Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb
Published September 3, 2019
She calls herself Lady Justice. And once she has chosen a man as her target, she turns herself into a tall blonde or a curvaceous redhead, makes herself as alluring and seductive as possible to them. Once they are in her grasp, they are powerless.
The first victim is wealthy businessman Nigel McEnroy. His company’s human resources department has already paid out settlements to a couple of his young victims – but they don’t know that his crimes go far beyond workplace harassment. Lady Justice knows. And in one shocking night of brutality, she makes him pay a much steeper price.
Now, Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, are combing through the evidence of McEnroy’s secret life. His compulsive need to record his misdeeds provides them with a wide range of suspects, but the true identity of Lady Justice remains elusive. It’s a challenging case, made even more difficult by McEnroy’s widow, who reacts to the investigation with fury, denial, and threats. Meanwhile, Lady Justice’s criminal crusade is escalating rapidly, and if Eve can’t stop this vigilante, there’s no telling how much blood may be spilled….
Lady Justice has a thing against men. Specifically she seems to be going for men who have cheated on their spouse, raped women, or have been abusive to their spouse. She castrates them and leaves their bodies naked outside their home. For the police, she leaves a poem about the man and why he had to die.
Yes we find out who the bad girl is early in the book. The catch though is this is only based on Dallas’s hunch. She has no proof and so has no way to get a warrant to search the premises, or to arrest the person. For me, this had enough suspense and wonderment of how Dallas was going to get her girl to keep reading and enjoy the book overall.
It’s nice to see the growth of the characters, and how they have changed over the series. I’m still waiting for us to find out who the candy thief is.