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Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD is faced with taking down a bad cop who uses her badge for illegal purposes. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is the head of the homicide division of the New York Police and Security Department. The story takes place in 2060 in Manhattan.
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Dallas' partner, Detective Delia Peabody, overhears two cops discussing a side operation that is run out of the illegals division of the NYPSD. One of the cops is Rene Oberman, the lieutenant of the illegals division and the daughter of a revered former Commander of the police department. Peabody quickly realizes that the fellow officers have been using their positions for gain and have gone so far as to murder those that got in their way, including other police officers.

Although Peabody is terrified of the mess she has stumbled upon, she reports the incident to her lieutenant. Dallas lays out a meticulous plan to find Oberman's latest victim and prove that he was murdered. After the body is found, Dallas reports the situation to her Commander. Together, Dallas and Peabody structure a case against the dirty cops, employing the aid of Dallas' billionaire husband Roarke, Peabody's significant other, electronics detective Ian McNab and other trusted members of the police force.

One of Oberman's team goes rogue and is murdered by his partner. The team assembled by Dallas tracks and follows the dirty cops and builds a trap to capture and take down the murderous crew. The plan works. Oberman and her entire team are arrested on charges of murder, conspiracy, and many other felonies that will put them in prison for the rest of their lives.
Best part of story, including ending: The author is a master at interweaving plots and developing an intriguing story line.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene was at the end of the book when Dallas confronts Oberman. Dallas shows that she and her team are far superior to Oberman's goon squad and in the end, the good guy wins.

Opinion about the main character: I most like Eve Dallas' sense of cynicism and dogged determination.

The review of this Book prepared by Pamela Mortimer a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

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.

The review of this Book prepared by Amrita Nandagopal a Level 4 Yellow-Headed Blackbird scholar

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Plot & Themes

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 Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   seduction/blackmail General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   police gone bad

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Cynical or arrogant


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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