Book: Fantasy in Death

JD Robb
Romantic Suspense
Putnam Adult / 2010
Hardback / 356 Pages
Series In Death #30

In the latest novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author J.D. Robb, it is game over for the criminals pursued by NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas.

Bart Minnock, founder of the computer-gaming giant U-Play, enters his private playroom, and eagerly can't wait to lose himself in an imaginary world, to play the role of a sword-wielding warrior king, in his company's latest top-secret project, Fantastical.

The next morning, he is found in the same locked room, in a pool of blood, his head separated from his body. It is the most puzzling case Eve Dallas has ever faced, and it is not a game. . . .

NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is having as much trouble figuring out how Bart Minnock was murdered as who did the murdering. The victim's girlfriend seems sincerely grief-stricken, and his quirky-but-brilliant partners at U-Play appear equally shocked. No one seemed to have a problem with the enthusiastic, high-spirited millionaire. Of course, success can attract jealousy, and gaming, like any business, has its fierce rivalries and dirty tricks-as Eve's husband, Roarke, one of U- Play's competitors, knows well. But Minnock was not naive, and quite capable of fighting back in the real world as well as the virtual one.

Eve and her team are about to enter the next level of police work, in a world where fantasy is the ultimate seduction-and the price of defeat is death. . . .

I picked this book up because Series

What I liked the Most? The science fiction of this installment

What I liked the Least? Betrayal of that magnitude

Review: Oh hell yeah!! This book rocked – from the opening gambit (sword fight anyone) down a very convoluted pathway to justice. I was very well entertained with the twists and turns.

The interplay between characters is totally rocking & I’m loving all the development – Peabody has style, class & substance; Nadine is total power girl; Trina could be listed as Eve’s greatest fear; and Mavis equals heart & soul.

Oh and as a direct response to other reviews – I “buy” that Eve is the one who solved the mystery for the plain and simple fact that she doesn’t understand E. That is the reason she saw it, everyone else was too focused on the that’s not possible frame of mind.

Recommended to: Fans of the series

Best Quote: “I’ve seen you naked so I know this. I think even the most stalwart and energetic penis would, at some point, say enough’s enough for today or tonight, and since, hey, I’m all relaxed now, I’m taking a little vacation. Or just a nap.”

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