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Friday, January 3, 2014

Do or Die by Suzanne Brockman

He’s not your typical Navy SEAL. Nor is he your typical Troubleshooter.

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
In this book that runs parallel to her TroubleShooter’s world, Suzanne once again comes through with an action packed story that was so exciting I couldn’t put down. I actually read this book in 4 hours. I love that Suzanne Brockman took the time to introduce us to the characters so that we could get a feel for them. For those of us who are Troubleshooters fan it was nice to get reacquainted with old friends (Deb,Martell &Yashi) and introduced to new ones (Former Navy SEAL Ian, his "lawyer" Phoebe, and the rest of his team: Aaron,Francine& Shelly).I really appreciated the time the author took in the first half to give us a feel of the history between the main characters. As I got halfway thru the book I was reminded what I love about Suzanne’s writing. She creates strong male & female leads, loveable secondary characters, lots of action, humor and love. I am so looking forward to her new series Reluctant Heroes. Do or Die is Romantic suspense at it's best!

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