I love Suzanne Brockmann, I love Troubleshooters and the Seals, I loved the idea of a bunch of short stories to fill in the characters, but I did NOT love this.
1. Hated the commentary in between the stories. Sure, she's political but politics built into a story are one thing, straight political commentary (which is what this felt like) is another. For that, I'll just turn on the talking heads on tv.
2. I escape into the books. I escape with the characters. I hated the short stories in which the characters I've grown to love not only have a conversation wtih the author, but know they are characters and are concerned about their story lines. I don't read or watch "behind the scenes" books and programs for the same reason. *I* know they are characters but I don't want THEM to realize and worry about what happens in the next book. It ruins the escape for me.
I'll stick with Brockmann, but I will definitely stay far, far away from short story compilations from now on!
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