It is only fitting that while I write this review of CALCULATED IN DEATH, I am listening to a CD by a band called We Were Promised Jetpacks. I was raised in a time when it seemed all but certain that, as of this date, we’d all be zipping from Point A to Point B and beyond using individual jet propulsion units strapped to our backs. Speculating as to what the future will hold can be dicey, indeed. I think that is one reason why J.D. Robb’s In Death series, though set in the future, keeps the guessing on the high-tech wizardry to a minimum.
For Robb, 2060 is close enough to seem within grasp (for some readers, anyway), yet far enough away to seem