It was just another after-work happy hour at a bar downtown—until the madness descended. And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, more than eighty people lay dead.
Lieutenant 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 anyone 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, but 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…
Set in 2060, the gripping 36th Eve Dallas novel (after Celebrity in Death) from bestseller Robb (the pseudonym of Nora Roberts) opens at On the Rocks, a bar on Manhattan s Lower West Side, where the patrons, mostly white-collared working stiffs, are enjoying happy hour. Suddenly, everyone in the bar inexplicably turns on each other, and a bloodbath ensues. Lt. Eve Dallas of the New York Police and Security Department investigates, even though her husband, Roarke, is the owner of On the Rocks. Eve discovers a possible link to the apocalyptic Red Horse cult, which orchestrated attacks with airborne hallucinogens during the Urban Wars of the early 21st century. While Robb serves up twists and turns in ample portions, the main attraction is still the character of Eve, who will win over readers with her ability to persevere in seeking a killer while coping with her personal demons.
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Double the cost of paperback for ebook?
I enjoyed this as I do all of Robb's "In Death" offerings. However, I was more than a little put off by the pricing. Really, DOUBLE the cost of the paperback for an electronic file?
I wouldn't have bought it if I had paid more attention. My fault on that score but it is the last time I make that mistake. I can't even come up with any good reason why an ebook should be twice the amount of the paperback which requires, paper, printing, shipping, and all the other cost associated with a real book opposed to an electronic file.
Indulgence in death
Loved this book. I am rereading the whole JDRobb collection. I love all of Nora ROBERTS books! Can’t get enough of them!
Delusion in Death
Awesome! The JD Robb series has become a favorite read of mine over the past several years. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the characters and actually believe that someday I will see them on the street.
Truly out there, but yet so believable.