EVE DALLAS - THE WOMAN BEHIND THE BADGE
When she was eight years old, Eve was found in an alley in Dallas, Texas, with no memory of her life until then. Her father was despicable, a criminal who raped her repeatedly during her short life with him, and was planning to offer her to pedophiles—until she killed him in self-defense. After she was found, she was put into the foster care system until she was eighteen, when she moved to New York.
Now a homicide Lieutenant for the NYPSD (New York Police and Security Department), Eve is tough-as-nails and no-holds-barred. She is brusque, aggressive, and efficient. Eve is dedicated to finding justice for the dead, so she barely sleeps or eats until the case is solved.
Eve is still growing emotionally and cases involving women and children, particularly rape victims, are extremely difficult. Her childhood memories haunt her in nightmares, which have become less severe since meeting Roarke, her life’s love and protector. Powerful, brilliant, and disgustingly rich, Roarke encourages Eve to open herself to the opportunities of being a wife and friend. Tall and lanky with whiskey-colored eyes and short choppy brown hair, Eve’s tastes are simple while Roarke delights in the exquisite and ornamented…especially when he can give Eve clothing suggestions.
Her softer side is increasingly on display, but she only allows those very close to her to experience this. Roarke is privy, of course, but so are colleagues and friends like Mavis, Dr. Mira, her partner Detective Peabody, and Captain Feeney. Dr. Mira, because she is both the department’s top criminal profiler, as well as a therapist, has played a professional and personal role in Eve’s life.
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On Manhattan's Upper East Side a woman lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better.