#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER (February 2019)
Lieutenant Eve Dallas fights to save the innocentâ€”and serve justice to the guiltyâ€”on the streets of New York in Connections in Death, the gritty and gripping new In Death novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb.
Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroadsâ€”and with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickeringâ€”whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelleâ€™s support.
Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and heâ€™s thrilled to hear about his sisterâ€™s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eveâ€™s investigation confirms that this wasnâ€™t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyleâ€™s been pumped full of poisonâ€”and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.
Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as theyâ€™re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickeringâ€™s murder has run out of chancesâ€¦