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Delusion in Death (edition 2013)

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Title:Delusion in Death
Authors:J. D. Robb
Info:Berkley (2013), Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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Another great addition to the series. Although I'm a bit disappointed they didn't do an "Eve gets infected" scene. IT would have been fascinating.
I hope this series never ends. ( )
  ariel.kirst | Nov 14, 2014 |
Love this series and J D Robb doesn't disappoint! ( )
  JillNYC | Oct 26, 2014 |
An airborne toxin drives everyone to kill each other in a crowded bar in just a few minutes. Turns out this is an old recipe going back to the Urban Wars. At some point I have to wonder if she will do a book or two based in that time frame? In the end the good guys win and another book was enjoyed. ( )
  Glennis.LeBlanc | Jul 8, 2014 |
My long awaited engagement with J. D. Robb's Delusion in Death was well worth the wait. The book gets back to what makes the "In Death" series such a joy to experience. If you have not had the opportunity to read the series, I highly recommend book 1"Naked in Death". This is a series that must be read in its publication order to really grasp the level of growth that the character Eve Dallas has undergone.

Delusion in death pays strict attention to the timeline from the the events of "New York to Dallas" and "Celebrity in Death" to deliver a top notch procedural investigation mired in echos of the recent past.

In keeping with the tradition of some of the previous installments, the book does a wonderful job of masking the killer and presenting some surprising twists.

The NY team is back together again and hot on the trial of a diabolical killer. "Delusion in Death" brings back the essence of what make this such a great series. The painstaking process that Eve and her team execute is methodical and by the numbers. No stone is left unturned. No avenue of possibilities is left unexplored. Classic Eve Dallas!

The romantic soulful moments between Eve and Roarke reinforces the level of inner despair and worry that continues to niggle upon their respective consciences. Peabody's witty repartee with Eve serves as a reminder that life changes and you move on. The presence of the bullpen and the other secondary characters just makes all the above all the more sweeter and really drives home the need to get back to what we do best.

"Delusion in Death", is the calm after the storm. "You do the job". "You work the scene" Ms. Robb has done a fine job indeed. ( )
  TheiBookEmporium | May 21, 2014 |
While the murder was nasty and there was some gruesome involved it was an interesting read and a fun visit with Dallas et al. Dallas is still having issues with what happened in Dallas and the aftermath is interesting to see. She's also dealing with this murder and the fact that it's related to the Urban Wars which are referred to in earlier books but not fleshed out. It's an interesting weave of past and present and like many of this series the who is clear fairly early on, it's the proving it for legal purposes that occupies a chunk of the story, and makes it interesting for me.

I like this series, I like how the characters interact and work together and how they actually care for each other in their own way. While it's not earth-shattering writing I find it enjoyable and look forward to my visits to this world. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Jan 2, 2014 |
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And I looked, and behold a pale horse:

and his name that sat on him was Death,

And Hell folloerd with him.

— The Bible

Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs or war.

— William Shakespeare
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After a killer day at the office, nothing smoothed those raw edges like happy hour.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399158812, Hardcover)

It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks . . .until something went terribly wrong. And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, 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 gives 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 to temporary insanity—if not kill them outright.

But that doesn’t explain who would unleash such horror—or why. And if Eve can’t figure it out fast, it could happen again, anytime, anywhere. Because it’s airborne. . . .

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:40:22 -0400)

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When a downtown bar erupts in sudden violence that leaves eighty people dead, Lieutenant Eve Dallas discovers that the bar's patrons were exposed to a lethal cocktail of chemicals and illegal drugs that a sinister killer administered through an airborne method.… (more)

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