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Monday, April 27, 2009

Promises in Death by J. D. Robb

Eve Dallas is a detective in the year 2060 in New York City. She is called to help solve the murder of Amaryllis Coltrane, a fellow cop who has lived in the city for a couple years and was originally from Atlanta. Coltrane's boyfriend Li is a medical examiner with the city. Amaryllis is found killed in the basement of her apartment building, apparently with her own weapon which is now missing.
I thought that the premise of this book was interesting, a futuristic murder mystery but not so far in the future as to be completely sci fi. Upon reading it I found it to be quite vulgar and pornographic. The language is awful and includes a word that makes it NC-17. This word has been popping up quite a bit lately. What is with that? As if the f-words weren't bad enough! Very frustrating!

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