|Plot Summary of Visions in Death|
Putnam, August 2004, 21.95, 352 pp.
In the fall of 2059, Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the New York Police and Security Department and her spouse billionaire mogul Roarke are on their way home from a business party when she receives a notice to report to Central Park's Belvedere Castle. Her partner Detective Peabody is already there when Eve arrives. She tells her it is a nasty crime scene with the victim laid out naked on an outcropping of rocks, badly beaten pre mortem, raped and strangled with a red ribbon, her eyes surgically cut out.
Eve looks at the victim and believes that the killer will strike again; in all probability, the culprit has killed before. Psychic Celina Sanchez, who works the party circuit, tells Eve that she saw the crime being committed in a dream. Her details convince Eve that Celina is genuine. After more women are killed, Eve and Detective Peabody provide a television interview conducted by reporter Nadine Furst. The Lieutenant believes the killer will come after her but she miscalculates and the next victim is Peabody, making this case suddenly very personal to Eve and the entire NYPSD.
There is a lot of action and romantic love scenes between the various couples.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|"In this latest Eve Dallas book, there's a serial killer out there who mutilates his victims' eyes after he chokes and rapes them. This case is rough for Dallas, who is reminded of her own rape at the hands of her father when she was a child. When a psychic approaches Dallas and tells her that she has had visions about the murders, Dallas is skeptical but reluctant to turn away the help. Eve Dallas also has to deal with the many friendships she has developed over the course of the series, including a pregnant best friend and a partner (Detective Delia Peabody) who is nervously anticipating moving in with her boyfriend. "
Melissa Cookson, Resident Scholar
|"In the summer of 2059, a body was discovered brutally murder in the New York, Central Park Lake. Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her partner Detective Peabody is on the trail to find a serial killer who strangle his victims with a red ribbon and remove their eyes. Nothing can do little to trace down the serial killer who carefully leaves nothing of himself behind. Who covered his face with dark glasses, and body with black clothes.
Frantically needed to find the answer, Eve accepted the help of a psychic who claim to have visions of the murders. She fought her physical and emotional exhaustion to stop the murders. Eve challenged the killer to find her, but Eve's threats make him anxious to act first, to strike against Eve and her team.
Na Ng, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Visions in Death|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 16.7%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 36.7%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 33.3%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 13.3%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- near future
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- very athletic
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
- bulging muscles
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog