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Force of Nature: Troubleshooters 11 (English Edition) [Formato Kindle]

Suzanne Brockmann

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Troubleshooters: They Never Let You Down. The eleventh addictive romantic suspense novel in New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters series, filled with thrilling adventure, excitement and passion. In FORCE OF NATURE, private investigator Ric Alvarado's life descends into danger, pulling his beautiful assistant Annie into jeopardy with him...

Ex-cop turned private investigator Ric Alvarado's life is spiralling out of control. When one of his clients tries to gun down an innocent man, Ric saves the day - only to learn he's done a very good deed for some very bad people. Suddenly Ric finds himself deep undercover with his beautiful new assistant Annie, working for notorious crime boss Gordon Burns. One mistake from Ric's inexperienced partner and they're both dead. Entrenched in Burns's organisation, Ric and Annie find themselves surrounded by ruthless killers - and many more lives besides their own will be at stake if they make a false move. As the heat between them reaches dangerous levels, so do the risks they're willing to take - in the line of duty, for the sake of loyalty, and in the name of something that runs even deeper.

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
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  • Lunghezza stampa: 499
  • Editore: Headline Eternal (14 marzo 2013)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B00BJ5ADJ8
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  • Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: #152.897 a pagamento nel Kindle Store (Visualizza i Top 100 a pagamento nella categoria Kindle Store)

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39 di 43 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
4.0 su 5 stelle Another great installment 30 agosto 2007
Di cmp - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina rigida|Acquisto verificato
OK. I'm one of the ones who has been waiting and waiting for Jules' story. I'm a suburban hetero mom, and I fully believed that Jules needed his story told. I understand that some people aren't looking for that - I won't force my beliefs on them, just as I don't want them to try to tell me what I should think. Brockmann is well known for "arcing" her story lines over several books, and I had been waiting, not so patiently, for this story to be told.

Dedicated readers will recognize Ric Alvarado as the policeman who briefly met Gina in "Sam & Alyssa's book" - Gone Too Far. It's a few years later, we've heard from Gina & Max, and now it's Ric's turn. Only, of course, in Brockmann's world, nothing is as it seems. This is definitely NOT "Ric & Annie's book" and those readers who follow the series realize that the end of a book where characters are supposedly "main" are not usually the end of their stories - witness Sophie & Decker, for example.

This is really "Jules'" book, and I'm still not sure it's the end of that arc, either. No spoilers, but we don't know what the future will bring.

The SEALS and even the Troubleshooters are mostly entirely absent here - Sam makes only a brief appearance and Alyssa is only virtually around - and I did find that it was somewhat refreshing not to have to keep track of dozens of supporting characters in a book. On the other hand, I did miss them. Partly, I think, this is because I WANT to know how they're doing - they're old friends and I care about them. That's Brockmann's genius.

Unlikely and over the top action, sure - but that's fiction. Enjoy the writing. Ric & Annie aren't the strongest characters I've seen, but they may develop. I would bet money on it.

If you're a Brockmann reader, you're going to get this, and I bet you'll like it. If you're not, well, this isn't the place to start. It's a great book, but you'll feel that you're missing something.
18 di 19 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
4.0 su 5 stelle Romance-packed action 17 settembre 2007
Di Tracy Vest - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina rigida
When a typically easy missing persons case drops PI Ric Alvarado and his reluctant girl Friday Annie Dugan into an undercover FBI operation, the duo is recruited by FBI team lead Jules Cassidy to help bring down the evil Burns dynasty. His undercover agent worked in the Burns mansion and disappeared without a trace, and despite the love-hate relationship he and Peggy shared, he's committed to finding her. Both daddy and junior are responsible for a multitude of sins, including smuggling terrorists into the US.

Ric and Annie have known each other for decades and he's been attracted to her, despite a small lie his best friend (her brother) told years earlier. When the two start training to be on the FBI team, Ric discovers that perhaps Annie is cut out for more than answering phones and typing. Much to Jules chagrin, his crush on closeted alcoholic actor Robin Chadwick is thrust to the forefront, as Robin is in town for a film festival that Burns is sponsoring, providing them with the perfect cover to get in. As the group schemes to crumble the Burns empire, Robin's problems with the bottle resurface and draw new attention onto their investigation.

I really liked the story, particularly the chemistry between Ric and Annie, and their bantering. I think this is her strongest romantic duo since Sam and Alyssa, as both sets of characters are pretty equal (and both women are better shots!). But I pity any couple who dare share space with Jules and Robin, as their romance tends to be overshadowed. Just as in "Hot Target," they steal the show, but as nice as it is to have Jules finally have a romance of his own, it's hard to find a redeeming quality about Robin's character, other than his physical beauty. When Jules cleaned up his vomit AGAIN (just like in "Hot Target"), I hoped he'd see the light, send Robin packing and find a more deserving life partner - maybe a new young SEAL... Unfortunately, the terrorist plot took a huge backseat to the romantic entanglements (and a heck of a lot of chatting about feelings), which was a huge miss on Brockmann's part, as well as the absence of the Troubleshooter characters, and the introduction of bit characters whose storylines fizzled out. At times it got a little preachy; overall, it was a vast improvement over her last book, "Into the Storm."
12 di 12 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
4.0 su 5 stelle 3.5 stars--loved half of it, anyway 11 ottobre 2007
Di maria dante - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina rigida|Acquisto verificato
First, let me say I think Brockmann is one of the very best writers of romance out there. Her characters have depth, she understands motivation, and is a really good stylist, given the genre. I just discovered her about two months ago, and I've plowed through the entire Troubleshooters series in record time. Now I'm rereading my favorites. Loved Sam, liked Alyssa (she's less developed as a character, but I love the sharpshooting angle), loved Max and Gina, Stan and Teri, Tom and Kelly. Less thrilled with Joan, from Into the Night--I thought she was pretty unlikable as a character, and the romance with Muldoon wasn't really believable. Too much attitude, not enough heart, I thought. My favorite of all the stories, I think, is Hot Target, because I loved both Jane and Cosmo to pieces and I adore Jules. I think he's humane, smart, and as confused about things as most of us are. I can tell the author has a real soft spot for him, too--not surprising given that hr beloved son is gay. I have no problem with gay characters and romances--love comes in all shapes, sizes and seasons. What I was REALLY disappointed in in this book was the hetero romance. Neither Ric nor Annie seemed real or even interesting to me. Ric's a latin hunk, Annie has a wide caboose. That's all I remember about either of them. Frankly it seems that they are only there to provide hetero "cover" of Brockmann's real interest: Jules and Robin. I suspect the Jules-Robin story was the one she really wanted to tell, and Ric-Annie were just place-holders. They were nowhere near as developed as any of her other characters,and when you take away the SEAL/Troubleshooter context, there wasn't much to interest me about their story at all. BORING. I sincerely hope she banishes them to the hinterlands of the Troubleshooters world. I am much more interested in Sophia-Decker-Dave, or maybe Gilligan or Lopez...anything but these two!
That said, a few words about Jules and Robin and her handling of the gay love affair. I love them both as characters, and I'm looking forward to their nuptials (yeah, I really don't get why people are so wiggy about gay marriage. Committed relationships make for stable societies. Ergo, more of them are good. Get over it). My only objection: why do all the gay characters have to be so gorgeous? This is a real stereotype--surely there are gay men who are average-looking. I mean, there are. I know some. I guess she's trying to hold feminine interest by describing their perfect cheekbones and ripped abs, but really, come on. One of my favorite stories was about Stan and Teri--perfect woman and homely guy who's so much more inside. Can't she do that with gay characters as well? Well, that said, I can't wait to read more about the Troubleshooters and their world. Maybe Ric and Annie can spend the next few books in "an undisclosed location," though!
34 di 40 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
2.0 su 5 stelle I can't let go of the past 26 agosto 2007
Di Nils - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina rigida
Because I miss her paperback books, when she wrote real, fleshed-out stories. I've noticed since she went to hardback that it's all action, heroic, unbelievable situations that everyone gets out of somehow, etc, etc., it's so boring. In her older books, like "Out of Control", "Over the Edge", the story was so fleshed out, she got inside the characters head's so well, you almost knew what they MIGHT do next. I felt like I WAS the Senior Chief, seeing Terri and feeling that longing, or WAS Wildcard, messing up my chance with the ladies. I BELIEVED the romance between Molly and Jones. She took the time to set it up, and you cared how it ended, even if you had to wait a few books to GET the ending.

But now, it's so different. I liked Annie a lot, but sorry Ric, I don't believe you loved her either, just because you said it a million times. Jules and Robin were a lot more fleshed out, but I guess I needed to be shown more, told less.

If anyone wants to read really good Brockmann, start with "Over the Edge" and even the two before that, and stop after Gina and Max finally get their HEA. (And their book, too, falls into the "huge action, less story" category. But at least you already knew who they were and how they felt.) Back in the paperback days, you could pick up a big ole' book and know you were in for a good story. Not anymore.
10 di 11 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Hooray for Jules 4 settembre 2007
Di Bookcat - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina rigida|Acquisto verificato
What a fabulous read! This is my favorite of Ms. Brockmanns' novels so far, and it is the definition of a page-turner: fast-paced, sexy, romantic, and unpredictable. The plot is intricate and features four wonderful protagonists, three from past novels and one new one. I really got a kick out of Annie, a heroine who not only enjoys action and adventure but outshoots her hero, Ric, who is also refreshing as a somewhat abashed sentimentalist who finds that he's not cut out for police work.

After rooting for Jules through several previous novels, the culmination of his romantic yearnings was as satisfying as Sam and Alyssa's in Gone Too Far, and far superior to Max and Gina's in Breaking Point (both are previous novels in the series). Jules' character is a bit more subdued than previously, showing some maturation and character growth, but I missed his outrageous former self just a little. Robin, his troubled love interest, who has engaged in any number of unsavory activities and hurt Jules repeatedly in the past, still emerges as a thoroughly lovable hero who deserves to be loved. Neat trick.

Unlike at least one previous reader, I thoroughly enjoy Ms. Brockmann's willingness to deal with real-life subjects such as gay romance and the Iraq war. It's what makes her a writer who keeps you on the edge of your seat--she writes from the gut. No writer who skates around super-charged subjects is giving us her best. In a reality-based plot, including historical novels, characters that constantly ignore the elephant in the corner are both implausible and vapid. This traditional reader from a VERY traditional background got teary-eyed over Jules' and Robin's very compelling romance. And can't wait for more. Write on, Suzanne!

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