Friday, September 29, 2023

FFB Review: Fantasy in Death: Eve Dallas Mysteries by J.D. Robb


Burt Minnock is one of 4 partners in the business named U-Play. A small startup high tech computer company, they are working on cutting edge computer and gaming technologies. He loves the classic Star Wars movies and loves technology. He especially loves gaming. It is the year 2060 and he is wealthy and a three-level home. One level is a hologram room where he can run his own hologram program and try out video games. That includes his latest company project. It is also the locked room he will be found dead in hours later in Fantasy in Death by J. D. Robb.

As it happens, Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Detective Peabody get the case. Murder by way of hologram video game is a new one and sure to shock jaded New Yorkers once the news gets out in the media. As it also happens, Roarke knows Minnock and his partners. While he doesn’t own the company, but he gave them business advice, and liked Minnock a lot.

Like Dallas, he takes the murder personally for his own reasons, and helps her and her team work the case. In this instance, a game was used to kill, despite all the safeguards. That means that if it happened once, it could happen again.

Fantasy in Death is the 30th installment in the series and is a good one. All the usual caveats apply. One notes again that having wealth and success does not immune one in this series from dying the hard way.


My reading copy in eBook format came from the Dallas Public Library System through the Overdrive/Libby app.


Kevin R. Tipple © 2023

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