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.
Love Loveeee LOVEEEE!! J.D.Robb!!! IN DEATH Series! I've Read Every Single Book in the series! and Susan Ericksen SHE"S an AWESOME Narrator!!!
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
If you are new to this series, you must start with book 1, this is still the best. Then #2 and of course any book that focuses on Roark.
Well, many of the author's aka Nora Roberts fans just love all of this series, but I believe the first 20 are still the best. I have a few books in the triple digits and I noticed as did another fan that "L.T.'s" swearing has given way to covering the fact that author is just a bit too lazy to work in her great humor. Now she has written over 40, so read the reviews before you buy your starter story.
She is Dallas, L.T. Eve and of course her Irish accent brings Roark too brilliant life. All the cast is still great, but in the newer books, author has had to bring in new characters or you wouldn't get over 40 books, so her older characters get much less scene time. The first 10 books introduces all of the wonderful, snarky characters.
the author has plenty to work with, but as a fan from #1, she needs to re read that book, to bring back her spunk and humor and not rely on so much swearing. I can't remember which book had Galahad sleeping on McNabs' head when he is using Eve's sleep chair. That scene was pure gold and up to par on the author's talent.
This was my first (& last) JD Robb book. Thought premise was interesting enough, if a little graphic, the story quickly devolved into detailed descriptions of Eve's sex life, gross descriptions of the murders & Eve's childhood abuse. Narration was ok but sometimes couldn't tell at first if character was male or female and Irish(?) accent was downright annoying. By end of first hour, I couldn't stand any longer & turned it off!! A waste of money to me.
I don't want to give it away, so I'll just say the last scene was my favorite.
Eve's dream about her mom and Mavis's daughter moved me. It seemed a pivotal point for Eve. Her parents were monsters, and it seems she made headway coming to terms with what she went through as a child.
great historical background; not as much character development as usual. perhaps she is taking a breather after the Dallas entry?
Bendigo, Listerner for 5 years
start to finish on my seat. kept me guessing until the end. a great finish too.
The narrator is good at changing her voice for the different characters. She keeps you engaged the whole time. I never thought I could read/listen to a series this long without getting bored
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