Computers are being used to kill, taking out criminals who have avoided paying for their crimes.
Eve and Roarke again find themselves straddling that fine line of right and wrong. She sees things in black and white, the letter of the law. It doesn’t matter that the victim preyed on children; her job is to stop a killer.
Roarke is more into shades of grey, the victim deserved to die for his crimes. The conflict between their past, their experiences and values are once more an issue.
We meet Jamie again, the young computer genius whose sister and grandfather were murdered in a previous book. Roarke is guiding Jamie’s education with the hope that the young man will come and work for his company. But Jamie wants to be a cop like his grandfather, and his godfather, Feeney.
We learn Mavis and Leonardo are expecting a baby, the very thought of which scares Eve more than facing down any killer.
Officer Trueheart, the young rookie cop we met previously is now assigned to Baxter as a trainee.
Time moves on, people experience change in their personal and private lives. I think that is one of the things I like the most about this series, the ever changing relationships, reflecting the ups and down of life.
I mean, come on, Mavis pregnant? I didn’t see that one coming and it’s been interesting to see the more serious side of this quirky character. What will happen next?