Navy SEAL Crash Hawken awakens in a Washington, D.C., hospital to learn that he is the prime suspect in the assassination attempt on a commanding officer. Charged with treason, conspiracy and murder, he is alone - except for Nell Burns. Nell and Crash have a history - as friends, as lovers. And she knows he could not have committed these crimes. Soon they are on the run, determined to uncover what really happened the night of the attempted assassination. But first they have to survive another day.
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Found the story to be one of the better ones of the series, but the narration was painful - the upward inflection at the end of every sentence (especially in the second half of the book) grew ever more of a distraction!
This has a very similar story line to "Everyday Average Jones" except that it's the hero instead of the heroine who is pushing the other one away. I know there is a need to create some angst in the love story, but the entire book has spent too much time with the main characters running away from each other. I still enjoyed the story - just not as much as some of the others in the series.
Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.
This book is a romance that introduces the characters of Jake Robinson and Crash Hawken, two of Brockmann's group of SEAL operatives. The main characters are bigger than life, but the exaggeration is enjoyable.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
just a mediocre story. had good potential, but poor editing
good, but she had little to work with on this story
not for me
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
As much as I liked the Troubleshooter series, this one doesn't come close. I do like this series but I don't love it like I did the Troubleshooters. There is very little action in this series, lots of romance. This book had that flash backwards to explain how they met after it got the main story going, and that isn't my favorite type of writing. Overall the book is the same as the first five in the series, so if you like them, you will like this one. Narration was good.
I love this series and this story is so far one of the best.
The random upward inflection at the end of most of the sentences was so hard to listen to. I got through it by restating the sentences in my mind.
As in all of the stories in this series, I always choke up when the SEALS do their big rescue scenes.
Despite the narration, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys this series by Suzanne Brockmann
toward the top with the other SEAL books. I am glad I found this series. It is enjoyable with some action/suspense and of course, a predictable love story entwined.
When they were relieving Daisy's days...can't really go into detail. It was just really heartwarming and heartbreaking.
I don't think I did. I can't remember her from another book. However, I thought she was ok. I have heard better, but she did well.
In comparison to other Brockmann books, no.
Hawken's parents deserted him at an early age, but thanks to his aunt he comes to know real love and acceptance. That suddenly disappears when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer and his would-be father, the admiral is shot before his eyes. And he is accused of the murder. His aunt's personal assistant, Nell, is the only other person to crack through his protective shell, the shell he needs to both do his job and get through a life of desertion, but while he loves her, he doesn't want to drag her into this life. The men of his gray group squad desert him after the admiral and their captain are shot and everyone believes he did it. But Alpha squad comes through for him through Nell and both the story and the ending are the best yet!
I enjoy Brockmann's SEALS series. Lots of action, sex and suspense. Very well done. However, I could do without the subtle and not so subtle political commentaries. I do not read romance novels for political doctrine. Would download Sarah Palin's book if I wanted to spend my recreational readings on politics.
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