"They were best friends, driven by one shared vision - to rule the world of virtual reality games. Cill, hard-edged and beautiful, Var and Benny, brains and business acumen, and Bart, the genius behind the idea. Their newest invention, developed to transport the player into a fantastical virtual world, is just about to be launched. Then, suddenly, Bart is found brutally killed, defeated by their own game. Their close-knit group is torn apart. Who could have engineered a virtual death with such devastating consequences? Even Eve Dallas, New York City's most cunning investigator, is hard-pressed for an answer. But as she digs deeper, peeling back layers of secrets, revenge and misplaced allegiances, she realises with growing dread the depth of the killer's master plan. And she knows his game is far from over..."
Right from book one i was hooked and this book 37 i was still sooo eager to get my hands on it. My heart sank when i saw the storyline was about gamers...ugh..bane of my life! My guy friends are intense gamers, whenever im around them they're battling some demon or fighting some war, so i wasn't looking forward to seeing it in the pages of my fave series! But since the whole books are based in the year 2060 the games aren't like our ordinary Xbox's. it's all virtual and i was as fascinated and baffled as Eve was to figure out how two people died alone while playing on a Virtual game they'd invented. One had his head cut right off! To use a phrase from a character in the book called McNab, that murder scene was "Frosty" (apparently in the year 2060 that means good, Great, awesome. Go figure! )
For anyone who loves In Death too this is a must read. i found it to be a real page turner. And for the In Death virgins go get Naked In Death right away! you must! you'll love them!
My awesome "normal" Book Boyfriend Roarke did not disappoint me either. I could have done with 200 more pages of just him
One point i wanna make (besides all the rambling gushing so far!) Is do the publishers actually read the books? My thoughts is a big fat NO since the cover resembles NOTHING about "In Death" Nor the story. Not once is Eve on a Bridge or being chased..so WTF! and She doesnt have long hair! While i don't base my book buyage on Cover alone i do think IT IS important to have accuracy. I vote for a nekkid pic of Roake on there next time.
I wonder who i gotta see about that? hmm..
I give Fantasy in Death 4 sparkles out of 5 (it would have been 5 out of 5 had there been MORE Roarke! )
PS. i cant beeeelieve i gotta wait until November for the next one. Doesn't JD ROBB know i need a faster fix than November?!?! *Le Sigh* And so the wait begins!
PPS. Who IS the fecking candy thief stealing chocolate from Eve's office each book?!?! My money is on Mcnab or Peabody. I hope we get to find out soon! lol