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Monday, October 10, 2011

Purity in Death (In Death, Book 15) by JD Robb


Purity in Death plays into the futuristic parts of this world, and that's a nice change of pace from previous storylines.

Since we're dealing with computers, of course that gives Roarke a reason to be involved yet again.

Once again, Eve finds herself investigating cops. But not just cops, she's also investigating other public service workers as well, in many branches of service. She's played around with the letter of the law since she fell in with Roarke, and she's had some conflicts about that. The events of Purity in Death bring those front and center for her, and force her to analyze things a bit more than she's allowed herself before. The events also contrast and compare her morals to those or Roarke -- not necessarily a good thing, but they figure it out.

But Ms. Robb isn't through there. No, she has to have the whole city debating those same morals, having it play out in the media as well as society in general.

A frightening new computer virus begins spreading—with no boundaries. Eve Dallas starts racking her brain for answers and for the courage to face the impossible—that this virus might be able to spread from machine to man.

As for the writing elements:
  • The plot was beautiful. In a twisted and warped way, of course.
  • Pacing was mostly okay.
  • Prose and dialogue were excellent.
  • Character development grew and changed here, which is a good thing.
  • World-building was consistent with previous books.
I enjoyed the event of  Purity in Death for both the shades of grey that Eve must face and stand against, the people she was forced to interview and deal with, the realization that her friends are her family, and the closeness between Eve and Roarke. 
    • Book Rating: Purity in Death: 10 of 10
    • Series Rating: 9 of 10

    1. Naked in Death
    2. Glory in Death
    3. Immortal in Death
    4. Rapture in Death
    5. Ceremony in Death
    6. Vengeance in Death
    7. Holiday in Death
    7.5  Midnight in Death
    8. Conspiracy in Death
    9. Loyalty in Death
    10.Witness in Death
    11. Judgment in Death
    12. Betrayal in Death
    12.5 Interlude In Death
    13. Seduction in Death
    14. Reunion in Death
    15. Purity in Death
    16. Portrait in Death
    17. Imitation in Death
    17.5 Remember When
    18. Divided in Death
    19. Visions in Death
    20. Survivor in Death
    21. Origin in Death
    22. Memory in Death
    23. Born in Death
    24. Innocent in Death
    25. Creation in Death
    26. Strangers in Death
    27. Salvation in Death
    28. Promises in Death
    29. Kindred in Death
    30. Fantasy in Death
    31. Indulgence in Death
    32. Treachery in Death
    33. New York to Dallas

    1 comment:

    1. Your reviews of this series make me want to read it. I'm just too buried in other books in the TBR pile right now.