The Defiant Hero (Troubleshooters Series #2)

The Defiant Hero (Troubleshooters Series #2)

by Suzanne Brockmann
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The Defiant Hero (Troubleshooters Series #2) by Suzanne Brockmann

In The Unsung Hero, award-winning author Suzanne Brockmann dazzled readers with her remarkable cast of tough and tender U.S. Navy SEALs. Now her daring men in uniform return for THE DEFIANT HERO—a thrilling novel of steadfast courage, intimate passions, and the profound risks that are taken in the name of love. . . .

"The United States refuses to negotiate with terrorists." Meg Moore remembered the warning from her job as a translator in a European embassy. Those same words will spell out a death sentence for her daughter and grandmother who have been kidnapped by a lethal group called the Extremists. Meg will do anything to meet their unspeakable demands; anything—even kill—to save her child.

When Navy SEAL Lieutenant, junior grade, John Nilsson is summoned to Washington, D.C., by the FBI to help negotiate a hostage situation, the last person he expects to see holding a foreign ambassador at gunpoint is Meg. He hasn't seen her in years, but he's never forgotten how it feels to hold her in his arms. John could lose his career if he helps her escape. She will lose her life if he doesn't. . . .

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345464286
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/03/2003
Series: Troubleshooters Series , #2
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 25,896
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

After childhood plans to become the captain of a starship didn’t pan out, Suzanne Brockmann took her fascination with military history, her respect for the men and women who serve, her reverence for diversity, and her love of storytelling and explored brave new worlds as a New York Times bestselling romance author. Over the past twenty years, she has written more than fifty novels, including her award-winning Troubleshooters series about Navy SEAL heroes and the women—and sometimes men—who win their hearts. In addition to writing books, Suzanne Brockmann has co-produced a feature-length movie, the award-winning romantic comedy The Perfect Wedding, which she co-wrote with her husband, Ed Gaffney, and their son, Jason. She has also co-written a YA novel, set in the world of her paranormal Fighting Destiny series, with her daughter, Melanie. Find Suzanne Brockmann on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, and visit her website to find out more about upcoming releases and appearances.

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Defiant Hero (Troubleshooters Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 94 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The hostage incident inside the Kazbekistan Embassy started with an extremist group kidnapping widow Meg Moore¿s seventy-five years old grandma Eve and her ten-year-old daughter Amy outside the Smithsonian. The terrorists demand Meg, who has access to the embassy, kill a rival leader, Osman Razein of the Islamic Guard of Kazbekistan if she wants to see her beloved family members alive.

Knowing the seriousness of the terrorist threat, Meg captures her target and several other hostages before holing up in a bathroom. Her only demand is that Navy SEAL John Nilsson negotiates with her. Meg knows John from an incident he successfully performed when she worked in the American embassy in Kazbekistan. John is stunned when he learns about the situation inside the DC embassy because Meg is the woman he loves and he will assist her in any way possible.

THE DEFIANT HERO is a fast-paced action adventure novel with a touch of romance that works because the reader will realize the dilemma facing the heroine feels real. The characters make her Hobson Choice feel genuine as everyone plays their part to near perfection, which in turn provides the audience with a powerful story line. Suzanne Brockmann will garner new suspense thriller fans even as her current audience will remain faithful with this action-packed drama.

Harriet Klausner

LuvMyNookNYC More than 1 year ago
What I love about this series is that is a combo romance (the sex scenes will get you as hot and bothered as the characters) and thriller (terrorists, kidnapping, etc) with touches of historical reference (WWII). Another surprising aspect to this series is that the protagonists are military men.... and the author reminds you that their tough exteriors are filled with soft, emotional tendencies. It combines all my favorite escapist tendencies when reading. I am up to book 4 in the series!
Vet_Med_Diva More than 1 year ago
I love most Suzanne Brockmann novels, but this one was just ok. The main storyline between Meg and Nils was frustrating at best. I tried to sympathize with Meg, but she was just too stubborn to be believable. However, the character of Nils was sweet, endearing, funny and sexy.

It was the sub-plot of Sam and Alyssa that really held my interest. Since I didn't start this series at the beginning, I was already familiar with them as a couple, but it was good to see how it all began for them. Even the memory recall by Grandma Eve of her romance back in the 1940's was more enjoyable for me than listening to Meg whine and continually resist the assistance that Nils was offering.

If you are a "Troubleshooters" fan, I don't think you should miss this story. But if this is your first attempt at this series, I'd say pick some of the other books to start with and then come back to this one. The wonderful thing about this series is that you don't have to start with the first book to understand what is going on and to become thoroughly hooked. It really is one of my favorite series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read all of the Team 16 books and can't wait for the next one! But, this is my least favorite. I just could not get into Meg + Nils. Nils is a SEAL and he can't get a gun away from Meg after spending 3 days in a car with her - come on! The flash back WWII was my favorite of the 'sub plots' that she's done, though.
nana1947 More than 1 year ago
Again, this is a great series and will reread this often.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED this book. The story between Nils and Meg was fantastic. For those reviewers who claimed it was unbelievable that Nils couldn't get the handgun away from Meg, one of the major points of the story was that he could have taken control at any time, but he wanted her to give it up VOLUNTARILY. Meg makes this realization herself in the book. For those of you who haven't read it, don't miss this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The smaller story of Eve and Ralph was the best part. Main story was boring.
TheBookNerd5 More than 1 year ago
Eh....this book didn't do it for me. There were too many storylines and too many characters to keep it interesting. I didn't even get too interested in the main characters, John and Meg, because so many other things were going on. I felt this story should've stated it was about Sam and Alyssa to begin with. It was mainly about those two and had John and Meg's story barely in the background. I did enjoy Eve's story of her and Ralph. It was a beautiful love story. Their love conquered everything that was thrown at them. I wish Suzanne (the author) would've eliminated the story with Sam/Alyssa and focused on the main characters. I also didn't enjoy the flip flopping back and forth. It was Meg, Sam/Alyssa, John, Kidnappers, Eve/Ralph, Eve/Meg, repeat in as many forms as possible. I'm a huge fan of this author but this book just fell too flat for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LostLenoreLL More than 1 year ago
When some terrorists, that have taken her daughter and grandmother hostages, approach Meg Moore she doesn't think twice and agrees to go to the Kazabeck embassy and abduct the ambassador. She has no demands except to talk with Lt. John Nilsson, a navy SEAL that she met a long time ago. When John gets the call to go into a hostage situation and learns that it is Meg the abductor, all he can do is help her even if he loses his career. And all because he never had forgotten her or the kiss they shared in the past. I didn't like this one. I like John character, even if he was/is a liar I still get why he did it but Meg, even after all the things she been through, she keeps on lying and lying. This love affair for me does not stick (sorry Suzanne), it seems rushed and a little forced, as if Meg was doing John a favor.  On the other hand, I loved Sam, Alyssa, Eve, and Ralph. For me, in this book, the subplots worked better. Overall, it was good to read and yeah, I will read it again but only because of Sam.
traciamc More than 1 year ago
I'm addicted to the Troubleshooters books - there, I've said it. I started with the Jules related books: Hot target, Force of Nature, All Through the Night and Beginnings & Ends, and then decided to start from the beginning. I read The Unsung Hero and The Defiant Hero in 2 days. I really enjoy the way Suzanne Brockmann weaves her way through 2 or 3 storylines, and they all come together in the end. In this particular story, I loved the story of Eve and Ralph. I absolutely love Sam, and had already read about he and Alyssa in the other books I'd read, so I was surprised at how nasty she was to Sam! Honestly, I understand working in a "man's world" and having resentment for that, but geez - she was over the top nasty to him, even after all the compassion he showed her. I'm looking forward to seeing how their story progresses in a later book. As for the main story, Meg and John Nilsson - I loved Nil! What a great guy he is, and certainly not for lack of Meg trying to push him away over and over and over again. I understand a mother willing to do anything to protect her child, I have 3 children of my own, but she seemed to be all over the place. And honestly, for most of the book, I didn't like her very much. In the end, I wanted them to have their happy ending because that's what John wanted so much, and I wanted Amy to be able to experience having John in her life. It was exciting and kept me reading - I didn't want to put it down! Another great one! On to "Over the Edge"....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of the reviews I read were negative. I liked this book and completly understood Meg's reluctance to trust Nils. Her daughter's life was at stake. I don't blame her at all. This is the third troubleshooters I've read. It wasn't as good as Tom's or Stan's stories, but it still was good. Am looking forward to the rest of the series, especially Sam and Alyssa's story.
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ereadwithme More than 1 year ago
4stars --Barely I’ve read a few books in this long running series but had somehow managed to miss this one. The adventure, tension and storyline were all there. The boys were in fine form. As much as I liked book one of the series (The Unsung Hero), later books were written more in this style which I’ve decided is the true Troubleshooters style. The drama that is Alyssa & Starrett was ongoing and fun; meeting Jules for the first time was a treat. I even enjoyed the second storyline running thru Eve. As much as there is good about this episode, there is a humungous elephant in the middle. It was the so-called heroine, Meg. I intensely dislike TSTL heroines and she must be the queen of that particular brand and she sucked the joy out of the book for me and gave me a thought I never have. I didn’t think she was good enough for him and I didn’t want them to have a HEA. I’m definitely continuing this series secure in the knowledge that I don’t have to read Meg as a lead again.
tm28 More than 1 year ago
Terrorists holding hostages meet up against SEAL Team 16. Plenty of action, adventure and romance permeate the story. I would recommend the story for adults and for book clubs. I have read all of the Troubleshooters series (17 books to date) and enjoyed them all. I also enjoyed Brockmann's "Tall Dark & ..." series.
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