Praise for Suzanne Brockman and Gone Too Far
“At last! Sam and Alyssa’s book! Gone Too Far is Suzanne Brockmann’s best book to date. There’s everything anyone could want: action, danger, suspense, passion, and tears. This is one I’ll read again.” –LINDA HOWARD
“Sizzling with military intrigue and sexual tension, with characters so vivid they leap right off the page, Gone Too Far is a bold, brassy read with a momentum that just doesn’t quit." –TESS GERRITSEN
“Suzanne Brockmann always delivers kick-ass heroes, unforgettable heroines and nail-biting tales of suspense.” –LISA GARDNER
Tough-talking Navy SEAL Sam Starrett and FBI sharpshooter Alyssa Locke, who played supporting roles in Brockmann's four previous romances (Into the Night, etc.), finally claim center stage in the author's suspenseful hardcover debut. Unfortunately, the oft star-crossed lovers must share the limelight with a plethora of characters from Brockmann's earlier SEAL Team 16 tales, which makes for an overstuffed and somewhat disjointed read. The book's primary and most compelling thread focuses on Sam and Alyssa's search for his daughter and almost ex-wife, who may have been kidnapped by terrorists. As the pair scour Florida, they slowly learn to trust each other. At the same time, Alyssa's boss, renowned FBI negotiator Max Bhagat, must deal with his attraction to a much younger woman, and Sam's former SEAL commander, Tom Paoletti, is all but accused of aiding terrorists. To top everything off, Brockmann throws in snippets of Sam's childhood friendship with Noah Gaines, a black boy he rescued from bullies, and includes her trademark-a WWII love story relayed through letters. Although Brockmann has effectively juggled several story lines in her previous romances, here she simply has too many balls in the air, and inevitably she loses track of a few. Still, the author's fans will find plenty of enjoyment in watching passion-and tempers-flare between Sam and Alyssa. New readers, meanwhile, will find that Brockmann has gone to great lengths to get them up to speed, and those who aren't discouraged by the book's slow start will find themselves drawn in by the characters' snappy dialogue and jam-packed lives. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Brockman has won a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, and two recent novels were voted the Romance Writers of America's favorite book of the year, but this romantic thriller is her hardcover debut. FBI agent Alyssa Locke helps an ex-boyfriend track down his kidnapped daughter. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Navy SEAL joins forces with FBI agent to find his missing daughter and slutty wife. Even though she filed for divorce, Mary Lou never signed and returned the papers. Sam Starrett, a man of action, takes matters into his capable hands and travels from San Diego to Florida to find out why. He's brooding but resolute. The brief marriage was doomed from the start, but he'd done the right thing when his lust for Mary Lou resulted in pregnancy, and he's just about sworn off casual sex ever since. Maybe it sounds like a pansy thing to say, but Sam now wants "to be fucked for more than his blue eyes and his muscles and the fact that he was a lieutenant with the US Navy SEALS." After his daughter was born, he did his utmost to care for her, when he wasn't thousands of miles away Tracking Down Terrorists or Protecting the President. But he, a misunderstood man, has other things to worry about: military higher-ups think he was somehow involved with concealing terrorist weapons on the helicopter that sank when his team shot it down. Meanwhile, he's hot on the trail of whoever blew a hole in the head of the decomposing female corpse on the kitchen floor of the crummy house his wife shared with her sister. Could be Mary Lou. Could be Janine. He's in shock-though somewhat relieved that his daughter, now two-and-a-half, has vanished. If Haley's alive, he'll find her. Enter Alyssa Locke, beauteous FBI agent with a very healthy sex drive. She, too, is actually looking for love. But bad boys are what she lives for, and Sam, a man with a past, sure qualifies. Finding Mary Lou can't be that hard-there are only twenty million slutty blond barflies in Florida and only a million are named Mary Lou. The daringduo swings into action. Fast pace and snappy dialogue keep Gone Too Far afloat, despite the category-romance clichés: a first hardcover for the prolific Brockmann.