Delusion in Death (In Death Series #35)

Delusion in Death (In Death Series #35)

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by J. D. Robb
     
 

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It was just another after-work happy hour at a bar downtown—until the madness descended. And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, more than 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… See more details below

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It was just another after-work happy hour at a bar downtown—until the madness descended. And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, more than 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 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 anyone 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, but 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…

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Set in 2060, the gripping 36th Eve Dallas novel (after Celebrity in Death) from bestseller Robb (the pseudonym of Nora Roberts) opens at On the Rocks, a bar on Manhattan’s Lower West Side, where the patrons, mostly “white-collared working stiffs,” are enjoying happy hour. Suddenly, everyone in the bar inexplicably turns on each other, and a bloodbath ensues. Lt. Eve Dallas of the New York Police and Security Department investigates, even though her husband, Roarke, is the owner of On the Rocks. Eve discovers a possible link to the apocalyptic Red Horse cult, which orchestrated attacks with airborne hallucinogens during the Urban Wars of the early 21st century. While Robb serves up twists and turns in ample portions, the main attraction is still the character of Eve, who will win over readers with her ability to persevere in seeking a killer while coping with her personal demons. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House. (Sept.)
From the Publisher
Praise for the In Death series:

“Robb is a virtuoso.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“It’s Law & Order: SVU—in the future.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Gritty thrillers highlighted by humor and heart…The ‘In Death’ novels offer something for every fan of genre fiction.”—This Week (Columbus, OH)
“The series [is] groundbreaking in its unique combination of futuristic setting, suspense and romance.”—The Romance Reader

Kirkus Reviews
The latest quarry of Lt. Eve Dallas is the homegrown terrorist who masterminded a pair of unfathomable attacks that left 127 citizens dead. One minute On the Rocks is a bar full of whatever they call yuppies in 2060 whining about their jobs and plotting seductions; the next minute the yuppies morph into murderous savages who kill each other with cocktail forks, stemware and their bare hands. What could have made 93 model citizens run berserk? Since Eve's billionaire husband, Roarke, owns On the Rocks, he's involved in the case from the beginning, but it's the personnel of the police lab, not Roarke's minions, who figure out that the disaster was caused by a nefarious gas based on LSD and tweaked with even more dangerous hallucinogens. The attack was so successful that there's bound to be another one, and so there is, at nearby Café West. But this second outrage leads to a breakthrough when Eve realizes that the two episodes both involve a group of employees from the marketing department of Stevenson and Reede. And the case cracks wide open when she links both attacks to the wild schemes of the late crackpot scientist Guiseppi Menzini and the Red Horse terrorist network. Fighting off nightmares that connect her latest investigation to the unfortunate birth parents she identified in New York to Dallas (2011), she zeroes in on the killer. The detection is uninspired and a bit of a slog. As so often in this bestselling series, the high point is the police interrogation of the perp--this time by a corps of five strong women who unite to bamboozle him in a most satisfying way.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101600207
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/11/2012
Series:
In Death Series , #35
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
6,498
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher

Praise for the In Death series:

“Robb is a virtuoso.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“It’s Law & Order: SVU—in the future.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Gritty thrillers highlighted by humor and heart…The ‘In Death’ novels offer something for every fan of genre fiction.”—This Week (Columbus, OH)
“The series [is] groundbreaking in its unique combination of futuristic setting, suspense and romance.”—The Romance Reader

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