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Rapture in Death Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 1996
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Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"Sexy, gritty, richly imagined suspense." ("Publishers Weekly")
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WHAT an imagination Roberts has! To imagine the future through her eyes... I love the way Eve and Roarke interact. She is her own person and he loves her for this-never trying to make her something else. And, at the same time, she is able to admit that she needs someone too!
I loved Rapture in Death. This is perhaps the best "Death" book so far. The VR Goggles were a trip! The idea of manipulating musical undertones to control a person's behavior... Where does she get her ideas? So believable!
Lieutenant Eve Dallas does not even get to finish her honeymoon in peace. In the last stage of their trip, Eve is spending some time in one of the many resorts off-planet Roarke owns and is involved in a case when an employee is found hanged in his room. Even though there are no reasons for this person to commit suicide, there is no other logical conclusion, so that is the ruling at the time. Back home and after resuming her duties, Eve has to spend a day in court facing a pushy and crafty defense attorney, but her hate turns to surprise when he is found hours later as a victim of an apparent suicide. When she discovers that a politician with no reasons to kill himself jumped from a building, the coincidence becomes too much and Eve gets deeper and deeper into one of the toughest cases she has faced yet.
J.D. Robb maintains a high level of quality in terms of writing, a fast-paced action and a good character development. At least for me what happens with the relationships between the characters is half the fun. Peabody is given a more prominent role as Eve's aid after the last case, in which a criminal working from within the police department used the young cop for his evil purposes. We even get to take another step towards understanding Eve's childhood, since in this installment she remembers more facts about what her father did to her and about how she ultimately killed him. This futuristic series has clearly got my attention and it will not let go!
Robb has it all in her books. I read her first one and went back to buy the entire series. I can hardly wait to get to the next book. I just hope that by the time I'm caught up there will be another one in print.
Whether she goes by Nora Roberts or J.D. Robb this lady knows how to get your interest and keep it.
This book is entertaining, however I didnt like it as much as the previous 3 books. Maybe, I'm just getting tired of Roberts' style :) It really amuses me the number of ways she finds to describe Roarke at the beginning of each book - saint and sinner, poet and pirate, angel and fallen angel (? no, i'm not as creative as Roberts') and another thing that amuses me (or irritates) is the fascination every single character has for Eve. So, she's a tough cop with a battered background, there must be tons of them out there and she certainly doesnt deserve the intense psychoanalysis that every other character indulges in regarding her. But, knowing Roberts' romance background, all this is just par for the course.
The thriller elements are done in typical Roberts style, giving just enough and no more. I'm a person who really likes knowing the details of any element a writer introduces, be it space travel or even forensic investigations and a writer like Roberts who glosses over details leaves me wanting more.
However, all said and done, the one thing that brings me back to reading her books are the characters. She rarely gets anybody wrong, and the humor, independance of and interaction between her major characters esp. Eve, Roarke and Mavis make for a highly entertaining read. So, if you know what to expect with Robb/Roberts this one is good enough, if not read some of the others with better storylines ...
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Such easy reads - 2nd time around for me and still loving the characters and story line!Published 6 days ago by royalstrength
I LOVE J.D ROBB IN DEATH SERIES I WISH THERE WHERE NEW BOOKS . I HAVE READ EVERYTHING IN THE SERIES AT LEAST TWICE.Published 16 days ago by carolyn green
I believe I've read most of the books in the series, and this was not as much fun.
All of the characters are delightful.
Book 4 and I don't want to stop reading. Can't believe I didn't know about this series before now. I am hooked.Published 1 month ago by Panda jo
Recommend to everyone man or woman you get caught up with the Characters and the story in the book excellent readPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
An excellent read that pulls you in and holds you till the very end. Lots of murder mystery and plot twists and intrigue.Published 1 month ago by MovieMadness
Robb will draw you into this story and will not let go until the last page. Have re-read this book a few times and still keeps my complete attentionPublished 2 months ago by Denise Bigler