Naked In Death Analysis

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While Naked in Death, by J D Robb, much better known as Nora Roberts, masquerades as a murder mystery, it really exposes the ideas that even the strongest, most independent person benefits from a family, blood has nothing to do with love, and every person, no matter how horrible their beginning, has the power to control who they are and what they became.

Ana Grilo 's review of Naked in Death and Glory in Death, the first two of the J. D. Robb books In Death Series written by Nora Roberts, found on, does a great job balancing her opinion with the details of the story. She begins her review by describing Eve as "a no-frills woman, a tough cop who prides herself in her work," (1) which immediately nails down the personality
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Grilo claims that the futuristic setting is so subtle that the reader does not even notice the progression of things that are inevitable, like coffee only being available to the uber rich, like Roarke, and the reversal of some widely accepted laws, like gun control, which has been completely banned unless licensed for display purposes, and prostitution, which is now a legally accepted occupation. The other big difference is that everything is electronic and travel has advanced to include flying vehicles and visiting other planets. (Grilo 3) These are all things that the reader comes upon with no introduction and I feel that I was left piecing things together. I can handle the way Eve talks to her computer instead of typing or using a mouse, but when she tells her car where to go and it just takes off, up and over the car in front her, or when she goes from one side of the country to the other in less than one hour instead of six hours, I definitely had to do a double take. Now, to be fair, we could say that the trip into the future was too subtle as it did take me half the book to pin down exactly what had
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