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.
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.
Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.
I am addicted to this series, Robb's writing and Ericksen's narration.
This one was a little different and more complex, but it is always fascinating to listen to Dallas et al figure it out. Dallas' and Roarke's voices were a little different but still perfect for the characters. I miss McNabb, he is always fun to listen to.
I can't wait for the next one.
I just LOVE Dallas, Rourke and Peabody!
Rourke, I love his accent and his care and devotion to Dallas!
I love all of the In Death series!
I like everything Nora Roberts, Janet Evanovich, Carly Phillips, Catherine Coulter and Jean Auel
Yes, Susan Ericksen brings the story to life. When I hear Dallas and Peabody, I see them in my mines eye and I know them like old friends.
It's hard to choose just one favorite character, because they all add up to make the whole story line great. I love Dallas' character, but I have to say, Peabody is my favorite. She is loyal, funny and agood team player.
Ms. Ericksen brings each character to life. she gives Dallas'sharp mine and Peabody's smart mouth a very believable face.
This book, like all of Nora Roberts'books, was a real page turner. You just cann't put it down until you know what happens next.
Great story line with an extra twist at the end... not my favorite, but very close to the top! I enjoyed how she worked in the resolution of the "Divided In Death" Homeland character.
I liked the new character Agent Tinsley, who is extremely capable, collected, and ethical - giving me hope that not all of Homeland Security is corrupted. I hope she will appear again in another story.
I enjoy her different voices for characters, excellent reading, and pacing.
I love to read both fiction and non-fiction, I love series books that build by adding more characters and am always sorry when they end.
I love the characters and it is hard to believe that I have listened to the entire series. Love the development of the characters and have recommended it to many friends! It is entertaining.
The Dallas/Rourke connection - it is not protrayed as a complicated relationship that they make work.
I love her delivery and would be greatly disappointed to have anyone else read this series! She brings the characters to life!
No - I actually like to take breaks and then reflect back on the story.
I listen mostly in the car, and don't even have a long commute - or I listen on my lunch break - am amazed at how many books I am able to read and enjoy! I love auidbe!
Susan Ericksen makes the characters come alive! It is amazing how many voices she can do. No detail goes unnoticed by Susan Ericksen, right down to Roarke's accent.
I felt that in the last two books Eve had become a little weaker than she was before. In this book she is back in full force. A force to be reckoned with!
I have to say I just love the voice of Roarke. If ever they put J. D. Robb's books into a movie or series I would have trouble hearing any voice but the one Ms. Ericksen has created!
Yes! I usually finish all of J. D. Robb's book in one, no more than two days. I constantly walk around all day with my Ipod on. Which causes me to constantly look for new authors!
The In Death books should really be listened to from the first on up in the series although you can follow along with any book you decide to listen to. You get a better idea of the characters' dynamics if you start with the first and work your way up. Wonderful series. J. D. Robb is a very fast writer compared to most but I wish she would write a little faster so I don't have to look for new authors.
Thank you Ms. Robb/Roberts of the hours of pure entertainment you have given to the world of readers/listeners.
Delusion in Death is another solid entry in the In Death series by J. D. Robb. The books in the series always contain a mixed focus on crime/police procedural and character/relationship building. I'd say this one skews a bit to the crime/police procedural side, but there are some really wonderful scenes with Eve and Roarke, Eve and Summerset and Eve and Mira.
As always, Susan Ericksen brings the characters to life. I have listened to these books over and over, in part because I enjoy her performances so much. (And I love the characters and the world as well.)
Highly recommended if you're already a fan of the series; if you're not familiar with it, I'd suggest going back to the beginning, and starting with Naked in Death. Part of the enjoyment with these books is seeing how the characters change and develop over time; it's been an exciting journey.
J.D. Robb can't write these fast enough to suit me. I'm eagerly anticipating Calculate in Death, which will be released in February 2013.
As always Susan Ericksen delivers with distinctive voices that I've come to look forward to. Even if I decide to pick up one of the older books and read it for fun, I still hear the same character voices in my head.Watching Eve and Roarke grow in their marriage and Peabody grow as a detective, but still with her own style and free-ager fiber is delightful and adds to the plot just as much as the murder, mayhem and investigating.
Another great book in the series- but whilst I'm not prude, I still feel the detailed sex scenes don't add to the story line at all, and could be tuned down somewhat...
"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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