From Publishers Weekly
The spy games seldom interfere with the love games of the assorted couples in bestseller Brockmann's 14th Troubleshooters Inc. romantic thriller (after Into the Fire
). In San Diego, sassy Troubleshooters receptionist Tracy Shapiro, who's survived several romantic disasters, may have met her match in Lawrence Deck Decker, Troubleshooters' macho team leader. Deck's the former partner of Jimmy Nash, a dead TS Inc. operative, who's actually in hiding with Tess Bailey, his girlfriend and colleague. Also in jeopardy are Dave Malkoff and his fellow op, Sophia Ghaffari, whose heart now belongs to Dave, who'll do anything to protect Sophia and their unborn child. When Dave's kidnapped to smoke out Jimmy, the TS Inc. team and the FBI unite in a rescue plan. While the pillow talk at times overshadows the action, Brockmann fans will cheer as her global problem solvers work out their latest sticky dilemmas, both personal and professional. (Feb.)
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Troubleshooters Inc. operative Jimmy Nash’s death during a mission taking out a neo-Nazi cult leader changed everything. Not only does team leader David Malkoff feel responsible; he feels even guiltier because now that Jimmy is gone, David may finally have a chance with teammate Sophia Ghaffari. Lawrence Decker is one of the few people at Troubleshooters Inc. who knows the truth about Jimmy’s “death,” until the receptionist, Tracy Shapiro, figures it out and complicates things. As part of the group assigned to protect Jimmy, Tess Bailey finds separating herself from the job difficult given her past history and potential future with Jimmy. In the fourteenth installment of her wildly popular Troubleshooters Inc. series, award-winning and best-selling Brockmann picks up the action from Into the Fire (2008), as assorted characters work together to bring down the mastermind behind a deadly Black-Ops scheme. Once again Brockmann neatly blends high-adrenaline suspense and scorchingly sexy romance into an addictively readable mix. --John Charles