Saturday, October 13, 2012

Delusion in Death [Hardcover]

I've finished "Delusion in Death" the book in her In Death series by J.D. Robb.

Product Description

It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks . .  .until something went terribly wrong. And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, eighty people lay dead.

Lieutenant 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 gives 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 anyone to temporary insanity — if not kill them outright.

But that doesn’t explain who would unleash such horror — or why. And if Eve can’t figure it out fast, it could happen again, anytime, anywhere. Because it’s airborne . . . .

About the Author

J. D. ROBB is the pseudonym for a number-one New York Times–bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

Product Details
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult; BOOK CLUB edition (September 11, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0399158812
ISBN-13: 978-0399158810

My Review:

The book opens with happy hour at a downtown bar with people meeting and relaxing after a hard day at work.  Than all of a sudden the customers and staff first get a headache and then suddenly something horrible happens.  Twelve minutes later more than eighty people are dead by horrendous means.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas thought she has seen everything but nothing quite like this.  All of the victims killed each other with whatever was close by and it's not a pretty sight.  Only a few survivors were recovered and then all report seeing delusions.  Eve discovers that everyone was exposed to a deadly cocktail of drugs that is distributed though the air to cause homicidal tendencies.

Eve has to rely heavily on Rorke's computer skills and we see how their relationship has evolved since the beginning to now.  Eve has grown so much since then and she listens to Roarke when he finally confronts her about her nightmares and how it affects him.


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