|Plot Summary of Fantasy In Death|
Bart Minnock, the young founder of a upcoming gaming company, is found decapitated in his holo room which is locked from inside. The room is empty save for Bart's horrific remains and the latest game that his company is working on. When NYPD's technical team tries to retrieve the disc, it self-destructs and Roarke, Feeney and McNab find themselves racing against time to salvage it.
Naturally, Bart's friends and co-owners of the gaming company U-Play, Cill, Var and Benny are the prime suspects. But how did any one of them manage to get inside a lock room and vanish without leaving any trace on the security videos?
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is terribly out of her depth when it comes to technology, but the best when it comes down to hunting down the bad and the vicious. When Cill is found in a near-dead condition at her empty apartment, Eve knows that the killer won't be satisfied with just one murder.
Best part of story, including ending: JD Robb tries to explore the virtual gaming scene set in the late 2050s. While the technical jargon and the physics involved seemed a little too fantastical to me, I enjoyed the book for the presence of my favorite characters and their humorous interactions.
Best scene in story: The final scene where Eve and Roarke have to fight for life was absolutely thrilling and goosebump-inducing!
Opinion about the main character: With the victim and his three friends occupying Eve's mind throughout the case, it makes her focus on her friendships and she realizes how much value they add to her life in their own distinctive ways.
|Chapter Analysis of Fantasy In Death|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
- near future
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- best friend
Murder of certain profession?
- computer programmers
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards family/friends
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- New York
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
A lot of techno jargon?
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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