Fantasy in Death (In Death, #30) by J.D. RobbBart 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...
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Fantasy in Death - J. D. Robb
While swords of lightning slashed and stabbed murderously across the scarred shield of sky, Bart Minnock whistled his way home for the last time. Thunder exploded across the island of Manhattan, midday commuters sulked under overpriced umbrellas bought from enterprising sidewalk hawkers and maxibuses spewed up walls of wet. Five years later, and largely because of the success of U-Play, he could have his pick from a bevy of eager women—even if the eager was mostly due to the money and media his company generated. Except for sexy CeeCee. What he knew were computers and games and the seduction of technology. Still, CeeCee was different, he thought as he turned off the locks and security on his trilevel apartment with its four-star view of downtown. He had the latest version of Fantastical in his briefcase, and until he tested it, played it, approved it, it was all his.
The legalized torture of socializing lined right up to premeditated murder when you added the requirement of fancy shoes. She was a murder cop in fancy shoes about to socialize. Whoever decreed that fancy shoes for females required sky-high skinny-assed heels rendering said shoes useless for any practical purpose—including walking—should be immediately subjected to every known manner of torture, legal or otherwise. Surely by the almost-spring of , in the freaking United States of America, useless skinny-heeled shoes should be banned. Beat with hammers, set on fire, then banned.
By Fabien. On September 17, In Reading Guide.
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