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Purity in Death (2002)

av J. D. Robb

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Serier: In Death (15)

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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. His neighbor called the police department. 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.… (mer)

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A vigilante group calling itself The Purity Seekers declares itself both judge and jury and creates a computer virus to target people they believe deserve death for their misdeeds. Their neurological virus causes the victim to succumb to rage and then to die. They claim their actions are not terrorism; rather, they serve the innocent.

While examining the dead man’s computer, one of the officers in the Electronics Detection Division of the New York Security and Police Department becomes infected, attacks McNab and takes Captain Feeney hostage. Can homicide detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas find the cyber terrorists and put an end to their “justice” before more people fall victim to their insidious virus? And will McNab survive this vicious attack?

Fifteenth in the “In Death” series, the intriguing plot delivers several unexpected twists as it unfolds. All the expected characters are on hand, along with a few from previous stories, and there is sufficient backstory for readers new to the series. As always, the strong sense of place anchors the narrative and the interaction between the characters remains a highlight of the series. The unique investigation involving the computer virus keeps the pages turning and readers, both new and returning, will find it difficult to set this book aside before turning the final page.

Highly recommended. ( )
  jfe16 | Apr 7, 2020 |
I read the first book in this series years ago in a book group. I've read others in the series but not necessarily in order. I realized that I'd read a later book in the series when Mavis told Dallas she was pregnant.

A group of people is dissatisfied with the way the criminal justice system has handled certain classes of criminals, so they take matters into their own hands. I'm not sure if they hoped someone else would draw the homicide case or if they figured Dallas would get the case but underestimated her or thought they could control her.

I wonder what happened to Trueheart since I don't remember reading more about him in other books in the series. In this book, it seemed like he might be being set up to be Dallas's next Peabody. Also I don't remember Jamie showing up in other books I've read in the series--though since he's a kid and not yet old enough to become the police officer he wants to be, it might make more sense that he'd show up sparingly as the plots need someone with his skills (vs. Trueheart who's already a police officer and whose path should cross with Dallas's more often given they work at the same profession). ( )
  JenniferRobb | Jul 12, 2019 |
There's a group murdering criminals who've escaped justice, however innocence are dying as well. Rourke and Eve battle and Eve struggles with the cost of her decisions as people get hurt.
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  wyldheartreads | Jun 20, 2019 |
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  mitabird | Jun 10, 2018 |
Purity in Death
4 Stars

Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her team are called in to investigate a seemingly routine case of heat induced rage, but soon discover that the perpetrator might have been the intended victim. When another man dies under similar circumstances, Eve begins to suspect that, although impossible, the men were infected by a computer virus. Can Eve find the culprit and stop their nefarious agenda before the contagion spreads?

With so many books in the series (#45 will be published in 2017), it is inevitable that certain plot elements will be repeated. Thus, Eve is once again investigating a cyber related crime (similar to Rapture in Death and one that involves a vigilante (as in Judgement in Death). Nevertheless, Robb manages to put new twists on these tropes to keep the reader engaged and the pages turning.

Unlike the previous installment, the character development takes a back seat to the mystery and the intriguing discussion on the moral ambiguity of vigilantism. That said, there are several heart-warming scenes between Peabody and McNab, and a wonderful moment in which Eve realizes that they, along with Feeney, Baxter, Trueheart and even Webster and Summerset, are all part of the family she never thought she would have.

Overall, another satisfying addition to the series and it was good to get an update on Jamie Lindstrom. Hopefully, we will be seeing more of him in the future.
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  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
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We bow our heads before Thee, and we laud and magnify thy name Almighty God! But man is thy most awful instrument in working out a pure intent.

--William Wordsworth

In friendship false, implacable in hate,
Resolv'd to ruin or to rule the state.

--John Dryden
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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. His neighbor called the police department. 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.

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