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Rapture in Death (original 1996; edition 1996)
by J.D. Robb
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425155188, Mass Market Paperback)
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...
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Lieutenant Eve Dallas' suspicions about three apparent suicides are confirmed when autopsies reveal small burns on the victims' brains. Her investigation leads to the world of virtual reality games, where techniques to create joy and desire could also be used to prompt self-destructive behavior.
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