Tuesday, August 22, 2006

...or not far enough?

Title: Gone Too Far
Author: Suzanne Brockman

This is not the Brockman book to start with. She writes a series involving a team of Navy SEALs, and usually they work okay as a stand-alone, but this one ties up loose ends for subplots (okay, relationships) that ran through about 4 other books.

However, if you’ve read any of them, this is the one you’ve been waiting for – Sam and Alyssa FINALLY reunite.

Ahem. Back to the plot (which also ties directly to a previous book). They’re still working to find out who was behind an attack on the president. The SEAL team commander is accused of treason, and his fiancé finally agrees to set a wedding date if only so that she can see him while he’s in custody because of an overzealous and grudge-holding base commander. Meanwhile, Sam’s trying to find his ex-wife and infant daughter, who disappeared on the other side of the country. He hasn’t seen them in 6 months, since they moved and he kept being sent on missions on other continents. There’s a dead body in their house, so Alyssa, an FBI agent he was seeing before the now ex-wife told him she was pregnant from their brief “relationship”, comes down to help clear his name and search for the ex and kid. The terrorists behind the presidential attack are still at large, and are also trying to find the ex and kid, as well as bring down the commander. Plus, Sam and Alyssa have MAJOR issues to resolve.

Brockman also always has a parallel storyline involving a historical battle, usually WWII, where the characters there are related to the present-day ones. This time, it’s about how Sam’s best friend’s grandparents met and fell in love (he was a Tuskeegee Airman, she was a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots)…). And the historical storyline always has a major twist (which I’m totally not giving away this time, because it’s brilliant!).

Apparently I have a weakness for Navy SEALs?

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posted by ket at 8:59 PM


Blogger reyn said...

SEALS rock, but before I even consider this book, is it another bodice ripper? Because if I'm reading about SEALS, I want them to be plunging knives into bad guys, not body parts into bad (or good) girls. At least, not as the main thrust (ahem) of the book.

8/23/2006 6:51 AM  

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