A New York Times Bestselling AuthorAs scientists work to expand the limits of technology, Detective Eve Dallas tracks the cunning, cold-blooded killer of a father and son.A pioneer of modern reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Wilfred B. Icove, is found dead in his office - murdered with one swift stab to the heart. Struck by the immaculate condition of the crime scene, Dallas suspects a professional killing. Security disks show a stunningly beautiful woman calmly entering and leaving the building - the good doctor's final appointment. Dallas knows Dr. Icove was hiding something and suspects that his son - and successor - knows what it is. Then, like father, like son, the young Dr. Icove is killed with the same deadly precision. Who is the mystery woman - and what was her relationship with the good doctors?Dallas follows her darkest instincts into the Icoves' pasts. What she discovers are men driven to create perfection - playing fast and loose with the laws of nature, the limits of science, and the morals of humanity.Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than one hundred novels, including eighteen books in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series, written under the pen name J. D. Robb. She has been given the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into their Hall of Fame. Roberts' work has been optioned and made into films, excerpted in national magazines and translated in over twenty-five countries. Nora Roberts (a.k.a. J. D. Robb ) lives in Keedysville, Maryland.