Saturday, July 26, 2008

Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb

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


Rating:






(excellent)


Setting: New York City, 2058


First Paragraph:

“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.”

Reason for Reading: #4 in the In Death series


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.


Let’s give people a variety of opinions! If you've reviewed this book (or a book by this author), leave me a link to your review in the comments and I'll link to your review, too!


Also reviewed by:

ReadingAdventures



4 comments:

Marg said...

I rated this book the same as you! My review (which is a joint review) is here.

samantha.1020 said...

I love this series and have a hard time reviewing these books just because I like them so much. Definitely biased :)

Heather's Fave Books said...

I love this series. It took me years to start reading them but once I did that was it for me.

Kim L said...

I have one of the books from this series in my pile but have not attempted it yet. I don't read romances as a rule, but I may have to get to this one as it sounds intriguing. We'll just see.