It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks, complained about the 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 12 minutes of chaos and violence, 80 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....
©2012 Nora Roberts (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I like J.D. Robb books but this narrator kind of ruined it. She did the worst Irish accent I've ever heard and she made the rest of the characters sound stupid.
no, I couldn't make it past the first few chapters. I thought this was a love story not a gory murder mystery.
I bought this book based on the rave reviews because I love mystery & thrillers. I haven't read any of the other books in the series as other readers have, so I'm not familiar about the characters, story lines, etc.
There were things mentioned in the story that I just didn't get...J.D. Robb kept using the terms "links" as I suspected the equivalent of a cell phone. Why didn't she just used normal terminologies? Did I miss something? After all, the story took place in NYC in modern days, right? How the heck was I supposed to know that "links" were?
Also, I wasn't impressed with the narration either. Rourke's Irish brogue made my ears twinged.
I'm only a 1/4 way through the story, but I don't know if I can finish it! Very disappointing.
The voices portrayed appeared to be very strained and Peabody's voice was the absolute worst of the group. I've purchased many audible books, by many performers, but this narrator has ruined the J.D. Robb books for me and I will not buy anymore by this "artist". She really distracts from the story line. I will continue the Death series using the visual form of entertainment. I'm never disappointed with the Robbs' written word.
I love this series but I thought I would be able to download to a disk and don't have enough time to sit and listen. I usually listen while I drive and wish it was on disc
haven't listened yet
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The premise of the books are okay, but I get so annoyed with the main character, Eve Dallas, and her negative & bitchy way, that I wonder why I keep listening to this series! Is it the narrator that causes the irritation, or is it the way the character is written? Whatever, if they would just back off a bit on the character's aggression, the books would be must more listen-able.
I did not know anything about this author and went on the reviews. Not really my thing. I did not care for the narration and thought the story a bit obvious.
I would not recommend this book as it did not captivate me or intrigue me.
Who wrote this? None of the usual sex play between Eve and Roake, not even once.. No play between Roarke and Eve at all. No Peabody and McNab remarks either. No Summerset, Mavis,Leonardo, etc. It's all a cops story any author could have written. It doesn't even feel like a book of the "In Death Series". As a matter of fact, I don't consider it part of the series. Its a stand alone book, more of Nora Roberts story. Should the next book, lack the laughs I usually get when listening I will give up the series completely. I used to finish listening to a book and check constantly to see when the next was coming out. I don't care much about the next except to see if she is back on track or if I should find a new series.
The story was good, I do like Nora Roberts, but this was just a book that had a few characters from In Death Series in it. To me it was a huge let down. Hope it doesn't happen again, I used to love the series.
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I look forward to all the In Death books and watch for the next. Enjoyable? Always a new story line. Keeps me listening. Love to guess who the murderer is.
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