Book Review-Dark Of Night

Dark Of Night
Troubleshooters Series
Suzanne Brockmann
Ballentine, 418 Pages
Published January 2009
Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 0345501551

Taking on the world’s deadliest criminals is what the elite security force Troubleshooters Incorporated does best. But now they face a new and powerful threat from their most lethal enemy yet – a shadowy government outfit known only as The Agency.

For years, operative James Nash has performed ultra-covert “Black Ops” missions for The Agency, but when he decides to walk away from their dirty work, his corrupt bosses aren’t about to let him go. After Nash is nearly assassinated, Troubleshooters team leader Lawrence Decker launches a skillful deception to neutralize the threat and protect his friend. With the FBI’s help, Decker fakes Nash’s death, then brings him to a safe house with his fiancee, Tess Bailey, to recover from his injuries and strategize their next move.

Only a handful of people know that Nash is still alive – and fellow Troubleshooters Dave Malkoff, Sophia Ghaffari, and receptionist Tracy Shapiro aren’t among them. Believing that Nash is dead and that Decker has begun a romantic relationship with Tess, Sophia settles for second best and begins a love affair with Dave, who has adored her for years. But Tracy puts two and two together, discovering the truth about Nash – much to Decker’s dismay.

As passions flare, Decker struggles to keep his scheme afloat, and to keep Nash alive. But when he finds himself targeted for death, the game turns even more perilous, and Sophia, Tracy, and Dave are swept into the deadly play. Under fire and racing to unmask their relentless adversary, the Troubleshooters know that the closer they get, the greater the risks. But sacrifices and consequences come with the territory. Forced to choose between love and loyalty, they are no longer just solving a crime – they’re fighting for survival.

My Review:

When Nash gets injured, in order to find those that are after him, Decker and Tess decide to fake his death, so it looks like Nash is truly dead. Nash is sorely injured and must take some time to recover before he can go out searching for those that want him killed. So with Jules Cassidy and his husband Robin’s help, they conceal Nash to a safe location that is more like a fortress than anything else. But when Decker goes to Tess and Jimmy’s apartment to collect some of Nash’s things, he comes across Tracey Shapiro, the receptionist for Troubleshooters, only she has figured out that Jimmy Nash is still alive, and knowing that he can’t afford to let her go, he plans on bringing her to the safe house, and basically hold her prisoner until the situation can be resolved. But what Decker never thought would happen is that he would find the attraction between him and Tracey to be quite explosive. Everyone else that Decker works with treats him like a God, invincible, but Tracey, doesn’t. Tracey, opinionated and stubborn fights with him every chance she gets, and he finds her irresistible to resist, and knows he is falling head over heels in love with this one woman that undermines all her defenses when it comes to finding happiness, despite the danger circling around them.

Dark Of Night we have the appearance of Nash, Decker and Tess Bailey. After being nearly killed and his fiancee put in danger, he knows he needs to find those who are after them at any cost, despite the fact that he is severely injured. But he also knows that he must confide in Tess over what he has truly done in his past, but is afraid that she will hate him for his past actions, and their love will be put to the test. Decker refuses to let more than a handful of people know that Nash is truly alive, so that they can find those that are out to assasinate him. But when he comes across Tracey Shapiro, he wonders if the enemy has also figured out the truth. But the more time he spends with Tracey, the more he realizes that she is more than she seems. Beautiful, smart, and able to get to the heart of him, he knows she is everything he could ever expect to find, and the key to his happiness that has always eluded him for many years. Dark of Night is the fourteenth in the Troubleshooters series, and I have found the Suzanne Brockmann just keeps getting better the more of the books that she writes, and I just loved being able to see Nash and Tess in Dark of Night, and see what happens when the truth comes out and how strong their love can be throughout the most hardest of trials that will test their love.

My Grade On This Book
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series

The Unsung Hero
The Defiant Hero
Over The Edge
Out of Control
Into The Night
Gone Too Far
Hot Target
Breaking Point
Into The Storm
Force of Nature
All Through The Night
Into The Fire
Hot Pursuit

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