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The Unsung Hero: Troubleshooters, Book 1 | [Suzanne Brockmann]

The Unsung Hero: Troubleshooters, Book 1

After a near-fatal head injury, Navy SEAL lieutenant Tom Paoletti catches a terrifying glimpse of an international terrorist in his New England hometown. When he calls for help, the Navy dismisses the danger as injury-induced imaginings. In a desperate effort to prevent disaster, Tom creates his own makeshift counterterrorist team, assembling his most loyal officers, two elderly war veterans, a couple of misfit teenagers, and Dr. Kelly Ashton - the sweet girl next door who has grown into a remarkable woman.
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Publisher's Summary

After a near-fatal head injury, Navy SEAL lieutenant Tom Paoletti catches a terrifying glimpse of an international terrorist in his New England hometown. When he calls for help, the Navy dismisses the danger as injury-induced imaginings.

In a desperate, last-ditch effort to prevent disaster, Tom creates his own makeshift counterterrorist team, assembling his most loyal officers, two elderly war veterans, a couple of misfit teenagers, and Dr. Kelly Ashton - the sweet girl next door who has grown into a remarkable woman.

The town's infamous bad boy, Tom has always longed for Kelly. Now he has one final chance for happiness, one last chance to win her heart, and one desperate chance to save the day.

©2000 Suzanne Brockmann; (P)2008 BBC Audio

What the Critics Say

"Four plot lines are expertly interwoven to create a love story-cum-thriller in the latest work by veteran romance author Brockmann." (Publishers Weekly)
"Reader William Dufris's primary assets are his contemporary emotional range and the almost palpable color he brings to descriptive phrases. His flexible voice coaxes the listener to use more senses than just listening, a skill especially suitable for the romance genre." (AudioFile)

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    C. Schmidt Mid-America 12-07-10
    C. Schmidt Mid-America 12-07-10 Member Since 2004
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    "Poor reader of a romance in disguise"

    I bought this thinking it was a military thriller. It is not a military thriller; it is a barely disguised and fairly poorly written romance novel. The reader is poor and his portrayal of female voices lies somewhere between laughable and insulting. My experience with the romance genre is very, very limited, but I cannot imagine that a billion dollar industry has been built on a standard as low as this. The romance scenes are devoid of a fundamental understanding of sexual attraction. I got this book in the $10 sale, so I can't say that I really lost money on the experience, but I would strongly urge people to reconsider purchasing this title.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    T. M. Lefevre Portland OR 12-07-10
    T. M. Lefevre Portland OR 12-07-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Started OK then she lost it"

    The author started OK then by the second half I think she lost the thread of the story and fell back on some trite "sex to sell it" stuff. I don't think you can start as an action type novel then turn it into a "steamy sex novel". I put that in quotes because it really was quite trite. I ended up not finishing it and feeling it was wasting my time.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barnabas' Daughter Atlanta, GA, USA 12-04-10
    Barnabas' Daughter Atlanta, GA, USA 12-04-10 Member Since 2009

    The name is for my wife, the photo is for the old man.

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    "3/4 Bodice Ripper, disappointing suspense thriller"

    Somehow I bought this without checking the reviews. I can't stand it. A 3 generation bodice ripper, with very little suspense thriller. I'm not thrilled.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Martin Larkspur, CA, United States 12-03-10
    Martin Larkspur, CA, United States 12-03-10
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    "Bad Romance Novel"

    This book is horrible. While the writer can only improve, I guess some credit should be given that she wrote the book in her early teens, it remains for other works. WWII resistance romances, high school almosts, then he in the Seals, she a doctor, get together their hidden love rekindled, all the while he is on a dangerous mission that his superiors do not believe in. (Yes, terrorists.) I have no fault with the ending, as I quit half-way through. My shame is that I lasted that long. I swear there was a weak in the knees kiss, chisled good looks, and more................

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    S 11-20-12
    S 11-20-12
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    "Not an adventure story, just a romance novel"

    Nothing in the synopsis prepared me for the "romance" part of this book. I thought it was about a military hero in danger on leave from reading the description. There is a thin plot here, but you need a machete to hack through the repetitive sexual fantasies to get at it. And they're not even good fantasy. Just basically the same ogling of bodies and wishing for sex and remembering "that night". Then a few pages of actual story, then back to his fantasy, then, but no, her respects her too much, then an extra sentence about "that night", then switch to her fantasy, and a reference to "that night" then another tiny bit of story, then.....etc, etc, etc. I'm only about 4 hrs into a 15 hour book, and already saying to the author "Get on with it, already!" I don't know if I'll finish the book or not. I need much more story and less PG rated glop.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cary Calabasas, CA, United States 11-09-12
    Cary Calabasas, CA, United States 11-09-12 Member Since 2011

    Restructuring

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    "Expected a thriller- but got a romance/thriller-"

    Headline sums it up. The disappointment stems from my poor choice, or poor labeling of this fiction. However, it intrigued me enough to see it through to the end. The thriller part is less obviously less researched and expert than top sellers in that genre. The story and back-stories are entertaining, I just wished Brockmann was more researched in special ops or collaborated on this. I actually enjoyed the romances. I see she's written a series of these romance thrillers based on the same characters, I hope book 2 is stronger, because I like the core characters. In terms of prose, Brockmann is 5 on a ten point scale.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Toman Eck 09-30-12

    I do my gardening listening to Audible books and, at times, end up sitting on my gardening cart sobbing away, while hoping no one's looking

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    "Didn't realize Brockman was a romance writer"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Take out all the boring 'longing' passages. Things were repeated too many times.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great plot!


    What about William Dufris’s performance did you like?

    I always knew who was talking and/or thinking.


    Do you think The Unsung Hero needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Maybe


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Workman 05-07-12
    Ron Workman 05-07-12 Member Since 2006
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    "The worst - no thriller here -"
    What disappointed you about The Unsung Hero?

    Should have read the other reviews - this could have been witten by a high school remedial literature student.


    Has The Unsung Hero turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Over acting


    What character would you cut from The Unsung Hero?

    all


    Any additional comments?

    We used to call these crotch novels

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. B. Berberich Greenville, NC 03-28-12
    M. B. Berberich Greenville, NC 03-28-12 Member Since 2009

    Cranky Liberal

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    "A "bodice ripper," not a thriller"
    What would have made The Unsung Hero better?

    Omitting the hard-core porn and the incessant discussion of past love, current love and, perhaps future love. It became really, really tiring.


    What could Suzanne Brockmann have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    See above.


    What does William Dufris bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    He was fine.


    You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a major disappointment. I was expecting a thriller.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R TOWNSEND, GA, United States 03-19-12
    R TOWNSEND, GA, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Mislabled as thriller"
    Would you try another book from Suzanne Brockmann and/or William Dufris?

    Brockman writes bodice ripper/crotch novels which is fine but not how this book was presented. The reader was good at voice characterization.


    Has The Unsung Hero turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not if they are accurately categorized.


    What about William Dufris’s performance did you like?

    The various voices he used helped define the characters.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Unsung Hero?

    Most of the juvenile presentation of sex scenes was drawn out way too long.


    Any additional comments?

    The author must be sexually frustrated.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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