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Isaac McQueen - a violent pedophile Eve took down not long after she became a police officer - has escaped prison. McQueen seems more than eager to get back to raping and torturing young girls, but he's added an additional target to his list: Eve. McQueen's sick cat-and-mouse game will take Eve and her husband Roarke from New York to Dallas, where the demons of Eve's past will collide with the terrifying danger that taking down McQueen presents.

Enter the explosively exciting world of Eve and Roarke in NEW YORK TO DALLAS. Author J.D. Robb brings the full gamut of emotions to the table in NEW YORK TO DALLAS and readers are sure to experience every one. I laughed, I cried, I sighed, I smiled, I relaxed and curled up with the book, then I tensed and sat up straight as I eagerly turned the pages.

As one might expect from the lack of "In Death" in the title, J.D. Robb shakes things up in NEW YORK TO DALLAS. Taking Eve out of New York doesn't just equal a location change. She's in unfamiliar territory, doesn't have her partner, her squad, her commander or the familiar resources she's used to. It was interesting, for me, to see Eve in such a situation. What's more, Dallas isn't just any location. As fans of the series know, Dallas is where Eve's life was irrevocably changed. I won't provide any spoilers, but it should come as no surprise that the ghosts of Eve's past - a past she's thought she'd mostly come to terms with - are added to the strain of trying to capture McQueen.

I loved the character growth this aspect of the story brought to Eve, even as it broke my heart. And it wasn't only my heart breaking. Roarke, Eve's husband, is with her every step of the way. Not only do we see more of his character development come about - and I won't say why or how - but the progression their marriage makes in NEW YORK TO DALLAS is simply beautiful to watch. In many ways, Eve and Roarke make a unique couple. But one of the things I love most about them as husband and wife is the fact that they have the "everyday" little problems couples have, not just big ones; they have to cope with both in this book.

A host of new characters are seamlessly introduced in NEW YORK TO DALLAS. I grew to love them almost as much as I do Eve and Roarke's friends. Two of McQueen's victims, in particular, grabbed my attention - and Eve's - and it's not just their courage which captivated me, but what they show about Eve that makes me hope I'll see them again.