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 own 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 to Phoebe Kruger, Ian’s bespectacled, beautiful, and unexpectedly brash new attorney. Determined to see the abducted children set free, she 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 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.
I am a huge fan of Suzanne Brockman's stories, especially Trouble shooters and this is a sort of continuation or spin off . Ian is portrayed as a convicted felon/jewelry thief. He is a former Navy Seal and is quit the opposite of what people think and is trying to do good with some freelance operatives. I had a hard time in the beginning, I think it was a little confusing and a tad boring, slow somewhat but then it picked up. The issues I had were I didn't fall in love with the characters as I normally do in Suzanne's stories. I mean I love all the trouble shooters..Sam, Jenk etc. but Ian wasn't it for me. I love the suspense and twists and turns and action in most of her books but some of it was missing in this one, the action and suspense does pick up after a while and makes for a enjoyable middle to end, Phoebe again was just ok not a favorite character of mine..However Ian and Phoebe together are hot as hell..wow...I love Suzanne's books and can't wait to read more, this wasn't a favorite of mine but it was still entertaining. 3.5-4 stars.
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