The first cop on the scene fired his stunner twice and Louie died instantly. Detective Eve Dallas has taken over the investigation, but there's nothing to explain the man's sudden rage or death. The only clue is a bizarre message left on his computer screen: "Absolute Purity Achieved".
And when a second man dies under nearly identical circumstances, Dallas starts racking her brain for answers and for courage to face the impossible...that this might be a computer virus able to spread from machine to man.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2007 J. D. Robb; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
I am a semi-retired psychologist who likes to listen to books, especially mysteries, as I drive in the car.
I always enjoy an Eve Dallas mystery and I am hooked on the development of characters across books in the series. The plot of each book is really interesting. The main problem with this book and from what I gather the last two books, only one of which I have heard (Book 13), is that there was a dramatic change in Peabody's voice and changes in other voices. Since I have heard other books later in the series and earlier in the series, I know that this change does not persist, for which I am grateful, since I had gotten used to hearing certain voices and I get one or two books every month and listen to them several times.
I thought this book was a break in many ways. It was not as convoluted and complex, but then I listened to it on vacation and maybe had more time to pay attention. It was a good summer listen!
Once again, JD Robb comes up with a plot line that sustains the reader's interest. It has plenty of turns that keeps the reader guessing. Susan Erickson improves upon her reading of the previous book, but still lacks the energy and preciseness of the voices that she had obtained in the the first ten or so. There is still some difficulty in differentiating between the female characters. I was disappointed in the love scenes. With each successive book they become increasingly brutal and lack the imagination that the plot does. They do not particularly add to the character development and as fantasy probably contribute to the discontent of women in real life. The description of these scenes is very nearly cookie-cutter with the use of adjectives and phrases that she has frequently used previously. Having said this, it doesn't detract from the plot and the book is still well worth reading. I find JD Robb overall to be creative and talented in her writing of mysteries and I do like that this series is set in the future.
The interaction between the characters is always a favorite of mine. Story line is interesting, but had a hard time following because of the robotic sounding narration.
I have been listening to all of this series from the first to this one so far. Honestly, what sold me on this series was the fantastic quality of the narrator. The story came alive for me, I could picture the scenes in my mind by the voices. Until this book. What happened?
I had to check the listed narrator for this book. So unlike the previous books. Very disappointed with the tone , all the voices sounded like droids. Hope Ericksen reverts back to the previous vivid voice portrayals.
No, the narration put me off the story.
Any way to find out why this book narration so different from her others in this series?
my listening time was not well spent as the narrator was below par. You couldn't tell who was supposed to be speaking as all the voices sounded the same.
The performance could have been so much better. I listened to all the in death series up to 15. The performer had me as much as the author did. I knew the voices and the person being portrayed. This narration was a supreme let down. Are you sure its the same performer?
I still enjoy this series and the context, however the random change in voices is notable, especially because I listen to them back-to-back. I am not sure why the change happened at Book 15, but I wish they wouldn't have. I have grown accustomed to the characters' voices and enjoyed them, until now. I hope they go back to normal in Book 16.
Peabody's voice is very noticeably altered in this book, and I hope that it will go back to normal in book 16.
Please stick to the same quality of performance of Books 1 - 15. No need to change what was already excellent.
The police 'E-Geeks' are front and center in this story.
Roarke. He's so good with understanding and supporting Eve and taking time with her cases. He's also very gifted with computer tech. stuff.
Roarke and his Irish brogue is my favorite.
Eve Dallas and the "E" cops battle politics and computer crime
Thank goodness! Part of the charm of this series is Susan Erickson's portrayal of the characters and the unique voices each have. Glad their distinct uniqueness is back.
As per usual Eve Dallas, Peabody, and Rourke - et. al. are the at the top of their game...I only wish Ms. Ericksen had been. I was really disappointed that the character voices were so different for everyone (except Dallas and Rourke)....I felt like my friends had been replaced. I hope the characters return to themselves in the next installments.
was loan officer but car accident happened and i now design/ create silver crocheeted jewelry with gem/crystal and listen to books from bed
I don't have all of the books in the series yet, but i'm working ln it... and really enjoy the story, the people and the family they have become. Eve may not have any natural family but she has collected a wonderful group that hang with her.
There has been discussion about the books being narrated by Susan Ericksen, and how her voice has changed in the telling of the story. Well, dang, she has been reading this over how many years already, a voice changes and matures...besides, i purchase theses books for the story first, for the voice second I enjoy Susan's voice for these as well as other books that have been witten by Nora Roberts.
If you feel that strongly, yell at Brilliance Audio not Audible, they are the ones that recorded it. Audible just gives us the chance to purchase them at a great price!
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