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Book Review: Delusion in Death

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Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb

Published: September 11, 2012

Publisher: Putnam Adult

Source: Library

Summary: ( Source: Goodreads) 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 crow seemed oppressive.  some sharp words were exchanged, some pushing and shoving.

Then the madness descended.  And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, eighty 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 to 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.

Personal Thoughts:  I loved this book! From page one I was hooked and just wanted to keep on reading. The plot was fast paced and full of action to keep me interested throughout the entire book. I was on the edge of my seat, especially the last few chapters where it was really juicy! 🙂 The writing style and the details for certain parts of the book were short and sweet while in others it was longer. J.D. Robb knows how to pack a punch, make it nice and sweet yet concise for more effect.

It was great to see the whole cast of characters interacting with each other, such as Baxter, McNab, Peabody, Trueheart, etc.  The dynamic between Eve, Roarke and Summerset was tested again  and it was fascinating to be a fly on the wall. It is always entertaining to see Eve and Summerset bicker back and forth.

Every time I read a book in this series, it feels as though these characters are old friends who I haven’t seen in a long time. I know their back stories, how they feel and react to different situations and their day-to-day activities. The best part is that I have one more book to catch up on and when I am done, it will be almost February when the next one comes out.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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