Publisher: Putnam Adult; First Edition first Printing edition (February 23, 2010)
Bart Minnock, founder of the computer-gaming giant U-Play, enters his private playroom, and eagerly can't wait to lose himself in an imaginary world, to play the role of a sword-wielding warrior king, in his company's latest top-secret project, Fantastical. The next morning, he is found in the same locked room, in a pool of blood, his head separated from his body. It is the most puzzling case Eve Dallas has ever faced, and it is not a game. . . .
Another great Eve Dallas book! This one is a variation on the classic locked room murder mystery. The twist is that the murder victim was playing a virtual reality game at the time of his death, alone in a locked room. Now it's up to Eve and her team to determine how the crime was committed and the identity of the murderer.
This is another good book for those familiar with Eve and her team. She gets assistance from her sexy husband Roarke, as well as her partner Peabody. Feeney, McNab, Dr. Mira, Mavis, and the whole gang make appearances, and there's even a cameo by Trina to strike fear into Eve's heart by doing her hair and make-up for a party! *gasp*
Really enjoyed this book, and am a huge fan of this series! Even though I know that Eve will ultimately solve the crime, the author is still coming up with creative mysteries and original solutions. She also skillfully weaves in the themes of friendship, love, and marriage throughout the book, and I love how much Eve has grown as both a woman and a cop. Highly recommend this whole series! And btw - Roarke is majorly hot! :)