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Just Roarke, as far as I know. Big money there. Kind of guy that touches shit and turns it into gold bricks.

First ImpressionsEdit

Roarke's first impression of EveEdit

  • During their first meeting (on February 14, 2058), Roarke noticed Eve's poorly cut hair and very interesting face. Intelligent, stubborn, sexy.[1] He thought it was odd that, when he saw her in the church, he hadn't pegged her for a cop. He'd sensed something; he'd felt her gaze, as physical as a blow. When he'd turned, when he'd seen her, another blow. A slow motion one-two punch he hadn't been able to evade.[2]
  • But the warning blip hadn't gone off. Not the warning blip that should have relayed cop. He'd seen a tall, willowy brunette with short, tumbled hair, eyes the color of honeycombs and a mouth made for sex. If she hadn't sought him out, he'd intended to seek her.[3]


RelationshipEdit

  • Carries around with him a button that fell from Eve's gray suit onto the floor of his limo the first time they met as a good luck charm. As he describes it: "like a schoolboy carries a lock of his sweetheart's hair."[4]
    • He reached in his pocket, took out the gray button that had fallen off her suit the first time they'd met. When she'd viewed him as a murder suspect. "And I have my talisman to remind me." It never failed to baffle her—and on a deeper level delight her—that he carried it with him, always.[5]
    • Find Nora's comment here.
  • In Glory in Death, Roarke told Eve he worries about her because he loves her. When she didn't respond, it irritated him.[6]
    • It was humiliating to admit, even to himself, that every time he went away to see to business, a seed of fear rooted in his heart that she would have shaken herself loose of him by the time he returned.[7]
    • The simple fact was, he needed the one thing she had refused him. A commitment.[8]
  • When Eve asked him why, why he wanted her when he could have anyone else (and probably has), he replied: "Why? That's a tricky one. Could it be your serenity, your quiet manner, you flawless fashion sense? No, I must be thinking of someone else. It must be your courage, your absolute dedication to balancing the scales, that restless mind, and that sweet corner of your heart that pushes you to care so much about so many."[9]
  • Roarke has a jealous and possessive streak when it comes to Eve (Jake Casto[10], Donald Webster[11], and Michael Waverly[12])
    • "I believe I was a bit more than mildly annoyed by having some poster boy for Dracula hit on my wife in front of my face."[13] For why Roarke didn't like Dorian Vadim from the get (besides Dorian being a sociopath), "Because he scoped my wife."[14]
    • About the mother of his children (divorced) 'snuggling' with a business partner, Roarke said he'd kill the business partner. When Eve said he'd kill both of them, Roarke said she knew him so well.[15]
    • Roarke asked Eve, "Do you mean someone might have killed her because she wouldn't give him what he wanted? Needed? It's a thought. A man could do a great deal of damage to a woman for that, if he wanted or needed badly enough. Then again, I haven't killed you. Yet."[16]
    • Other mentions of possessiveness regarding Eve.[17]
  • Many years ago, Roarke and his friends tossed around this question: What was the one thing in the world they'd want and need most; the one thing they'd give up anything else to keep? At the time, Roarke had no answer but he knows now. Eve. She's Roarke's one thing.[18]
  • "You saved me, Eve. What you are, what I feel for you, what we are together saved me."[19]
  • Dr. Mira imagines it's part of Roarke's pride that he became the kind of man a woman like Eve would love.[20]
  • "Winning was my god, before you. Winning, whatever it took. And no matter how much gain you stuff in your pocket, there are still empty spaces. You filled them for me. Two lost souls. Now we're found."[21]
  • "I bury my instincts every bloody day to stay out of your way as much as I do. Not to let myself think, every minute of every bloody day you're out there if tonight's the night you don't come back."[22]
    • Roarke tells Eve, "Don't take any unnecessary chances. There's no use asking you not to take the necessary ones."[23]
  • And in the simple jacket and pants she, in his eyes, outshone every woman in the room.[24]
  • Didn't she know he'd cut off his own hand before he'd put that look on her face?[25]
  • Roarke referred to Eve, himself, and Galahad as "our little family."[26]
  • Roarke was very angry when Eve ran short of cash before payday. Roarke considers it insulting that Eve said she won't go into one of 'his' safes for money. Eve said that she's sorry that it hurts or upsets him but she's just going to have to piss him off or insult him because she can't just hold out her hand to him for money. Roarke said all right, and they compromised when she borrowed fifty dollars from him.[27]
  • Roarke said that, on their wedding day, Eve was like a flame; bright and beautiful and took the breath right out of him. There was only her. (... and about five hundred guests, Eve said.)[28]

ChildrenEdit

  • Roarke has made numerous mentions for having children one day.
    • "I want a family. It doesn't have to be now, it doesn't have to be a year from now, but I want children with you."[29]
    • "Speaking as a man, I can say that finding oneself unable to create a child would be difficult to accept. And if a child was desired, I'd do whatever could be done to fix the problem."[30]
    • "Good practice for when we have a brood of our own."[31]
    • "I want children with you, Eve ... I don't mean today, or tomorrow, or nine months down the road ... That bond you spoke of, we deserve to have it. To make it, when we're ready. But we're not, either of us, ready ... But I want children with you, my lovely Eve. One day."[32]
    • "I know the two of us have strange, dark places inside us, and we might need some time for a little more light to seep in before we're ready to add to the family we've already made ... Then I think we should have five or six."[33]
  • Nora's comments on Roarke and Eve having children may be found here.


Roarke and Eve timelineEdit

  • February 15th - First kiss.[34]
  • February 17th - The first time he calls her 'darling' is in Naked, when they are in Roarke's shooting range. "Don't worry, darling. It's just a flesh wound."[35]
  • February 17th - First time they have sex.[36]
  • February 21st - Roarke told Eve that he thought he was in love with her.[37]
  • February 21st - The first time Roarke described them as two lost souls was in Naked in Death. He said fate had decided to throw a curve into their paths.[38]
  • February 22nd - He told her he knew he was in love with her.[39]
  • May 2058 - Eve admitted to Mavis that she was in love with Roarke.[40]
  • c. May 12, 2058 - The first time Eve tells Roarke she loved him.[41]
  • c. June 3, 2058 - Roarke said, "I want you to marry me." When Eve asked him what, he said again, "I want you to marry me."[42]
  • July 11, 2058 (Saturday) - Eve and Roarke's wedding day (based on the timeline and dates given, strictly, from Immortal in Death; not a future calendar).[43]


Roarke working with EveEdit

  • Roarke often acts in the role of Expert Civilian Consultant (ECC or Expert Consultant, Civilian) to assist the NYPSD.[44]
    • Roarke thinks cop work is "bloody tedious."[45]
  • On visiting a scene of a rape-murder, Roarke said to Eve, "Even after all this time with you, I don't know how you can do it, how you can put yourself in these places, make yourself see these things the way you do." When she said it was necessary, he said, "That's bollocks. It's more than an objective, observational sort of thing. You do what you do, how you do it for them. You do it for Deena and all the others who've had their lives stolen. It's more than standing for the dead, which is vicious enough to bear. But you walk with them through it. With all I've done in all my life, I don't know if I'd have the stomach to do what you do every day."[46]
    • Later, because he'd had enough, maybe too much, Roarke turned away from the screen.[47] "Earlier I said I didn't know how you could bear doing what you do, seeing what you see. I expect I'll wonder that a thousand times in a thousand ways through our life together. But tonight, I know. I don't have the words, no clever phrases or lofty philosophy. I simply know."[48]


Time away togetherEdit

  • Roarke and Eve often talk, throughout the series, of going away together and of the need to spend more time with just the two of them.
    • Naked in Death (c. February 13-22, 2058): Roarke thought now that she'd closed her case, he could talk her into taking a couple of days off. He had an island in the West Indies he thought she'd enjoy.[49]
    • Glory in Death (c. May 3-June 3, 2058): Eve had spent three dazzling days with Roarke on his island where she recovered from a bullet wound and exhaustion after Naked in Death.[50]
    • Immortal in Death (c. June 10, 2058): "Eve, you need a break from this." ... "I'm going to be taking a three-week one, aren't I?" (for the wedding/honeymoon)[51]
    • Conspiracy in Death (January, 2059): He intended to drag her away for at least a couple of days to the tropics as soon as their schedules allowed.[52]
    • Conspiracy in Death (January, 2059): It occurred to him that the resort could use another personal visit and that his wife could use a vacation. He made a mental note to work it in around their schedules.[53]
    • Loyalty in Death (February, 2059): Sun, sand, and sex; she was nearly ready to suggest it. Another week or two maybe, she decided.[54]
    • Witness in Death (late March, 2059): Roarke wanted time away with Eve, away from work. Not just one of the quick forty-eight-hour jaunts, but real time, intimate time. ... Roarke suggested they take some personal time, a few days of sun. ... Eve suggestion some quiet time; a long weekend – they negotiated to four days off, three more next month.[55]
    • Reunion in Death (Summer/July, 2059): They had just returned from a two week vacation; one week at the villa in Mexico, the second on a private island. [56]
    • Divided in Death (September 24, 2059): Eve said she, in about a week, wanted to take Roarke away for a long weekend. They plan to go to his island.[57]
    • Memory in Death (December 2059): Remember that, because I'm going to wheedle you into a few days away. Sun, sand, sea ... Why don't you mark down January second, then.[58]
    • Born in Death ([late] January, 2060): Twice they'd put off tentative plans to take a couple of days in the tropics.[59]
    • Innocent in Death ([mid] February, 2060): "But when this whole business is finally over, you and I are taking that postponed holiday, and doing naked handsprings on the sand."[60]
    • Innocent in Death ([mid] February, 2060): "So how come you don't look like you just got back from vacation? Mavis said you and Roarke took a few days at the beach."[61]
    • Promises in Death (Spring, 2060): Eve recommended that they take a few days off together in July, for their anniversary. Eve said one week, Roarke said four, and they compromised on two and a half.[62]
    • Kindred in Death (June, 2060): Roarke has looked into buying a small villa in the Caymans (a trip would take less than an hour). The villa is small enough to serve as a nice impulse holiday spot for them, and roomy enough to allow them to travel down with a few friends. They planned to go and spend Sunday together but Eve was called away to work.[63]


References Edit

  1. Naked in Death (ISBN 0-425-14829-7), p. 41
  2. Naked in Death (ISBN 0-425-14829-7), p. 43
  3. Naked in Death (ISBN 0-425-14829-7), p. 43
  4. Naked in Death (ISBN 0-425-14829-7), pp. 93, 224
  5. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 303
  6. Glory in Death (ISBN 0-425-15098-4), p. 18
  7. Glory in Death (ISBN 0-425-15098-4), p. 60
  8. Glory in Death (ISBN 0-425-15098-4), p. 60
  9. Glory in Death (ISBN 0-425-15098-4), p. 123
  10. Immortal in Death (ISBN 0-425-15378-9), pp. 235, 285
  11. Judgment in Death (ISBN 0-425-17630-4), pp. 158-160
  12. Conspiracy in Death (ISBN 0-425-16813-1), pp. 145, 146
  13. Eternity in Death (ISBN 978-0-515-14367-6), p. 55
  14. Eternity in Death (ISBN 978-0-515-14367-6), pp. 52, 93
  15. Glory in Death (ISBN 0-425-15098-4), p. 63
  16. Glory in Death (ISBN 0-425-15098-4), p. 121
  17. Glory in Death (ISBN 0-425-15098-4), p. 144
  18. Betrayal in Death (ISBN 0-425-17857-9), p. 255
  19. Interlude in Death (ISBN 0-515-13109-1), p. 41
  20. Interlude in Death (ISBN 0-515-13109-1), p. 47
  21. Survivor in Death (ISBN 0-425-20418-9), p. 85
  22. Survivor in Death (ISBN 0-425-20418-9), p. 308
  23. Glory in Death (ISBN 0-425-15098-4), p. 144
  24. Innocent in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15401-0), p. 45
  25. Innocent in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15401-0), p. 243
  26. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), p. 59
  27. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), pp. 269-273
  28. Kindred in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15595-6), p. 7
  29. Conspiracy in Death (ISBN 0-425-16813-1), p. 248
  30. Seduction in Death (ISBN 0-425-18146-4), p. 215
  31. Survivor in Death (ISBN 0-425-20418-9), p. 151
  32. Survivor in Death (ISBN 0-425-20418-9), p. 260
  33. Born in Death (ISBN 978-0-425-21568-5), pp. 241, 242
  34. Naked in Death (ISBN 0-425-14829-7), p. 78
  35. Naked in Death (ISBN 0-425-14829-7), p. 146
  36. Naked in Death (ISBN 0-425-14829-7), p. 154
  37. Naked in Death (ISBN 0-425-14829-7), p. 224
  38. Naked in Death (ISBN 0-425-14829-7), pp. 224, 225
  39. Naked in Death (ISBN 0-425-14829-7), p. 281
  40. Glory in Death (ISBN 0-425-15098-4), p. 164
  41. Glory in Death (ISBN 0-425-15098-4), pp. 6, 108, 123 Note: The days in Glory in Death do not run from day to day to day. A day may be skipped with no mention of date given or that action has moved several days forward from one event to the next. When the dates for Glory in Death are given from May 3-June 3, one may be fairly confident those dates are accurate. The citations, and numerous book pages provided are an effort to fix times of events as accurately as possible.
  42. Glory in Death (ISBN 0-425-15098-4), pp. 6, 108, 123, 296 Note: The days in Glory in Death do not run from day to day to day. A day may be skipped with no mention of date given or that action has moved several days forward from one event to the next. When the dates for Glory in Death are given from May 3-June 3, one may be fairly confident those dates are accurate. The citations, and numerous book pages provided are an effort to fix times of events as accurately as possible.
  43. Immortal in Death (ISBN 0-425-15378-9), pp. 209, 247, 294-296
  44. Seduction in Death (ISBN 0-425-18146-4), p. 109; Purity in Death (ISBN 0-425-18630-X), p. 142; Memory in Death (ISBN 0-425-21073-1), p. 172; Born in Death (ISBN 978-0-425-21568-5), p. 243; Kindred in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15595-6), p. 97
  45. Kindred in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15595-6), p. 199
  46. Kindred in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15595-6), pp. 83, 84
  47. Kindred in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15595-6), p. 91
  48. Kindred in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15595-6), p. 92
  49. Naked in Death (ISBN 0-425-14829-7), pp. 300, 301
  50. Glory in Death (ISBN 0-425-15098-4), p. 4
  51. Immortal in Death (ISBN 0-425-15378-9), pp. 274, 275
  52. Conspiracy in Death (ISBN 0-425-16813-1), p. 57
  53. Conspiracy in Death (ISBN 0-425-16813-1), p. 203
  54. Loyalty in Death (ISBN 0-425-17140-X), p. 8
  55. Witness in Death (ISBN 0-425-17363-1), pp. 176, 253, 311, 312
  56. Reunion in Death (ISBN 0-425-18397-1), p. 3
  57. Divided in Death (ISBN 0-425-19795-6), pp. 353, 354
  58. Memory in Death (ISBN 0-425-21073-1), p. 339
  59. Born in Death (ISBN 978-0-425-21568-5), p. 10
  60. Innocent in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15401-0), p. 156
  61. Innocent in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15401-0), p. 175
  62. Promises in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15548-2), pp. 4, 5
  63. Kindred in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15595-6), p. 8

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