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Into the Night (Troubleshooters Series #5)

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A must-read in the ongoing saga of SEAL Team 16

My journey with Suzanne Brockmann started with a blind buy at a bookstore. Whilst searching for *something* to read - I chanced upon two books with gorgeous covers of men in military dress-white uniforms. *** I bought the first book thinking that I would return for...
My journey with Suzanne Brockmann started with a blind buy at a bookstore. Whilst searching for *something* to read - I chanced upon two books with gorgeous covers of men in military dress-white uniforms. *** I bought the first book thinking that I would return for the second in the series if the author warranted another buy. Little did I know that night that an obsession was well on its way! *** After the second book in Ms. Brockmann's SEAL Team 16 series I was hopelessly hooked on her fascinating characters, wonderfully realistic dialogue and action-packed suspense. I waited impatiently for the third book and was shocked to find out that the main characters were *not* previously covered secondary characters Sam Starrett and Alyssa Locke. *** After searching for Ms. Brockmann on the internet (with the intention of pleading for Sam & Lys' book) I found out that the fourth book was *also not* going to feature Sam & Lys as the main characters. *** Resigned to just dig in and bear the horrendous wait for *that book* I was pleasantly surprised that Ms. Brockmann's SEAL Team 16 books got better each time. Book four (Out of Control) is right up there with my favorite books of all time. Magically, a previously unromantic secondary character was transformed into the most romantic hero I've ever had the pleasure to meet between the covers of a book. *** Needless to say, Ms. Brockmann had raised the standard sky-high - could the momentum continue with the most recent book released in the series? *** I'm happy to report that "Into the Night" contains a suspense sub-plot that besides being patriotic is also a timely and deftly handled treatment of the current American awareness of terrorists in our midst. *** Our main characters Joan DaCosta (30-something White House PR assistant) and Mike Muldoon (25-year-old Navy SEAL officer) are engaging as Mike convinces the reluctant Joan that neither age nor distance (Joan is based in Washington D.C. while Mike operates from a not-so-close Naval base) should prevent them from loving each other. *** For fans of Ms. Brockmann's SEAL Team 16 series we are treated to updates on the lives of characters from previous books. *** I also very much enjoyed Ms. Brockmann's customary third sub-plot concerning events from the second World War. *** My only reservation with "Into the Night" is that the terrorism sub-plot, while wonderful in developing secondary characters, is not really as dynamic as the suspense sub-plots in the previous four books. *** For me, "Into the Night" was unable to top "Out of Control", but then there can only be one book at the top, afterall. ;-D *** "Into the Night" is a must-read in the ongoing saga of SEAL Team 16 and leads nicely into the much anticipated next offering from Ms. Brockmann (Sam and Lys' book - rumoured to be titled "Gone Too Far").

posted by Anonymous on November 4, 2002

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I always enjoy Suzanne

Not the very best but. I have read the entire Trouble shooters series. I love them all.. some as always are better than others, but I am never disappointed. The stories are great, the characters, and I always feel the strong romantic pull of the main characters. I look ...
Not the very best but. I have read the entire Trouble shooters series. I love them all.. some as always are better than others, but I am never disappointed. The stories are great, the characters, and I always feel the strong romantic pull of the main characters. I look forward to the next one.

posted by Charmed47 on August 22, 2009

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  • Posted June 23, 2010

    So-So

    I've reead all her the troubleshooters series and I guess it makes it easier to write reviews. This was was a-ok book. Not all that. I felt myself looking for soemthing more, like there needed to be something, but that "something" wasn't there. The romance between Joan and Mike was good - he took the time to show her that he was more than a junior...LOL!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2003

    This Brockmann Fan - DISAPPOINTED!

    I have read ALL of the Seal Books, so looked forward to INTO THE NIGHT. It is not the page turner the others are. I will not give up on Ms. B's books so will be at the bookstore waiting for Sam Starrett's story when its published. Also FRISCO'S KID.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2003

    a reviewer and fan

    I was dissappointed with this novel. I felt ms. brockmann could do a much better job developing the characters as well as the plot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2002

    Blah

    This latest installment in the series was big disappointment. The characters didn't interest me, the suspense was boring, and the multiple story lines are getting to be a drag. This will be my last Brockmann.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2002

    Doesn't make the grade

    Like many of those who have posted reviews here, I was looking forward to this book. Unlike some of those reviewers, I've actually read the book. If a book can be given 5 stars purely on the basis of reader anticipation, then I'd have to give this book 1 star for failing to live up to expectations. And I'd give it that because a zero star rating isn't available. As a romance, this book doesn't make the grade -- Mike and Joan needed more thought and attention from the author, and they deserved more attention than any secondary character. (Yes, I'm talking about Mary Lou.) As suspense, this book also doesn't make the grade -- the suspense element is perfunctory, and most readers won't have to engage their brains to figure out what's going on and who's who. If, however, you're interested in watching a writer work to elevate a secondary character from "most hated woman in the series" status to "still don't like her, but that was an interesting writing exercise," then go ahead and read it. Perhaps I'm simply bored with the stringing out of the Sam and Alyssa saga. It's been going on for too long, with too little satisfaction in exchange for this reader's dollar. I gave this book 2 stars because I found the writing exercise instructive. Those who are interested in reading this book solely for the romance and/or suspense are likely to feel cheated.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2002

    Disappointing

    Into the Night is not the best offering in this series. Ms Brockmann can do and has done better than this. Mike & Joan, as the lead couple, are -- like the plot -- adequate. This book belongs not to Mike & Joan, but to Mary Lou, who is neither the most engaging nor the most likeable of women. For whatever reason, this reader can't shake the feeling that Mary Lou was of more interest to the author than were her supposed lead characters. The overshadowing of primary characters by secondary characters is not a new problem in this series, and it has been and remains a significant flaw. Because it is part of a series, the book is likely to sell well. However, those who have been following the series are likely to be left with the feeling that Into the Night does little more than mark time and fill space in the lead up to the long ago foreshadowed and slow to arrive Sam & Alyssa book. That I am not more annoyed by this than I am, suggests that an authorial hand has been overplayed.

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