Set in 2060, this latest "In Death" novel has Lt. Eve
Dallas and her group of experienced investigators looking
into the mass murder of patrons of a trendy Lower West
Manhattan bar where customers supposedly went berserk and
starting killing each other. Then another bizarre attack of
the same nature occurs at a nearby restaurant. Could these
horrific events be connected to the Red Horse network,
which was prolific during the Urban Wars of the 21st
century and held responsible for attacks using airborne
hallucinogens? As usual, Eve's exhaustive research and
intense analysis, aided by her intelligent investigators,
leads to a complex and satisfying conclusion.
The multi-talented Nora Roberts, writing as J. D.
Robb, provides another great addition to this exemplary
futuristic crime thriller series.
It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown,
where business professionals unwound with a few drinks . .
.until something went terribly wrong.
And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, eighty
people lay dead.
Lieutenant 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 gives 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 anyone to temporary
insanity—if not kill them outright.
But that doesn’t explain who would unleash such horror—or
why. And if Eve can’t figure it out fast, it could happen
again, anytime, anywhere. Because it’s airborne. . . .