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"Taking on the world's deadliest criminals is what the elite security force Troubleshooters Incorporated does best. But now they face a new and powerful threat from their most lethal enemy yet - a shadowy government outfit known only as The Agency." "For years, operative James Nash has performed ultra-covert "Black Ops" missions for The Agency, but when he decides to walk away from their dirty work, his corrupt bosses aren't about to let him go. After Nash is nearly assassinated, Troubleshooters team leader Lawrence Decker launches a skillful deception to neutralize the threat and protect his friend. With the FBI's help, Decker fakes Nash's death, then brings him to a safe house with his fiancee, Tess Bailey, to recover from his injuries and strategize their next move." "Only a handful of people know that Nash is still alive - and fellow Troubleshooters Dave Malkoff, Sophia Ghaffari, and receptionist Tracy Shapiro aren't among them. Believing that Nash is dead and that Decker has begun a romantic relationship with Tess, Sophia settles for second best and begins a love affair with Dave, who has adored her for years. But Tracy puts two and two together, discovering the truth about Nash - much to Decker's dismay." As passions flare, Decker struggles to keep his scheme afloat, and to keep Nash alive. But when he finds himself targeted for death, the game turns even more perilous, and Sophia, Tracy, and Dave are swept into the deadly play. Under fire and racing to unmask their relentless adversary, the Troubleshooters know that the closer they get, the greater the risks. But sacrifices and consequences come with the territory. Forced to choose between love and loyalty, they are no longerjust solving a crime - they're fighting for survival.
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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.)

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“Brockmann brilliantly combines superbly crafted, realistically complex characters with white-knuckle plotting.”—Booklist

“Brockmann is a master of adventure, drama, passion and suspense.”—Tampa Tribune

“[Suzanne Brockmann is] the reigning queen of military suspense.”—USA Today

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345501554
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/27/2009
  • Series: Troubleshooters Series , #14
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne Brockmann
Since her explosion onto the publishing scene more than ten years ago, Suzanne Brockmann has written more than forty books, and is now widely recognized as one of the leading voices in romantic suspense. Her work has earned her repeated appearances on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists, as well as numerous awards, including Romance Writers of America’s #1 Favorite Book of the Year - three years running in 2000, 2001, and 2002 - two RITA awards, and many Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awards. Suzanne Brockmann lives west of Boston with her husband, author Ed Gaffney.

Biography

Although Suzanne Brockmann can't remember a time when she wasn't scribbling something (one of her earliest masterpieces was an action-packed radio play called "Mice on Mars"), she didn't begin to write seriously until she was married with young children. She spent several years trying to break into the super-competitive field of screenwriting before deciding to try her hand at genre fiction; and, it was only after months of intensive research that she finally homed in on Romance. In June of 1992, she sat down to write her first book. By year's end, she had completed ten manuscripts, and in August of 1993, she sold her first book, the contemporary romance Future Perfect.

Brockmann's first novels were stand-alones. But as her career progressed, she noticed that romance mini-series, with their opportunities for character development and intersecting story lines, had become extremely popular. Seeking to increase her readership, she decided to write a mini-series of her own. She found her "hook" in a magazine article on Navy SEALs and, in 1996, she released Prince Joe, the first novel in her Tall, Dark and Dangerous series. The alpha males of Brockmann's fictional SEAL Team 10 proved to be the perfect romantic heroes, and the series was an immediate hit with readers. Four years later, she launched a second series of military/romantic thrillers centered on the friendships, romances, and working relationships among a team of Navy SEALS and members of an elite security agency called Troubleshooters, Inc. Starting with The Unsung Hero in 2000, the Troubleshooters books have catapulted the author to the top of the charts.

Brockmann is known in the industry as a risk-taker, having written stories around such sensitive topics as interracial romance and homosexuality, In 2004, she garnered attention for her eighth Troubleshooters novel, Hot Target, which involved one of her most popular recurring characters, openly gay FBI agent Jules Cassidy, in a romantic subplot. Brockman, who dedicated the book to her gay son Jason, was not sure how readers would respond. To her surprise, the reaction from gay and straight alike proved positive. She stated on her website: "I love the fact that the world I've created in my books -- a diverse American world filled with the same variety of people who live in my urban American neighborhood -- has been so enthusiastically embraced by readers."

Brockmann's distinctive literary blend has come in for its fair share of praise. Writing in the Chicago Tribune, veteran Booklist reviewer John Charles stated: "Brockmann strikes the perfect balance between white-knuckle suspense and richly emotional romance." And USA Today has called her "[t]he reigning queen of militaray suspense." As further proof of her mainstream appeal, she remains one of a handful of Romance novelists to have made the leap from mass market paperback to hardcover.

Good To Know

In an interview with the online magazine All About Romance, Brockmann says: "I started reading when I was three (my first 'real' book was Beverly Cleary's Here Comes the Bus -- I remember this because no one believed that I was really reading it and I got really upset when my older sister took it back to the school library before I'd finished it!)."

A serious history buff from her youth, Brockmann has read widely on WWII and has been known to incorporate stories from that era into the books of her Troubleshooters series.

Brockmann loves music. She attended Boston University as a film major with a minor in creative writing but dropped out to perform with a rock and roll band. She also sang with and served as music director for a Boston-based a cappella group called "Serious Fun" and produced its first and only CD in 1998.

Brockman is married to novelist Ed Gaffney.

The mother of an openly gay son , Brockmann is a proud member of PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays).

In her writing, Brockmann employs a device she calls Deep Point of View. She explains it in an interview with the online writers' journal Writers Write: "In my books, I use subjective point of view, but I'm not satisfied with merely showing the reader what that camera sees from its perch atop a character's head. I bring the camera down, inside of that character's head, so we see the world through that character's eyes. We hear things through his ears. We smell what he smells, feel what he feels, think what he think. With deep POV, I write using words that that character would use. I tell the story with that character's voice."

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Chapter One
If Dave had known, before he’d picked up the phone, how much trouble this one call would cause, he would’ve let it go directly to voice mail.

But it was Sunday morning, and he was enjoying—very much—the experience of surfing the cable TV news channels from the comfort of Sophia’s bed.

He loved hanging out in the bedroom of her little apartment, and not just because most of the time he was in here of late, he was in the process of taking off Sophia’s clothes.

Though she’d lived in this tiny second- floor walk- up for far fewer years than he’d inhabited his spacious and still- spartan condo, she’d turned this place into a real home. Her furnishings were unique—quirky, mismatched pieces she’d picked up in flea markets and painted in the vibrant colors of the Mediterranean. Rich blues in a variety of shades mingled with bright yellows, warm reds, and a green that brought to mind the newness of spring. Artwork—some of it her own, and quite good—hung on the walls. The open windows were covered by full, gauzy curtains that shimmered and breathed with the breeze. A ceiling fan was kept always running, moving at its lowest, laziest speed.

Last week Sophia had moved the TV into the room for him—an admitted news junkie—and as the phone rang again, he pushed the remote control’s mute button as he shouted to her, in the bathroom, “You want me to get that?”

Sophia had just turned on the water, and as he heard the shower door clunk shut, she called back, “You don’t have to.”

Dave should’ve ignored it and turned off the TV and gone into the bathroom to help Sophia wash herself in those hard- to- reach places, but he was an idiot. He was still on a high from last night, when his plane had landed and he’d turned on his phone to find that she’d called him while he was in the air. Five times.

She’d gotten home several days early from her own business trip to
Denver and—of course, because he had purposely neglected to tell her of his own international trek—was wondering where he was. She was cooking dinner, although, honestly? After four days apart? They were going to be eating late.

Dave had called her immediately, headed straight to her place, where she’d jumped him the moment he’d walked in the door—as if she’d been as starved for his touch as he’d been for hers.

Incredibly, it wasn’t the fabulous sex they’d had right there in her living room that had made his day, week, year—no, life. It was later, after dinner, with Sophia drowsy, her head on his shoulder, as they were about to fall asleep, telling him that she’d missed him, and that she slept much better— as in, she didn’t have her usual nightmares—when she spent the night in his arms.

It seemed the perfect segue for him to ask her about those nightmares—
a topic they’d both shied away from, for years. And this time, he was ready for it. This time, he knew the questions to ask.
But then she’d added that, in the morning if he wanted her to, she’d clear out a drawer for him, maybe make him some space in her closet . . . ?
If he wanted her to?

Dave had answered by kissing her, and she’d kissed him back, and they’d made love again—slowly this time. Sweetly. She’d breathed his name on a sigh and she’d fallen asleep almost immediately after, leaving him holding her in his arms, with his heart so full his chest actually hurt.
But now, in the light of morning, the TV, the empty drawer, and the closet space weren’t enough for Dave. Nuh- uh. No, sir. He had to further stake his claim here in Sophia’s life by answering the telephone on her bedside table at 10:37 on a sunny Sunday morning, with a voice still rusty and deep from a satisfying night made up only partially of sleep.

“Hello?”

There was a hesitation—an indrawn breath—as if the person on the other end were surprised to hear someone male pick up the phone. That’s right. Uh- huh. He was so the man. He was the dude with the cojones grande who was going to get his very own drawer here in Sophia’s pretty bedroom.

“May I speak to Sophia?” The voice, when it finally came, was female,
older, with a hint of Great Britain in its precise enunciation.

“I’m afraid she’s indisposed,” Dave said. “May I take a message?”

“Please. Will you ask her to call her Aunt Maureen?” She pronounced it ahhnt, rather than like the insect. “Maureen Miles. I’m her father’s sister
. . . ?”

Oh, no.

“Yes,” Dave said. “Of course. Hi. Sophia’s, um, told me about you.

From Boston, right? I’m Dave. Her . . .” What? Boyfriend? Lover?
Bedroom- drawer guy? They’d talked about a lot of things over the past weeks, but they’d never precisely defined what their relationship now was.
Maureen Miles didn’t seem to care. There was more to her message.

“Will you let her know that her father’s back in the hospital?”

Shit. “I’m sorry to hear that,” Dave said. “Mass General again?”

Another brief pause. “Yes. The doctors have given him only a few days this time, and he would like, very much, to see his daughter. I should think she owes him at least that much—”

“I’m sorry,” Dave cut her off. “With all due respect, ma’am, do we live in the same universe? Because in the reality- based one where I reside,
Sophia owes him nothing.

“He’s her father,” the woman said.

“He may have contributed his sperm to the creative process,” Dave said tartly, “but in my opinion he lost the right to call himself Daddy a few decades ago.”

She was silent again for a moment, but she was just regrouping. She hadn’t given up. “Please tell her that he’s being moved into hospice in a few days.”

“I’ll give her the message,” Dave said, a but heavy in his tone, and the woman hung up without a thank- you.

He dropped the handset into the phone’s cradle and flopped back onto Sophia’s pillows, staring up at the spinning ceiling fan.

From the bathroom, he heard the sound of the water shutting off, the shower door opening. Sophia’s melodic voice. “We need to get moving if we’re going to make it to Encinitas by noon.”

What? Dave lifted his head and aimed his voice toward the bathroom door. “Noon? Wait a minute, why?”

She appeared in the doorway, gloriously naked, drying herself with a towel, her wet hair slicked back from her face. She was one of those women who were even more beautiful when not wearing makeup.

Or clothes.

It was hard to think or listen when Sophia was naked, and he’d obviously not heard her response to his question, because she gave him her I’m repeating myself because you’re staring at me blankly smile and said, again,
“The main parking lot’ll fill up by noon.”

“Seriously?” Dave sat up, struggling to make sense of her words. “Are we talking about the same thing? The parking lot’ll fill up? For a flea market?”
“Antique show,” she corrected him, heading out of sight, back to the sink, where she kept a collection of bottles and jars of lotion, each one of them smelling sweeter than the last. If he hurried, he could watch her smooth some onto her arms and legs, her stomach and breasts.

As he skidded to a stop in the bathroom, she met his eyes in the mirror.

“You know, we don’t have to go.”

“I want to.” He opened the shower door and turned on the water. “The thrill of the hunt, the excitement of finding a treasure hidden in with the trash, the hours tromping through the brain- meltingly hot sun with the four million other people who helped us fill up the main parking lot before noon, who are hoping to find the exact same perfect cabinet for the kitchen before we do, so maybe we’ll have to win a duel or probably a spelling bee in order to gain ownership . . . I’m totally there, T- H- E- R- E.”

Sophia had turned around to look at him, her gaze traveling below his waist, her lower lip caught between her teeth as she tried not to smile—
and failed. “You either really love antiques, or you’re lying through your teeth.” She reached out and wrapped her fingers around him as she gave up and laughed. “I’m going to go with lying through your teeth.”

Dave laughed, too, as she stroked him, as she smiled up into his eyes.
“Obviously I’d anticipated a different morning agenda,” he told her. “But
I’m a grown- up. I can multi- task. I can both be your antique- hunting partner
and spend the day imagining all the ways I’m going to make you come after we get home.”

“Hmm,” she said, swaying closer, the tips of her breasts brushing his chest as she pressed his erection against the softness of her stomach. “Or we can say the heck with the main parking area, and take the PITA shuttle from the south lot.”

“South lot,” he repeated, unable to keep himself from touching her, his fingers sliding across her silky, clean, lotion- sweet skin. “There’s a south lot?”

Sophia nodded, then jumped up, wrapping her arms around his neck,
her legs around his waist, like a piggyback ride in reverse.

“I love the south lot,” Dave told her as he grabbed her to keep her from slipping off him, her perfect derriere filling his hands. And God, this was unlike any other piggyback ride he’d ever given anyone, because she shifted and pushed him hard and deep inside of her. “Holy shit.

She pulled back to look at him, laughter lighting her face and making her eyes sparkle and dance. “New one, huh?” she asked as she began to move against him.

He nodded. “Oh, yeah.” His experience with sex, pre- Sophia, was ridiculously limited, and she knew it because, well, he’d told her the truth.

They’d talked about a lot of things in those first few days A.S.—after
Sacramento—and while he hadn’t been ready to go into full, gory detail about his farce of a relationship with Kathy- slash- Anise, he had confessed to Sophia that his full sexual oeuvre was limited to five interactions with one woman who didn’t particularly like him, even though she’d pretended otherwise.

Sophia hadn’t fainted at that news, no doubt because her own baggage was also quite cumbersome when it came to sex.

That first morning they’d woken up in each other’s arms, they’d made a promise to be honest in regard to their intimacy—since it was a potential minefield for both of them.

So, yes. Having sex standing up in the middle of the bathroom was a new one for him. Although there really wasn’t much he could do but stand there holding her, the muscles in his arms and shoulders getting quite the workout.

Which maybe meant he was a wimp, because she was petite and didn’t weigh more than a hundred pounds. But Dave was discovering that holding on to a hundred- pound woman was a very different experience than holding on to a hundred- pound woman while having sex with her.

“Ah, God,” he said. “Soph . . .”

“Thumbs up or down?”

“Oh, up,” he told her. “Big up.”

“Me too,” she gasped, her breath warm against his ear. “But feel free to, you know, set me on the counter, by the sink, if you need to—”

“Not a chance.” Dave loved where his hands were, loved the sensation of her legs and buttocks straining to push him more fully inside of her, but when he shifted slightly to get a better grip, he discovered—eureka!—
there was something he could do besides simply stand there and not drop her. He shifted again to hold most of her weight with his left arm, freeing up his right hand to touch her again, with slightly better aim.

She sighed his name, and that, combined with the increased speed of her rocking motion, was enough to bring him teetering to the edge of his release, so he touched her harder, deeper, and she came with a moan and a shudder that he loved as much as he loved his new drawer and closet space. And in that fraction of a heartbeat, in the brief instant of time between his knowing that he, too, was going to orgasm—now—and the deep rush of mind- blowing pleasure that was already starting to surge through his body, he remembered the phone call.

He’d yet to tell Sophia that her father was in the hospital.

Dave came with a crash, with a shout—“God, I love you!”—pulling her warm, pliant body more tightly against his, as she kept coming around him, urging him, as always, to give her more, more.

It should have diminished his pleasure—his remembering the unhappy message he’d promised to deliver. It should have made him ashamed for forgetting something so important in the first place.

It should have, but it didn’t.

Sophia’s father was a rat- bastard and few besides his sister Maureen would miss him when he was gone.

Sweet Jesus,” Dave said when he got his vocal cords working again.

Sophia just laughed, still clinging to him, nuzzling his neck, ankles locked just beneath his butt.

Arms shaking, knees wobbly, he carried her out of the bathroom and dumped her onto the bed, collapsing beside her. “That was a solid thirty on the fun scale.”

She laughed again. “When is it ever not a thirty?”

In an effort to lighten things up—mostly for his own sake, since the simple fact that he was in a relationship with the woman of his dreams was often enough to get him choked up—Dave had suggested a rating system,
one to ten, for each new- to- him sexual position, of which there were many.

And yes, in all honesty, it was a way, too, for him to acknowledge his lack of experience—by addressing it straight on, with humor.

“Sweetheart”—he opened his eyes to do his best Bogart—“for me, just being in a room with you is a twenty.”

She had her head propped up on one elbow so that she could look down at him, her eyes wide and serious as her smile slowly faded.

“You know that I love you, too, right?” she finally murmured.

He gazed back at her for several long moments before he responded.

He waited until he knew for sure that his voice wouldn’t vibrate with emotion.

“You don’t have to say that.”

“It’s true,” Sophia insisted. “These past few months have been . . .”

She shook her head. “Sad, because of Nash dying, but . . . Also . . . I don’t know if I’ve . . .” She looked down toward the jumble of bright blue sheets beneath them and started again. “I can’t remember ever being this . . .”

She searched for the right word as Dave waited, his heart in his throat. She met his gaze again, her eyes guileless and nearly as blue as the sheets.

“Content.”

Not quite the word he was hoping for. Still, he smiled because he was okay with it. Fact was, he’d be okay with a wide variety of less than words.

Such as satisfied. Comfortable. At ease.

At peace.

Dave knew he was Sophia’s second choice. He’d accepted that weeks ago, the very first night they’d made love. It would be enough. It was
enough.

“I’m glad,” he told her now, reaching up to push her hair back behind her ear, and it wasn’t a lie. He let her look long and hard into his eyes so she would know that he meant it, that he accepted her words for what they were—something good, if not fairy- tale perfect.

Her mouth quirked up into a smile. “You have no idea how hot you are, do you?”

“What?” Dave laughed as he realized what she’d said, and then rolled his eyes. “Yeah, actually,” he said, “I’m pretty sure I do. I fall somewhere between pickled and poached. Maybe, right after I get a haircut, for about two minutes, I can pass for steamed and . . . As fascinating as this discussion is, can we save it for tonight? Because—and I should have told you this before, but you stupefied me with your nakedness. . . .”

“I’m still naked,” she pointed out, that lip again between her teeth as she played with the hair on his chest, and dear God, Dave could see a whole lot of as long as we’re going to park in the south lot dot dot dot in her eyes. “Right,” he said, as his body stirred at the thought of staying in bed with this woman—his woman—for the rest of the morning, “so I better talk fast. That was your Aunt Maureen on the phone, Soph. Your father’s back in the hospital.”

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  • Posted January 9, 2009

    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.<BR/><BR/>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.<BR/><BR/>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.<BR/><BR/>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. <BR/><BR/>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.<BR/><BR/>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.<BR/><BR/>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.<BR/><BR/>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.

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2009

    Dark of Night---a fun and exciting read!

    I was lucky enough to get to read an ARC of Dark of Night and I LOVED it! This book totally worked for me. I urge all fans of Suz Brockmann to rush out and read this book before drawing any conclusions about it. I truly think it is among the best of the books in the Troubleshooters Series. The action and suspense kept me on the edge of my seat and the romance lover in me was totally satisfied. Dark of Night left me feeling very happy and contented with the way everything worked out.

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2009

    Least favorite:

    I have loved all of Suzanne's books, but this was the most disappointing. I have put several books into wanting some couples together and am angry they did not end up together. I skipped through a lot of the plot, because I did not care about most of it. I loved seeing Jules, Sam, Alyssa and Ash. They were the best part of the book. I also loved Nash and Tess, but the rest was very disappointing.

    6 out of 11 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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  • Posted February 1, 2009

    It was so good!

    I was ready to be disappointed because Brockmann's been leaving so many relationships open ended. I have loved every Suzanne Brockmann book ever written, but Into the Fire wasn't one of my favorites because I never really liked Hannah and Vinh. They were too cold. Plus I really wanted to know more about all the other TS, Inc. people. But this installment was amazing; definitely one of the best. It finally explained so many things and I loved how Tess, Jimmy, Decker, Tracy, Sophia and Dave all got their happy endings. It was also great to see how Sam and Alyssa, Jules and Robin were all doing. I really hope the next one deals more with Izzy and Eden.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2009

    Exciting Troubleshooters Installment

    In Dark of Night I had specific ideas about who and what I wanted to happen. However, Brockmann knew best and completely diverged from my own game plan<BR/><BR/>This book is a little different than previous troubleshooters stories since the terrorist/antagonist portion of the book is only a small part and the explanation of Nash and the Agency is not the most satisfying. Again, I still think Brockmann knows best because when this book ended I knew it was necessary for us to find a resolution with Sophia and Dexter and not split the story among too many plots. I can't wait for the next one!

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2009

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    Not her best,

    but certainly not her worst. I enjoyed seeing more of Deck, and it's always nice to see other characters and how their relationships have progressed. I thought the plot was a little too convoluted though...

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2009

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    I adored DARK OF NIGHT!

    I loved the way Brockmann paired up the characters in this novel. I wouldn't have been nearly as satisfied with any other pairing. (Not that I knew that going into this novel!) I especially loved seeing Jules and Robin, Sam and Alyssa, Tess and Nash; tons of Troubleshooters made an appearance and I was THRILLED!<BR/><BR/>Loved the romance. Loved the suspense. Loved it all!<BR/><BR/>I recognize that many readers wished for a different romance for Deck and Sophia. I did too. Til I read DARK OF NIGHT. After reading DARK OF NIGHT, I understood why the characters paired the way they did. And I adored the romance. I truly did!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 3, 2009

    She should just end the series!

    Her books have been going downhill for years. She wrote some great books at the beginning but I think she's writing like she's bored. It's been 14 Troubleshooter books - enough! Get something fresh going; her books are so convoluted I get a headache trying to remember who's who and what happen 5 years ago that the books don't make sense anymore.<BR/><BR/>Ms. Brockmann is a good writer; I just think she needs to move on from the Troubleshooters.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2009

    Not My Favorite

    Too many characters wandering around in the first half of the book. After the plot finally starts coming together an easier read. I love all of Suzanne Brockmanns books. The last one Into The Fire was also confusing with all the characters running around. Be that it may, I still love everything she has written and will continue to do so.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2009

    One of her best

    Suzanne Brockmann dazzle with yet another of her TroubleShooter series books. I is the kind of story that I was not able to put down. I loved all of the couples storylines & the plot was fantastic. Can't wait for the next book in the series. Suzanne cannot write fast enough!!!!!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2009

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    an engaging Troubleshooters romantic suspense tale

    In San Diego, except for a few in the know, most of the Troubleshooters remain in shock and denial after the shooting death of one of them Jimmy Nash (see INTO THE FIRE). Receptionist Tracy Shapiro and Jimmy¿s former partner Lawrence "Deck" Decker have always been attracted to one another, but though he knows Nash survived the hit and is in hiding at the home of his girlfriend Troubleshooter Tess Bailey, he remains concerned and more open than usual; so does Tess. Grieving their loss are operatives and lovers Dave Malkoff and pregnant Sophia Ghaffari.<BR/><BR/>To out Jimmy¿s ¿killer¿, the team begins a dangerous ploy against a culprit who knows the Troubleshooters so intimately he or she is always ahead of them. When Dave becomes the next target and is framed for murder, the cat and mouse game starts anew.<BR/><BR/>DARK OF NIGHT is an engaging Troubleshooters romantic suspense as three couples heat up the sheets (talk of corporate incest) and the streets. The action is fast-paced from the onset as the team struggles with someone who knows their turf and has a vendetta against them. As the romance supersedes the suspense, Suzanne Brockmann¿s myriad fans will relish this superb thriller as the Troubleshooters affirm the song Friends and Lovers (by Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson): ¿So I'll be your friend, And I'll be your lover Cause, I know in our hearts we agree, We don't have to be one or the other, Oh no, we could be both to each other¿ as long as have each other¿s back.<BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2009

    Glad its over

    This was the end for me. I cant be locked into anymore series that yank my emotions and dont deliver. Dave/Sophia? - whatever. I really hope Dave takes that mechanic job. Decker/Tracy - smokin but....that's it? I felt really gipped by the time spent on them. I put aside the fact that Tracy became a genius, but I cant let go that I know barely anything about Decker...still. After 5 years. Nash/Tess - sweet but not high on my radar. Jules/Sam/many many others - funny moments but too many filler convos.

    Decker/Sophia - After 400 plus pages in thier concluding book I still cant figure these two out. Nothing was ever resolved except that they found other people. The past was discussed between them for about a page. If you can put on blinders to the previous books or if you didnt care about them, I'm sure you'll love this book. The plot was pretty good for a romance.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2009

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    Has any one else read the previous books in this series?

    This book was HOT! I am suprised at the number of bad reviews, especially by people who thought that Decker and Sophia would get together. What books were they reading? Decker never gave any indication of being in love with Sophia and Sophia's love was definitely nothing more than hero worship. What their Troubleshooter friends thought was meaningless. One thing I love about Brockmann is that her characters are real. She knows that in the real world, people do not get together simply because they had a sexual encounter in a dangerous place or because their friends told them to. I hope Brockmann never changes. With Dark of Night, she remains my favorite romantic suspense author.
    Note: if you do not take the time to read Flashpoint first, you will not enjoy this book as much. The main characters are also further developed in Into The Storm and Into the Fire which both came before Dark of Night. To truly enjoy the depth of the characters that Brockmann has created here, it helps to read these books first.

    1 out of 2 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 February 9, 2009

    One of Brockmann's best. Hope it is not her last in the Troubleshooter Series.

    Great Read! Had trouble putting it down. Good to know some of her earlier characters are still the best.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    I loved this book

    I have read through this series in two months and Suzanne Brockman just keeps getting better IMO. Her characters are realistic, sexy, and heroic at the same time. I was thrilled with Dave and Sophia's story and surprised to find myself caring about Decker this time around too. Great plot, lots of action, and very sexy romances.

    1 out of 4 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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