• Origin in Death

  • In Death, Book 21
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Series: In Death, Book 21
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 20-05-2008
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (21 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her partner Peabody enter the hallowed halls 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 doctors? 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.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2005 J. D. Robb (P)2005 Brilliance Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Robb tones down the romance and ups the action ante as the team uncovers an increasingly horrific crime that builds to a race-against-the-clock climax that will have readers cheering." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Susan Ericksen brings enthusiasm to the eclectic cast of characters, offering a unique voice to enliven each one. Her rendition of Lieutenant Dallas as a brash, yet secretly sensitive woman is likely to resonate most with listeners." ( AudioFile)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ria Reader on 29-11-2010


I am waiting for the other shoe to fall in this series. How can one series have so many books and still be good. I can not stop spending my money on this In Death series. (It's like an addiction.)This one was really good and interesting .I even shed some tears at the end.
I have to give it up to Susan Ericksen ( the narrator) she really makes these stories real. ( I especillay got a treat with Roarke's relatives being in town). (Susan has that Irish accent down).
I have tried saving money and reading a couple of the books but it is trully not the same without the voices that Susan gives us.
Do yourself a favor start with the 1st one you will not be disappointed.

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5 out of 5 stars
By A. Burstein on 10-04-2010

One of my favs

I read all of the Eve stories and this is one I really noticed out of the crowd :)

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4 out of 5 stars
By Misty on 25-01-2015


This story is all about clones not really my thing,the story line was ok, the narrator was once again fabulous. The best part of the story for me was when all the Irish relatives turned up for Thanks Giving.

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