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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,178 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. D. Robb Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The In Death Series Release Date: February 2010 ISBN: 9781423383727
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Bart Minnock, founder of the computer gaming giant U-Play, enters his private room, and eagerly can’t wait to lose himself in an imaginary world, to take on 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 Lieutenant Eve Dallas has ever faced, and it is not a game....

She is having as much trouble figuring out how Bart Minnock was murdered as determining who did the murdering. The victim’s girlfriend seems sincerely grief-stricken, and his quirky but brilliant partners at U-Play appear shocked as well. No one seems to have had 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 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 2/12/2014

    " A good book, I was so happy that I figured out the bad guy- just had a feeling. Yah on Nadine's book release- love her dedication. I had a little hard time grasping the halo room scenario, but enjoyed the gaming aspect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Carlson | 2/6/2014

    " Quick Reads, I love this series, but had trouble with the futuristic setting with game playing that I don't really understand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynda | 1/26/2014

    " I love watching Eve struggle with her roles in life: wife, friend, and cop. The only thing better is watching her get ready for a big event. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharene | 1/26/2014

    " Haven't read a JD Robb/Nora Roberts book I didn't love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 1/23/2014

    " I enjoyed this volume of the In Death series. I liked that the victim and suspects are all computer nerds basically. The plot wasn't challenging on this one since the murder weapon and killer are fairly obvious from the beginning. It was still an interesting ride along the way. I just was frustrated with the fact that the ending was obvious and it took so long for the main character to work through all the wrong options to get to the correct one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgia | 1/22/2014

    " This was a very good Eve Dallas/Roarke book; BUT a little disclaimer--it has LOTS of computer tech talk that was way beyond my meager knowledge of bits, bytes, ram, and rom. Fun read though; and the ending is terrific! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Griscom | 1/19/2014

    " Okay, this was not one of my favorites, but I suppose if you're into video games, it might intrigue you. I love most of the books in this series, but this one left me wanting. I enjoy the earlier books in the In Death series where Nora Roberts delves more into Eve's and Roarke's past. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trina | 1/19/2014

    " I liked the book but compared to some others she has written it is by far not my favorite. It actually took some doing to get through the first half of the book. Once it got going I was ok and read the rest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Cassell | 12/30/2013

    " Really good book. I'm sure in the future the holo games will be available. Just love the characters and their interactions with each other. Would love to know a guy like Roarke. This book Dallas seems to becoming more in tune with life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcy Graybill | 10/23/2013

    " Nora Roberts are always entertaining. I like the mystery, the science fiction aspect and of course the romance. Some of her books can be formulaic, but that's part of the charm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greta | 10/7/2013

    " Nora Roberts is definitely saving her best writing for her "In Death" series. An intersting story line here - if you die in a virtual reality game, do you really die? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monique | 9/30/2013

    " I would have liked to read more interaction between Eve and Roarke but if you have read the other books in this series then you will still enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Running Scared | 9/21/2013

    " Reading these characters always makes me smile. I simply adore Eve & Roarke. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 9/2/2013

    " Another good one. I still really enjoy this series! This book seemed to go on much longer than it needed to though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meagan | 6/17/2013

    " I have loved every book in this series, but the plot really felt a bit like a stretch in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blackbook | 3/24/2013

    " I like the Eve Dallas character so much. This book was OK for me. Good, not great. Susan Ericksen continues to be a terrific narrator. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 2/14/2013

    " Another great addition to the series. Sure did learn alot about the gaming industry in 2060. She still keeps us updated on her cast of characters but I wish she would add more about some of them. I can't wait until Eve and Roark get to babysit Bella. That would be great fun to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 6/10/2012

    " This was a great book. I love Eve Dallas, she's one of my favorite fictional characters. I have to hand it to Nora roberts for creating a very creative way to murder a person. I really had to make myself not look at the back at back of the book!! What a great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda Margriet | 6/5/2012

    " One of my favourite "In Death"s, even though I don't quite understand how the murders are committed. Basically a video game that comes to life. I really like the ending, where Eve finally absorbs what Roarke goes through because she is a cop, putting her life in danger on a daily basis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme | 5/4/2012

    " It's book thirty already? Hm, this one was okay for me. I still rate it as a 3 star because I enjoyed. This one, the readers are treated to gaming. This was fun even if it is predictable. Nothing really new about Eve and Roarke. Still one of my favourite couples to read about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Ansell | 5/4/2012

    " Always enjoy Dallas and Roark. Another typically great book which keeps you guessing until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 1/22/2012

    " Killing isn't a game for computer game creators... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jules | 9/30/2011

    " A fun addition to the series especially if you're into video games. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michale | 6/11/2011

    " I can't believe I read another one! How do I stop reading these? Star Trek holodeck fans will find the mysterious technological innovation in this whodunit a huge yawn. And the sex scenes are back -groan- as is the made-up tension between Dallas and Roark that leads to them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 5/23/2011

    " I enjoyed it, and had a hard time putting it down. However, compared to some of the previous books it lacked a bit of suspense and the dialog is getting a bit harsh. It's hard to read with all the clipped conversation. Still love Roarke and Eve though! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gene | 5/23/2011

    "
    anonther " In Dearth " seriers

    Followtbg Eve Dallas, her husband , and Peabody

    takes place in 2060..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juno | 5/13/2011

    " These are solid formulaic futuristic police procedural romances. I love them, have read them all. Eve Dallas is a terrific character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 5/12/2011

    " I thought this was one of the best ones she has written in a long time. I enjoy the series, but thought this was one of her better books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 5/12/2011

    " I was beginning to think her plots are getting a bit stale, but I'm liking how this one changes it up. Still just getting into the meat of the story, but it's good so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 5/11/2011

    " Not quite as satisfying as her usual, but well-executed 'formula' writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 5/4/2011

    " Gives lots of insight into what kind of LT Dallas is. I don't really have anything else to say. So many corrupt cops. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 5/4/2011

    " Still enjoy this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 5/3/2011

    " I've read all thirty two books in this series and they are all exceptional. Gritty and edgy yet filled with wonderful characters and complex relationships. I highly recommend them all but you need to read them in order or you'll be confused! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassie | 5/3/2011

    " One of the best in the In Death series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 5/3/2011

    " I love the characters in this series, unfortunately this one was nothing special. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 4/30/2011

    " I am hooked by this ongoing series - especally the evolution of the characters - all even the so called minor ones "

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About the Author

J. D. Robb is the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. Between the two names she has published more than two hundred novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series, for which she created the J. D. Robb alias. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print. She was named to the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame.

About the Narrator

Susan Ericksen is an actor and voice-over artist. She has been awarded nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award. As an actor and director, she has worked in theaters throughout the country.