Desperation in Death excerpt

It’s never too early to plan ahead — even as you shouldn’t wish your life away. I had a chance to read Desperation in Death while I recovered from hip replacement and it’s a fast-paced entry in the series that grabs you by the throat from the first. Which you’ll see in a minute.

The official description is as follows:

The place called the Pleasure Academy is a living nightmare where abducted girls are trapped, trained for a life of abject service while their souls are slowly but surely destroyed. Dorian, a thirteen-year-old runaway who’d been imprisoned there, might never have made it out if not for her fellow inmate Mina, who’d hatched the escape plan. Mina was the more daring of the two–but they’d been equally desperate.

Unfortunately, they didn’t get away fast enough. Now Dorian is injured, terrified, and wandering the streets of New York, and Mina lies dead near the waterfront while Lt. Eve Dallas looks over the scene.

Mina’s expensive, elegant clothes and beauty products convince Dallas that she was being groomed, literally and figuratively, for sex trafficking–and that whoever is investing in this high-overhead operation expects windfall profits. Roarke may be able to help, considering his ties to the city’s ultra-rich. But Roarke is also worried about the effect this case is having on Dallas, as it brings a rage to the surface she can barely control. No matter what, she must keep her head clear–because above all, she is desperate for justice and to take down those who prey on and torment the innocent.

And now, here’s Chapter One.


21 thoughts on “Desperation in Death excerpt”

  1. Omg it’s going to be just awful for Dallas. I wonder if she’ll cross the line using Roarks methods to find the who done it. Can’t wait.

  2. Oh my goodness! This is going to be a really great one!
    I already feel sorry for Eve! It’s going to cause her to have terrible nightmares from her youth!

  3. This is amazing and I have to see what happens next!! oMG. My brain is buzzing with ideas and questions. Thank God for Nora!!!

  4. Wow!! Nora has created another great one. Can’t wait to read the rest. Eve is going to be sick over this and have to work really hard to not let others in. Roarke is going to have his hands full helping, taking care of her etc

  5. Gripping right from the start. Eve will definately be affected by this case. But Roarke will be there as her expert consultant and her major soother..🤗💖
    This is another brilliant storyline, JD. Never fails to please. Thank you, and always Stay Safe.🤗

    1. Roark and Dr. Mira will help Eve thru this. She is goi g to suffer a lot. I think Summerset will help also. 😂

  6. Way off topic, I know, but I saw this video & thought that Nora, dog lover that she is, has to see this! It’s a dog fountain in Mount Vernon, Ohio & it’s a hoot! I also love the little cat sitting quietly on the edge!

    And yep, I’ve read that 1st chapter already, and finished with an “I Want!”. Every time I tell myself, don’t read the excerpt, you know how you’ll feel…but I give in every time. Deep Sigh. Ah well, Sept. will come one of these days!

  7. Hot damn. This is going to be one of those late nights of “just one more chapter”. Can’t wait!

  8. Have every book 📚 in this series. Get better all the time. Reread often.

  9. Wow. Very intense, now can’t wait until this comes out so I can read the whole book.

  10. OMG . The tension in that first chapter is off the charts. We all know how this will effect Eve. This is gonna be a real nail biter. Thanx a lot Nora. Now im going to be biting my nails till September.

  11. Really we have to wait 3 months .I am so ready for the new book Nora never fails .Have a wonderful summer , we will be waiting patiently and eagerly for the book

  12. Wow!! Gripping to stay the least. How far away is September again?? Going to be another fantastic read.

  13. Laura you are so right can’t wait to get my hands on this one! Thanks to Nora!

  14. Oh my, I don’t know how you do it but you bring these people life.
    Thank you for these wonderful books , I have read them over and over, I will have to start reading them again to make it to September.🍀

  15. Spirit cannot be destroyed; I’m glad she’s able to strike back! Waiting eagerly… Laura, hope you hip is better already!

  16. This is going to be one of her best yet, but Eve is going to really suffer with this one. I can not wait until September.

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