Rapture in Death

Version: Unabridged
Author: J. D. Robb , J.D. Robb
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Genres: Romance, Detective Stories, Police Stories
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: September 2006
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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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 . . .

Reviews (13)


Written by Teresa K. on March 1st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Another great story in the Death Series.

Written by Ida S on October 4th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Another great book in this series. I love this narrator. She does an great job with all the different voices. I was not crazy about Peabody’s voice at first due to the fact that I did not remember everything about her character. I read this book not long after it came out. But after listening to her more I agree that it is the perfect voice for her character. I am in love with Roark. His voice is so sinful. This series is a must buy. The audio version just enhances my he experience but allowing the book to come alive.


Written by Coral on November 30th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This series is so full of shootem up bang bang you are on the edge all the time and then not a little sex a LOT of sex just interferes with it all learned to by pass so I could see what the bad guys were up to!

Written by Kelly Sheldon on March 8th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love the "..in Death" series. I especially like the narrating. I am actually listening to the whole series over for the 2nd time.

Rapture in Death

Written by BooksMomma on September 2nd, 2013

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Rapture in Death keeps you on the edge of your seat. It was a bit slower than the first books. What was annoying (not against the book itself) is the fact that the reader changed. What made it hard was the fact the new reader's tones for each character are drastically different than the previous reader's tones. This reader has Peabody (Eve's assistant) sounding like Gomer Pyle from Andy Griffin, a lot less intelligent than the old reader's voice of Peabody. Rourk's accent is from a different region than the old reader's accent for him. So it takes the reader aback if he/she has listened to the other books. I hope future books go back to the first reader!

Written by melissa fuhriman on June 24th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

jd robb is always a good choice i definitely recommend read them in order

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Written by Mel from Cumberland, MD on September 7th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The setting is in the future. Just couldn't get my head around the "future" so it wasn't for me.

Unnecessary Dallas/Roark Scene

Written by Karen from Germantown, MD on July 8th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I love the '... in Death' books, but this one went a little too far with a scene between Dallas and Roark. I won't spoil want happened, but it was disturbing (it was meant to be). It could have been done by summarizing what happened instead of all the detail and the point would have gotten across without leaving the reader feeling disturbed (these books are supposed to be entertaining).


Written by Rachel M on March 5th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This book is a good mystery. It isn't as obvious as some, but really, I figured it out about half way through. The storyline is realy cute and romatic though, so it is nice to read.

Rapture in death

Written by Jean on March 19th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Another great story in the Death Series. It makes you wonder if in fact someone has developed the mind controlling music as in this story. Looking forward to another in this series.

Author Details

Author Details

Robb, J. D.

J. D. Robb is the pseudonym for a number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

Robb, J.D.

Creation in Death, published by GP Putnam in November 2007, is the 25th book in the futuristic police procedural series about a Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the New York Police and Security Department. What started in 1995 as a three-book experiment by a then unknown author named J.D. Robb is now a series that keeps readers waiting with bated breath for each installment.

More than a decade ago it wasn’t public knowledge that the genius behind J.D. Robb was best-selling author Nora Roberts, but readers were immediately taken with Eve Dallas’ integrity, strength and heart and her burgeoning relationship with the mysterious Roarke.

The Gothic Journal hailed Robb’s work as “a unique blend of hard-core police drama, science fiction and passionate romance” while The Paperback Forum called it “a fantastic new detective series.”

Since then, 18 of the 25 J.D. Robb titles have landed on the New York Times Bestseller List. And Innocent in Death, the February 2007 release, hit the bestseller list in the number 1 spot.

J.D. Robb was a product of numbers: by 1995, there was a surplus of Nora Roberts’ titles to be released by her publishers and she continued to create more. Reluctant to publish romantic suspense books similar to what she was already writing under a pseudonym, Nora had been playing with the idea of a strong, idealistic woman on the NY police force in the future. J.D. Robb was born. The initials were taken from Ms. Roberts’ sons, Jason and Dan, while Robb was a shortened form of Roberts.

She wrote a three-book arc that had Eve Dallas solving three different murders, but winding its way through all three was the continuing thread of her relationship with the mysterious billionaire Roarke that started in the first book when he was a suspect in a high-profile case.

Looking back from the vantage point of the release of the 25th book in the series, Nora commented, “I think we saw solid potential with the release of the first book. Enough, at least, for everyone to say: Okay, let's do three more.”

She continued, “For me, the emotional investment clicked during the first draft of the first book. I really fell for the characters, and hoped the readers would respond to them so I could keep writing the series.”

A series with a continuing, and growing, cast of characters gave Nora the chance to explore the people she created and peel the layers off book by book. Eve and Roarke were about to get married at the end of that initial three-book arc and are on their honeymoon as the fourth book opens. This afforded Roberts the chance to explore a marriage through the subsequent 19 books to the delight – and despair of some readers.

Those readers have been vocal about their desire to see the couple have a baby or for Eve to become a captain in the department. A baby, explains Nora Roberts would change the way Eve does her job – which is physical and emotional to the point of exhaustion. The answer to that frequently asked question is that a baby would mean the end of the series. As for a captaincy, it’s always possible.

Besides the exploration of the marital state, the cast of characters has grown as Eve, very much a loner in Naked in Death, has opened up her circle to include a partner, her fellow officers and a domineering butler who came along with Roarke. Again, readers have become addicted to seeing what’s going on in the secondary characters’ lives and when there isn’t enough of a particular favorite, they love to ask “Why not?”

“It's the story – it’s always about the story,” explained Nora. “It's gratifying when readers fall for secondary characters and want more. Sometimes there is more--and sometimes there just isn't. If a character has a recurring role, then he or she will pop up--as a cameo or in a more active role--when the story calls for it.”

It wasn’t until the 12th book in the series, Betrayal in Death, that the publisher fully acknowledged that J.D. Robb is indeed Nora Roberts. In the fall of 2003, the two parts of the Nora Roberts whole joined together to write Remember When. The first half was a Roberts’ romantic suspense set in the present, the second half was a Robb In Death that saw Eve picking up a thread that relates to the first part of the book.
Each In Death book now carries the banner: Nora Roberts writing as JD Robb. What started as an experiment is now firmly a part of the Nora Roberts phenomenon.