Edition: Hodder & Stoughton, 1996 (Buy from Amazon)
Review number: 958
The second of Robb's Eve Dallas novels is typical of the series; an enjoyable, light murder investigation in the New York of the future, with the developing relationship between Lieutenant Dallas and billionaire Roarke in the background.
The first victim in this case is a prominent lawyer, well known and liked in the NYPD, and a close social acquaintance of Eve's boss. The personal elemts in the background of the investigation coincide with massive media interest in any case with which Eve is involved, because of her relationship with Roarke. One reporter is particularly obnoxious, and Eve's reaction to this forms the basis of her special closeness to his rival, Nadine Furst, which becomes quite an important component of novels later in the series.