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Book Review-Flashpoint

by | Sep 27, 2010 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

Book Review-FlashpointFlashpoint by Suzanne Brockmann
Published by Random House Publishing Group on March 30th 2004
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance, Romantic Suspense
Narrator: Melanie Ewbank, Patrick Lawlor
Length: 13 Hours and 27 Mins
Pages: 380
Format: Audiobook

From unrelenting action to intense emotion, from high-stakes drama to break-neck pacing, New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann is a novelist who does it all. Now after her blockbuster hardcover debut, Gone Too Far, Brockmann delivers an exciting new thriller about men and women operating where agents of the U.S. government cannot, where America’s most ruthless enemies thrive—and where every step you take just might be your last. . . .Jimmy Nash has already lived two lives—and he can’t talk about either of them. Formerly an operative of a top secret government agency, he has found a new job with a shadowy company called Troubleshooters Inc. Created by a former Navy SEAL, Troubleshooters Inc. helps anyone in desperate need—which provides a perfect cover for its other, more perilous objective: covert special operations.Now Nash and a quickly assembled team of expert operators have come to the earthquake-ravaged country of Kazbekistan in the guise of relief workers. There, amid the dust and death, in a land of blood red sunsets and ancient blood feuds, they must track down a missing laptop computer that may hold secrets vital to national security.To get it done, Nash does what he does best: break every rule in the book and manipulate those who can help him get what he needs. But this time, Nash may have met his match in Tess Bailey, an Troubleshooters operative with all the right instincts—and zero field experience. The deep attraction between them is immediate . . . and potentially explosive, with risk at every turn. Now these two professionals must play out their dangerous games in the world’s most dangerous place—cut off from their own government, cutting deals with people they can’t trust, and guarding forbidden passions that threaten to compromise their crucial mission.A full throttle adventure teamed with heated emotion, Flashpoint proves that Suzanne Brockmann can spin suspense unlike any other author working today.From the Hardcover edition.

Jimmy Nash has worked in a secret organization, the “Agency” where he has worked with his closest friend Decker. Nash and Decker both resign from the Agency, and Nash drops off of the map. But is then brought into a mission by Decker, a very dangerous yet a mission that is vital, and where one of their team members is none other than Tess Bailey, whom, used to work as tech support with the Agency, and where Tess and Jimmy shared a passionate night, but then Jimmy disappeared. Now they are supposed to work together on a dangerous mission in Kezbekistan one of the most dangerous terrorists hot spots. But there has been a severe earthquake, and they are allowing relief workers into the country. So they are to take advantage of this opportunity, and to get vital data that could save lives. Jimmy is against having Tess go along on the mission, even though her skills are perfect, and she is always wanted to be a field operative. Now both of them are put on a dangerous mission that could cost them their lives if they were found out. So they have to pose as husband and wife, which has them both reliving the passion they once shared with one another, and quite explosive. When things start to get dicey, and they find that they will have to fight for their lives, they rely on each other and the new found love they have discovered and know they must fight with every breath to hold onto it.

Flashpoint, I finished listening to a little while ago, and just remembered that I hadn’t written the review, so I thought that I should do that while I still remember impressions that I had on this one. Flashpoint is a bit different as in none of the main characters are SEAL team members. Will Jimmy and Tess having both worked for a black op division for the government, they are more alive than either of them realize. Tess is a whiz with hacking and anything electrical and computerized, and is more than ecstatic at this mission, however despite her deep feelings for Jimmy, she knows having to pose as his wife will be more challenging than she ever would realize, for she is in love with a man that has a but load of secrets, that could never share them with her. So now they they are both put in the Terrorist Hot Spot they come to realize how much they truly care for each other. Flashpoint, is a intense and thrilling read, full of romance and passion with all the danger and suspense that Brockmann puts in her exciting novels. Definitely one you don’t want to miss out on, and this author definitely delivers with Flashpoint!!!

About Suzanne Brockmann

Suzanne Brockmann was born in 1960. Married with Ed Gaffney, a lawyer and published writer. They have two grown children: Melanie, who is a personal trainer and author, and Jason, who is an actor and tap dancer. They divide their time between Boston, Massachusetts, Sarasota, Florida and New York City.

Published since 1993, Suzanne is widely recognized as one of the leading voices in suspense romance genre. She has been on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists and has received many awards including being named Romance Writers of America’s #1 Favorite Book of the Year three times. She has also received two RITAs and Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards.

When Suzanne isn't writing, she's busy making music. Formerly the lead singer and songwriter for an original Boston rock band, she is now vocal arranger, director, and lead alto of the eight-voice a cappella group Serious Fun. She is one of the founders and volunteer organizers of Natick's Appalachian Benefit Coffeehouse, raising money for the Cabell/Lincoln Country Workcamp, which rebuilds housing for the poor, elderly and disabled in West Virginia. She is a proud member of PFLAG -- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. She is also a card-carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Human Rights Campaign, and MassEquality. A firm believer in civil rights for all people, she has fought hard to bring equal marriage rights to all citizens of her home state, Massachusetts.

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