Saturday, November 24, 2012

Delusion in Death

It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks, complained about their boss, maybe hooked up with someone for the night. Until something went terribly wrong. At first it was just a friction in the air. The noise intensified. The crowd seemed oppressive. Some sharp words were exchanged, some pushing and shoving. Then the madness descended. And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, eighty people lay dead. Eve Dallas is trying to sort out the inexplicable events. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing things - monsters and swarms of bees. They describe sudden, overwhelming feelings of fear and rage and paranoia. When forensics makes its report, the mass delusions make more sense: it appears the bar patrons were exposed to a cocktail of chemicals and illegal drugs that could drive people into temporary insanity - if not kill them outright. But that doesn't explain who would unleash such horror - or why. Eve's husband, Roarke, happens to own the bar, yet he's convinced the attack wasn't directed at him. It's bigger than that. And if Eve can't figure it out fast, it could happen again, anytime, anywhere. Because it's airborne...

I've been meaning to read this book since it came out, but as usual anything written by Nora Roberts/JD Robb the hold list is outrageous.  But I finally got my turn, and I admit it was quicker than I thought. Bonus for me, I guess...

I found the story more fast paced than usual.  I enjoyed that, it made it a quick read, which was fine by me.  That doesn't mean that anything within the story was lacking, the usual gang was there, the tender moments and the quick ass ones were there as usual.  I believe that the author is slowly making Eve more vulnerable and more "human" towards the living.  The search for the person responsible for the gassing had me second guessing my initial gut feeling, but it was a definite roller coaster ride.  I truly enjoyed this book.

Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb (4/5) Futuristic Romantic Suspense; Published: Putnam (9/2012); Series: # 35, Eve Dallas; New Release; Library; Books 2012 (46);

2 comments:

Kailana said...

I really need to read some books in this series... I am so slow!

Leya Kleist said...

You'll get to it, eventually...

I know the feeling. :D