Title: Rapture in Death
Author: J.D. Robb
# pages: 294
Date published: 1996
Genre: futuristic romance
Challenge(s): July Book Blowout, Summer 2008 Reading Challenge, 888 Challenge, Romance Challenge, 2008 TBR Challenge, Shelfari Readers of Romance Summer Challenge
“The alley was dark and stank of piss and vomit. It was home for quick-footed rats and the bony, hungry-eyed felines who hunted them. Red eyes glinted in the dark, some of them human, all of them feral.”
Synopsis: They died with smiles on their faces. Three apparent suicides: a brilliant engineer, an infamous lawyer, and a controversial politician. Three strangers with nothing in common - and no obvious reasons for killing themselves. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the deaths suspicious. And her instincts paid off when autopsies revealed small burns on the brains of the victims. Was it a genetic abnormality or a high-tech method of murder? Eve's investigation turned to the provocative world of virtual reality games - where the same techniques used to create joy and desire could also prompt the mind to become the weapon of its own destruction . . .
Random Thoughts: I’ve enjoyed all of the Eve Dallas mysteries that I’ve read so far. These books are, by far, grittier and darker than the contemporary romances that Nora Roberts writes under her own name. Eve and Roarke’s relationship continues to develop and I’m looking forward to reading other books in the series.
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