In her sizzling, award-winning novels of suspense, best-selling author Suzanne Brockmann delves into the adrenaline-rushed world of counterterrorism - and taps into the real passions of its brave men and women. In Gone Too Far she spins a story of action, intrigue, and romance as a US Navy SEAL and an FBI agent race to unravel a mystery while confronting their unresolved feelings for each other.
In his career as one of America's elite warriors, Lieutenant Sam Starrett can do no wrong. In his private life, Sam - the king of one-night stands - has done little right. Now, he's waiting for a divorce and determined to stay active in his young daughter's life. But when Sam shows up at the door of his ex-wife's home in Sarasota, Florida, he makes a grisly discovery. His daughter is gone, and a woman lies brutally murdered on the floor.
FBI agent Alyssa Locke's relationship with Sam has been overwhelmingly intense and nearly catastrophic, yet it refuses to end. The last time she saw Sam was six months earlier, when they worked together to stop terrorists from assassinating the president. Much to her dismay, Alyssa is assigned to lead the murder investigation, and once again the two are face-to-face. When explosive information surfaces linking Sam to the still-unsolved assassination plot, the stakes are raised. With her reputation on the line and her loyalties in question, Alyssa is faced with an impossible dilemma: arrest a man she believes to be innocent or risk her career.
While Alyssa tries to fight their intense attraction, Sam is determined to heat things up once again. And the complex case pushes them both to the wrong side of the law - and on the run to discover the truth. As more agents step into the chase, and with Sam's daughter still unaccounted for, neither Alyssa nor Sam can predict just how deadly hot this situation is about to become.
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I Miss the Previous Narrator
Typically great story.
Cannot select just one great character, as that is Brockmann's specialty - developing realistic, complex characters. She is able to endear her readers to even her most flawed characters (Mary Lou). Isn't that what the real world is like? Most people have redeeming qualities, and major weaknesses.
Melanie Ewbank - she just read the story. A good narrator performs the story, so you forget it is being read. Sam no longer had a great Southern drawl, and the other characters sounded pretty similar. For the price of an audio-book, I believe the reading should be a performance (and fortunately, they usually are).
I enjoyed the Sam/Alyssa interplay, Gina's confidence and maturity in dealing with Max, Mary Lou's development and growth, and the back story of Noah's parents. Brockmann's weaving in of WWII stories is masterful.
Usual Brockmann great story, but the female narrator is ... not great (sorry, not trying to be mean). I listened to all of the Troubleshooter stories some years ago, and it seems that they re-recorded them with new narrators. I still have some of the originals, so I enjoy them, but the others came from the library, and I can no longer get with the old narrators. Sigh. Guess I'll have to read them if I want to continue the series a second time around!