Ayo Onatade is an avid reader of crime and mystery fiction. She has been writing reviews, interviews and articles on the subject for the last 12 years; with an eclectic taste from historical to hardboiled, short stories and noir films
What do you do when a normally relaxed and friendly downtown bar has been turned into a scene of carnage with very few survivors and what triggered it?
That is the question that Eve Dallas and her team find themselves investigating. With the attacks having their history in the Urban Wars and chemical warfare many years ago, it is soon a race against time to track down the perpetrator of the attack and forestall and further incidents taking place. To make things worse Dallas and Roarke find themselves once again working extremely reluctantly with the HSO on the case. With their previous history with the HSO still an issue with the two of them can they successfully work together?
Delusion in Death is the thirty-fifth book in the series and one can be forgiven for wondering whether JD Robb is able to keep up the momentum with this series. To a certain extent, she has. However, as much as I enjoyed reading this (and it is a welcome addition to the series) it was in my opinion lacking the intenseness that one has come to expect from JD Robb. One does not see much of the on-going changing relationship between Roarke and Dallas, which is always an essential part of this series. This is not to say that Delusion in Death was not an enjoyable read because it was. This was much more of a police procedural than one has come to expect from the series. There are also various references to what happened in previous books.
If you are a fan of the series then you will certainly enjoy Delusion in Death. If you have not read any of the books then I would suggest that you do not start with this one, as you may be disappointed.