After years on the force, Eve Dallas didn't think she could be shocked anymore... until now.
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...
This book was really creepy. That someone would do that, release something that just made people crazy and violent, basically because they can, well, that's probably a good reason why it's called delusion, the other half being what the stuff does to the people who inhale it!
And the whole thing of it was, that there were some people that he wanted dead. Some, and then the rest of them were just collateral, he only cared about his desired outcome, not the many other people-and the ones that he wanted hurt-who would be hurt, or killed. Just proves what a bad guy he was!
Really enjoyed the mystery, and who it really came down to, because there was really a limited pool of suspects, once all the data came in, and this futuristic series! Because this also brought in some history of this world, the war that happened, and how awful it was.
That twist at the end? That they had caught the guy that was doing it, but not everybody who was involved? Yeah, that was a really major twist-I noticed that there were too many pages for this book to wrap up yet, and then there was this big twist, and it was pretty awesome!
I just really enjoyed this book, it was a great instalment to this series, and I can't wait for more!
Author J.D. Robb
Series: In Death #35
Read: October 13th, 2012
Reason Why: Love this series, and it's a 2012 Dystopian book!
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Published: September 10th 2012