Origin in Death

Origin in Death

Paperback - 2005
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Penguin Putnam

Set in 2059 in New York City, the number-one bestselling In Death series has given fans a searing glimpse into near-future law and order. Now, as scientists work to expand the limits of technology, Detective Eve Dallas tracks the cunning, cold-blooded killer of a father and son.

A pioneer of modern reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Wilfred B. Icove, is found dead in his office-murdered in a chillingly efficient manner: one swift stab to the heart. Struck by the immaculate condition of the crime scene, Dallas suspects a professional killing. Security disks show a stunningly beautiful woman calmly entering and leaving the building-the good doctor's final appointment.

Known as "Dr. Perfect," the saintly Icove devoted his life to his family and his work. His record is clean. Too clean for Dallas. She knows he was hiding something and suspects that his son-and successor-knows what it is. Then, like father, like son, the young Dr. Icove is killed . . . with the same deadly precision.

But who is the mystery woman-and what was her relationship with the good doctors?While her husband, Roarke, works behind the scenes, Dallas follows her darkest instincts into the Icoves' pasts. What she discovers are men driven to create perfection-playing fast and loose with the laws of nature, the limits of science, and the morals of humanity.

Origin in Death proves once again the incredible appeal of Eve Dallas and the bestselling popularity of her creator. Whether writing as herself or as J. D. Robb, Nora Roberts continues to push the boundaries of suspense-and she takes delighted fans along for the ride.



Baker & Taylor
When a cosmetic surgeon is killed in his office with tidy precision, and not long after his doctor-son is murdered in the same manner, Detective Eve Dallas must track down the cunning, cold-blooded killer who just may be one of the good doctor's beautiful female patients. 500,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her partner Peabody enter the hallowed walls of the Wilfred B. Icove Center for Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery on a case. A hugely popular vid star has been beaten to a bloody pulp - and has killed her attacker in the process. After a post-op interview, Dallas and Peabody confirm for themselves that it's a clear-cut case of self-defense, but before they can leave the building, another case falls into their hands.
Dr. Wilfred B. Icove himself has been found dead in his office - murdered in a chillingly efficient manner: one swift stab to the heart. Struck by the immaculate condition of the crime scene, Dallas suspects a professional killing. Security discs show a stunningly beautiful woman calmly entering and leaving the building: the good doctor's final appointment.
Known as "Dr. Perfect," the saintly Icove devoted his life to his family and his work. His record is clean. Too clean for Dallas. She knows he was hiding something, and suspects that his son, his successor, knows what it is. Then - like father, like son - the young Dr. Icove is killed...with the same deadly precision.
But who is the mystery woman, and what was her relationship with the good doctor? With her husband, Roarke, working behind the scenes, Dallas follows her darkest instincts into the Icoves' pasts. And what she discovers are men driven to create perfection - playing fast and loose with the laws of nature, the limits of science, and the morals of humanity.

Baker
& Taylor

When a cosmetic surgeon is killed in his office with tidy precision, Detective Eve Dallas must track down the cunning, cold-blooded killer, who may be one of the doctor's beautiful female patients.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2005
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ISBN: 9780399152894
039915289X
Branch Call Number: F ROB
Characteristics: 339 p. ; 24 cm

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trevordunfordswife
Aug 15, 2016

Much, much better than the average read in this series. The 'gang' is all here and all help to unravel the plot but it is fascinating and unexpected. You will read this for the mystery as well as the rapport and repartee between the characters.

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shirleywhiles
Mar 06, 2013

a must read series

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