It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks, complained about the boss, maybe hooked up with someone for the night. Until something went terribly wrong. At first it was just a friction in the air. The noise intensified. The crowd seemed oppressive. Some sharp words were exchanged, some pushing and shoving.
Then the madness descended. And after 12 minutes of chaos and violence, 80 people lay dead.
Eve Dallas is trying to sort out the inexplicable events. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing things - monsters and swarms of bees. They describe sudden, overwhelming feelings of fear and rage and paranoia. When forensics makes its report, the mass delusions make more sense: it appears the bar patrons were exposed to a cocktail of chemicals and illegal drugs that could drive people into temporary insanity - if not kill them outright.
But that doesn’t explain who would unleash such horror - or why. Eve’s husband, Roarke, happens to own the bar, yet he’s convinced the attack wasn’t directed at him. It’s bigger than that. And if Eve can’t figure it out fast, it could happen again, anytime, anywhere. Because it’s airborne....
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Robb, Dallas & Ericksen - what a Fantastic Combo
You'll Want to Read "Delusion in" Again and Again
Of course I would recommend this book to a friend. It is so unique, the initial scene grabs one's attention and holds you until the plot has played out. Every time I have read this book, its been like falling into a river-you can't seem to extract yourself from until the story has ended.
Eve Dallas is often a favorite of mine but Peabody, Roarke, and McNabb are very close seconds. Oh, I can't forget Morris. I think Eve Dallas because she mirrors the horror that she often wades through, but has a true warriors heart. Her motives are always pure, she is honest and always on the side of right. She is also loyal to friends, husband and what she believes in.
The scene where Dallas enters the bar to find all of the dead. This is a telling, breath taking, and somber moment. It sets the stage for the novel. Allegorically, it sets the stage for life.
The scene where the bartender can not believe that most of his "crew" is dead. His pain is brilliant. It becomes your pain, [you-the reader], when you share it. He mirrors the love, loyalty, honesty of feeling that Eve often shows but does not always readily recognise.
This is a great series. I can't think that I've ever been dissappointed. The narrator is "awesome."