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...
The year is 2056. mood-altering drugs are legal, prostitution is licensed, virtual-reality games have replaced TV sets for entertainment and New York supercop Eve Dallas continues her sleuthing in Robb's fourth installment in the Death series (Naked in Death, Glory in Death, etc.). This time around, Eve has married her soul mate, Roarke, and is caught up in the puzzling suicide of a technician who's been working on Roarke's unfinished space resort. The young tech, Eve learns, had cheerfully hanged himself after a VR trip. Back on Earth, autopsies from two similar suicides reveal a pin-sized burn on the brains of the victims. All clues point to a deadly subliminal message in a VR toy--one that Roarke produces. This is sexy, gritty, richly imagined suspense. The fact that it is written by Nora Roberts under the pseudonym J.D. Robb is a tribute to her versatility.
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JD Robb. Series
I have been reading this series with the lives and loves of Lt Dallas and love them. It is very entertaining and recommend to anyone who enjoys stepping away from reality with a good book.
Rapture In Death
One of my favorite authors can’t put her books down causes me a bad night of not being able to sleep . Seriously she is one of the best who really peaks my interest, her words don’t get on a subject and never lets go. Lady don’t ever stop writing, I don’t think you could ever be replaced.
Good to the End
Disturbing, fascinating, and scary idea. Hope it stays in the last half of the 21st Century. Don’t want it in my lifetime. Be ready for some different kind of murder. Enjoy.