Book 74 of my 2014 Reading Challenge
Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb
Book 4 of the In Death series
Summary (via Goodreads)
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...
I really like the series but this book was just okay. It was pretty predictable; I made my accurate guess by Chapter 4. Plus, when the description says there will be three deaths and the first suspect is questioned after only two, I knew that wasn't going to be right and got impatient waiting for them to move on.
Even though this one didn't grab me like the others have, I'm still looking forward to continuing the series.
A Few Quotes from the Book
"Three weeks hadn't changed Cop Central. The coffee was still poisonous, the noise abominable, and the view out of her stingy window was still miserable.
She was thrilled to be back."
"Money might drip, she mused, but death had no respect for it. It was a club without a class system."
" 'Thoughts, ideas, music, desires, poetry, anger, hate. People speak of the heart, Lieutenant, but it's the brain that holds all the magic and mystery of the human species. It elevates us, separates us, defines us as individuals. And the secrets of it - well, it's doubtful we'll ever know them all.' "