Fantasy in Death by J.D. Robb
Killed inside a locked room. How? Who? It’s impossible they said, until they met Eve Dallas.
Publisher’s Description: Bart Minnock, founder of the computer gaming giant U-Play, is found in his locked private playroom, in a pool of blood, his head separated from his body. Despite his violent end, Eve can’t find anyone—girlfriend and business partners included—who seemed to have a problem with the enthusiastic, high-spirited millionaire.
Of course 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 naïve, and he knew how to fight 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…
Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel. In other words …SPOILERS. *BEWARE*
Nervous Nellie says…
This was a difficult mystery to solve. I don’t think anyone but Eve Dallas could have solved it. Anyone else investigating this locked room death mystery would have put it on the cold case pile nearly right away.
These brainiac gamers built their little company with a lot of sweat and encouragement from Roarke. They were all super smart and incredibly tuned in to the gamer world. They were set to be on top. They weren’t there yet, but they were getting there. Then one is killed. It puts all the others in a tailspin.
The de facto leader, Bart Minnock, has got the world by the tail. He is the driving force behind U-play and he was the one that approached Roarke and got him to help start the business. He was liked and incredibly smart. He was really the super brain behind the whole company. Bart went home one day to test play U-play’s new game in development. The next morning he was found dead.
Eve, of course, has a nose for murder and figures out not just who and why, but how. How’d she figure it out? By digging. And pushing. And researching. Relentless, that’s her middle name. I am so sure that no one else could have figured it out. Even the E-geeks said it was impossible.
On the personal front, Nadine publishes The Icove Agenda. The book that blows the publishing scene to smithereens. Everyone is there. Mavis, Trina, Leonardo, Nadine. It was great to see how things were going with the fam. Good times.
As always, these books get a 5 star.
Our reviews in this series in no particular order…
- Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb
- Glory in Death by J.D. Robb
- Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
- Connections in Death by J.D. Robb
- Leverage in Death by J.D. Robb
- Dark in Death by J.D. Robb
- Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb
- Devoted in Death by J.D. Robb
- Wonderment in Death by JD Robb
- Kindred in Death by J.D. Robb
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