Bart Minnock, founder of the computer-gaming giant U-Play, enters his private playroom, and eagerly can't wait to lose himself in an imaginary world, to play the role of a sword-wielding warrior king, in his company's latest top-secret project, Fantastical.
The next morning, he is found in the same locked room, in a pool of blood, his head separated from his body. It is the most puzzling case Eve Dallas has ever faced, and it is not a game. . . .
NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is having as much trouble figuring out how Bart Minnock was murdered as who did the murdering. The victim's girlfriend seems sincerely grief-stricken, and his quirky-but-brilliant partners at U-Play appear equally shocked. No one seemed to have a prob lem with the enthusiastic, high-spirited millionaire. Of course, success can attract jealousy, and gaming, like any business, has its fierce rivalries and dirty tricks-as Eve's husband, Roarke, one of U- Play's competitors, knows well. But Minnock was not naive, and quite capable of fighting back in the real world as well as the virtual one.
Eve and her team are about to enter the next level of police work, in a world where fantasy is the ultimate seduction-and the price of defeat is death. . . .
I finally got to read the latest In Death book, Fantasy In Death by JD Robb. I always look forward on reading this series, in fact I tend to re-read it a lot...I guess I need my fix of Eve and Rourke throughout the year.
This time around Eve is the primary on the murder of a computer gaming genius. He is found in a closed room. There is no sign of forced entry and there's no evidence of him letting anyone in.
I loved the mystery in this book. I thought the way that Bart was killed ingenious and truly futuristic. And the reasons behind his murder is so natural in a evil genius type of way that I was blown away. We get to see the usual characters, I found that the author really focused on the friendship in this book, both the victims and the regular In Death team. But what really stood out is the science fiction, the holo gaming is intriguing, interesting and fun, and something that may end up happening.
I had a great time reading this book.
Fantasy In Death by JD Robb (4.5/5) Romantic Suspense: Alternate Future; Published: Putnam Adult (2/2010); Format: E-book for Kindle; Series: # 31, Eve Dallas; Thriller Suspense Reading Challenge (2); Books 2010 (30);