Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Book Review-Into The Storm

Into The Storm
Troubleshooters Series
Suzanne Brockmann
Audio Book 
Ballentine, 384 Pages
Published Jan 2006
Romantic Suspense
ISBN:  9780345480149

Synopsis: (goodreads)
Bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann blends high adventure, harrowing drama, and heart-racing passion into thrilling novels of suspense. Whether tackling danger or wrestling with desire, her elite heroes and heroines never fail to give their all, in stories that soar above and beyond expectations. Now, in her electrifying new novel, Brockmann takes us INTO THE STORM.

In a remote, frozen corner of New Hampshire, a Navy SEAL team and the elite security experts of Troubleshooters, Incorporated are going head-to-head as fierce but friendly rivals in a raid-and-rescue training exercise. Despite the frigid winter temperatures, tension smolders between veteran SEAL Petty Officer Mark “Jenk” Jenkins and former cop turned Troubleshooter Lindsey Fontaine after an impulsive night goes awry. And then, suddenly, Tracy Shapiro, the Troubleshooters’ new receptionist, vanishes while playing the role of hostage during a mock rescue operation.

Teaming up with the FBI to launch a manhunt in the treacherous wilderness, Jenk and Lindsey must put aside their feelings as a record snowstorm approaches, dramatically reducing any hope of finding Tracy alive. The trail is colder than the biting New England climate until a lucky break leads to a horrifying discovery–a brutally murdered young woman wearing the jacket Tracy wore when she disappeared. Suddenly there is a chilling certainty that Tracy has fallen prey to a serial killer–one who knows the backwoods terrain and who doesn’t play by the rules of engagement.

In a race against time, a raging blizzard, and a cunning opponent, Jenk and Lindsey are put to the ultimate test. Rising everything, they must finally come together in a desperate attempt to save Tracy–and each other.

Into The Storm is part of the Troubleshooters series, which begins with Petty Officer Mark Jenkins who liason with Tom Pelleti to organize a raid and rescue training exercise between the Seal Team 16 and the Troubleshooter team, and at first Jenk and Lindsey go head to head, and sparks are surely flying between the two. Lindsey Fontaine at first is attracted to Jenk, however when she notices that he is more attracted to the at first clumsy new receptionist Tracey Shapiro, she starts to despise the situation more, especially when it seems clear that he is extremely fond of her, but what she doesn't know, is that Jenk wants her way more than Tracey but hasn't fully realized it yet. But after they share one beautiful night together, things start to get more intense, which in a chain of events, Tracey Shapiro ends up in the hands of a serial killer, who likes to torture his women. So Jenk and Lindsey will have to work together to save Tracey from being sickly tortured by  a crazy killer.

The Hero:
Mark Jenkins has always had a crush on Tracey Shapiro, however the one woman that fascinated him is Lindsey Fontaine. Jenk is in the Seal Team 16 and absolutely loves his job, and is thrilled at the idea of Team 16 and the Troubleshooter team going head to head in a scenario to prove which one is best with Commander Cole and Commander Poletti at the helm of the teams. As things start to heat up between him and Lindsey he has found, that despite his crush on Tracey, Lindsey is the one that he truly wants in his life.

The Heroine 
Lindsey Fontaine, a Ex Cop, and a extreme talented member of the Troubleshooter team is definitely looking forward to the next training exercise, which has caused a stir among everyone involved in the showdown. In this story we have two exercises, and in the first exercise Lindsey is the one that comes out on top and fools everyone including the high and mighty SEALs, and are impressed by her skills. But when Tracey gets kidnapped, Lindsey has to join with Jenk and try to find Tracey in a snowstorm with little hope of finding her, and Lindsey finds that what she has been looking for is right in front of her in the shape of Mark Jenkins.

My Thoughts:
Into The Storm was one book that I had yet to read out of all the Troubleshooters series, and I thought that I had read them all, but apparently I had missed one, and there are fifteen of them, but I truly loved reading Lindsey and Jenk's story. I loved all the different sub plots in this book, that anyone that has read this series would know what I am talking about. It was also one of those books that have a fun and exciting plot, especially the first half of it, the second half was more danger intense. It was also good to have a reunion of sorts in this book, where we see the member of SEAL team 16 and all the members of Troubleshooters team, and we even have a appearance of Jules Cassidy who is my favorite of all the characters in this series. We have two other sub plots in this book, we have a story between Izzy Zinella and Tracey Shapiro, and then the other plot involved a young woman that is being tortured by the serial killer, so its a interesting point of story that we see and notice and sickening this certain character is, so that the suspense really fills up your mind when Tracey gets taken. All in all it was a exciting and thrilling adventure that had me on a roller coaster of ups and downs and filled with surprises that shocked me at times. Definitely a 5 on the scale!!!

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series
The Unsung Hero
The Defiant Hero
Over The Edge
Out of Control
Into The Night
Gone Too Far
Hot Target
Breaking Point
Into The Storm
Force of Nature
All Through The Night
Into The Fire
Dark of Night
Hot Pursuit 

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