Death|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 70%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- near future
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- police gone bad
- New York
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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