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.
Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.
Unique story line. History of the Urban Wars which would have started about now. Progression of heroine in resolving the disaster of her own beginning.
Very real feeling of the future world where the same old same old issues reside.
Probably one of the better "In Death" series. Good story. Plot interesting and unique. The main characters continue to interest one. I have read every book in this series and I liked this better than most. Kept my attention from beginning to end. Kept me up a few nights listening, too! She has not yet worn out this series and the rotating sub-characters remain interesting. I think you'll like it. If you are new to the series, this might be a good start as it is easy to pick it up.
I love audiobooks. They are so convenient.
What can I say--WONDERFUL AS ALWAYS! With each book Eve grows bit more into who she is to become. Susan Ericksen is the best when it comes to narrating this series.
I enjoyed the diaglogue and the narrator - who has (almost) always done a superb job of interpreting the characters.
I liked this one a lot and felt it was as good or better than most in the series (although I did find the opening scene far too vividly imagined - I'm much better when the murder has already taken place). Can't wait for the next ...
The series is best enjoyed starting from the first book (which is excellent!) as the main enjoyment comes from the characters' development.
Not at this time
Not listening to Susan
Not good, could not even finish the first part
Long time married couple who share this subscription and find it enriches our conversations. We listen while commuting, cooking, working out, and often drifting off to sleep!
Delusions in Death needed a better story. This one felt "pieced" together. We never experienced the thrill of the hunt or any real concern that people we cared about were in danger.
The scenes involving the public subjected to hallucinogens seemed unbelievable, which is nothing new to this series, but we were given no help to suspend believe.
I've enjoyed the characters in this series a lot and they need better plots to work with.
I'm going to listen to nonfiction. I'm curious about Walter Isaacsons biography.
Susan's narration make these stories come to life. Distinctive, convincinng, riveting!
Eve Dallas. If you haven't met her yet, go back to the very beginning. If you have met her, chances are you are here after 34 other stories of Eve, Roarke, Peabody, and the gang--and this one is one of the best of the lot!
The interaction between Eve and Myra in this particular volume was a treat for Dallas fans. There is a nice twist in the mystery as well.
Now.... when is the next one out?
Spectacular Eve Dallas!
It's not just this story, it is about reconnecting with all your favorite characters in the whole series. Just like the character Eve, I have adopted them all like a second family. Whenever I see a new In Death book come out I purchase it immediately, no questions asked because I know I will love it.
Susan is Eve, ..and Roarke,.. and Peabody,.. and McNab.. and Mavis,.. and Bella. If she did no other series of books, I would say she was one of the best if not the best narrator's I have ever listened to.
Bad Asses Beware in 2565, Eve Dallas and company is watching!...and waiting.
When is the next novel scheduled to come out?
After reading so many good reviews of this story, I decided to give it a shot. The story was sort of interesting, with a fresh kind of idea, but the narration was just grating and over the top. Now, I understand that the emotions of the characters were supposed to be over the top, because of the circumstances, but the screeching, screaming, abrasive way that their words were delivered left me unable to finish the book, even after turning the volume down and preparing myself for another incident to occur. I JUST COULDN'T TAKE IT!!!!!!! (as Ericksen would have stated it- )
Susan Ericksen. I love the characters that inhabit each of the "In Death" novels, and she brings them to life for me.
The description of the carnage created by the drug let loose really made me care about catching the culprit.
It's like listening to a play. She is my favorite narrator. She makes each character so individual and unique. Sometimes I re-listen to stories just to hear Roarke's Irish accent. She also gives pathos and emotion to scenes that make me care just a little bit more. She truly is a consummate artist and a very gifted storyteller.
I love this series. Granted, some books have been more powerful for me than others, but overall, I love Eve and Roarke and those who inhabit their lives. They feel like friends and very real.
No, because I had to fast forward through parts.
The criminal interegation.
After I've been through most of the series, I have no patience for the time spent
rehashing her terrible childhood.
"Another great Dallas book"
Bit long winded at the end, rather far fetched and unbelievable. Both clever criminals exhibited amazing stupidity at the end.
"What a body count"
I really enjoyed this book. Another fab story that I couldn't stop listening to. I always love when Eve shows her more vulnerable side and speak to the Doctor about it.
"J.D. ROBB - DELUSION IN DEATH"
Once again J.D. Robb brings back the usual group of characters in yet another exciting, sexy thriller. For true fans not to be missed.
"Delusion in death - J D Robb"
I really love this series of books. The characters are believable and develop along with the stories giving you a feeling that you actually know them so well.
Each plot is unique and well thought out and I eagerly await each new story of the cases of Dallas and Rourke and it is intriguing to see how the author thinks the future will work out.
I recommend this to fans of fantasy, suspense and romance as it ticks all those boxes beautifully
"Delusion In Death"
Brilliant again, another compelling "Dallas" story. Again the author portrays her character's well, and spins an fascinating story. If you have not read this one yet, do so. I used the audio version and once again Susan Ericksen does an excellent job.
I look forward to the next book.
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