Purity in Death (In Death (Paperback))
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, comes a shocking new novel in the futuristic series... A frightening new computer virus is spreading and it knows no boundaries...
Louie Cogburn had spent three days holed up in his apartment, staring at his computer screen. His pounding headache was unbearable-like spikes drilling into his brain. And it was getting worse. Finally, when someone knocked at his door, Louie picked up a baseball bat, opened the door, and started swinging...
The first cop on the scene fired his stunner twice and Louie died instantly. Detective Eve Dallas has taken over the investigation, but there's nothing to explain the man's sudden rage or death. The only clue is a bizarre message left on his computer screen: Absolute Purity Achieved.
And when a second man dies under nearly identical circumstances, Dallas starts racking her brain for answers and for courage to face the impossible...that this might be a computer virus able to spread from machine to man...
Eve Dallas is assigned the investigation. Nothing explains the man's rage or why a stun caused his death. When a second murder under the same circimstances takes place, the police start to wonder if a computer virus can be transferred to humans.
Again, Roarke helps out in the technological area.
The sub-plot of Peabody and McNab is wonderful. McNab has been rendered paralytic and wants to end it with Peabody as he now considers himself useless baggage. Peabody is as loyal as they come and refuses to even consider it. This makes for a great side story.
This is another great one. I loved the idea of a computer as a murder weapon.
While looking at the computer, one of the electronics guys starts exhibiting the same symptoms as the attacker, stuns a few colleagues and takes his boss hostage. That's when Dallas realize she's dealing with an electronic virus that has the potential to kill.
Soon, an organization comes out taking responsibility for spreading the virus to people who have slipped through the judicial cracks that put children in danger. Dallas and her team must catch them before they kill anyone else.
This is one of the better books in the In Death series. The idea of a virus that can kill people over the computer is quite interesting. There are also a lot of debates about ethics and morality. Is it ok to kill someone who has done horrible things to others? Eve's stubbornness rather annoyed me in this book. I don't think I'd be able to hand working for her and her attitude of always being right. I'm not sure how her husband handles her sometimes. However it was still a great book.
I will be releasing this in my mom's memory.
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