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....
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!!!
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Even after numerous entries in the series, J.D. Robb manages to write engaging characters with fresh stories, and Susan Erickson continues to read them superbly. Eve, Roarke, and the rest of the supporting cast are fun to listen to, even when they deal with not-so-fun topics. Delusion in Death gives just the right amount of mystery, suspense, and laughter that I've come to expect from the In Death books. Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry
This is an exceptional book only made better by Susan Ericksen, best storyteller of this day and age.
I can never put down her books.intriguing, suspenseful, the narrator is stunning.
story was great
I cannot tell you how much I love these books. Susan Erickson is a master of voices and recording abilities.
Each book draws me into a beautiful world of suspense and passionate rich characters. Each voice feels like a dear old friend I've missed until the next book begins.
You are truly amazingly gifted people.
I love this series. This book stayed true to form with the excellent mind turning story line with superb story telling.
Great plots and suspense. The situation is possible and frighteningly realistic. A generous portion of personal growth for Eve and Roark. Touched all the bases with lots of new characters.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
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.
If you’ve listened to books by J. D. Robb before, how does this one compare?
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.
What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?
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.
Do you think Delusion In Death needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
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.
absolutely love everyone of this series, I'm addicted and will finish all of them! priceless
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.