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.
Lt. 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 shocked as well. No one seemed to have a problem 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 naïve, and he knew how to fight 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.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2010 J.D. Robb (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Yes. It was interesting, entertaining.
Yes. It was very interesting. It went into detail about the creation of cutting-edge new video games and the people who invent them.
The last action scene where Roarke is stabbed in play.
Yes. It was engrossing.
Good series, interesting characters.
This is my first experience listening to a J. D Robb book. I bought two more of her books as they were on sell. I hope her other books are better. Sexual remarks are not necessary as they add nothing to the story and are used just to add length to the story. I suggest J. D. Robb read and learn from Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston.
This book has turned me off J. D. Robb.
I'm not sure if it Susan Ericksen's performance as much as it is a poor quality story.
I have been really enjoying the In Death series but this was the first one I was thankful for part two to start and then just decided to stop listening period. The story was dull, the readers did nothing to keep my attention and honestly since stopping mid-book, I couldn't even tell you what the story was about and and haven't been the least bit curious as to how it ended. I have never stopped mid-book before no matter how bad the story was. This was a first for me and I listen to about 24 books or so a year.
I love the "In Death" series and have read or heard almost all of them, so far. But the slower speed of reading that Susan Ericksen is now using, is driving me crazy!! All the earlier books are great and I love her as a reader. I think it started with this book and has continued through the succeeding books, much to my dismay. Ms. Ericksen's voice sounds contrived when she consciously slows down her reading speed and it is a strain to hear. It is like she is REEAAALLLLLYYYY trying to pronounce every syllable very carefully. Please go back to the way you've done it all along. These are great books but this reading speed problem is very distracting and takes away from what are otherwise engaging stories.
This one was "Fantastical-ly" diffrent. Enter the world of E-GEEKS. Whoa I had trouble figuring out the killer on this one. I kept going back and forth with myself with 2 of the characters. I was glad it was the one I wanted it to be which was funny cause that was the same thing Peabody (Eve's partner) said.
Another great read the ending was very touching I love that Eve and Roarke's ralationship just grows with every story.
BIG thumbs up to Susan Erikson for the making the characters real and the great naration.
Enjoy! Happy Listening.
I cant believe I have almost listened to all the in death stories.
"If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be". Most of us are every day hero's. Never mind the kind. Search for more. Listen.
I love this series. It takes place just far enough ahead in the futrue where things are a bit different in the tech sense. More like what I really expect it to be. A futrue based CSI story with a great female lead detective who is human and kicks great butt with a flair for messing up and making it better. Love Eve's flaws and strength, and Roark is the perfect match for her.He is a bad boy with a heart of gold. What else would a billionaire have? They both have interesting things to bring to the table and the mystery of the crime is in there for wonderful entertainment value. the side characters are fun. JD Robb is a one of a kind author. But like any series everyone will choose their favorites. I have not been bored yet. I must say I do not like the novella's much. Not enough meat in them for a hungrey reader. This one was not a novella and a keeper. This in number 30 and I hope it keeps going for a long time to come.
I love this series of books, based on a detective named Eve. Very interesting story line, I love the character Eve and the other main characters. Keep up the good work J D Robb.
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