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PURITY IN DEATH (UNABR.) (7 CASS.) Audio Cassette – Audiobook, Unabridged

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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: BRILLIANCE AUDIO; Unabridged edition (Sept. 1 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587886898
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587886898
  • Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 16.2 x 6.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,669,194 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

"A sick computer can and does infect other computers, but not its operator," claims Roarke, dreamboat husband of New York's hotshot futuristic cop, Lieutenant Eve Dallas, in the 15th installment in Robb's `Death' series (after Reunion in Death). Roarke's theory is put to the test when pedophiles and drug dealers begin dying from a computer-generated virus that literally blows the mind of its victims. It doesn't take long for Eve to figure out that a vigilante terrorist organization with superior tech knowledge is meting out its own form of justice the group even leaves the message "absolute purity achieved" on victims' computer screens. Pinpointing the group is more of a challenge. Suspects could be anyone from members of the justice system to formerly abused children, the latter of which strikes a personal and painful nerve in Eve, who was abused as a child. Readers familiar with Eve's history and the sea of characters brought over from her previous books will be more comfortable than first- timers attempting to wade through this sluggish installment. Despite Robb's smooth-as-glass prose, her latest isn't likely to win new converts to the series.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

About the Author

Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 150 novels, including High Noon, Angels Fall, Blue Smoke, and Northern Lights. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 280 million copies of her books in print.

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This is the 15th novel in the Nora Roberts (writing as J. D. Robb) suspense/mystery/crime thriller series about a NYC Homicide Lieutenant, Eve Dallas. Supporting our leading lady is a cast of characters we have come to enjoy, including her billionaire husband, Roarke; her aide, (Ms.) Peabody; a young policeman named Trueheart (honest!); and electronic/computer cop specialists McNab and Feeney. A contemporary premise, that a PC virus could cause a human brain virus, starts things off in a hurry with Trueheart killing a civilian who seemingly has gore berserk and murdered one of his neighbors while raving and ranting about how his head hurts. Eve Dallas takes this call, and soon other deaths in like fashion occur, including one in which a fellow cop is killed from working on an infected PC. Autopsies reveal significant brain swelling from unknown causes. A screen message "Absolute Purity has Been Achieved" leads to the supposition that a vigilante group is behind the killings, as at first their targets are dope dealers and pedophiles, etc. The story follows police efforts to identify and catch the criminals -- but along the way we get doses of differing philosophy about the group and its cause; emotional scenes surrounding the death of the policeman and McNab's disability; glimpses into the politics of modern police departments, and as much suspense as we can handle til the real culprits surface after several mis-directions near the end.
As always, the scene is set ahead in time 50 years, so that video cellphones, personal air vehicles and a few other sci-fi touches enliven the stories without dominating the basic police procedurals.
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A young officer named Trueheart, on the NYPSD in 2059, calls his lieutenant, Eve Dallas, in shock. He has just killed a man in the line of duty, a man who was holed up in his apartment in front of his computer and suddenly went berserk, blood pouring from his body as he attacked his apartment building neighbors. On his computer screen is the single line: Absolute purity achieved. The case soon mushrooms when one of the NYPSD techs who studies the sick man's computer for clues goes berserk himself, with fatal consequences. Soon other cases are popping up, and in each instance the message left on their computer is the same. So are the victims' backgrounds. Pedophiles, drug dealers, everyone who has hurt the young and the helpless -- they are being targeted by a rebel group that's created a computer virus to infect humans. While the Purity Seekers are being hailed by the public as heros, behind the scenes Eve Dallas and her crew are working overtime to catch them and bring them to justice.
PURITY IN DEATH, the 15th book in Nora Roberts' "In Death" series, initially proved a pleasant surprise. Having never enjoyed Roberts' romance fiction, I was prepared to be similarly unimpressed by her futuristic work, but found myself reading the first half of this book with great interest. The characters, if not believable, are at least fascinating, especially Eve Dallas and her hot and brainy husband, Roarke, and two other officers on the NYPSD, Peabody and McNab, whose romance is a welcome subplot. (My favorite character was actually Trueheart, and I was disappointed not to see more of him, although I guess he's featured in earlier installments.) The plot, if hackneyed and implausible and without technical backup, has some interesting aspects. But the ending....
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I BOUGHT BETRAYAL IN DEATH FIRST, NOT KNOWING IT WAS THE 12TH BOOK IN THE 13 BOOK SERIES AT THE TIME. THIS SERIES IS THE BEST SERIES I'VE EVER READ BY ANYONE. ROBB/ROBERTS IS AN EXCELLANT WRITER. I STARTED READING THIS SERIES IN APRIL OF 2001. I HAVE READ EACH BOOK IN THIS SERIES 3 TIMES. I PICK UP A BOOK AND JUST KEEP READING IT UNTIL IT'S DONE. I DON'T HAVE ONE SPECIFIC FAVORITE BECAUSE THEY ALL ARE.
EVE & ROARKE ARE GREAT TOGETHER WHEN IT COMES TO BUSINESS AND PERSONAL REALITY AND ARE VERY FUNNY. EVE IN WHOLE IS JUST A FUNNY, STRONG, INDEPENDANT, HARDWORKING WOMEN. EVEN WHEN SOMETHING NEW COMES UP SHE WORKS HARD BUT SHE STILL MAKES ME LAUGH EVEN IN THE BAD TIMES.
SOMETIMES I WILL BE QUIET FOR HOURS READING THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN I START LAUGHING LIKE CRAZY, MY HUSBAND GETS WORRIED, BUT IT'S JUST EVE ENTERTAINING ME ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.
THIS IS ONE SERIES THAT I DON'T WANT TO END EVER. THIS IS RECOMMENDED TO EVERYONE, PLEASE READ THIS AND YOU'LL ENJOY IT.
I HOPE ROBB/ROBERTS KEEPS UP THE VERY EXCELLENT JOB AND GIVES US MORE OF EVE, ROARKE, MAVIS, PEABODY, MCNAB, WHITNEY, SUMMERSET, FEENEY, AND JAMIE (FEENEY'S GODSON & COMPUTER GENIOUS).
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J.D. Robb incorporates the threat of terrorism, this time through a computer virus designed to spread from machine to man, into the latest installment of her Eve Dallas series. People are dying, and it takes awhile for the detectives, with the inevitable help of Roarke, Eve's husband, to figure out what is causing it and who is behind the plot. Without giving the plot away, those close to Dallas are in danger, and are injured, compelling her to work at an exhausting pace to resolve the mystery and put "criminals in high places" behind bars.
Dallas is true to form both in action, and in squirming over the politics of being on the police force and being married to Roarke. All the colorful supporting characters are back, although there is rather less of the butler, Summerset, than I would prefer. His love-hate relationship with Dallas is always colorful.
Something about this installment dragged for me, although I couldn't put my finger on it, and I kept putting the book down and picking it up again...as a result, it took me longer to read than usual. Don't think that I'm tired of the series, I just believe that it wasn't quite up to Robb's usual standards.
I'm still looking forward to the next "In Death" book in March!
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