This latest book of the "In Death" series has Lt. Eve Dallas plunged into the competitive world of high tech gaming. Bart Minnock, founder of the highly successful U-Play, is found brutally murdered in his private--and highly secured--holo room. Computer logs prove that no one has entered or exited since Bart locked himself in for a play-through of the newest version of their top secret, cutting-edge game, Fantastical.
Hampered by her limited knowledge of gaming, Eve relies on Peabody, McNabb and her own `fantastical' husband, Roarke, to help her determine who killed Bart and why. No small task, given that no one even knows what killed Bart or how he or she managed it!
Set in 2060, every day life has changed drastically but believably from today's world. Electronic and computerized gadgets abound but don't seem to have done anything to help ease the pace of life. For as advanced as this world is from ours, murder is still an everyday occurrence for New York City's Homicide cops.
**** FOUR STARS! Fantasy in Death slam-dunks you into a brain twister of whodunits that will have you guessing right until the murderer(s) is/are fingered...but even then, the action isn't over. What comes after that will have you on the edge of your seat, mouth agape!! Talk about getting hit out of left field!! It leaves me wondering just how far computers and gaming can really go! ****
Reviewed by Tracey Naylor for Huntress Reviews.