Friday, February 28, 2014

Suzanne Brockmann starts a new series with Do or Die

******************************Thank you NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book***************************

Navy SEAL Ian Dunn went rogue in a big way when he turned his talents to a lawless life of jewel heists and con jobs. Or so the world has been led to believe. In reality, the former Special Ops warrior is still fighting for good, leading a small band of freelance covert operatives who take care of high-stakes business in highly unofficial ways. That makes Ian the hands-down choice when the U.S. government must breach a heavily guarded embassy and rescue a pair of children kidnapped by their own father, a sinister foreign national willing to turn his kids into casualties. Shockingly, Ian passes on the mission for reasons he will not—or cannot—reveal.
But saying no is not an option. Especially not for Phoebe Kruger, Ian’s beautiful and unexpectedly brash new attorney. Determined to see the abducted children set free, Phoebe not only gets Ian on board but insists on riding shotgun on his Mission: Impossible–style operation, whether he likes it or not.
Though Phoebe has a valuable knack for getting out of tight spots, there’s no denying the intensely intimate feelings growing between Ian and Phoebe as the team gears up for combat. But these are feelings they both must fight to control as they face an array of cold-blooded adversaries, including a vindictive mob boss who’s got Ian at the top of his hit list and a wealthy psychopath who loves murder as much as he loves money. As they dodge death squads and play lethal games of deception, Ian and Phoebe will do whatever it takes to save the innocent and vanquish the guilty—or die trying.

For many years, Ms Brockmann's Troubleshooter series has kept me fascinated. The characters kept me interested in the story and I loved when previous characters showed up in the new book. I'm desparate for another Troubleshooters book!  Then readers received "Born to Darkness" which was about superhero like people taking down the bad guys. I loved it, want another PLEASE!

I'm not sure what to say about this new book "Do or Die" which is the first book in the Relunctant Heroes series. I actually have not finished it. What is wrong with me! I have been trying for close to two months to finish this book but when I do read it, it doesn't keep my interest. As far as I can tell, while Phoebe is definitely stubborn, alot of the time she just sits back and does what Ian tells her to. Ian cant decide whether Phoebe is hired or fired, hired again, fired again. I guess I just don't really like the idea of a bad guy. I know he's not as bad as he seems, but that's what I'm seeing and I hate to see bad guys have happy endings. I am going to finish the book, and when I do I will update this page. Wish me luck. Oh, and Ms Brockmann, I still love your work, and I will continue to read anything you publish! I hate writing that I don't like a book. It seems like a sacrelidge.

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