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Dark of Night (Troubleshooters Series #14)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Dark of Night has something for every reader

Suzanne Brockmann is back with the 14th installment of her popular SEAL/Troubleshooter series. Dark of Night puts closure to the threads and questions that began several books ago with the release of Flashpoint.

For the series reader, there are familiar charac...
Suzanne Brockmann is back with the 14th installment of her popular SEAL/Troubleshooter series. Dark of Night puts closure to the threads and questions that began several books ago with the release of Flashpoint.

For the series reader, there are familiar characters to follow. For the new reader, while Dark of Night is not overly saturated with introspection or description, there is enough that the book can function as a stand-alone read.

The plot in Dark of Night is tightly woven and very fast paced. It follows events and revelations in the relationships of three distinctly different couples (Nash and Tess, Dave and Sophia, Decker and Tracy) who are in different levels of their relationships and facing vastly different issues while confronting the one issue that they all have in common.

All the characters (main and secondary) are deeply involved in the pursuit of the person(s) who have kept fellow Troubleshooter Nash ensnared in very dark ops for The Agency. Here the reader will find echoes of a theme visited often by Suzanne Brockmann; that of the shadowy, out of control intelligence agencies now functioning in the United States and the need to stamp them out.

Balancing out the dark tone of the suspense are well placed, believable lighthearted moments, as well as some sizzling romantic moments, between the couples as they scramble to find the danger before it destroys not only the people they love, but everyone involved in the mission.

The dialog between the characters is well written and believable, as is the involvement and interaction of each character brought into the story. While there are quite a few 'cameo' appearances of past characters, each one has a specific reason and purpose for being brought into the action.

The discovery of the person(s) who were threatening Nash and the Troubleshooters, and the dispatching of said person(s) felt a little rushed, although not enough to lessen the suspense.

This is a book that I found to be a page turning adventure that left me feeling as though each character had found the happily ever after they were due.

posted by Gentry on January 9, 2009

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7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Very Different Characters

The new couples in Dark of Night may have worked had the characters not all changed their personalities.

Dave is now mini-Decker, Tracy is the smartest person at Troubleshooters, Sophia has lost her spunk, and Decker¿well Decker is the most different of all. ...
The new couples in Dark of Night may have worked had the characters not all changed their personalities.

Dave is now mini-Decker, Tracy is the smartest person at Troubleshooters, Sophia has lost her spunk, and Decker¿well Decker is the most different of all. Sophia and Decker finally talk to each other, but do not explain why it took them so many years to do so. That aspect was very disappointing. As was the big secret about Decker which was poorly executed and seemed to be in the book simply to shock readers.

On the good side, Jules appears. And one long-standing couple finally gets their act together.

I found it odd Decker and Nash did not have more scenes together.

The action plot is so-so. But the real mystery I found myself asking is ¿who are these people?¿

posted by DN22 on January 31, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2009

    Very Different Characters

    The new couples in Dark of Night may have worked had the characters not all changed their personalities. <BR/><BR/>Dave is now mini-Decker, Tracy is the smartest person at Troubleshooters, Sophia has lost her spunk, and Decker¿well Decker is the most different of all. Sophia and Decker finally talk to each other, but do not explain why it took them so many years to do so. That aspect was very disappointing. As was the big secret about Decker which was poorly executed and seemed to be in the book simply to shock readers. <BR/><BR/>On the good side, Jules appears. And one long-standing couple finally gets their act together. <BR/><BR/>I found it odd Decker and Nash did not have more scenes together. <BR/><BR/>The action plot is so-so. But the real mystery I found myself asking is ¿who are these people?¿

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2009

    very disappointed

    Not at all what I was hoping for. Felt the characters completely changed on me and very disappointed with the pairings. This is not why I read romance.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2009

    Terrible Book

    Ms. Brockmann has finally jumped the shark. Poor Kenny got shot. I think just about everyone in her books have now been shot. lol. Too bad Ms. Brockmann didn't put Dave and Decker out of their misery before writing this book. They are the most boring characters. Although probably better than reading about one of her last characters who turned out to be a pedophile. Yeah Izzy!<BR/><BR/>And the plot line was so convoluted, and ridiculous, it was laughable. <BR/><BR/>The whole series now seems like a money grab by Ms. Brockmann, with the unending story lines, and far fetched plots. Do yourself a favor.........don't buy this book.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2009

    Disappointed

    This was a book I had been waiting for, I thought. The hint of a major romance between Decker and Sophia had been building through numerous books (at least it seemed that way to me) so when I read this book and found that was not the case at all, I was extremely disappointed. In fact when Decker told Tracey that he did not love Sophia and had never loved her it was like why spend all this time where even his friends thought that some day they would show up and Decker and Sophia would have gotten married over the weekend. The characters did things in this book that seemed off for them and I just did not get into the book.

    Though the Tracey character in this book was really good. I would of loved to see her get together with Izzy.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2009

    Sad & disappointed

    Review from Publisher's Weekly - - - - SPOILERS <BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/>From Publisher's Weekly <BR/>Quote: <BR/>The spy games seldom interfere with the love games of the assorted couples in bestseller Brockmann's 14th Troubleshooters Inc. romantic thriller (after Into the Fire). In San Diego, sassy Troubleshooters receptionist Tracy Shapiro, who's survived several romantic disasters, may have met her match in Lawrence "Deck" Decker, Troubleshooters' macho team leader. Deck's the former partner of Jimmy Nash, a "dead" TS Inc. operative, who's actually in hiding with Tess Bailey, his girlfriend and colleague. Also in jeopardy are Dave Malkoff and his fellow op, Sophia Ghaffari, whose heart now belongs to Dave, who'll do anything to protect Sophia and their unborn child. When Dave's kidnapped to smoke out Jimmy, the TS Inc. team and the FBI unite in a rescue plan. While the pillow talk at times overshadows the action, Brockmann fans will cheer as her global problem solvers work out their latest sticky dilemmas, both personal and professional. (Feb.)

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Carajo!

    Ggg

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2009

    Disappointed

    I was disappointed and bored with this book. Normally her books are a good read, but I found this book to be predictable. It did not hold my interest and I stopped reading it before I finished. I did not even read the ending to see the conclusion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2008

    disappointed

    SPOILERS:<BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/>From Publisher's Weekly <BR/>Quote: <BR/>The spy games seldom interfere with the love games of the assorted couples in bestseller Brockmann's 14th Troubleshooters Inc. romantic thriller (after Into the Fire). In San Diego, sassy Troubleshooters receptionist Tracy Shapiro, who's survived several romantic disasters, may have met her match in Lawrence "Deck" Decker, Troubleshooters' macho team leader. Deck's the former partner of Jimmy Nash, a "dead" TS Inc. operative, who's actually in hiding with Tess Bailey, his girlfriend and colleague. Also in jeopardy are Dave Malkoff and his fellow op, Sophia Ghaffari, whose heart now belongs to Dave, who'll do anything to protect Sophia and their unborn child. When Dave's kidnapped to smoke out Jimmy, the TS Inc. team and the FBI unite in a rescue plan. While the pillow talk at times overshadows the action, Brockmann fans will cheer as her global problem solvers work out their latest sticky dilemmas, both personal and professional. (Feb.)

    0 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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