Saturday, April 27, 2013

ARC Review: Headed for Trouble by Suzanne Brockmann

Headed for Trouble
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
Publication: Ballantine Books (April 30, 2013)

Description: New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann, whom USA Today calls “the reigning queen of military suspense,” breaks out a rapid-fire collection of pulse-pounding, heart-tugging stories and novellas featuring the intrepid men and women of Troubleshooters Inc., fiction’s hottest ultimate counterterrorism squad. 
• Tough-as-nails Troubleshooters operative Sam Starrett learns the agony of loving someone in danger—and the hell of waiting on the home front—as his wife, Alyssa, hurtles into a foreign hotspot that’s about to boil over.
• Navy SEAL Frank O’Leary’s ill-fated holiday reunion with his older brother takes a turn for the better—when a chance encounter on a rainy New Orleans street gives Frank a reason to be thankful after all.
• In a maze of tunnels deep beneath a military base in Germany, Jules Cassidy, Alyssa Locke, and their comrades in arms match wits with terrorists on a mission with explosive consequences.
Plus more never-before-released adventures featuring Jenk, Izzy, Gillman, Lopez, Kenny, Savannah, and other members of SEAL Team 16—along with Suzanne Brockmann’s exclusive interviews with her beloved characters.
Looking for the best kind of trouble? You’ve found it!

My Thoughts: HEADED FOR TROUBLE was a great opportunity to visit again with old friend like Sam, Alyssa and Jules. It was also a chance to find out more about newer friends like Arlene and Jack. I enjoyed all the stories and loved the sense of love and patriotism that permeates all of Ms. Brockmann's writing. 

Whether dealing with terrorists beneath an American military base in Germany or trying to get out of a marginally friendly foreign country under terrorist attack with three adults and three babies all suffering from stomach flu, the adventure and love is strong. 

I even liked the parts where Ms. Brockmann inserts herself into her own story and converses with her characters. I can understand their trepidation as she turns her eagle on a secondary characters because her stated goal is to "make them really suffer because the best stories deal with characters who must face their personal vulnerabilities."

Fans of military romantic suspense and, and especially fans of the Troubleshooters, Inc. series, won't want to miss these additional glimpses into the characters' lives. 

Favorite Quote:
But here and now, compared to Lindsey, who could move as if she had a note from her doctor excusing her from the laws of gravity, he felt oafish and noisy.
I chose this one from NetGalley because I am a fan of the series. You can buy your copy here

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