Fantasy in Death

Fantasy in Death

Book - 2010
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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. . . .

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Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2010
ISBN: 9780399156243
Branch Call Number: MYS F ROB
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 24 cm

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fatcat21
Feb 15, 2015

Lots of funny moments and great dialogue. Maybe a bit predictable but so enjoyable to read.

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springbank
Aug 12, 2011

Man, I thought I was going to get my wish and have Roarke killed off. Oh well

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wildwoman
Oct 29, 2010

This is an interesting page turner. How can anyone possibly be so gruesomely murdered in a totally secure room? Lieutenant Eve Dallas is pitted against a world of fantasy and the fantastical.

readrater Jul 09, 2010

This series is great and Eve Dallas a kick ass character.

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gketchum
Jun 09, 2010

Much of this was a waste of time. We are given the means of murder when the book opens, yet Dallas et al spend page after page speculating about how it was done. But for the reader, the only question was who, so most of this is redundant. A quick skim is all you need.

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Eclectic1
Apr 03, 2010

Pretty good addition to the series. Some great one liners between Eve and Peabody but some unneeded angst between Eve and Roarke. Also, not being a video gamer myself, the murder setting and modus operandi became a bit boring after awhile. But it had a good ending.

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ShelbyMH
Dec 06, 2010

ShelbyMH thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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