The death of a socially connected woman takes Eve Dallas to a bar where she would never have gone for a drink. Because bar had people like Larinda Mars who have a profession of collecting history about people and then later on suing it for their own personal goals. Also on such places no fights ever occur and no crime is committed because this proves to be the place where crimes are hidden or buried forever.
Now for the first time someone has been killed and it is not an ordinary person who’s found dead. Larinda Mars called himself a social reporter with the gossips of all sorts but now Eve comes to know that she was a professional blackmailer as well. She used to hide the secrets of people but for a price that could satisfy her personal needs. This time perhaps she has met her match and someone has buried all her secrets along with her.
Eve starts investigating each and every one who once had connection with her and there was a money exchange between them. The clues take her from one billionaire to other and then to someone she never wanted to see in her list. The novel really brings to light the hidden and corrupt aspects of the society in which we live. Obsession in Death and Devoted in Death never discussed such issues as those parts were not objective in their dealing. J.D. Robb tries to take his gigantic series to a new level where the writer tries to highlight the social issue present around us. Susan Ericksen is like a permanent part of this whole series like Eve Dallas she is there in every part and the listeners now possess a kind of association with her.