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Heat Seeker (Elite Ops Series)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Amazing read!

Bailey is continuing her crusade to find the men/man responsible for her parents death. She has quit the CIA to focus on her own investigation and has gotten close enough that she will catch the killer. In comes the elite ops. John is sent in since he has had a relation...
Bailey is continuing her crusade to find the men/man responsible for her parents death. She has quit the CIA to focus on her own investigation and has gotten close enough that she will catch the killer. In comes the elite ops. John is sent in since he has had a relationship with Bailey in the past before his "death". He must work with her to bring the killer to justice. Whats different in this novel from Maverick and Wild Card is that the hero doesnt have as much baggage as Micah and Noah. He has managed to maintain his happy persona and readers are not given the emotional and traumatic issues from the prior heroes. I was more caught in the mystery and suspense aspect of this story than the romance between the heroine and hero. Not due to any fault of Leigh, the story was just that compelling because it continues the trail of Orion from Maverick. I really enjoyed Bailey's character and she had a lot more strength than Risa(obviously) and Bella, who could barely function after her husbands "death". This story was more upbeat and it didnt take long for Bailey to learn who John vincent really was although I think she fought the knowledge to avoid accepting that he walked away from her in the past. Worth the read, continues the story line and Leigh fans will enjoy. There are still a couple other "dead" agents to cover and I'm very curious to find out who Tehya was in her "past life". ...Reese

posted by readtolive_livetoread on September 26, 2009

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8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Heat Seeker left me cold

Basically in Heat Seeker you have billionairess ex-CIA operative pretending to be disenchanted with government Bailey Serborne hooking up with John Vincent, who is really her old partner and lover of one night former Australian Secret Intelligent Agent Trent Daylen, who...
Basically in Heat Seeker you have billionairess ex-CIA operative pretending to be disenchanted with government Bailey Serborne hooking up with John Vincent, who is really her old partner and lover of one night former Australian Secret Intelligent Agent Trent Daylen, who like the other elite ops under Jordan Malone was "killed" and returned to life under another identity. Vincent like the rest owes Malone ten years of his life in return. If this long run on sentence has you confused, well the book was somewhat confusing with all of the ins and outs about who knew what, when, and where.

Serborne and Vincent are hot on the trail of one shadowy figure known as Warbucks who has stolen a top secret weapon, Crossfire, from one of Bailey's plants. Warbucks has been a shadowy arms and terrorist for years. Everything starts to converge in Aspen, CO.

Yes there are the steamy romance scenes Leigh is known for, but there were so many of them that they began to feel forced. In fact, at one point I thought perhaps the author wrote these first and then fashioned a convoluted, unbelievable plot around them. Both Serborne and Vincent seemed more like cardboard characters than real people.

And the main reason I gave the book two stars is due to the unbelievably sloppy editing in the book. There were grammatical issues. Dialogue without quotes which had you going back a bit to see if someone was saying the sentence or if it was actually description. There is some math that Leigh appeared to incorrectly add with regards to Trent/John being dead--like one plus five equals five instead of six. There is at least one place where Bailey's last name goes from Serborne to Serbourne. And then the main gaffe which almost every reader most likely caught is towards the end of the book when Warbucks has Mary. Right in the middle of the scene the book starts referring to her as Jules. And I believe if I remember correctly both names occurred in either one sentence or two sentences next to each other. Like many others I'm sure, I was paging backwards to figure out if I had somehow in my boredom missed a key character. And for a minute I thought I really spaced and was in the middle of a Suzanne Brockmann novel featuring Jules Cassidy! It is just genuinely hard to believe NO ONE caught this one error at least! Not Leigh herself, whoever read the book for editing mistakes, nor the printer/publisher with the final read through. Unbelievably sloppy on everyone's part.

I'll continue reading the series, but this one really fell flat in my estimation.

posted by SavvyReader on September 14, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2009

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    Amazing read!

    Bailey is continuing her crusade to find the men/man responsible for her parents death. She has quit the CIA to focus on her own investigation and has gotten close enough that she will catch the killer. In comes the elite ops. John is sent in since he has had a relationship with Bailey in the past before his "death". He must work with her to bring the killer to justice. Whats different in this novel from Maverick and Wild Card is that the hero doesnt have as much baggage as Micah and Noah. He has managed to maintain his happy persona and readers are not given the emotional and traumatic issues from the prior heroes. I was more caught in the mystery and suspense aspect of this story than the romance between the heroine and hero. Not due to any fault of Leigh, the story was just that compelling because it continues the trail of Orion from Maverick. I really enjoyed Bailey's character and she had a lot more strength than Risa(obviously) and Bella, who could barely function after her husbands "death". This story was more upbeat and it didnt take long for Bailey to learn who John vincent really was although I think she fought the knowledge to avoid accepting that he walked away from her in the past. Worth the read, continues the story line and Leigh fans will enjoy. There are still a couple other "dead" agents to cover and I'm very curious to find out who Tehya was in her "past life". ...Reese

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2011

    Romantic Thriller

    Lora Leigh delivers again. If you like romance with a story, the elite ops series is for you. The story is full of suspense. The twist and turns will leave you breathless. The characters are realistic and full of life. John is a man any woman would desire. Bailey would be an example for any woman to aspire to.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2010

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    Heat Seeker

    This is the third book in the series and was good. It is the story of John or "Trent" and Bailey.
    Separated in Australia after one night of passion and months of working together neither one of then have forgotten each other. Trent is in a explosion and becomes John and a member of the Elite Op Force.
    Taking a mission to protect and find a deranged lunatic who is trying to buy weapons John and Bailey are once again working together. Bailey does not know right away that John is actually Trent, but after a few days with him she starts suspecting.
    The story takes a lot of twist and turns and sometimes was to detailed for my liking (talking military stuff) but over all was a good love story.
    I will continue reading on in the series.
    This book was still full of graphic sex, but I just skipped over that again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2010

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    Read and See For Yourself

    Before buying the box i had a lot of mix feelings thanks to the reviews. Of course the story is similar to the other two books it is a series. However it does have it's own story and once i started i had to finish the book. Oh yeah, i get what others said about too much sex scene but isn't that why we buy her books! In all i liked it, had to get over the errors but so far Maverick is still my best in this series but i cant wait for black jack.

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  • Posted November 17, 2009

    Love Lora Leigh

    Love all of her books! they are all in my permanent collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2009

    Fantastic book!!

    Great storyline, great characters, another great Lora Leigh book!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

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    Steamy, suspenseful

    I love all of Lora Leigh's books. I have enjoyed the Elite Ops series very much but this book, although very good was not my favorite. When reading Lora Leigh I always expect the very highest level of intensity which is her trademark. Bailey and John had chemistry and the plot was intriguing but just not as much so as the other books in the series. I also thought I was seeing things with the editing mistakes. I thought there could have been even more sizzle between Bailey and John, more romantic moments as well as the steamy intimacy. I would have also liked to have seen more of a complete change in the storyline from the other books in the series. I did enjoy this book and would still recommend it but not as much so as her other books.

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  • Posted September 25, 2009

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    fine romantic suspense thriller

    In Brisbane, Bailey Serborne and Trent Daylen shared the greatest night of their respective lives. Soon afterward he died in a car explosion. She grieved her loss while he mourned the only person he left behind in his previous life Bailey.

    Unable to neither ignore her feelings nor obtain closure, former CIA operative Bailey searched for the employer of the killer of her beloved. She finally found him only he turned the tables and kidnapped her. Other people rescue her killing everyone but the ring leader so she went back to her quest. Bailey has closed in on the brains behind the criminal group who killed Trent, but once again is captured. Arms dealer John Vincent is unable to not kiss her; his lips confuse her; as she reacts the same way she did for Trent yet he is the enemy who killed her beloved and perhaps her parents.

    Although over the top of Brisbane, Aspen and a few other locales, this Elite Ops romantic suspense thriller is an exciting tale starring two fascinating lead characters especially the male who fans will wonder if he is a rogue gone bad or a deep undercover operative. The story line is faster than a speeding HEAT SEEKER missile but similar in plotting to analogous thrillers, as Bailey seeks vengeance on the man she believes killed her loved ones only to find his kisses leave her confused and craving more. Fans of the series will enjoy this action to the nth degree thriller as the twists and spins make for an electrifying read.

    Harriet Klausner

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