In Death #5: Ceremony in Death by JD RobbDystopian Mystery Thriller
Warning: All book snobs need not apply.
Recently, I was talking about this book series and a web acquaintance made a very disparaging remark about the quality of its artistic merits. If you're one of "those people", stop reading now. If, instead, you are a reader who loves a great read, full of action and adventure no matter the author or genre, welcome to my review.
I am a big fan of this series. No, it may not have a lot of high-falutin' artistic merits, but it is one heck of a read. It's imaginative and creative and the mysteries are really well done. Since it takes place in a futuristic world, the normal realistic rules are discarded. That makes it so much more fun! I like the gadgets and gimmicks Robb has invented; I like this alternate world and these alternate characters; I like the space travel--I like it all. The hot romance doesn't hurt either.
In this installment, Eve, newly married to Rourke, has been assigned to investigate a fellow cop, a veteran she knew who taught her much of what she knows. She isn't keen on the case since it might mean implicating one of her own, but she has a duty to do. And, Eve is nothing if not the dutiful cop. Mix in the mystery with some witchcraft and Satanism and you get a dark, twisted read that will leave you on the edge of your seat to the last page.
Sometimes, as a reader, you don't have to live on a diet of vegetable of tofu. This book is more like a piece of dark chocolate, unhealthy at best and sinful at worse. I don't mind admitting I'm addicted.