Synopses & Reviews
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 doesnt 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.
"Prolific romance novelist Brockmann returns with the next installment in her popular 'Troubleshooter' series following U.S. Navy SEAL Team Sixteen. Here the focus is on Petty Officer Mark 'Jenk' Jenkins and Troubleshooters operative Lindsey Fontaine. As part of a winter training exercise in the New Hampshire mountains, the SEALs team up with civilian counterterrorism outfit Troubleshooters Incorporated, run by former SEAL commander, Tom Paoletti. On Jenk's recommendation, Tom hires eye-candy Tracy Shapiro as a Troubleshooters receptionist. Jenk has a crush on the clueless Tracy, while it's Lindsey who appreciates all his jokes. And, that's just for starters. All the women are smart and sexy; all the men are brave, handsome and sensitive; and all the sex is hot-and safe. Everyone carries emotional baggage, or as the author notes, 'they all had their pain.' As the SEALs and Troubleshooters train together and work out their relationships and emotional issues, they discover a serial killer is on the loose. The multiple subplots converge when the killer, who scalps and mutilates his victims, snatches Tracy, setting off a frantic race against time and nature-an inconvenient blizzard socks the area-to rescue her. Jenk and Lindsey must put aside their feelings and work together to save their friend. Brockmann knows her readers and doesn't disappoint in this suspenseful and entertaining action romance." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Navy SEAL officer Mark Jenkins and Troubleshooters special-ops agent Lindsey Fontaine hunt a serial killer in the backwoods of New Hampshire and confront their mutual feelings in this "New York Times" bestseller.
About the Author
Since her explosion onto the publishing scene more than ten years ago, Suzanne Brockmann has written more than forty books, and is now widely recognized as a leading voice in romantic suspense. Her work has earned her repeated appearances on USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists, as well as numerous awards, including Romance Writers of Americas #1 Favorite Book of the Year–three years running in 2000, 2001, and 2002–two RITA Awards, and many Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards. Suzanne Brockmann lives west of Boston with her husband, author Ed Gaffney. Visit her website at www.suzannebrockmann.com.