Lieutenant Eve Dallas is on the trail of an escaped serial killer with whom she has a history. She follows him from New York city to Dallas, Texas, her husband Roarke at her side. Not only does she confront the murderer, but also his mentor, her own long-lost mother. In my opinion this is one of the best books of the “In Death” series by Nora Roberts under the pen name J.D. Robb. Roberts fills in the blanks about Eve’s angst-filled backstory, while at the same time delivering a wonderful tale of triumph over adversity with plenty of action and a juicy mystery. What could be better!