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Purity In Death (2002)

by J. D. Robb

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Series: In Death (15)

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Honestly, the only reason I rated this one as highly as I did is because the McNab subplot is wonderful, and the book really shines in individual scenes. I liked the idea of exploring more morally ambiguous killers. But the concept was too out there for me--I can suspend my disbelief pretty far, but this one just asked too much. As much as I love the series, this entry was just...okay. The subplot is really what saves it. ( )
  Jeslieness | Jan 28, 2016 |
Very interesting concept/plot. And, as always, great writing and wonderful interaction between the characters.
Usually I tire of a series after a while, but this one remains interesting. ( )
  Marcella1717 | Jan 22, 2016 |
Purity in Death J D Robb
★★★
This is the 15th book in the Eve Dallas series
Set in New York in the future these books blend sci fi with crime fiction.
This book deals with how someone has managed to take cybercrime to the next level by making a virus that can spread from computer to human (not really a spoiler as on the book cover)
Eve must track down the killer before they strike again but more than that she must uncover the reason behind the killings and pander to the media to garner public support something her opponents are making difficult.
An interesting read but not the best in the series ( )
  BookWormM | Jan 15, 2016 |
oh, you poor thing, McNab! great book! ( )
  kara-karina | Nov 20, 2015 |
A terrorist group is taking out those they judge to have been freed by the law. Eve has to stop the group. This is one book where Eve is so vulnerable. Her feelings are so close to the surface and her team is learning that Eve isn't as hard as she lets on. Of course, she saves the day with Roarke and the team's help ( )
  Sheila1957 | Apr 26, 2015 |
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We bow our heads before Thee, and we laud and magnify thy name Almighty God! But man is thy most awful instrument in working out a pure intent.

--William Wordsworth

In friendship false, implacable in hate,
Resolv'd to ruin or to rule the state.

--John Dryden
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The heat was murder.
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'The heat was murder. Some managed to escape. But most just had to live through it.'

Louie Cogburn has spent three days holed up in his apartment, staring at his computer screen. His pounding headache is unbearable like spikes drilling into his brain. And it's getting worse. Finally, when someone knocks at his door, Louie picks up a baseball bat, opens the door, and starts swinging... The first cop on the scene fires his stunner twice and Louie dies instantly.

Detective Eve Dallas takes 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".

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...
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 042518630X, Mass Market Paperback)

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, comes a shocking new novel in the futuristic series... A frightening new computer virus is spreading and it knows no boundaries...

Louie Cogburn had spent three days holed up in his apartment, staring at his computer screen. His pounding headache was unbearable... like spikes drilling into his brain. And it was getting worse. Finally, when someone knocked at his door, Louie picked up a baseball bat, opened the door, and started swinging...

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...

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:36 -0400)

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Louie Cogburn had spent three days holed up in his apartment, staring at his computer screen. His pounding headache was unbearable like spikes drilling into his brain, and it was getting worse. Finally, when someone knocked at his door, Louie picked up a baseball bat, opened the door, and started swinging. His neighbor called the police department. 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.… (more)

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