Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Delusion in Death, by J. D. Robb
The Robb series is reliable, if a bit formulaic. One fight, two sex scenes, dribs and drabs of backstory, a little psychological blathering, and recently a twist. But it's a working formula. Here Eve Dallas is investigating two biochemical attacks during which an airborne substance causes everyone who breathes it to become delusional, paranoid, and violent. The chemical signature matches a weapon developed during the Urban Wars. The only thing that showed a bit of skimpy plotting was how Eve just sort of recognized the villain from among the suspects.